John BelushiBill Murray, John brought to life some of the best characters on the show, including Samurai Futaba and Jake Blues.
Following a four year stint on the show, John decided to make the jump to film by teaming up with his old National Lampoon cohorts for the college comedy “Animal House” in 1978. The film was a massive successive and John’s performance as Bluto made the character a college cult favorite. His star continued to rise when he and “SNL”-alum/friend Dan Aykroyd brought their Blues Brothers characters to the big screen with the 1982 musical of the same name, but despite his success, John’s personal life was getting out of control. On March 5th, 1982 - and only hours after a visit from fellow comic Robin Williams - John died at the age of 33 from a drug overdose of heroine and cocaine. And despite the anti-climatic ending to John’s career, he has forever remained a larger-than-life comic legend that is still highly revered and incredible influential to this very day.
John On The Web
An online database of John's short TV and film career.
TV Guide: John Belushi
John Belushi Videos, Interviews and More on TV Guide's Online Video Guide
John Belushi Tribute Page
Described as the ultimate tribute to John Belushi, this awesome fan site offers visitors a comprehensive biography, picture galleries and sound boards.
Not the best actor page out of the bunch, especially considering the comic legacy John left, but it offers all of the basics.
A fan site devoted to the cast members of the sketch show, with profiles of the characters John is best known for.
National Lampoon's Animal House
The official site to perhaps John's most famous film.
The Blues Brothers 25th Anniversary
The official site to another one of John's best films.
Features all of the latest entertainment news related to the deceased comic.
John on the Screen
It's a shame that John didn't get the chance to become a bigger star than he had already become, but in only a few short years he rose from "SNL" headliner to comic legend with roles in the films "Animal House," "The Blues Brothers" and "1941." Before his untimely death, John also appeared in "Continental Divide" and "Neighbors."
Though John may be gone, his legacy continues to live on. The 25th anniversary edition of "The Blues Brothers" is now available to own on DVD with brand new interviews from co-star/friend Dan Aykroyd and director John Landis.
On his success:
"I owe it all to little chocolate donuts."
Blues Brothers Central