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John Belushi (1949–1982)


John Belushi was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on January 24, 1949, to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi, a restaurant owner. His father was an Albanian immigrant, from Qytezë, and his mother was also of Albanian descent. He grew up in Wheaton, where the family moved when he was six. Though a young hellion in grade school, John ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Saturday Night Live Various / Himself / Samurai Futaba / Larry Farber / Bee / Fred Silverman / Henry Kissinger / Joe Cocker / Steve Bushakis / Pete / Jake Blues / Kuldroth / Lowell Brock / Truman Capote / Waiter / Adolfo / Al Hirt / Alan / Anthony Q / Bert Lance / Bodyguard / Bud Anderson / Bugs / Caller / Captain Kirk / Captain Ned / Carl / Cesar Romero / Charlie Morgan / Dennis Timplitt / Dino De Laurentiis / Don Vito Corleone / Dr. Haskell Lack / Ed Ames / Eleanor of Gaunt / Elizabeth Taylor / Elvis Presley / Franklin Roosevelt / Fredrick Leeuwenhoek / George Wallace / Grave robber / Guest / Hermann Goering / Husband / Jawaharlal Nehru / Jeff Widette / Joe / Joe Mel, Jr / John The Tanner / Joliet Jake Blues / Jovan Shegula / Judah / Judge / Kevin / Killer Bee / King / Leonid Brezhnev / Lopez / Lou Grant / Lt. Testosterone / Ludwig von Beethoven / Marlon Brando / Martin Gresner / Matt Cooper / Matt Hooper / Member / Michael Mykonos / Morton Kamen / Mr. Bernstein / Mr. Klein / Mr. Kromer / Mr. Williams / Napoleon / Pablo / Patient / Paul Rutherford / Paul Sunberg / Richard Daley / Rico / Roach / Robert Blake / Roy Orbison / Rudy Schutz / Sam Peckinpah / Sanjay Gandhi / Scott Shuman / Sheila Ellington / Slezeball / Socrates / Spokesperson / Steve Parrish / Student / Sun Myung Moon / The Beaver / Tip O'Neil / Tom Burke / Tony Delightful / Uncle Krabosh / Vasiliy Alekseyev / Visitor / Vito Corleone / White Scottie / William Shatner / Windowpane Watson / actor / announcer / contestant / cowboy / judge / victim
(1975-1981)
Animal House John Blutarsky
(1978)
The Blues Brothers 'Joliet' Jake Blues
(1980)
1941 Capt. Wild Bill Kelso
(1979)

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 1981 Neighbors
Earl Keese
 1981 Continental Divide
Ernie Souchak
 1980 The Blues Brothers
'Joliet' Jake Blues (as Jake)
 1979 1941
Capt. Wild Bill Kelso
 1975-1979 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Various / Samurai Futaba / Himself / ...
- Maureen Stapleton/Linda Ronstadt/Phoebe Snow (1979) ... Caller / Roach / Himself / ...
- Michael Palin/James Taylor (1979) ... Fred Silverman / Captain Ned / Pablo
- Milton Berle/Ornette Coleman (1979) ... Various
- Margot Kidder/The Chieftains (1979) ... Various
 1979 Old Boyfriends
Eric Katz
 1978 Things We Did Last Summer (TV Movie)
Jake Blues
 1978 Goin' South
Deputy Hector
 1978 Animal House
John Blutarsky
 1978 The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (TV Movie)
Ron Decline
 1976 The Beach Boys: It's OK (TV Movie)
Cop #2
 1975 Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle
Craig Baker (English version, voice)
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Other Works:

His final filmed performance was a comedic death scene for the comedy series Police Squad! (1982). When he died soon after filming it, the producers chose not to air the sequence out of respect. Before "Police Squad!" was released on DVD, a search was made for that footage so it could be put on the DVD as an extra, but it could... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 7 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

The Blues Brothers | Jake | Kevin Scott

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

Back in Chicago, all we cared about was rock 'n' roll and staying out of the army. See more »

Trivia:

He was going to star in a film adaptation of "A Confederacy of Dunces" directed by Harold Ramis until his death put an end to the project. See more »

Trademark:

Impressive knack for physical comedy despite his heavy physique See more »

Nickname:

America's Guest

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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