Born: 1949 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: He was born in Chicago, Illinois. Biography: John Belushi is an Emmy Award-winning television and film comedian and writer. He is best rememebered for his offbeat, outrageous wit. He was one of the orignial cast members of Saturday Night Live (1975-1979), appearing in skits featuring the Samurai warrior, the Blues Brothers and the bees. His films include Animal House (1978) and The Blues Brothers (1980). He died of a heroin overdoes in 1982.