John Belushi Biography (1949-1982)

Born January 24, 1949, in Chicago, IL; died of an accidental drug overdose, March 5, 1982, in Hollywood, CA; son of a restaurant operator; brother of JimBelushi (an actor); married Judith Jacklin (a book designer).

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
January 24, 1949
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Death Details
March 5, 1982
Hollywood, California, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits; Television Appearances; Series
  • Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night), NBC, 1975-79.
  • Credits; Television Appearances; Specials
  • The Beach Boys Special, NBC, 1976.
  • The Richard Pryor Special, NBC, 1977, 1982.
  • Things We Did Last Summer, NBC, 1978.
  • Steve Martin's Best Show Ever, NBC, 1981.
  • Henry Kissinger, Saturday Night Live's Presidential Bash, NBC, 1992.
  • Credits; Film Appearances
  • John "Bluto" Blutarsky, National Lampoon's Animal House, Universal, 1978.
  • Hector, Goin' South, Paramount, 1978.
  • Eric Katz, Old Boyfriends, Avco Embassy, 1978.
  • Wild Bill Kelso, 1941, Universal, 1979.
  • Voice, Shame of the Jungle (animated), International Harmony, 1979.
  • "Joliet" Jake Blues, The Blues Brothers, Universal, 1980.
  • Ernie Souchak, Continental Divide, Universal, 1981.
  • Earl Keese, Neighbors, Columbia, 1981.
  • Credits; Stage Appearances
  • National Lampoon's Lemmings, Village Gate Theatre, New York City, 1973.
  • The National Lampoon Show, New Palladium Theatre, New York City, 1975.
  • Appeared as the cardinal in a summer stock production of Anna of the Thousand Days.
  • Credits; Albums
  • (With Dan Aykroyd) Briefcase Full of Blues, Atlantic, c. 1978.
  • Writings;For Television
  • Contributor, The Beach Boys Special, NBC, 1976.
  • Contributor to Saturday Night Live, with other cast members.

Further Reference

Periodicals:

  • Newsweek, March 15, 1982; March 22, 1982.
  • People, March 22, 1982.
  • Rolling Stone, June 11, 1992, p. 124.
  • Time, March 15, 1982; April 24, 1989.

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