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John Adam Belushi

actor , comedian , musician , writer

John Adam Belushi was an American comedian, actor, and musician. He is best known as one of the original cast members of the hit NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. He was known for his brash, energetic comedy style and raunchy humor. During his career he had a close personal and artistic partnership with fellow SNL comedian and author Dan Aykroyd.


Belushi, John was born on January 24, 1949 in Chicago.


Belushi's first big break as a comedian occurred in 1971, when he joined The Second City comedy troupe in Chicago. He was cast in National Lampoon's Lemmings, a parody of Woodstock, which played Off-Broadway in 1972 and showcased future Saturday Night Live (SNL) performers Chevy Chase and Christopher Guest.

National Lampoon's Lemmings (1973) (Stage)

The National Lampoon Radio Hour (1973–1974) (Radio) (also Creative Director)

The National Lampoon Show (1975) (Stage)

The Beach Boys: It's OK (1976) (TV)

Saturday Night Live (1975–1979) (TV)

Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle (1975) (voice)

Goin' South (1978)

National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978) (TV)

Old Boyfriends (1979)

1941 (1979)

The Blues Brothers (1980)

Continental Divide (1981)

Neighbors (1981)


Belushi was raised in the Albanian Orthodox church.


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