John Landis

John Landis is an actor, screenwriter, producer, and director from the United States. ‘National Lampoon’s Animal House,’ ‘An American Werewolf in London,’ ‘Trading Places,’ ‘Coming to America,’ 2018Beverly Hills Cop III,’ and ‘The Blues Brothers,’ among others, have been directed by him.

What is the Net Worth of John Landis?

Landis has not revealed his current salary or net worth. At the moment, his net worth is estimated to be approximately $150 million.

Early Life, and Education of John Landis

Landis was born on August 3, 1950, in Chicago, Illinois, to Shirley Levine and Marshall Landis. He spent the majority of his childhood years in California. In his childhood, he got fascinated in the world of cinema. He is an American citizen. In addition, he is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. When it comes to his education, Landis’ educational background is unknown.

John Landis Directs Child Actors In The Blues Brothers 1980 vintage promo  photo print - Historic Images
John Landis Directs Child Actors In The Blues Brothers 1980 vintage promo photo print. (Source: Historic Images)

Career and Profession of John Landis

Landis got his start in the film industry as a postal boy at 20th Century Fox. He afterwards decided to pursue a profession as a film director. In 1969, he worked as an associate director in Yugoslavia on MGM’s “Kelly’s Heroes.”

In 1971, he made his directorial debut in the United States with the film ‘Schlock.’ He also worked on films like ‘The Kentucky Fried Movie,’ ‘Animal House,’ ‘The Blues Brothers,’ and ‘An American Werewolf in London’ from 1977 to 1981. Since then, he has worked as a producer and director on a number of additional films and television series. He has a total of more than 40 credits as a director and more than 25 credits as a producer.

Landis got his start in the film industry as a postal boy at 20th Century Fox.
Landis got his start in the film industry as a postal boy at 20th Century Fox. (Source: WION)

Other films and television series in which Landis has appeared include ‘Wendy Liebman: Taller on TV,’ ‘Some Guy Who Kills People,’ ‘Starz Inside: Ladies or Gentlemen,’ ‘The Kronenberg Chronicles,’ ‘The Lost World,’ ‘Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show,’ ‘The Munsters’ Scary Little Christmas,’ ‘Weird Science,’ ‘Sliders,’ ‘ He also has 45 acting credits, including roles in TV shows and films such as ‘Holliston,’ ‘Psychoville,’ and ‘Spider-Man 2,’ among others. He also has 16 writing credits and two soundtrack credits to his name.

In 2008, Landis earned a Primetime Emmy Award for his film ‘Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project.’ He’s also been nominated for a Saturn Award. In 2015, he was also awarded the Golden Unicorn for Career Achievement at the Amiens International Film Festival. To date, he has 9 wins and 15 nominations to his belt.

Personal Life

John Landis is a husband and father. Deborah Nadoolman, an Oscar-nominated costume designer, is his wife. On July 27, 1980, the couple tied the knot.


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Max Landis and Rachel Landis are their two children from their marriage. Rachel is an early childhood educator and Max is a scriptwriter. The marriage is still going strong, since there are no reports of extramarital affairs at this time.

Rumors and Controversy

During the filming of the ‘Twilight Zone,’ Landis was involved in a controversy after a helicopter crash killed actor Vic Morrow and two small children. Landis and his other crew members were also hurt in the incident. He was also charged with manslaughter in connection with the stunt. There are currently no speculations about his life or career.

Body Measurement and Social Media

Landis is 5 feet 1112 inches tall, according to his body measurements (1.79 m). Furthermore, his hair is dark brown, and his eyes are light brown. Landis is a regular user of Instagram. He has over 300 followers and has made four posts. He does not, however, have an official Twitter account. His Facebook fan page has roughly 300 likes.

Relationship Facts of John Landis

  • John Landis is married to Deborah Nadoolman.
  • John Landis married on July 27, 1980.
  • He is father of Two (Max Landis, Rachel Landis).
  • John Landis is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Quick Facts of John Landis

Age: 71 years 5 months
Birth Date: August 03, 1950
Horoscope (Sunshine): Leo
Full Name: John Landis
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Net Worth: $150 million
Salary: N/A
Height / How tall : 5 feet 10 inches (1.79m)
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Nationality: American
Profession: film director, screenwriter, producer and actor
Father’s Name: Marshall Landis
Mother’s Name: Shirley Levine
Education: N/A
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Light Brown
Lucky Number: 2
Lucky Stone: Ruby
Lucky Color: Gold
Best Match for Marriage: Sagittarius, Gemini, Aries
Last Update: Jan, 2022