About John Belushi
It has been calculated that the total amount of John Belushi net worth is as much as 2 million dollars. John Belushi was a well known actor, who was born in 1949 and died in 1982. In addition to being an actor, John Belushi was also known as a comedian, and because of it he usually got roles in comedies, but also appeared in other genre films. Moreover, besides his acting career, he was also a musician, and this career has added up a lot to the total estimate of John Belushi net worth. John Belushi was appearing on the popular comedy show called “Saturday Night Live”. In 1978 he appeared in a movie called “Animal House”. As a singer and musician, he is mostly known from the group called The Blues Brothers. Therefore, all of these appearances made his name more known, in addition to increasing the overall size of John Belushi net worth.
During all of his career he worked quite closely with Dan Aykroyd, who was also appearing on “Saturday Night Live”. The duo met when they were working at Chicago’s Second City comedy club. John Belushi died when he was only 33 years old in Hollywood.
The cause of his death was injection of heroin and cocaine, which resulted into combined drug intoxication. In 2004 John Belushi got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which crowned his career.
The actor was born in 1949 in Illinois and he was raised with his three siblings. In Chicago, he began his career as a comedian when he started his own group called The West Compass Trio. In 1971 he got an offer to join The Second City. There, he made friends with Harold Ramis. Later, he appeared in Off-Broadway in the production called “National Lampoon Lemmings” in 1972.
When he moved to New York, John Belushi began to work for National Lampoon magazine’s The National Lampoon Radio Hour. In this show, he not only appeared as an actor, but also as a director and writer. In 1975 John Belushi began appearing on “Saturday Night Live”, which made his name known all across the country. Together with Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi worked on some characters in this show, such as Elwood and Jake Blues, who later became known as The Blues Brothers. What is also known is that during his work on this show, John Belushi was already addicted to drugs and alcohol and because of this constant use he was fired from “Saturday Night Live” quite a few times. Nevertheless, his work there made his name more known and also added up to the overall sum of John Belushi net worth.
John Belushi was also a film actor and as such he appeared in “National Lampoon’s Animal House”, “Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle”, “Goin’ South”, “Old Boyfriends”, “The Blues Brothers”, “Continental Divide”, “1941” and “Neighbors”. Therefore, his work as a film actor increased his wealth, as well. In addition to appearing in “Saturday Night Live”, he also appeared in “The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash” and “The Beach Boys: It’s OK”.