The Blues Brothers: Cast List Of This 1980 Comedy Classic Movie

By Cyn Felthousen-Post
John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Carrie Fisher on the set of 'The Blues Brothers.' Source: IMDB

With young John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Carrie Fisher, The Blues Brothers (1980) was loaded for comedy in its major roles. But the cast list doesn't stop there, and it's not only actors. James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin all play fictional characters and, as you'd expect, sing in the film, which isn't a straight-up musical but does have song-and-dance numbers sprinkled throughout. Add familiar faces and names John Candy, Twiggy, Paul Reubens (later known as Pee Wee Herman) and Frank Oz, and you've got a turn-of-the-'80s celebrity extravaganza, for better or worse. The Blues Brothers might not hold up as well as Animal House (1978), Caddyshack (1980), or Vacation (1983) -- or it might, depending on your taste -- but it's still a fun watch and musical time capsule.