John Landis Net Worth

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John Landis net worth is
$70 Million

John Landis Wiki Biography

John Landis was born on the 3rd August 1950, in Chicago, Illinois USA, and is a Primetime Emmy Award-winning director, producer, screenwriter, and actor, best known for directing such movies as “The Blues Brothers” (1980), “An American Werewolf in London” (1981), “Trading Places” (1983), and “Coming to America” (1988). Landis also made one of the most famous music videos for Michael Jackson – “Thriller”. His career started in 1969.

Have you ever wondered how rich John Landis is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Landis’ net worth is as high as $70 million, an amount earned through his successful career in film industry. In addition to being a well-known director, Landis also works as a producer, actor and screenwriter, which also contribute to his wealth.

John Landis Net Worth $70 Million

John Landis was a son of Shirley Levine and Marshall Landis, an interior designer and decorator, and grew up in a Jewish family in California, where he parents moved when he was four months old.

He started his career as an assistant director of “Kelly’s Heroes” during filming in Yugoslavia in 1969, while in 1973 Landis directed and starred in “Schlock”. By the end of the ‘70s, John had made “The Kentucky Fried Movie” (1977) and “Animal House” (1978) starring John Belushi, Karen Allen and Tom Hulce. In 1980, Landis directed and co-wrote the huge hit called “The Blues Brothers” (1980) with John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, with the movie earning more than $110 million worldwide, increasing his net worth significantly. The next year, Landis wrote and directed the Oscar-winning horror “An American Werewolf in London” starring David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, and Joe Belcher, which grossed over $60 million at the box office.

In July 1982, the actor Vic Morrow and two child extras died in an accident involving a helicopter during the filming of “Twilight Zone: The Movie”. Landis was charged with involuntary manslaughter, but was acquitted of the charges in 1987. The movie came out in 1983, and the same year Landis filmed the Oscar-nominated “Trading Places” starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd, which was a huge hit and earned more than $90 million in the US alone. His next movie – “Into the Night” (1985) with Jeff Goldblum and Michelle Pfeiffer, wasn’t that successful, but by the end of the ‘80s, Landis had directed such movies as “Spies Like Us” (1985) starring Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd, “¡Three Amigos!” (1986) with Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Martin Short, and the Oscar-nominated “Coming to America” (1988) with Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, and James Earl Jones – with a budget of around $40 million, the film grossed over $288 million worldwide, and is Landis’ most successful movie of his career.

In the early ‘90s, Landis made “Oscar” (1991) starring Sylvester Stallone and “Innocent Blood” (1992) with Anne Parillaud, Anthony LaPaglia, and Robert Loggia, while he also directed 17 episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-winning series “Dream On” from 1990 to 1996. In 1994, he filmed “Beverly Hills Cop III” starring Eddie Murphy, and after spending most of the ‘90s and 2000s working on short films, music videos, and television series, Landis latest movie is “Burke and Hare” (2010) with Bill Bailey, Tom Wilkinson, and Michael Smiley. John also has over 40 acting credits, and has worked on 30 projects as a producer, significantly improving his wealth as well.

Regarding his persona life, John Landis married Deborah Nadoolman in July 1980 and has two children with her; they currently live in Beverly Hills, California. Although raised in a Jewish family, John states that he is an atheist.

Full NameJohn Landis
Net Worth$70 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 3, 1950
Place Of BirthChicago, Illinois, U.S.
ProfessionFilm director
SpouseDeborah Nadoolman Landis
ChildrenMax Landis, Rachel Landis
ParentsMarshall Landis, Shirley Levine Landis
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special
NominationsVenezia Classici Award for Best Restored Film
MoviesAn American Werewolf in London, The Blues Brothers, Animal House, Trading Places, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Coming to America, ¡Three Amigos!, The Kentucky Fried Movie, Burke & Hare, Into the Night, Blues Brothers 2000, Innocent Blood, Spies Like Us, Beverly Hills Cop III, Schlock, The Stupids, Ama...
TV ShowsEek! The Cat
1On YouTube's Trailers from Hell channel, always introduces himself with a joke name, while his actual name appears at the foot of the screen ("Hi, I'm First Lady Michelle Obama, and this is Trailers from Hell").
2Often works with makeup artist Rick Baker ((Schlock (1973), An American Werewolf in London (1981), Coming to America (1988), Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983))
3Films usually contain a scene where a full song is sung (see: Animal House (1978), The Blues Brothers (1980), Coming to America (1988), Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)).
4Frequently works with Dan Aykroyd
5He often has his characters look into camera lens to make eye contact with the audience or "break frame".
6Features clips of cast members in the ending credits when their name appears
7Often has an image of large gorilla, usually King Kong, somewhere in a movie.
8Often casts Stephen Bishop as "Charming Guy" in his films, basically a bit part for a friend.
9Frequently casts other directors and filmmakers in small roles
10Music: 'The Girl from Ipanema'
11Airport scenes in Into the Night (1985) and Coming to America (1988) have a call over the PA system for a 'Mr Frank Ozkerwitz' to pick up the white courtesy phone. This is Frank Oz's real name. Landis' work frequently features Oz.
12The phrase "See You Next Wednesday". Supposedly, the phrase is the title of a film that Landis had an idea for at the age of 15. The title is a direct reference to a line in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). He describes the film as the kind of movie that a 15 year old adolescent boy would have made. He sometimes uses ideas from this movie, and when he does he puts the phrase in as a "homage". It is not in all of his movies [SYNW].
1(On The 7th Voyage of Sinbad) The reason it changed my life, and it really did-I had complete suspension of disbelief. Really, I was eight years old, and it transported me. I was on that beach running from that dragon, fighting that Cyclops. It just really dazzled me and I bought it completely. All my energy and efforts were to be a filmmaker, and it was because of that film.
2I still think that The Exorcist (1973) is the scariest movie I ever saw. However I have never walked away from a movie uneasy - I've been creeped out during the movie, but once I leave the cinema, it's more about my next meal.
3The new versions of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) and The Last House on the Left (2009) looked like shampoo commercials.
4[on Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)] I never had that experience before, where committees are telling me what they're going to do. What I should have done is quit, but instead - out of loyalty to Danny [Aykroyd] - I finished the movie. We had fabulous music - I'm proud of the music - but by the time we were shooting, the movie was fucked.
5[on the death of Michael Jackson] I was lucky enough to know and work with Michael Jackson in his prime. Michael was an extraordinary talent and a truly great international star. He had a troubled and complicated life and despite his gifts, remains a tragic figure. My wife Deborah and I will always have great affection for him.
6I always loved those 1960s films and the things Richard Lester had done with The Beatles, and I conceived An American Werewolf in London (1981) with that spirit in mind. London was horror central, of course, home of Jack the Ripper, Jekyll and Hyde, so I wanted all that Victorian Gothic, but I also wanted to show the real London of 1981.
7On working with Eddie Murphy in Coming to America (1988): Eddie is an immensely overpowering talent. But if you can imagine a nuclear plant, that energy is productive as long as it's contained. And if Eddie's not contained, he's gonna blow.
8[on superstars] I've worked with Paul McCartney, and Michael Jackson, and The Blues Brothers, and David Bowie, and a lot of people that have gone through that experience, and man I think it's difficult to remain sane under those circumstances. When you see what happened to Elvis Presley - I mean, I understand it, but with that level of stardom, and that level of celebrity, it's a miracle if you can make it through it with any sense of sanity after that.
9The Thing (1982) is a terrific movie, probably John Carpenter's best
10See American Werewolf (In London) is not a comedy. People keep calling it a comedy, it's very funny I hope, but it is a horror film. We meet these guys in a truckload of sheep. This is not subtle. I mean these boys are dead by the end of the movie. That's not really a happy tale.
11On working with Eddie Murphy on Trading Places (1983): His effect was dazzling. There was a "ding!" when he walked on, almost like Marilyn Monroe.
12I've had people come up to me and say Jake and Elwood Blues are these legendary blues artists and I start thinking 'uh-oh'.
13In 1991: "I live with the "Twilight Zone" every day of my life."
14[Commenting on visiting Paramount for the first time in years.] "I felt like Norma Desmond."
15I've done every job there is to do on a movie set except makeup. Wait a minute, I've done makeup. I've done every job there is to do on a movie set except hairdressing.
16When 'Animal House' turned out the way it did, they all rushed to me with barrels of money begging me to make them rich.
17The [movie industry] ratings board reflect[s] the morals of the times. So now, with Reagan as president, it's all right to shred children, but bare breasts are pretty disgusting. The morality of the times is deeply sick. American Film Institute speech, January 27, 1982
1Had an allergic reaction to shrimp on the set of Thriller.
2The Ruling Class (1972) is one of his favorite movies.
3During the filming of The Blues Brothers (1980) John Belushi's drug use was at its height. On a day of filming Belushi didn't want to come out of his trailer. John Landis, who was fed up with Belushi and his antics, reportedly forced his way in to Belushi's trailer, grabbed all of Belushi's drug stash and flushed them down the toilet. Landis told him he wasn't going to be putting up this anymore.
4Says the scariest horror film for him is a "toss-up between" Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) and William Friedkin's The Exorcist (1973). [NYTimes, 8/21/11].
5On 12 April 2011, when he was introducing his new film Burke and Hare (2010) at The Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF), he was knighted. He is now a "Knight of the Order of the Raven". It's one of the festival's highest honors given only to masters of the genre.
6Five of his movies were nominated for AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs: The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977), Animal House (1978), The Blues Brothers (1980), An American Werewolf in London (1981) and Trading Places (1983). "Animal House" made the list at #36.
7Close friend, George Lucas, offered John Landis the role of director on Howard the Duck (1986). After reading the script Landis turned down the opportunity due to the police car crashes in the finale. He felt this was too similar to that of his previous film The Blues Brothers (1980).
8Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1989.
9One of his favorite movies is The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972). He admits that this film inspired the use of the dream within a dream gag in An American Werewolf in London (1981).
10Once worked as an attendant in a parking lot.
11Has never shot a film in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio until 2010's Burke and Hare (2010).
12Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 555-559. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
13Went to school with Eliza Roberts.
14After he dropped out of school at age 17 he worked as mailman at the Fox studios.
15Father of Max Landis and Rachel Landis.
16He directed the music videos Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983) and Michael Jackson: Black or White (1991), both by Michael Jackson. He has a small cameo as the director in "Black Or White".
17In his early career he worked as a stunt-man specialising in horse-falls.
18The trademark trivia often mentioned in Landis-directed films, the inclusion in some form of the phrase "See you next Wednesday", is a reference to a script young Landis wrote at 15 (which in itself was named after a line in the Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)). Whenever Landis uses an idea from it in a film he's made, he always "credits" the script. The reference appears during the werewolf rampage as the title on the marquee of a porno theater in An American Werewolf in London (1981). It is spoken in German when Vic Morrow is being shot at on the building in the sequence he directed for Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983). In The Blues Brothers (1980) it's on a billboard where the the cops are lying in wait. Then again, it mostly appears as the name on movie posters, so that it probably became merely something to watch for like Alfred Hitchcock's cameos. It first appeared in his first film Schlock (1973) as the name of a movie and as a movie poster in a theater lobby. It appeared again in his second film. The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977), as the title of the "Feel-O-Rama" movie. It surfaces in an apartment in Trading Places (1983) on a movie poster. In Coming to America (1988) it appears in a subway station (the movie claims to star Jamie Lee Curtis, who appeared in "Trading Places"). Another poster is visible in Ophelia's apartment. In Spies Like Us (1985) it appears on the recruitment poster behind the desk of the commander of the army training post. In Into the Night (1985) it appears on two posters in the office where Ed and Diana make the phone call. In Innocent Blood (1992) it is once again advertised on a movie marquee across the street from the Melody Lounge exotic dance bar near where a car crash takes place. It also appears in the Michael Jackson video Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983), which was directed by Landis. One of the men chasing the werewolf finds a note and reads this out while the shot shows MJ in the theater eating popcorn.


The Last Kill2015/IShort executive producer completed
An American Werewolf in Londonexecutive producer announced
Wendy Liebman: Taller on TV2011producer
Some Guy Who Kills People2011executive producer
Starz Inside: Ladies or Gentlemen2008TV Movie documentary executive producer
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project2007Documentary producer
Michael Jackson: Number Ones2003Video documentary producer - segment "Thriller"
The Kronenberg Chronicles2002TV Movie executive producer
The Lost World1999TV Series executive producer
The Lost World1999TV Movie executive producer
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show1998TV Series executive producer - 3 episodes
Susan's Plan1998producer
The Lost World1998executive producer
Blues Brothers 20001998producer
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II1997Video documentary producer - segment "Thriller"
The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas1996TV Movie executive producer
Dream On1990-1996TV Series executive producer - 119 episodes
Campus Cops1996TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Here Come the Munsters1995TV Movie executive producer
Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory1995Video documentary producer - segment "Thriller"
Sliders1995TV Series executive producer - 9 episodes
Weird Science1994TV Series executive producer
Amazon Women on the Moon1987executive producer
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1986TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Clue1985executive producer
B.B. King: Into the Night1985Video documentary short producer
The Making of 'Thriller'1983Video documentary producer
Michael Jackson: Thriller1983Video short producer
Twilight Zone: The Movie1983producer
Coming Soon1982Video documentary producer


Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory1995Video documentary videos "Thriller", "Black or White"
Beverly Hills Cop III1994
Dangerous: The Short Films1993Video documentary video "Black Or White"
Innocent Blood1992
Michael Jackson: Black or White1991Video short
Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special1990TV Movie
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1990TV Series 1 episode
Coming to America1988
Amazon Women on the Moon1987segments "Mondo Condo", "Hospital", "Blacks Without Soul", "Don 'No Soul' Simmons", "Video Date"
¡Three Amigos!1986
Spies Like Us1985
George Burns Comedy Week1985TV Series 1 episode
Into the Night1985
Disneyland's 30th Anniversary Celebration1985TV Special documentary
B.B. King: Into the Night1985Video documentary short segments "Into the night", "My Lucille", "In the midnight hour"
Michael Jackson: Thriller1983Video short
Twilight Zone: The Movie1983segment "one", prologue
Trading Places1983
Coming Soon1982Video documentary
An American Werewolf in London1981
The Blues Brothers1980
Animal House1978
The Kentucky Fried Movie1977
Franklin & Bash2012TV Series 1 episode
Burke and Hare2010
What If...?2009TV Series co-director - 1 episode
Psych2007-2008TV Series 3 episodes
Fear Itself2008TV Series 1 episode
The McCartney Years2007Video documentary music video director
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project2007Documentary
Masters of Horror2005-2006TV Series 2 episodes
The Great Sketch Experiment2006Short
Slasher2004TV Movie documentary
Michael Jackson: Number Ones2003Video documentary videos "Thriller", "Black or White"
The Kronenberg Chronicles2002TV Movie
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show1999TV Series 1 episode
Susan's Plan1998
Blues Brothers 20001998
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II1997Video documentary video "Thriller"
The Stupids1996
Dream On1990-1996TV Series 17 episodes
Campus Cops1996TV Series 2 episodes


Tales of Halloween2015Jebediah Rex (segment "The Ransom of Rusty Rex")
Blast Vegas2013TV MovieSalesman #1
Holliston2012TV SeriesJohn Landis
Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader2012Professor
Psychoville2011TV SeriesDirector
The Boondocks2010TV SeriesCounseling Group Leader
The Scenesters2009Judge Paxton B Johnson
Parasomnia2008Dept. Store Manager
Look2007Aggravated Director
Torrente 3: El protector2005Embajador árabe
The Ax2005Père copain Maxime
Spider-Man 22004Doctor
Surviving Eden2004Doctor Levine
Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby1999Judge
Mad City1997Doctor
Laws of Deception1997Judge Trevino
Quicksilver Highway1997TV MovieSurgical Assistant
Vampirella1996VideoAstronaut #1 (Beard)
The Stand1994TV Mini-SeriesRuss Dorr
The Silence of the Hams1994FBI Agent
Dream On1991-1994TV SeriesHerb
Venice/Venice1992John Landis
Body Chemistry II: The Voice of a Stranger1992Dr. Edwards
Sleepwalkers1992Lab Technician
Michael Jackson: Black or White1991Video shortDirector
Psycho IV: The Beginning1990TV MovieMike Calveccio
Spontaneous Combustion1990Radio Technician
Into the Night1985SAVAK
The Muppets Take Manhattan1984Leonard Winesop
Trading Places1983Man with briefcase (uncredited)
Eating Raoul1982Man who bumps into Mary at the bank (uncredited)
An American Werewolf in London1981Man Being Smashed into Window (uncredited)
The Blues Brothers1980Trooper La Fong
The Muppet Movie1979Grover (uncredited)
The Kentucky Fried Movie1977TV Technician Thrown by Gorilla (segment "A.M. Today") (uncredited)
Death Race 20001975Mechanic
The Six Million Dollar Man1974TV SeriesMichael
Battle for the Planet of the Apes1973Jake's Friend
Red Sun1971Henchman (uncredited)
Kelly's Heroes1970Sister Rosa Stigmata (uncredited)


Top of the Pops 22009TV Series director - 1 episode
Sliders1996-1997TV Series executive consultant - 38 episodes
The Muppet Movie1979additional puppeteer: "Grover" - uncredited
Kelly's Heroes1970production assistant - uncredited


An American Werewolf in London1981 screenplay announced
Masters of Horror2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Susan's Plan1998written by
Blues Brothers 20001998film The Blues Brothers / written by
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II1997Video documentary treatment - segment "Thriller"
An American Werewolf in Paris1997characters in An American Werewolf in London
Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory1995Video documentary treatment - segment "Thriller"
Jason and the Argonauts: An Interview with Ray Harryhausen1995Video documentary short
Michael Jackson: Thriller1983Video short written by
Twilight Zone: The Movie1983prologue
Coming Soon1982Video documentary
An American Werewolf in London1981written by
The Blues Brothers1980written by
Holmes and Yo-Yo1976TV Series story - 1 episode


An American Werewolf in London1981stunts - uncredited
My Name Is Nobody1973stunts - uncredited
Chato's Land1972stunts - uncredited
Once Upon a Time in the West1968stunt performer - uncredited
The Charge of the Light Brigade1968stunt performer - uncredited
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly1966stunt performer - uncredited


Blues Brothers 20001998lyrics: "John The Revelator"
Schlock1973lyrics: "See You Next Wednesday"

Assistant Director

Kelly's Heroes1970assistant director - uncredited

Music Department

Blues Brothers 20001998executive music producer


Mexican Thriller2016Short thanks
No Reasons2016grateful acknowledgment
Ask the StoryBots2016TV Series special thanks - 6 episodes
Shooting the Warwicks2015special thanks
Stairways2015Short special thanks
Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk2014special thanks
Attack of the Gorilla!2013special thanks
The Body2013/IShort special thanks
Him Indoors2012Short special thanks
The Captured Bird2012Short special thanks
Grabbers2012special thanks
Acid Head: The Buzzard Nuts County Slaughter2011special thanks
Solo hay una2011Short very special thanks
Animal2011/IIShort special thanks
Noch' Naprolyot2011Short acknowledgment
Werebitches2010Short special thanks
2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams2010special thanks
Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr.2010Video documentary short special thanks
Starz Inside: The Face Is Familiar2009TV Movie documentary special thanks
Animal House: The Inside Story2008TV Movie special thanks
Homo Erectus2007the producers wish to thank
RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World'2005Video documentary special thanks
Transposing the Music2005Video documentary short special thanks
2001 Maniacs2005special thanks
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentary acknowledgment: photos courtesy of
Zombie Honeymoon2004special thanks
Finding Home2003thanks
The American Nightmare2000Documentary special thanks
Monster by Moonlight! The Immortal Saga of 'The Wolf Man'1999Video documentary short special thanks
The Making of 'Blues Brothers 2000'1998Video documentary short special thanks
Mallrats1995the director would like to thank: for giving me something to do throughout my youth on Friday nights
The Dark Backward1991grateful acknowledgment
Waxwork1988dedicated to - as Landis
Eating Raoul1982the producers wish to thank


The Stories Behind the Making of 'The Blues Brothers'1998Video documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Blues Brothers 2000'1998Video documentary shortHimself
The Abbey Road Story1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
A-Z of Horror1997TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Who Is Henry Jaglom?1997DocumentaryHimself
Les deniers du culte1997TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Masters of Fantasy1996TV Series documentaryHimself - Writer Director
Caroline in the City1996TV SeriesHimself
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen1996TV Series documentaryQuote Reader
Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory1995Video documentaryDirector ('Black or White' video)
Eek!stravaganza1995TV SeriesHimself
Jason and the Argonauts: An Interview with Ray Harryhausen1995Video documentary shortHimself
Dangerous: The Short Films1993Video documentaryHimself ('Making of Black or White segment')
Night of the Living Dead: 25th Anniversary Documentary1993Video documentaryHimself
Jerry Lewis: Total Filmmaker1993TV MovieHimself
The Famous Monsters 1993 World Convention Souvenir Video1993Video documentary
Martin & Lewis: Their Golden Age of Comedy1992TV MovieHimself
Heartstoppers: Horror at the Movies1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Horror Hall of Fame1990TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Entertainment Tonight1990TV Series
Stand-up Comics Take a Stand1988TV Special documentaryHimself
Stephen King's World of Horror1986TV Movie documentaryHimself
B.B. King: Into the Night1985Video documentary shortHimself / SAVAK
1st Annual MTV Video Music Awards1984TV SpecialHimself
Trading Places: Industry Promotional for ShoWest1983Video shortHimself
Trading Places: Trading Stories1983Video shortHimself
The Making of 'Thriller'1983Video documentaryHimself
Take One: Fear on Film1982TV MovieHimself
Behind the Scenes: 'An American Werewolf in London'1981TV Short documentaryHimself
Fantasy Film Festival1979TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America1978TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1972TV SeriesHimself
The T.A.M.I. Show1964DocumentaryHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film2018Documentary filmingHimself
How 2 Make a Film: Billion $ Weekend2015Documentary completedHimself
How to Sell a FilmDocumentary filmingHimself
Into the Dark: Exploring the Horror FilmDocumentary post-productionHimself
King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry CohenDocumentary post-productionHimself
Resurrecting Doug DunningDocumentary post-production
Días de cine2016TV SeriesHimself
Sidemen: Long Road to Glory2016DocumentaryHimself
Le complexe de Frankenstein2015DocumentaryHimself
The 1st Annual Carney Awards2015Himself - Presenter
In Their Own Words2015TV SeriesHimself - Friend & Filmmaker
DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National Lampoon2015DocumentaryHimself / Film Director
Out of Print2014/IDocumentaryHimself
The Real History of Science Fiction2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Greatest Ever Christmas Movies2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Vanity Fair: Decades2013TV Mini-Series documentary short
Trespassing Bergman2013DocumentaryHimself
The Nation's Favourite Dance Moment2013TV Special documentaryHimself
The AckerMonster Chronicles!2012DocumentaryHimself
Bergmans video2012TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (2012)
Ain't It Cool with Harry Knowles2012TV SeriesHimself
Beast Wishes2012DocumentaryHimself
Inside Horror2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan2011DocumentaryHimself - Director of Blues Brothers
The Future of Fear2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Wright Stuff2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
Loose Women2011TV SeriesHimself
Nightmare Factory2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Landis, Baker and Burns2011Video shortHimself
Vegas Cinefest2011Himself
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood's Best Film Directors2011TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee / Film Director
Feel the Grind: The Making of 'American Grindhouse'2010Video documentaryHimself
Post Mortem with Mick Garris2010TV SeriesHimself
The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry2010DocumentaryHimself
Machete Maidens Unleashed!2010DocumentaryHimself
American Grindhouse2010DocumentaryHimself - Director, Animal House
Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr.2010Video documentary shortHimself - Writer / Director
Biography1996-2010TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Director, Animal House / Himself - Director
Bob Burns' Hollywood Halloween2009Video documentaryHimself
Teen spirit: Les ados à Hollywood2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Vittorio D.2009DocumentaryHimself
Beware the Moon: Remembering 'An American Werewolf in London'2009DocumentaryHimself
Breakfast2004-2009TV SeriesHimself
Into the Pit: The Shocking Story of Deadpit.com2009DocumentaryHimself
Tattoos: A Scarred History2009DocumentaryHimself
Starz Inside: The Face Is Familiar2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Fawlty Exclusive: Basil's Best Bits2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story2009DocumentaryHimself
Starz Inside: Ladies or Gentlemen2008TV Movie documentaryHimself - Filmmaker
Starz Inside: Fantastic Flesh2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Animal House: The Inside Story2008TV MovieHimself
Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero2008DocumentaryHimself
Séries express2008TV SeriesHimself
Secret's Out2006-2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Greatest Ever 80s Movies2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ciak Point Torino 20072007TV MovieHimself
Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story2007DocumentaryHimself
Bloodsucking Cinema2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project2007DocumentaryHimself / Sister Rosa Stigmata
British Film Forever2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
TV Land Confidential2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
The Return of the Living Dead: The Decade of Darkness2007Video documentary shortHimself
Character Building: The Many Faces of Rick Baker2007Video documentary shortHimself
Composing America: The Musical Talents of Nile Rodgers2007Video documentary shortHimself
Fit for Akeem: The Costumes of 'Coming to America'2007Video documentary shortHimself
Insider Trading: The Making of 'Trading Places'2007Video documentary shortHimself
Prince-ipal Photography: The Coming Together of America2007Video documentary shortHimself
The Trade in 'Trading Places'2007Video shortHimself
Trading Places: Dressing the Part2007Video documentary shortHimself
Trailers from Hell2007TV SeriesHimself - Host
Famous Monster: Forrest J Ackerman2007DocumentaryHimself
2007 Muppet Presentation Pilot2007Video shortHimself
Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet2006Video documentary shortHimself
Greatest Ever Comedy Movies2006TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006TV SeriesHimself
The Sci-Fi Boys2006DocumentaryHimself
Inside the Asylum: The Making of '2001 Maniacs'2006Video documentary shortHimself
(buz'be bur'kle)n. A Study in Style2006Video shortHimself
Busby Berkeley's Kaleidoscopic Eyes2006Video shortHimself
Footlight Parade: Music for the Decades2006Video shortHimself
Animal Hooves: An Interview with John Landis2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 100 Greatest Pop Videos2005TV MovieHimself
The Perfect Scary Movie2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World'2005Video documentaryHimself
Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy2005Video documentaryHimself
Animal Icons2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Remembering John2005Video documentary shortHimself
Transposing the Music2005Video documentary shortHimself
Hollywood's Master Storytellers: The Blues Brothers2005TV MovieHimself
Movies' Greatest Cars2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ray Harryhausen: The Early Years Collection2005Video documentary
Edgar G. Ulmer - The Man Off-screen2004DocumentaryHimself
Mario Bava: Operazione paura2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Unseen + Untold: The Blues Brothers2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The 100 Greatest Musicals2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dinner for Five2003TV SeriesHimself
Unseen + Untold: National Lampoon's Animal House2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Night Bites: Women and Their Vampires2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
This Is Your Life2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Where Are They Now?: A Delta Alumni Update2003Video shortHimself (voice)
Forever Ealing2002TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Masters of Horror2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Essential Michael Jackson2002TV Movie documentaryHimself - Director 'Thriller'
VH-1 Behind the Movie2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Screen Tests of the Stars2002DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
The Big Breakfast2002TV SeriesHimself
It's Black Entertainment2002TV Special documentaryHimself
Beverly Hills Cop III: Triple Axel2002Video shortHimself
I Love 1980's2001TV Series documentaryHimself
An American Werewolf in London: Casting of the Hand2001Video shortHimself
John Landis on an American Werewolf in London2001Video shortHimself
The American Nightmare2000DocumentaryHimself
Monster by Moonlight! The Immortal Saga of 'The Wolf Man'1999Video documentary shortHimself - -Host
Chicago Filmmakers on the Chicago River1998DocumentaryHimself
The Yearbook: An 'Animal House' Reunion1998Video documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Welcome to the Basement2014TV SeriesHimself
Too Young to Die2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2009TV Series documentaryRadio Technician
Michael Jackson2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
20 to 12007TV Series documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2005TV SeriesHimself
Michael Jackson: Number Ones2003Video documentaryHimself (segment "Black or White")
The Michael Jackson Story2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Michael Jackson's Private Home Movies2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Great Performances1994TV SeriesLeonard Winesop
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1993TV SeriesDr. Edwards

Won Awards

2015Golden Unicorn for Career AchievementAmiens International Film Festival
2010Career AwardMonte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SpecialMr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)
2004Copper Wing Tribute AwardPhoenix Film Festival
2004Time-Machine Honorary AwardSitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
1992CableACECableACE AwardsComedy SeriesDream On (1990)
1985Special Jury PrizeCognac Festival du Film PolicierInto the Night (1985)
1982Best FilmFantafestivalSchlock (1973)

Nominated Awards

1997Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst DirectorThe Stupids (1996)
1995CableACECableACE AwardsComedy SeriesDream On (1990)
1995CableACECableACE AwardsDirecting a Comedy SeriesDream On (1990)
1995CableACECableACE AwardsComedy SeriesDream On (1990)
1995CableACECableACE AwardsDirecting a Comedy SeriesDream On (1990)
1995Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst DirectorBeverly Hills Cop III (1994)
1994CableACECableACE AwardsComedy SeriesDream On (1990)
1993CableACECableACE AwardsComedy SeriesDream On (1990)
1992Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst DirectorOscar (1991)
1991ACECableACE AwardsComedy SeriesDream On (1990)
1984ACECableACE AwardsDocumentary SpecialThe Making of 'Thriller' (1983)
1984International Fantasy Film AwardFantasportoBest FilmTwilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
1984Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)Trading Places (1983)
1982Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest WritingAn American Werewolf in London (1981)

Known for movies

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