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John Belushi 

Fun Fact

While filming "Animal House," Belushi did a stand-up performance at Ithaca College. When introduced, he came onstage with a chainsaw and cut the podium in half. 
John Belushi 
Actor, comedian 
Born: 1/24/1949 
Location: Norwegian American Hospital 
Hometown: Chicago 
Grammar School:  
High School: Wheaton Central High School 
Died:  3/5/1982 
John Adam Belushi was an iconic comedian who first honed his skills at Chicago’s Second City. His famed “Cheezborger, Cheezborger” skit is based on the Billy Goat Tavern. His career took off when he became one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live. While working on the show, Belushi also began making a name for himself in music and films. On the eve of his 30th birthday, Belushi was at the apex of American pop culture. He was starring in the nation’s number one late-night show, SNL. His band, The Blues Brothers, had Billboard’s number one album. He also had a starring role in the nation’s number one film, Animal House.