John David Landis (born August 3, 1950) is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, and producer. He is known for his comedies, his horror films, and his music videos with singer Michael Jackson.

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John David Landis (born August 3, 1950) is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, and producer. He is known for his comedies, his horror films, and his music videos with singer Michael Jackson.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 116

Birthday 1950-08-03

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

B.B. King: Into the Night as Himself
2018 Into the Dark(1 episode) as Man in Bathroom
2018 The World Is Yours as Homme couple Ladurée
2018 King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen as Himself
2016 Sidemen: Long Road To Glory
2015 Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex as Himself
2015 Tales of Halloween as Jebediah Rex
2015 In Their Own Words: Jim Henson
2015 Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon as Himself / Film Director
2014 Out of Print as Himself
2013 Trespassing Bergman as Himself
2011 Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis as Himself
2011 Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan as himself
2011 Nightmare Factory as Himself
2011 American Grindhouse as Himself
2010 Machete Maidens Unleashed! as himself
2010 The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry as Himself
2010 Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney, Jr. as Himself
2010 David Bowie: Rare and Unseen
2009 Teen Spirit: Teenagers and Hollywood as Himself
2009 Vittorio D
2009 Beware the Moon: Remembering 'An American Werewolf in London' as Himself
2009 Into the Pit: The Shocking Story of as Himself
2009 Psychoville(1 episode)
2009 The Face Is Familiar
2008 Parasomnia as Department Store Manager
2008 Starz Inside: Fantastic Flesh
2008 Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood as Himself
2007 Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project as Himself
2007 Bloodsucking Cinema
2007 The Decade of Darkness as Himself
2007 Insider Trading: The Making of 'Trading Places' as Himself
2007 Famous Monster: Forrest J Ackerman as Himself
2006 The Sci-Fi Boys as Himself
2006 Footlight Parade: Music for the Decades
2006 Busby Berkeley's Kaleidoscopic Eyes
2006 (buz'be bur'kle) n. A Study in Style as Himself
2005 RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World' as Himself
2005 Torrente 3: The Protector as Arab Ambassador
2004 Hollywood's Creepiest Creatures as Himself
2004 Edgar G. Ulmer: The Man Off-screen as Self
2004 Spider-Man 2 as Doctor
2004 Mario Bava: Operazione paura as Himself
2000 The American Nightmare as Himself
1999 Diamonds as Gambler
1999 Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby as Judge
1999 Monster by Moonlight! The Immortal Saga of The Wolf Man as Himself
1998 The Abbey Road Story as Himself
1997 Mad City as Doctor
1997 Hollywood Rated 'R' as himself
1997 Quicksilver Highway as Surgical Assistant
1996 Vampirella as Astronaut #1
1994 The Silence of the Hams as FBI Agent
1994 The Legend of Dolemite! Bigger & Badder as Himself
1992 Eek! The Cat(83 episodes)
1992 Body Chemistry II: Voice of a Stranger as Dr. Edwards
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(1 episode)
1992 Sleepwalkers as Lab Technician
1990 Psycho IV: The Beginning as Mike Calveccio
1990 The Horror Hall of Fame as Himself
1990 Darkman as Physician
1990 Dream On(1 episode)
1990 Spontaneous Combustion as Radio Technician
1989 This Is Horror as Himself
1985 Into the Night as SAVAK
1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan as Leonard Winesop
1983 Making Michael Jackson's Thriller as Himself
1982 Eating Raoul as Man at Bank
1982 Take One: Fear on Film
1980 The Blues Brothers as Trooper La Fong
1979 The Muppet Movie
1978 Animal House as Cafeteria Dishwasher
1977 The Kentucky Fried Movie as TV Technician Thrown by Gorilla (segment "A.M. Today")
1975 Death Race 2000 as Mechanic
1973 Schlock as Schlock


B.B. King: Into the NightCo-Director
2011 Franklin & Bash(1 episode)Director
2010 Burke & HareDirector
2008 Fear Itself(1 episode)Director
2007 Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles ProjectDirector
2006 The Great Sketch ExperimentDirector
2006 Psych(3 episodes)Director
2006 FamilyDirector
2005 Deer WomanDirector
2005 Masters of Horror(2 episodes)Director
2004 SlasherDirector
1998 Susan's PlanDirector
1998 Blues Brothers 2000Director
1997 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show(1 episode)Director
1997 HIStory on Film, Volume IIDirector
1996 The StupidsDirector
1994 Beverly Hills Cop IIIDirector
1992 Innocent BloodDirector
1991 OscarDirector
1990 Dream On(18 episodes)Director
1990 Disneyland's 35th Anniversary SpecialDirector
1988 Coming to AmericaDirector
1987 Amazon Women on the MoonDirector
1986 ¡Three Amigos!Director
1985 Spies Like UsDirector
1985 George Burns Comedy Week(1 episode)Director
1985 Into the NightDirector
1983 Michael Jackson's ThrillerDirector
1983 Twilight Zone: The MovieDirector
1983 Trading PlacesDirector
1982 Coming SoonDirector
1981 An American Werewolf in LondonDirector
1980 The Blues BrothersDirector
1978 Animal HouseDirector
1977 The Kentucky Fried MovieDirector
1973 SchlockDirector


Bad VibesExecutive Producer
2011 Some Guy Who Kills PeopleExecutive Producer
1999 The Lost World(69 episodes)Producer
1998 Blues Brothers 2000Producer
1997 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show(66 episodes)Producer
1996 The Munsters' Scary Little ChristmasExecutive Producer
1995 Sliders(97 episodes)Producer
1994 Weird Science(88 episodes)Producer
1990 Dream On(120 episodes)Producer
1986 FuzzbucketProducer
1985 ClueExecutive Producer
1983 Twilight Zone: The MovieProducer


2005 Masters of Horror(1 episode)Writer
2004 SlasherWriter
1998 Blues Brothers 2000Screenplay
1997 An American Werewolf in ParisCharacters
1997 HIStory on Film, Volume IIWriter
1985 ClueStory
1983 Twilight Zone: The MovieWriter
1981 An American Werewolf in LondonScreenplay
1980 The Blues BrothersWriter
1973 SchlockWriter


1973 My Name Is NobodyStunts
1968 Once Upon a Time in the WestStunts
1966 The Good, the Bad and the UglyStunts


Disneyland's 30th Anniversary CelebrationCreator

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