John Belushi (1949–1982)

Actor | Writer | Soundtrack
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KNOWN FOR 
The Blues Brothers (1980) | Saturday Night Live (1975-1981) | Animal House (1978)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 5 nominations More »
AKA 
The Blues Brothers | Jake | Kevin Scott
NICKNAME  
America's Guest
BORN 
Jan 24, 1949 (died Mar 5, 1982)
HEIGHT 
5' 8" (1.73m)

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Past Film & Video (18 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Animal House of Blues: How a Community Helped Create a Hollywood Blockbuster or TwoAnimal House of Blues: How a Community Helped Create a Hollywood Blockbuster or Two Performer ("Sweet Home Chicago")  Less 2012 $35K
  • Primary photo for Stealing TimeStealing Time Performer ("(Walkin' in a) Winter Wonderland")  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan AykroydSaturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd (Video) Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited), Performer ("I Don't Know") (uncredited)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Employee of the MonthEmployee of the Month Special Thanks (for paving the way)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for A Town Called NorrisA Town Called Norris (Short) Very Special Thanks  Less 1999 £300
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live ChristmasSaturday Night Live Christmas (Video) Himself / YMCA Santa (archive footage), Performer ("Winter Wonderland") (uncredited)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Blues Brothers 2000Blues Brothers 2000 Acknowledgment (for)  Less 1998 $28MM $14MM / $26MM
  • Primary photo for The Best of Dan AykroydThe Best of Dan Aykroyd (Video) Himself / Various Characters (archive footage), Writer  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for The Best of John BelushiThe Best of John Belushi (Video) Himself / Joliet Jake Blues / Various Characters (archive footage), Writer  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for NeighborsNeighbors Earl Keese  Less 1981 $8.5MM $30MM / —
  • Primary photo for Continental DivideContinental Divide Ernie Souchak  Less 1981 $16MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Blues BrothersThe Blues Brothers 'Joliet' Jake Blues (as Jake), Performer ("SHE CAUGHT THE KATY" (uncredited), "I CAN'T TURN YOU LOOSE" (uncredited), "SHAKE A TAIL FEATHER" (uncredited), "GIMME SOME LOVIN'", "THEME FROM 'RAWHIDE'" (uncredited), "STAND BY YOUR MAN" (uncredited), "EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY TO LOVE" (uncredited), "SWEET HOME CHICAGO", "JAILHOUSE ROCK" (uncredited))  Less 1980 $27MM $57MM / $115MM
  • Primary photo for 19411941 Capt. Wild Bill Kelso  Less 1979 $35MM $32MM / $92MM
  • Primary photo for Old BoyfriendsOld Boyfriends Eric Katz  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for Goin' SouthGoin' South Deputy Hector  Less 1978 $7.4MM / —
  • Primary photo for Animal HouseAnimal House John Blutarsky, Performer ("Money")  Less 1978 $3MM $142MM / —
  • Primary photo for Shame of the JungleShame of the Jungle Craig Baker (voice) (version: English)  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for LemmingsLemmings (Video) Self, Musician, Performer ("Lonely at the Bottom", "Megadeath"), Writer ("Lonely at the Bottom", "Megadeath"), Writer  Less 1973
Past Television (10 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Mike and Mike in the MorningMike and Mike in the Morning (TV Series) Performer ("Shake a Tail Feather") ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for Edición Especial ColeccionistaEdición Especial Coleccionista (TV Series) Jake Blues ( 1 episode, 2011 ) , In Memory Of ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for Final 24Final 24 (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2006 ) , In Memory Of ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006 1
    • John Belushi (2006) Himself (archive footage), In Memory Of  Less
  • Primary photo for Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night LiveLive from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (TV Special) Himself (archive footage), Performer ("With a Little Help from My Friends") (uncredited)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live: The Best of John BelushiSaturday Night Live: The Best of John Belushi (TV Special) Himself / Various (archive footage), Performer ("What'd I Say", "Soul Man", "With a Little Help from My Friends", "I'm a King Bee") (uncredited)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night LiveSaturday Night Live (TV Series) Himself / Caller / Roach / Bodyguard / Jovan Shegula / Victim / Kevin / Fred Silverman / Captain Ned / Pablo / Various / Rudy Schutz / Joe / The Beaver / Bud Anderson / Mr. Williams / Jeff Widette / Samurai Futaba / Alan / Pete / Jake Blues / Elizabeth Taylor / Franklin Roosevelt / John The Tanner / Tony Delightful / Windowpane Watson / Kuldroth / Henry Kissinger / Joliet Jake Blues / Student / Announcer / Actor / Morton Kamen / Grave robber / Richard Daley / Steve Parrish / Paul Sunberg / Tip O'Neil / Husband / Uncle Krabosh / Joe Mel, Jr / Napoleon / Don Vito Corleone / Lt. Testosterone / Mr. Klein / Michael Mykonos / Socrates / Larry Farber / Bert Lance / Judge / Roy Orbison / Contestant / Cesar Romero / Elvis Presley / Sun Myung Moon / Hermann Goering / Leonid Brezhnev / Lowell Brock / George Wallace / Truman Capote / Sanjay Gandhi / Vasiliy Alekseyev / Robert Blake / Al Hirt / Steve Bushakis / Lou Grant / Joe Cocker / Ed Ames / Tom Burke / Paul Rutherford / William Shatner / Captain Kirk / Waiter / Member / Spokesperson / Scott Shuman / Judge / Jawaharlal Nehru / Guest / Rico / Patient / Adolfo / Marlon Brando / Sheila Ellington / Mr. Bernstein / Vito Corleone / Killer Bee / Bee / White Scottie / Ludwig von Beethoven / Matt Cooper / Lopez / Sam Peckinpah / Bugs / Matt Hooper / Anthony Q / King / Martin Gresner / Mr. Kromer ( 78 episodes, 1975–1979 ) , Writer ( 21 episodes, 1976–1977 ) , Himself / Samurai Futaba / Waiter / Slezeball / Dino De Laurentiis ( 3 episodes, 1977 ) , Performer ("Rickey Rat") ( 1 episode, 1977 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1976 ) , Performer ("The Love Bank") ( 1 episode, 1977 ) , Performer ("Winter Wonterland") ( 1 episode, 1975 ) , Performer ("What'd I Say", "I Can't Stop loving You") ( 1 episode, 1977 ) , Performer ("One for My Baby (and One More For The Road)") ( 1 episode, 1976 ) , Performer ("Oh, Pretty Woman") ( 1 episode, 1977 ) , Performer ("Town Without Pity") ( 1 episode, 1977 ) , Writer ("Purple Lagoon") ( 1 episode, 1976 ) , Performer ("Purple Lagoon", "Let's kill Gary Gilmore for Christmas") ( 1 episode, 1976 ) , Performer ("With a Little Help from My Friends") ( 1 episode, 1975 ) , Performer ("King Bee") ( 1 episode, 1976 ) , Performer ("The Castration Walk") ( 1 episode, 1977 ) , Performer ("Feelin' Alright") ( 1 episode, 1976 ) , Performer ("Texaco Star Theater", "Bend over, Chuck Berry") ( 1 episode, 1979 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1976 )  Less 1975–1979 81
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  • Primary photo for Grateful Dead: The Closing of WinterlandGrateful Dead: The Closing of Winterland (TV Movie) Jake Blues  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Things We Did Last SummerThings We Did Last Summer (TV Movie) Jake Blues  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for The Rutles: All You Need Is CashThe Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (TV Movie) Ron Decline, The most feared promoter in the world  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for The Beach Boys: It's OKThe Beach Boys: It's OK (TV Movie) Cop #2, Writer  Less 1976
Self (7 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The Best of Gilda RadnerThe Best of Gilda Radner (Video) Himself / Various Characters  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for The Beach Boys: An American BandThe Beach Boys: An American Band Police Officer #2 (uncredited)  Less 1985 $2.1MM
  • Primary photo for TodayToday (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1978–1981 )  Less 1978–1981
  • Primary photo for Steve Martin's Best Show EverSteve Martin's Best Show Ever (TV Special) Zhelezna Postruk  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night LiveSaturday Night Live (TV Series) Himself / Eleanor of Gaunt / Samurai Futaba / Pete / Visitor / Carl / Truman Capote / Various / Dr. Haskell Lack / Charlie Morgan / Cowboy / Judah / Fredrick Leeuwenhoek / Larry Farber / Waiter / Slezeball / Dino De Laurentiis / Bee / Dennis Timplitt ( 10 episodes, 1976–1981 )  Less 1976–1981
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  • Primary photo for America Alive!America Alive! (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for The Richard Pryor Special?The Richard Pryor Special? (TV Special) Slave Driver / Bartender  Less 1977
Archive Footage (68 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Ok! TVOk! TV (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
    • Episode #3.25 (Oct 6, 2017) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Andrew Klavan ShowThe Andrew Klavan Show (TV Series) Himself - Jake ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for John G. Avildsen: King of the UnderdogsJohn G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs Self (archive footage)  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National LampoonDRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National Lampoon Himself / Actor (archive footage)  Less 2015 $63K / —
  • Primary photo for I Am Chris FarleyI Am Chris Farley Himself (archive footage)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Tu cara me suena - ArgentinaTu cara me suena - Argentina (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015
    • Episode #3.2 (Jul 27, 2015) Himself (archive footage) (as The Blues Brothers)  Less
  • Primary photo for The SeventiesThe Seventies (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Le Fossoyeur de FilmsLe Fossoyeur de Films (TV Mini-series) Self ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary SpecialSaturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special (TV Special) Himself - Cast Member (In Memoriam) (archive footage)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2015 )  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Welcome to the BasementWelcome to the Basement (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014
    • Rare Exports (Dec 12, 2014) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live: Christmas SpecialSaturday Night Live: Christmas Special (TV Special) Various (archive footage)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving SpecialSaturday Night Live: Thanksgiving Special (TV Special) Kevin (archive footage)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Inside EditionInside Edition (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The O'Reilly FactorThe O'Reilly Factor (TV Series) Bluto ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Video Games AWESOME!Video Games AWESOME! (TV Series) John Blutarsky ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for SNL Sports SpectacularSNL Sports Spectacular (TV Movie) Various (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live: ThanksgivingSaturday Night Live: Thanksgiving (TV Special) Kevin (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Too Young to DieToo Young to Die (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Edición Especial ColeccionistaEdición Especial Coleccionista (TV Series) John Blutarsky / Jake Blues ( 2 episodes, 2011 )  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live BackstageSaturday Night Live Backstage (TV Special) Samurai Futaba / Various (archive footage)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for These Amazing ShadowsThese Amazing Shadows John Blutarsky (clip from Animal House (1978)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2011 $250K
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-StarsSaturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars (TV Special) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1996–2010 )  Less 1996–2010
  • Primary photo for SNL Presents: A Very Gilly ChristmasSNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for The Tragic Side of ComedyThe Tragic Side of Comedy (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for What If...?What If...? (TV Series) Voice Talent ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009
    • Episode #1.1 (May 24, 2009) Voice Talent (archive sound) (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live: Just ShortsSaturday Night Live: Just Shorts (TV Special) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '09Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '09 (TV Special) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Animal House: The Inside StoryAnimal House: The Inside Story (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Video on TrialVideo on Trial (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006
    • Episode #2.8 (Oct 29, 2006) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Life of Pryor: The Richard Pryor StoryLife of Pryor: The Richard Pryor Story (TV Movie) Self (archive footage)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for The American Dream: The Dusty Rhodes StoryThe American Dream: The Dusty Rhodes Story (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Final 24Final 24 (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006
    • John Belushi (2006) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live: The Best of Gilda RadnerSaturday Night Live: The Best of Gilda Radner (Video) Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Ban the Sadist Videos!Ban the Sadist Videos! (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Remembering JohnRemembering John (Video) Himself / Various roles (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Transposing the MusicTransposing the Music (Video) Himself / Various roles (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the MainstreamMidnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream Himself (archive footage)  Less 2005 CAD 671K
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial ParodiesSaturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2004Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2004 (TV Movie) Tom Burke (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for 101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments (TV Special) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Drake & JoshDrake & Josh (TV Series) 'Joliet' Jake Blues ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004
    • Blues Brothers (Sep 12, 2004) 'Joliet' Jake Blues (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for 'Duel': A Conversation with Director Steven Spielberg'Duel': A Conversation with Director Steven Spielberg (Video) Capt. Wild Bill Kelso - in "1941". (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Sex at 24 Frames Per SecondSex at 24 Frames Per Second (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for 101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live Christmas 2002Saturday Night Live Christmas 2002 (TV Special) Santa (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The Trials of Henry KissingerThe Trials of Henry Kissinger Henry Kissinger (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2002 $516K / —
  • Primary photo for Modern MarvelsModern Marvels (TV Series) Sumo ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for SNL Remembers John BelushiSNL Remembers John Belushi (TV Special) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live: Game Show ParodiesSaturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies (TV Special) Joe Mel Jr. (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live 25Saturday Night Live 25 (TV Special) Himself / Various (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for SNL: 25 Years of MusicSNL: 25 Years of Music (TV Movie) Various (archive footage)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve MartinSaturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin (TV Special) Hunchback (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for The Yearbook: An 'Animal House' ReunionThe Yearbook: An 'Animal House' Reunion (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for The Stories Behind the Making of 'The Blues Brothers'The Stories Behind the Making of 'The Blues Brothers' (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley SnipesMasters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for E! True Hollywood StoryE! True Hollywood Story (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998
    • John Belushi (May 31, 1998) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Making of '1941'The Making of '1941' (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Joe Cocker: Have a Little FaithJoe Cocker: Have a Little Faith (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for The Best of the Blues BrothersThe Best of the Blues Brothers (Video) Jake Blues (archive footage)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Best of Schiller's ReelBest of Schiller's Reel (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live Goes CommercialSaturday Night Live Goes Commercial (TV Special) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for When the Applause DiedWhen the Applause Died (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live: 15th AnniversarySaturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary (TV Special) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for The Best of Chevy ChaseThe Best of Chevy Chase (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Hollywood: The Gift of LaughterHollywood: The Gift of Laughter (TV Movie) Actor - 'Animal House' (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night LiveSaturday Night Live (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1979 )  Less 1979
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