John Landis Bio

(film director, screenwriter, producer and actor)

Relationship Statistics of John Landis

What is John Landis marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce): Married
When did John Landis get married ? (married date): July 27, 1980
How many children does John Landis have ? (name): 2 (Max Landis, Rachel Landis)
Is John Landis having any relationship affair ?: No
Is John Landis gay ?: No
Who is John Landis wife ? (name): Deborah Nadoolman

More about the relationship

John Landis is a married man. He is married to Oscar-nominated costume designer Deborah Nadoolman. The pair married on July 27, 1980. They have two children from the marriage, Max Landis, and Rachel Landis. Max is a screenwriter and Rachel is an early childhood educator. The marriage is going strong as there is no news regarding any extramarital affairs at present.

Who is John Landis?

John Landis is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and actor. He has directed numerous comedy movies including ‘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.

John Landis’ Early Life, Childhood, and Education

Landis was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 3, 1950, to parents Shirley Levine and Marshall Landis. Throughout most of his childhood years, he grew up in California. He became interested in the world of movies since his childhood years. He is of American nationality. Furthermore, he belongs to Ashkenazi Jewish ethnic background.

Talking about his education, there are no details about Landis’ educational background.

John Landis’ Career, Salary, Net Worth

Landis initially started his film career working as a mail boy at 20th Century Fox. Later, he decided to pursue his career in directing movies. In 1969, he worked as an assistant director for filming MGM’s ‘Kelly’s Heroes’ in Yugoslavia. Eventually, he made his debut in 1971 as a director in the US with ‘Schlock’. Additionally, from 1977 to 1981, he worked on the films including ‘The Kentucky Fried Movie’, ‘Animal House’, ‘The Blues Brothers’ and ‘An American Werewolf in London’. Since then, he has worked in numerous other movies and television series as a producer and a director. All in all, he has over 40 credits as a director and over 25 credits as a producer.

Some other movies and television series that Landis has worked in are ‘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’, ‘Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color’, ‘What If…?’, ‘Dream On’ and ‘Innocent Blood’ among others. Additionally, he also has 45 credits as an actor and has appeared in TV series and movies including ‘Holliston’, ‘Psychoville’ and ‘Spider-Man 2’ among others. Furthermore, he also has 16 credits as a writer and two credits for soundtracks.

Landis won the Primetime Emmy Award for ‘Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project’ in 2008. He has also garnered the Saturn Award nomination. Additionally, he won the Golden Unicorn for Career Achievement Award in the Amiens International Film Festival in 2015. All in all, he has 9 wins and 15 nominations to his name till date.

Landis has not revealed his current salary. However, he has an estimated net worth of around $ 70 million at present.

John Landis’s Rumors, Controversy

Landis was involved in a controversy after a helicopter crash killed actor Vic Morrow, and 2 young children during his filming of the ‘Twilight Zone’ movie. The incident also injured Landis and his other crew members. Additionally, he faced a manslaughter rap over the stunt. At present, there are no rumors concerning his life and career.

John Landis’s Body Measurement

Talking about his body measurement, Landis has a height of 5 feet 10½ inches (1.79 m). Additionally, his hair color is dark brown and eye color is light brown.

John Landis’s Social Media

Landis is active on Instagram. He has more than 300 followers and has posted 4 times. However, he does not have his official Twitter account. His fan page on Facebook has around 300 followers.

References: (ethnicelebs.com, rottentomatoes.com, theguardian.com)

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