John Belushi Net Worth

John Belushi Net Worth is
$2 Million

John Belushi Biography

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Quick Facts

Full NameJohn Belushi
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 24, 1949
DiedMarch 5, 1982, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height1.73 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Musician, Comedian, Actor
EducationWheaton Warrenville South High School, University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, College of DuPage, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
SpouseJudith Belushi Pisano
ParentsAdam Belushi, Agnes Samaras
SiblingsJim Belushi, Marian Belushi, Billy Belushi
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Variety Series
Music GroupsThe Blues Brothers
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy-Variety Or Music Program, TV Land Favorite Elvis Impersonation Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor - Comedy Variety or Variety Musical, People's Choice Award for Favorite Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
MoviesContinental Divide, Neighbors, The Blues Brothers, 1941, Old Boyfriends, The Rutles, Goin' South, Animal House, Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle, The Beach Boys: Good Vibrations Tour, National Lampoon: Lemmings
TV ShowsThe Richard Pryor Show, Saturday Night Live

Interesting Facts

1 Since Albania was under communism during his youth, Belushi often told people he was of Greek and Italian descent.
2 Belushi's nickname "America's Guest" stemmed from his habit of wandering to a random house of a complete stranger, knocking on the door, going in, helping himself to something in the refrigerator and then sleeping on the stranger's couch. Most strangers, recognizing who he was, did not seem to mind Belushi's "visit".
3 Was good friends with Wrestling Legend Dusty Rhodes.
4 John was the original choice to be Dan Aykroyd's co-star in Spies Like Us (1985) (in the role that eventually went to Chevy Chase). Aykroyd and Belushi discussed the upcoming movie with Gene Shalit on Today (1952); the clip is included as a special feature on the "Best of John Belushi" DVD.
5 He discovered the band Fear and brought them to Cherokee Studios to record songs for the soundtrack of a major motion picture, he and Dan Aykroyd were starring in, called Neighbors (1981).
6 Had appeared with Michael O'Donoghue in "Wolverines", the very first sketch on the first SNL show in 1975.
7 Was very generous, financially, to family and friends, often loaning them money when they asked. Toward the end of his life, Belushi's business manager asked him to contact several family and friends and generate money by demanding they make good on their loans. Belushi refused.
8 The Polish rock group Lady Pank (who provided the music for the animated series O dwóch takich, co ukradli ksiezyc (1962)) 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.
9 Belushi died in bungalow #3 of the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles. The last two stars to see him alive were Robert De Niro and Robin Williams, both of whom had visited Belushi, on separate occasions, shortly before his death.
10 While co-hosting an episode of Siskel & Ebert (1986) with Richard Roeper, longtime friend and collaborator Harold Ramis revealed that it was Belushi's longtime ambition to play Ludwig van Beethoven in a feature film.
11 Older brother of Jim Belushi. Uncle of Robert Belushi.
12 Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 61-62. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
13 His performance as John "Bluto" Blutarsky in Animal House (1978) is ranked #48 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
14 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 Street or US Route 51) in Carbondale, which still exists.
15 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 catchphrases on Saturday Night Live (1975)).
16 There is a John Belushi Memorial Scholarship for Performing Arts at his alma mater, College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, Illinois).
17 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.
18 A scene was deleted from 1941 (1979) in which his character met Dan Aykroyd's character right before he boarded the Japanese submarine. They looked at each other as if recognizing each other, a nod to their real life friendship. This was the only scene in the film where they interacted.
19 His good friend Dan Aykroyd used to refer to the green ghost Slimer from Ghostbusters (1984) as "the ghost of John Belushi", based on the similar party animal personality.
20 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.).
21 Had signed to play a supporting role in Once Upon a Time in America (1984), but died before the film went into production. He was replaced by James Woods.
22 His favorite comedienne was Lucille Ball, he knew every detail of her life and career.
23 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.".
24 The role of Dr. Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters (1984) was originally written for Belushi. After his death, the role went to fellow SNL player Bill Murray.
25 Was good friends with fellow Saturday Night Live (1975) player Dan Aykroyd. Belushi personally met with Aykroyd at a speakeasy that Aykroyd frequented to discuss the possibility of Aykroyd joining Saturday Night Live (1975), 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 re-familiarizing Belushi with blues music and suggested that they do a musical sketch, which eventually led to the birth of their popular "Blues Brothers" act.
26 Made a "Guest Star Appearance" on an episode of the television 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 Naked Gun movies in the early 1990s, ABC-TV re-aired episodes of "Police Squad!" 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.
27 4/1/04: Posthumously received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6355 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. The ceremony was attended by his brother Jim Belushi and friend and partner Dan Aykroyd. Also in attendance were John's widow Judith Belushi-Pisano and fellow SNL cast member Chevy Chase.
28 At the time of his untimely death, Belushi was rewriting a script entitled "Noble Rot".
29 A petition drive was started to have a commemorative stamp printed by the U.S. Postal Service for the actor.
30 Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. pg. 38-40. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
31 Began his career in Shawnee Summer Theatre of Greene County's youth theatre education program, in Bloomfield, Indiana.
32 Had starred alone in a black and white Saturday Night Live (1975) sketch titled "Don't Look Back in Anger", in which he played himself as an old man visiting the graves of the other original SNL cast members, himself being the last survivor. In an odd twist of fate, Belushi was the first of the cast to die.
33 Used to borrow a $20 bill from new acquaintances, judging them from their reactions at his request.
34 Following his untimely death, he was interred at Abel's Hill Cemetery in Chilmark (on Martha's Vineyard), Massachusetts. His grave is unmarked.
35 Attended Wheaton Central High School, now Wheaton Warrenville South High School, in Wheaton, Illinois.
36 Attended Edison Middle School in Wheaton, Illinois.
37 Raised in Wheaton, Illinois as a child.

Net Worth & Salary

Animal House (1978) $40,000
Saturday Night Live (1975) $750 /week (1975 season)


1 Often known for his expressive eyes and the solitary raised eyebrow
2 In his trademark comic rantings, he would include a long, detailed explanation of something he was trying to support or confirm, and then broke into a shouting "Buuuut nnnnnOOOOOO!", continuing to rant into the negative.
3 Often played comically intense, volatile, even sometimes sloppy man-child characters.
4 On Saturday Night Live, he often did a running act on the Weekend Update section where he would give an editorial speech that starts calmly, but increases in emotional intensity until the end he is screaming and flailing around like a maniac.


1 I give so much pleasure to so many people. Why can I not get some pleasure for myself?
2 Back in Chicago, all we cared about was rock 'n' roll and staying out of the army.
3 Some comedians love their characters. I don't fall in love with mine. In fact, I get tired of them very fast. You have to be willing to throw it all away.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 1 April 2004 (posthumously) at 6355 Hollywood Blvd.
1977 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series Saturday Night Live (1975) Dan Aykroyd (writer)

Al Franken (writer)

Tom Davis (writer)

James Downey (writer)

Lorne Michaels (writer)

Marilyn Suzanne Miller (writer)

Michael O'Donoghue (writer)

Herbert Sargent (writer)

Tom Schiller (writer)

Rosie Shuster (writer)

Alan Zweibel (writer)

Bill Murray (writer)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Favorite Elvis Impersonation Saturday Night Live (1975) Dan Aykroyd
1979 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Program Saturday Night Live (1975) Lorne Michaels (producer)

Dan Aykroyd (star)

Jane Curtin (star)

Garrett Morris (star)

Bill Murray (star)

Laraine Newman (star)

Gilda Radner (star)
1979 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Supporting Actor 1941 (1979)
1978 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Variety or Music Saturday Night Live (1975)
1977 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Variety or Music Saturday Night Live (1975)



Neighbors 1981 Earl Keese
Continental Divide 1981 Ernie Souchak
The Blues Brothers 1980 'Joliet' Jake Blues (as Jake)
1941 1979 Capt. Wild Bill Kelso
Saturday Night Live 1975-1979 TV Series Various / Samurai Futaba / Himself / ...
Old Boyfriends 1979 Eric Katz
Grateful Dead: The Closing of Winterland 1978 TV Movie Jake Blues
Things We Did Last Summer 1978 TV Movie Jake Blues
Goin' South 1978 Deputy Hector
Animal House 1978 John Blutarsky
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash 1978 TV Movie Ron Decline, The most feared promoter in the world
The Beach Boys: It's OK 1976 TV Movie Cop #2
Shame of the Jungle 1975 Craig Baker (English version, voice)


The Best of Dan Aykroyd 1986 Video
The Best of John Belushi 1985 Video written by
Saturday Night Live TV Series 1 episode, 1976 writer - 21 episodes, 1976 - 1977 written by - 1 episode, 1976
The Beach Boys: It's OK 1976 TV Movie
Lemmings 1973 Video documentary


Mike & Mike 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Animal House of Blues: How a Community Helped Create a Hollywood Blockbuster or Two 2012 Documentary performer: "Sweet Home Chicago"
Stealing Time 2009 performer: "Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd 2005 Video performer: "I Don't Know" - uncredited
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live 2005 TV Special documentary performer: "With a Little Help from My Friends" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live: The Best of John Belushi 2005 TV Special performer: "What'd I Say", "Soul Man", "With a Little Help from My Friends", "I'm a King Bee" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live Christmas 1999 Video performer: "Winter Wonderland" - uncredited
The Blues Brothers 1980 performer: "SHE CAUGHT THE KATY" uncredited, "I CAN'T TURN YOU LOOSE" uncredited, "SHAKE A TAIL FEATHER" uncredited, "GIMME SOME LOVIN'", "THEME FROM 'RAWHIDE'" uncredited, "STAND BY YOUR MAN" uncredited, "EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY TO LOVE" uncredited, "SWEET HOME CHICAGO", "JAILHOUSE ROCK" uncredited
Saturday Night Live TV Series performer - 13 episodes, 1975 - 1979 writer - 1 episode, 1976
Animal House 1978 performer: "Money"
Lemmings 1973 Video documentary performer: "Lonely at the Bottom", "Megadeath" / writer: "Lonely at the Bottom", "Megadeath"

Music Department

Lemmings 1973 Video documentary musician


Edición Especial Coleccionista 2011 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Final 24 2006 TV Series documentary in memory of - 1 episode
Employee of the Month 2004 special thanks: for paving the way
A Town Called Norris 1999 Short very special thanks
Blues Brothers 2000 1998 acknowledgment: for


The Best of Gilda Radner 1989 Video documentary Himself / Various Characters
The Beach Boys: An American Band 1985 Documentary Police Officer #2 (uncredited)
Today 1978-1981 TV Series Himself
Steve Martin's Best Show Ever 1981 TV Special Zhelezna Postruk
Saturday Night Live 1976-1981 TV Series Himself / Samurai Futaba / Eleanor of Gaunt / ...
America Alive! 1978 TV Series Himself
The Richard Pryor Special? 1977 TV Special Slave Driver / Bartender
Lemmings 1973 Video documentary

Archive Footage

John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs 2017 Documentary
I Am Chris Farley 2015 Documentary Himself
Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2015 TV Series Himself
The Seventies 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Le Fossoyeur de Films 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special 2015 TV Special Himself - Cast Member (In Memoriam)
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Himself
DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National Lampoon 2015 Documentary Himself / Actor
Welcome to the Basement 2014 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live: Christmas Special 2014 TV Special Various
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving Special 2014 TV Special Kevin
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2014 TV Series Bluto
Video Games AWESOME! 2014 TV Series John Blutarsky
SNL Sports Spectacular 2014 TV Movie Various (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving 2013 TV Special Kevin (uncredited)
Too Young to Die 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2011 TV Series John Blutarsky Jake Blues
Saturday Night Live Backstage 2011 TV Special documentary Samurai Futaba / Various
Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars 2010 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Biography 1996-2010 TV Series documentary Himself
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas 2009 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
The Tragic Side of Comedy 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
What If...? 2009 TV Series Voice Talent
Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts 2009 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '09 2009 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Animal House: The Inside Story 2008 TV Movie Himself
Video on Trial 2006 TV Series Himself
Life of Pryor: The Richard Pryor Story 2006 TV Movie documentary
The American Dream: The Dusty Rhodes Story 2006 Video Himself
Final 24 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd 2005 Video Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Gilda Radner 2005 Video Various Characters (uncredited)
Ban the Sadist Videos! 2005 Video documentary Himself
Remembering John 2005 Video documentary short Himself / Various roles (uncredited)
Transposing the Music 2005 Video documentary short Himself / Various roles (uncredited)
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream 2005 Documentary Himself
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies 2005 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of John Belushi 2005 TV Special Himself / Various
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2004 2004 TV Movie Tom Burke (uncredited)
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments 2004 TV Movie Himself
Drake & Josh 2004 TV Series 'Joliet' Jake Blues
'Duel': A Conversation with Director Steven Spielberg 2004 Video documentary short Capt. Wild Bill Kelso - in "1941".
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second 2003 Video documentary Himself
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live Christmas 2002 2002 TV Special Santa (uncredited)
The Trials of Henry Kissinger 2002 Documentary Henry Kissinger (uncredited)
Modern Marvels 2002 TV Series documentary Sumo
SNL Remembers John Belushi 2002 TV Special Himself
Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies 2000 TV Special Joe Mel Jr. (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Christmas 1999 Video Himself / YMCA Santa
Saturday Night Live 25 1999 TV Special documentary Himself / Various (uncredited)
SNL: 25 Years of Music 1999 TV Movie Various
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin 1998 TV Special Hunchback (uncredited)
The Yearbook: An 'Animal House' Reunion 1998 Video documentary Himself
The Stories Behind the Making of 'The Blues Brothers' 1998 Video documentary Himself
Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Joe Cocker: Have a Little Faith 1996 Video documentary Himself
The Making of '1941' 1996 Video documentary Himself
The Best of the Blues Brothers 1994 Video documentary Jake Blues
Best of Schiller's Reel 1994 Video Himself
Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial 1991 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
When the Applause Died 1990 Video documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary 1989 TV Special Himself
The Best of Chevy Chase 1987 Video documentary Himself
The Best of Dan Aykroyd 1986 Video Himself / Various Characters
The Best of John Belushi 1985 Video Himself / Joliet Jake Blues / Various Characters
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982 TV Movie documentary Actor - 'Animal House' (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live 1979 TV Series Himself

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