He married costume designer Deborah Nadoolman on July 27, 1980.
He was a member of the jury at the 1989 Venice Film Festival.
He directed a commercial for Charter Cable featuring Dan Aykroyd.
He often uses references to King Kong in his films.
He has directed the following music videos:
-"Thriller", by Michael Jackson
-"Black or White", by Michael Jackson
John has one son and one daughter.
John has directed music videos for Michael Jackson.
John worked as a mailman at the Fox studios after dropping out of school at age 17.
John was a member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1989.
In his early career he worked as a stunt-man specialising in horse-falls.
John once worked as an attendant in a parking lot.
John Landis: I'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 a movie set except haridressing.
John Landis: When `Animal House` turned out the way it did, they all rushed to me with barrels of money begging me to make them rich.