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Birthday: January 24, 1949
Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height: 5' 8"
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| The son of a Chicago restauranteur, American comic actor John Belushi played drums in a high school band and excelled in football. But acting was his first love, a love requited by college productions and summer stock. He and several old pals auditioned for Chicago's Second City comedy troupe, but only Belushi was selected, and he became the youngest-ever performer to appear in Second City's "main stage" productions. His improvisational style sometimes had a nasty, dangerous, "politically incorrect" edge, but such traits were prized rather than discouraged during the early '70s. Belushi's guerrilla comic techniques were reportedly inspired by the 1968 Democratic Convention riots in Chicago, and he was among the few performers who could successfully exploit violence and social upheaval as a source of humor. Belushi was hired in 1973 for the off-Broadway National Lampoon's Lemmings, and subsequently participated in future National Lampoon projects, including its syndicated "Radio Hour." In 1975, he was one of several Second City alumni cast in NBC's new satirical revue program Saturday Night Live. And though frustrated by the media's concentration on co-star Chevy Chase during the show's maiden season, Belushi fully came into his own once Chase left in 1976. Among Belushi's celebrated comic creations were the fish-out-of-water Samurai warrior; the "cheeseburger cheeseburger" short-order cook; and — with close friend Dan Aykroyd — the ultra-hip Blues Brothers. Belushi's first film appearance was a disappointingly small role in the Jack Nicholson Western Goin' South (1978), but he truly hit his stride with his next movie later that year. As Bluto, the beer-besotted fraternity goof in National Lampoon's Animal House, Belushi was grossly uproarious, almost single-handedly launching a nationwide collegiate craze for toga parties. The actor suddenly found himself a full-fledged movie star, but audiences were generally permitted to see only the Bluto side of him. Belushi fought for better and more varied film roles, sometimes succeeding (1982's The Blues Brothers), but often failing (1981's Continental Divide). Never an advocate of "moderation in everything," Belushi tended to emulate the Bluto character in real life with his excessive eating and drinking. His drug intake, already formidable in his Lemmings days, increased as his star ascended, terrifying even those friends who were, themselves, cocaine users. On March 5, 1982, comedian Robin Williams and writer Nelson Ryan came to visit Belushi in his temporary living quarters at West Hollywood's Chateau Marmont Hotel; they were the last of his friends to see him alive. Belushi was dead before the day was over, the victim of a cocaine and heroin overdose. With him at the time was erstwhile singer Cathy Smith, who would later be charged with involuntary manslaughter for her alleged role in administering the fatal drug jolt. The meteoric rise and fall of Belushi was the stuff of which legends are made, overshadowing his brilliant comic gifts in favor of the sordid details. Two books have been written about him: Bob Woodward's Wired, and his widow Jackie's "answer" to Woodward, Samurai Widow.
- Interred at Abel's Hill Cemetery, Chilmark (on Martha's Vineyard), Massachusetts, USA. (Unmarked).
- Lived in Wheaton, Illinois as a child.
- Went to Edison Middle School in Wheaton, Illinois.
- Went to Wheaton Central High School, now Wheaton Warrenville South High School, in Wheaton, Illinois.
- Brother of James Belushi
- Used to borrow a 20 dollar bill from new acquaintances, judging them from their reactions at his request.
- When he was on "Saturday Night Live" (1975), he was in a sketch in which he plays an old man who is the "last" surviving member of the original SNL cast, whom he visits in a cemetery. Ironically he was the "first" cast member to die.
- Got his start in Shawnee Summer Theatre of Greene County's youth theatre education program, in Bloomfield, Indiana.
- Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. pg. 38-40. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
- A petition drive was started to have a commemorative stamp printed by the U.S. Postal Service for the actor.
- At the time of his death, Belushi was rewriting a script entitled "Noble Rot."
- On April 1, 2004 was honored with a star on the Hollywood walk of fame 22 years after his death. The ceremony was attended by James Belushi, John's brother and friend and partner Dan Aykroyd. Also in attendance were John's widow Judith Belushi-Pisano and fellow SNL cast member Chevy Chase.
- Made a "Guest Star Appearance" on an episode of the 1982 TV series "Police Squad!" (1982) which showed him underwater wearing cement shoes. He died shortly before the episode aired, so the scene was cut and replaced by a segment with William Conrad. After the success of the The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) movies in the early 90s, ABC-TV re-aired episodes of "Police Squad!" (1982) and hoped to re-edit the Belushi scene back into the episode. However, the footage could not be found and is now presumed lost or destroyed.
- Was good friends with fellow Saturday Night Live player Dan Aykroyd. Belushi personally met with Aykroyd at a speakeasy that Aykroyd frequented to discuss the possibility of Aykroyd joining Saturday Night Live, which is where they hit it off. While they were talking, Aykroyd put on a blues record, which stirred a fascination in Belushi, who was primarily a fan of heavy metal. SNL music director Howard Shore later heard about Aykroyd refamiliarizing Belushi with blues music and suggested that they do a musical sketch, which eventually led to the birth of their popular "Blues Brothers" act.
- The part of Dr. Peter Venkman in Ghost Busters (1984) was originally written for Belushi. After his death, the part went to fellow SNL player Bill Murray.
- Was scheduled to present the first annual Best Visual Effects Oscar at the 1982 Academy Awards with Dan Aykroyd, but died weeks before the ceremony. Aykroyd presented the award alone, and stated from the podium: "My partner would have loved to have been here tonight to present this award, since he was a bit of a Visual Effect himself."
- His favorite comedienne was Lucille Ball, he knew every detail of her life & career.
- Had signed to play a supporting role in Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
- Was billed as "Kevin Scott" on an episode of "Saturday Night Live" (1975), as a spoof on suggestions that his name Belushi be softened or changed, for the television audience. (John's Albanian family had kept the name when they came to America, so he wanted to also.)
- His friend Dan Aykroyd used to refer to the green ghost Slimer from Ghost Busters (1984) as "the ghost of John Belushi", based on the similar party animal personality.
- A scene was deleted from 1941 (1979) in which his character met Dan Aykroyd's character right before he boarded the Japanese sub. They looked at each other as if recognizing one another, a nod to their real life friendship. It was the only scene in the film where they interacted.
- Is portrayed by Michael Chiklis in Wired (1989)
- Chris Farley was an admirer of Belushi and, sadly, Farley too died in his early 30s just when his career appeared to be taking off.
- There is a John Belushi Memorial Scholarship for Performing Arts at his alma mater, College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, Illinois)
- The Polish rock group 'Lady Pank' (who provided the music for the animated TV series 'O Dwoch Takich Co Ukradli Ksiezyc') wrote a song called 'John Belushi', which appears on the album 'Tacy Sami'. The tune was composed by Jan Borysewicz and the lyrics were written by Zbigniew Holdys.
- The epitaph on Belushi's tombstone (on Martha's Vineyard, off the coast of Massachusetts) read, "He made us laugh, and now he can make us think." John's grave drew so many curious viewers that his casket had to be moved and reburied in an unmarked corner of the cemetery...after which Belushi's fans posted a new epitaph for him which has since become famous: "He could have given us a lot more laughs, but NOOOOOOO!" (This was taken from one of his more-famous catch-phrases on "Saturday Night Live" (1975).)
- Attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. He bought his famous "College" shirt seen in Animal House (1978) at a small shirt shop on "The Strip" (Illinois St. or US Rt. 51) in Carbondale, which still exists.
- His performance as John "Bluto" Blutarsky in "Animal House" (1978) is ranked #48 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
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