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  John Belushi : Cast Member

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Bio: John Belushi (1949-82); joined Second City in Chicago in 1971; National Lampoon's "Lemmings" stage show in 1972, opposite Chevy Chase, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Christopher Guest; National Lampoon Radio Hour, 1974-75; auditioned as his Samurai character to land a spot on "SNL", even though producer Lorne Michaels was leery of hiring a performer he thought would bring nothing but trouble; on his 30th birthday, Belushi was not only starring on the highest-rated late night television program, but also was starring in the number one film in America ("Animal House"), and had the number one album in America ("Briefcase Full of Blues", as The Blues Brothers with Dan Aykroyd); died of drug overdose in 1982, at age 33; younger brother, Jim, later joined the cast of "SNL."

Notable Characters and Sketches


Victims of Shark Bite

The Bees:

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Joe Cocker:

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Kiwi Trapper, Midnight Probe

Sam Peckinpah


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Futaba, Samurai:

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The Laundromat

Steve Bushakis:

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Marlon Brando:

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Jake Blues, Blues Brothers:


Backstage Banter

Lowell Brock, H&L Brock:

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Belushi Rants, Weekend Update:

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The New Army

Wilderness Comedian

Henry Kissinger:

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Cresk Toothpaste

The Last Voyage of the Starship Enterprise

John Belushi Wardrobe

Larry Farber:

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Snakehandling O'Sheas

The Violent Attorney

Ed Ames

Green Cross Cupcakes

Mysteries In Medicine

The OinMENt

Rick Blaine


Adopt Belushi For Christmas

Injured John

Dino De Laurentiis

Team Saturday Night's Coach:

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Community Appeal

Al Hirt

Mussolini Reenactment

Robert Blake:

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Belushi's Dream

Young Newlyweds


John's Demands

Truman Capote:

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George Wallace

Leonid Brezhnev

Cesar Romero

Elvis Presley

Sun Myung Moon


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