John Belushi Biography

Published On May 24, 2016
Facts of John Belushi
Date of Birth: 1949 , January-24
Date of Death: 1982 , March-5
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
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On 31st of December 1976, John got married to Judith Belushi-Pisano. Judith Belushi-Pisano is a multi talented lady; she is an actress, producer and a writer from United States. They were bonded into this married life till his death in the early 1982. His nationality was American.

John grew up in Wheaton, a suburb west of Chicago. There he got enrolled at Wheaton Central High School. He became close with Tino Insana and Steve Beshekas and together they formed a comedy troupe, The West Compass Trio. In the early 1970s, he was offered a role in The Second City. In 1972, he also appeared in the parody show National Lampoon Lemmings. From 1973, he began working for National Lampoon Lemmings as its actor, writer and director. In 1975, he joined an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show Saturday Night Live. He performed in this reality show till 1979. In his first session, he earned the salary of $750 /week. He was well appreciated and acclaimed for this performance. In 1975, he played the voice role in the movie Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle. He also starred in several hit movies and TV show.

On 5th of March 1982, John died of acute cocaine and heroin intoxication in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. He died at the Bungalow 3 at the Chateau Marmont Hotel. During his death, he was aged 33 years old. His net worth was $2 million dollars during his death. His height was five feet and eight inches tall.

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Born in Humboldt Park, Chicago, Illinois, United Stat

January 24 , 1949

John Belushi was born as John Adam Belushi in the late 1940s in Humboldt Park, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America to Agnes Demetri and Adam Anastos Belushi. He was of Albanian descent.  His nationality was American.

Joined The Second City

1971

He became close with Tino Insana and Steve Beshekas and together they formed a comedy troupe, The West Compass Trio. In the early 1970s, he was offered a role in The Second City. In 1972, he also appeared in the parody show National Lampoon Lemmings.

Began working for National Lampoon magazine

1973

From 1973, he began working for National Lampoon magazine. He worked at its program The National Lampoon Radio Hour as its actor, writer and director. He worked there for about two years. He also served them as its creative director. 

Performed in the variety show, Saturday Night Live

1975

In 1975, he joined an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show Saturday Night Live. He performed in this reality show till 1979. In his first session, he earned the salary of $750 /week. He was well appreciated and acclaimed for this performance.

Voice acted in the movie, Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle

1975

In 1975, he played the voice role in the movie Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle. He also starred in several hit movies and TV show. Three years later, he appeared in the movies like Goin' South and Animal House. 

Released his first comedy album, The Missing White House Tapes

1974

He was a comedian and an actor from United States. As a comedian, he also released several comedy albums. In 1974, he released his first comedy album The Missing White House Tapes. He is also well known for his album NBC's Saturday Night Live. 

Married to Judith Belushi-Pisano

December 31 , 1976

On 31st of December 1976, John got married to Judith Belushi-Pisano. Judith Belushi-Pisano is a multi talented lady; she is an actress, producer and a writer from United States. They were bonded into this married life till his death in the early 1982.

Won Primetime Emmy Awards

1977

In 1977, he got nominated in Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Variety or Music and Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series. He won this award from his later nomination. 

Honored as Star on the Walk of Fame

2004

He was popular in the world for being one of the original cast members of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. Within the short period of time, he established himself as a renowned name in the entertainment industry. He was honored as Star on the Walk of Fame in 2004. 

Died of cocaine and heroin intoxication

March 5 , 1982

On 5th of March 1982, John died of acute cocaine and heroin intoxication in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. He died at the Bungalow 3 at the Chateau Marmont Hotel. During his death, he was aged 33 years old. His net worth was $2 million dollars during his death.