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John Adam Belushi
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Actor; comedian; writer
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John Belushi Fast Facts:
Met future wife Judy Jacklin at a Little League baseball game when they were teenagers. Their first dinner date was at one of his father's restaurants.
Attended the same high school as the Washington Post's Bob Woodward. They both won eighth-grade medals for citizenship and played on the football team. (Woodward later wrote the grim Belushi biography
Inspired to take up acting and comedy after listening to Bob Newhart comedy records in high school.
Joined Chicago's Second City improv troupe in 1971.
Appeared in an off-Broadway production of
National Lampoon's Lemmings
in 1973 alongside future
Saturday Night Live
cast members Chevy Chase and Christopher Guest.
On his 30th birthday in 1979, had the number one movie (
), the number one album (the Blues Brothers'
Briefcase Full of Blues
) and the highest rated late-night program (
Based his role as a newspaper columnist in
(1981) on Mike Royko, who was a friend of his father's.
At his funeral in Martha's Vineyard, James Taylor sang "That Lonesome Road."
Actors who have portrayed Belushi on-screen include Michael Chiklis, Eric Siegel and Tyler Labine.
John Belushi Relationships:
William Belushi - Brother
Agnes Belushi - Mother
Jim Belushi - Brother
Judith Belushi-Pisano - Wife
Marian Belushi-Miles - Sister
Adam Belushi - Father
John Belushi Awards:
1979 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy - Variety or Music Program - Nominee
1977 Emmy: Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Variety or Music - Nominee
1977 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series - Winner
1978 Emmy: Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Variety or Music - Nominee
Attended University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, Whitewater, WI; attended College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
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