John Belushi (1949–1982)

Actor | Writer | Soundtrack
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KNOWN FOR 
Saturday Night Live (1975-1981) | Animal House (1978) | The Blues Brothers (1980)
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 (19 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for National Lampoon: Drunk Stoned Brilliant DeadNational Lampoon: Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead Himself / Actor (archive footage), Soundtrack ((performer: "With A Little Help From My Friends") (uncredited)  Less 2015 $63K / —
  • 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 National Lampoon Television Show: Lemmings Dead in ConcertNational Lampoon Television Show: Lemmings Dead in Concert (Video) Actor, Performer ("Lonely at the Bottom", "Megadeath") (uncredited), Writer  Less 1973
Past Television (12 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 The Chronic RiftThe Chronic Rift (TV Series) In Honor Of (Memorable Moment) (1 episode, 1992)  Less 1992 1
  • Primary photo for Locker vom HockerLocker vom Hocker (TV Series) Performer ("Jailhouse Rock") (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987 1
    • Episode #1.23 (Jul 11, 1987) Performer ("Jailhouse Rock") (uncredited)  Less
  • 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), Writer (21 episodes, 1976), 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)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / 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)  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)  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)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for 20/2020/20 (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2018)  Less 2018
  • 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 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)  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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