John Landis

Actor · Director · Executive Producer
IVA Star Rating : 76
John David Landis is an American film director, comedian, screenwriter, actor, and producer. He is best known for the comedy films that he has directed, such as National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), The Blues Brothers (1980), An American Werewolf in London (1981), Trading Places (1983), Three Amigos (1986), Coming to America (1988) and Beverly... read more

John David Landis is an American film director, comedian, screenwriter, actor, and producer. He is best known for the comedy films that he has directed, such as National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), The Blues Brothers (1980), An American Werewolf in London (1981), Trading Places (1983), Three Amigos (1986), Coming to America (1988) and Beverly Hills Cop III (1994), and for directing Michael Jackson's music videos for "Thriller" (1983) and "Black or White" (1991).

Born

Thursday, 03 August 1950

Actor Filmography

Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster Self - Interviewee / Himself 2021
I Am Alfred Hitchcock Himself / Self 2021
Belushi Self / Self (archive footage) 2020
Cursed Films Self 2020
Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film Self 2020
The Movies Self - Director, An American Werewolf in London, Self - Director, Animal House / Director, The Blues Brothers, Self - Director, National Lampoon's Animal House / Director, An American Werewolf in London, Self - Director, National Lampoon's Animal House, Self - Director, The Blues Brothers / Director, Coming to America 2019
Leaving Neverland Self (footage from The Making of 'Thriller' (1983) 2019
I Hate Kids Psychic #4 2019
Eli Roth's History of Horror Self 2018
Into the Dark Man in Bathroom 2018
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster Self - Interviewee / Himself 2021
I Am Alfred Hitchcock Himself / Self 2021
Belushi Self / Self (archive footage) 2020
Cursed Films Self 2020
Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film Self 2020
The Movies Self - Director, An American Werewolf in London, Self - Director, Animal House / Director, The Blues Brothers, Self - Director, National Lampoon's Animal House / Director, An American Werewolf in London, Self - Director, National Lampoon's Animal House, Self - Director, The Blues Brothers / Director, Coming to America 2019
Leaving Neverland Self (footage from The Making of 'Thriller' (1983) 2019
I Hate Kids Psychic #4 2019
Eli Roth's History of Horror Self 2018
Into the Dark Man in Bathroom 2018
King Cohen Himself / Self 2018
Bergman: A Year in a Life Self 2018
The World Is Yours Homme couple Ladurée / Couple 2018
Sidemen: Long Road to Glory Self 2017
Creature Designers - The Frankenstein Complex Himself / Self 2015
Tales of Halloween Jebediah Rex (segment "The Ransom of Rusty Rex") / Jebediah Rex 2015
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead Film Director / Self - Film Director / Himself 2015
In Their Own Words Self - Friend & Filmmaker 2015
Wrestling Isn't Wrestling Therapist 2015
Out of Print Himself / Self 2014
The Real History of Science Fiction Self - Director 2014
Trespassing Bergman Himself / Self 2013
Destruction: Las Vegas Salesman #1 2013
The Complete Bob Wilkins Creature Features 2012
Too Young to Die Self 2012
Ain't It Cool with Harry Knowles Self 2012
Holliston John Landis 2012
Beast Wishes Self 2012
Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader Professor 2012
Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis Himself / Self 2011
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan Self - Director of Blues Brothers / Himself 2011
The Future of Fear Self 2011
Nightmare Factory Himself / Self 2011
American Grindhouse Self - Director, Animal House / Himself 2011
Machete Maidens Unleashed! Himself / Self 2010
The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry Himself / Self 2010
Post Mortem with Mick Garris Self 2010
Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr. Himself / Self - Writer / Director 2010
Michael Jackson Self 2009
Red Carpet Report Self 2009
Vittorio D. Himself / Self 2009
Beware the Moon: Remembering 'An American Werewolf in London' Himself / Self 2009
The Scenesters Judge Paxton B Johnson / Judge Paxton B. Johnson 2009
Into the Pit: The Shocking Story of Deadpit.com Himself / Self 2009
Psychoville Director 2009
Starz Inside: The Face Is Familiar Self 2009
Hollywood's Best Film Directors Film Director / Self - Interviewee 2009
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show Self 2009
The Boys Himself / Self 2009
Starz Inside: Ladies or Gentlemen Self - Filmmaker 2008
Parasomnia Dept. Store Manager / Department Store Manager 2008
Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood Self - Interviewee 2008
Look Aggravated Director 2007
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Sister Rosa Stigmata / Self / Himself 2007
Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story Himself / Self 2007
Bloodsucking Cinema Self 2007
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness Radio Technician 2007
British Film Forever Self 2007
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen Quote Reader 2007
Insider Trading: The Making of 'Trading Places' Self 2007
Famous Monster: Forrest J Ackerman Himself / Self 2007
Secret's Out Self - Guest, Self 2006
The Sci-Fi Boys Self 2006
The Boondocks Counseling Group Leader 2005
The Perfect Scary Movie Himself / Self 2005
RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World' Self 2005
Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy Self 2005
Torrente 3: El protector Embajador árabe / Arab Ambassador 2005
20 to 1 Self 2005
TV Land Confidential Self - Interviewee 2005
The Ax Père copain Maxime / Père du copain de Maxime 2005
Ray Harryhausen: The Early Years Collection 2005
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Himself 2005
Hollywood's Creepiest Creatures Himself 2004
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments Self 2004
Edgar G. Ulmer: The Man Off-Screen Self 2004
Spider-Man 2 Doctor 2004
Animal Icons Self 2004
Surviving Eden Doctor Levine 2004
The Michael Jackson Story Self 2003
Unseen + Untold: National Lampoon's Animal House Self - Interviewee 2003
Forever Ealing Self - Interviewee 2002
Masters of Horror Self / John LANDIS 2002
VH-1 Behind the Movie Self 2002
It's Black Entertainment Self 2002
Dinner for Five Self - Special Guest 2001
I Love 1980's Self 2001
The American Nightmare Himself / Self 2000
Diamonds Gambler 2000
Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby Judge 1999
Loose Women Himself 1999
Monster by Moonlight! The Immortal Saga of 'The Wolf Man' Himself / Self - Host and narrator 1999
Mad City Doctor 1997
Who Is Henry Jaglom? Self 1997
Les deniers du culte himself / Narrator 1997
Laws of Deception Judge Trevino 1997
Quicksilver Highway Surgical Assistant 1997
Vampirella Astronaut #1 (Beard) / Astronaut #1 1996
Caroline in the City Self 1995
Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory Director (segment "Black or White") 1995
Masters of Fantasy Self - Writer Director 1994
The Stand Russ Dorr 1994
The Silence of the Hams FBI Agent 1994
The Legend of Dolemite Himself / Self 1994
Dangerous: The Short Films Self ('Making of Black or White segment') 1993
Reflections on the Living Dead Self 1993
Heartstoppers: Horror at the Movies Self 1992
Venice/Venice John Landis 1992
Eek! The Cat Self 1992
Sleepwalkers Lab Technician 1992
Body Chemistry II: The Voice of a Stranger Dr. Edwards 1991
Psycho IV: The Beginning Mike Calveccio 1990
The Horror Hall of Fame Himself / Self - Presenter 1990
Darkman Physician 1990
Dream On Herb 1990
Spontaneous Combustion Radio Technician 1990
RoboCop Man in '6000 SUX' Commercial / Man in ‘6000 SUX’ Commercial 1987
Biography Self - Director, Self 1987
Stephen King's World of Horror Self 1986
Into the Night SAVAK 1985
1st Annual MTV Video Music Awards Self 1984
The Muppets Take Manhattan Leonard Winesop 1984
The Making of 'Thriller' Himself / Self 1983
Trading Places Man with briefcase 1983
Eating Raoul Man at Bank / Man who bumps into Mary at the bank 1982
Take One: Fear on Film Self 1982
An American Werewolf in London Man Being Smashed into Window 1981
The Blues Brothers Trooper La Fong 1980
1941 Mizerany 1979
The Muppet Movie Grover / Additional Muppet Performer 1979
National Lampoon's Animal House Cafeteria Dishwasher 1978
20/20 Self 1978
The Kentucky Fried Movie TV Technician Thrown by Gorilla (segment "A.M. Today") 1977
Death Race 2000 Mechanic 1975
The Six Million Dollar Man Michael 1974
Battle for the Planet of the Apes Jake's Friend / Jake’s Friend 1973
Schlock Schlock 1973
Red Sun Henchman 1971
Great Performances Leonard Winesop 1971
Kelly's Heroes Sister Rosa Stigmata 1970
The T.A.M.I. Show Self - Audience Member 1964
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself 1962
This Is Your Life Self 1955

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2008EmmyOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special Won
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