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John Adam Belushi net worth:
$2 Million

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John Belushi Net Worth $2 Million Dollars

John Belushi Net Worth: John Belushi was an American actor, comedian, and musician who had a net worth of $2 million dollars. Born John Adam Belushi in January 24, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois to an Armenian family, he was raised in Wheaton along with his two brothers and sister. He studied in the Wheaton Central High School, where he’d understand his gift for humor. Belushi became renowned as portion of the initial cast of NBCs hit sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL), which he joined in 1975. His ill-famed and vivacious character and easy humor made him understood as a great performer and comic. As for his fashion, it had been deemed quite lively and raunchy. Wanting to pursue a more sound performing career, Belushi foregone SNL in 1979 along with his pal and fellow performer Dan Akroyd which became his close pal. He made a few movies including his most noticeable movie: “The Blues Brother”. The inspiration with this film came from Belushis love for blues and soul music. Belushi began snorting cocaine in the midst 70s and he became addicted to it nearly instantly. His dependence was a cause of friction between him and his high-school-sweetheart wife, Judy Jacklin whom he had wed in 1976. In the beginning of 1982, Belushi was working on the screenplay of a movie that has been planning to be called “Noble Rot”. This project had not been closed since he was discovered dead in his hotel room on March 5, 1982 due to an overdose of “speedball” (a mix of cocaine and heroin) in the age of 33.



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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Neighbors1981Earl Keese
Continental Divide1981Ernie Souchak
The Blues Brothers1980'Joliet' Jake Blues (as Jake)
19411979Capt. Wild Bill Kelso
Saturday Night Live1975-1979TV SeriesVarious / Samurai Futaba / Himself / ...
Old Boyfriends1979Eric Katz
Grateful Dead: The Closing of Winterland1978TV MovieJake Blues
Things We Did Last Summer1978TV MovieJake Blues
Goin' South1978Deputy Hector
Animal House1978John Blutarsky
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash1978TV MovieRon Decline, The most feared promoter in the world
The Beach Boys: It's OK1976TV MovieCop #2
Shame of the Jungle1975Craig Baker (English version, voice)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Best of Dan Aykroyd1986Video
The Best of John Belushi1985Video written by
Saturday Night LiveTV Series 1 episode, 1976 writer - 21 episodes, 1976 - 1977 written by - 1 episode, 1976
The Beach Boys: It's OK1976TV Movie
Lemmings1973Video documentary

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Animal House of Blues: How a Community Helped Create a Hollywood Blockbuster or Two2012Documentary performer: "Sweet Home Chicago"
Stealing Time2009performer: "Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd2005Video performer: "I Don't Know" - uncredited
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentary performer: "With a Little Help from My Friends" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live: The Best of John Belushi2005TV Special performer: "What'd I Say", "Soul Man", "With a Little Help from My Friends", "I'm a King Bee" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live Christmas1999Video performer: "Winter Wonderland" - uncredited
The Blues Brothers1980performer: "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 LiveTV Series performer - 13 episodes, 1975 - 1979 writer - 1 episode, 1976
Animal House1978performer: "Money"
Lemmings1973Video documentary performer: "Lonely at the Bottom", "Megadeath" / writer: "Lonely at the Bottom", "Megadeath"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lemmings1973Video documentary musician

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Final 242006TV Series documentary in memory of - 1 episode
Employee of the Month2004special thanks: for paving the way
A Town Called Norris1999Short very special thanks
Blues Brothers 20001998acknowledgment: for

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Best of Gilda Radner1989Video documentaryHimself / Various Characters
The Beach Boys: An American Band1985DocumentaryPolice Officer #2 (uncredited)
Today1978-1981TV SeriesHimself
Steve Martin's Best Show Ever1981TV SpecialZhelezna Postruk
Saturday Night Live1976-1981TV SeriesHimself / Samurai Futaba / Eleanor of Gaunt / ...
America Alive!1978TV SeriesHimself
The Richard Pryor Special?1977TV SpecialSlave Driver / Bartender
Lemmings1973Video documentary

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs2017Documentary completed
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2015TV SeriesHimself
The Seventies2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Le Fossoyeur de Films2015TV Mini-Series documentary
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special2015TV SpecialHimself - Cast Member (In Memoriam)
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National Lampoon2015DocumentaryHimself / Actor
Welcome to the Basement2014TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live: Christmas Special2014TV SpecialVarious
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving Special2014TV SpecialKevin
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2014TV SeriesBluto
Video Games AWESOME!2014TV SeriesJohn Blutarsky
SNL Sports Spectacular2014TV MovieVarious (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving2013TV SpecialKevin (uncredited)
Too Young to Die2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV SeriesJohn Blutarsky Jake Blues
Saturday Night Live Backstage2011TV Special documentarySamurai Futaba / Various
Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars2010TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Biography1996-2010TV Series documentaryHimself
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas2009TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
The Tragic Side of Comedy2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
What If...?2009TV SeriesVoice Talent
Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts2009TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '092009TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Animal House: The Inside Story2008TV MovieHimself
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself
Life of Pryor: The Richard Pryor Story2006TV Movie documentary
The American Dream: The Dusty Rhodes Story2006VideoHimself
Final 242006TV Series documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd2005VideoVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Gilda Radner2005VideoVarious Characters (uncredited)
Ban the Sadist Videos!2005Video documentaryHimself
Remembering John2005Video documentary shortHimself / Various roles (uncredited)
Transposing the Music2005Video documentary shortHimself / Various roles (uncredited)
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream2005DocumentaryHimself
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies2005TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of John Belushi2005TV SpecialHimself / Various
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 20042004TV MovieTom Burke (uncredited)
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHimself
Drake & Josh2004TV Series'Joliet' Jake Blues
'Duel': A Conversation with Director Steven Spielberg2004Video documentary shortCapt. Wild Bill Kelso - in "1941".
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second2003Video documentaryHimself
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live Christmas 20022002TV SpecialSanta (uncredited)
The Trials of Henry Kissinger2002DocumentaryHenry Kissinger (uncredited)
Modern Marvels2002TV Series documentarySumo
SNL Remembers John Belushi2002TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies2000TV SpecialJoe Mel Jr. (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Christmas1999VideoHimself / YMCA Santa
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHimself / Various (uncredited)
SNL: 25 Years of Music1999TV MovieVarious
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin1998TV SpecialHunchback (uncredited)
The Yearbook: An 'Animal House' Reunion1998Video documentaryHimself
The Stories Behind the Making of 'The Blues Brothers'1998Video documentaryHimself
Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes1998TV Special documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Joe Cocker: Have a Little Faith1996Video documentaryHimself
The Making of '1941'1996Video documentaryHimself
The Best of the Blues Brothers1994Video documentaryJake Blues
Best of Schiller's Reel1994VideoHimself
Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial1991TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
When the Applause Died1990Video documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary1989TV SpecialHimself
The Best of Chevy Chase1987Video documentaryHimself
The Best of Dan Aykroyd1986VideoHimself / Various Characters
The Best of John Belushi1985VideoHimself / Joliet Jake Blues / Various Characters
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter1982TV Movie documentaryActor - 'Animal House' (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live1979TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 1 April 2004 (posthumously) at 6355 Hollywood Blvd.
1977Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music SeriesSaturday 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
2007TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsFavorite Elvis ImpersonationSaturday Night Live (1975)· Dan Aykroyd
1979Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy-Variety or Music ProgramSaturday Night Live (1975)· Lorne Michaels (producer)
· Dan Aykroyd (star)
· Jane Curtin (star)
· Garrett Morris (star)
· Bill Murray (star)
· Laraine Newman (star)
· Gilda Radner (star)
1979Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst Supporting Actor1941 (1979)
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Variety or MusicSaturday Night Live (1975)
1977Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Variety or MusicSaturday Night Live (1975)

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

#Fact
1Since Albania was under communism during his youth, Belushi often told people he was of Greek and Italian descent.
2Belushi'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".
3Was good friends with Wrestling Legend Dusty Rhodes.
4John 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.
5He 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).
6Had appeared with Michael O'Donoghue in "Wolverines", the very first sketch on the first SNL show in 1975.
7Was 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.
8The 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.
9Belushi 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.
10While 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.
11Older brother of Jim Belushi. Uncle of Robert Belushi.
12Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 61-62. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
13His performance as John "Bluto" Blutarsky in Animal House (1978) is ranked #48 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
14Attended 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.
15The 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)).
16There is a John Belushi Memorial Scholarship for Performing Arts at his alma mater, College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, Illinois).
17Chris Farley was an admirer of Belushi and, sadly, Farley too died in his early 30s just when his career appeared to be taking off.
18A 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.
19His 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.
20Was 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.).
21Had 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.
22His favorite comedienne was Lucille Ball, he knew every detail of her life and career.
23Was 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.".
24The 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.
25Was 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.
26Made 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.
274/1/04: 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.
28At the time of his untimely death, Belushi was rewriting a script entitled "Noble Rot".
29A petition drive was started to have a commemorative stamp printed by the U.S. Postal Service for the actor.
30Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. pg. 38-40. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
31Began his career in Shawnee Summer Theatre of Greene County's youth theatre education program, in Bloomfield, Indiana.
32Had 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.
33Used to borrow a $20 bill from new acquaintances, judging them from their reactions at his request.
34Following his untimely death, he was interred at Abel's Hill Cemetery in Chilmark (on Martha's Vineyard), Massachusetts. His grave is unmarked.
35Attended Wheaton Central High School, now Wheaton Warrenville South High School, in Wheaton, Illinois.
36Attended Edison Middle School in Wheaton, Illinois.
37Raised in Wheaton, Illinois as a child.

#Quote
1I give so much pleasure to so many people. Why can I not get some pleasure for myself?
2Back in Chicago, all we cared about was rock 'n' roll and staying out of the army.
3Some 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.

#Trademark
1Often known for his expressive eyes and the solitary raised eyebrow
2In 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.
3Often played comically intense, volatile, even sometimes sloppy man-child characters.
4On 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.

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