Belushi while working on a shoot for POST K-9.
|Born||James Adam Belushi|
June 15, 1954
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Other name(s)||"Funniest Living Belushi"|
|Occupation||Film, television actor|
|Spouse(s)||Jennifer Sloan (1998 - present) 2 children|
Marjorie Bransfield (1990 - 1992; divorced)
Sandra Davenport (1980 - 1988; divorced) 1 child
James "Jim" Adam Belushi (born June 15, 1954) is an American actor, comedian, musician and younger brother of the late comedian John Belushi. Events 763 BC - Assyrians record a Solar eclipse that will be used to fix the Chronology of Mesopotamian history Year 1954 ( MCMLIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar) Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. The State of Illinois ( roughly ill-i-NOY is a state of the United States of America, the 21st to be admitted to the Union. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works Marjorie Bransfield is an English-speaking former Actress, who was married to Actor James Belushi (22 September 1990 - April 1992 thus becoming his second Events 763 BC - Assyrians record a Solar eclipse that will be used to fix the Chronology of Mesopotamian history Year 1954 ( MCMLIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar) The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works A comedian or comic is a person who seeks to entertain an audience primarily by making them laugh A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a John Adam Belushi ( January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982) was an American Comedian, Actor and Musician Belushi stars in the sitcom According to Jim. According to Jim is an American situation Comedy television series which premiered on October 3 2001 on ABC.
James Belushi was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Agnes B. The State of Illinois ( roughly ill-i-NOY is a state of the United States of America, the 21st to be admitted to the Union. (née Samaras), a first-generation Albanian American who worked as a cashier, and Adam Belushi, an Albanian immigrant and restaurant operator who left his native village, Qytezë, in 1934 at the age of fifteen. Albanian Americans are Citizens of the United States who are of Albanian ancestry This article is about the country in southern Europe For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Albania topics.  After graduating from Wheaton Central High School, Belushi attended the College of DuPage and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in Speech and Theater Arts. Wheaton Warrenville South High School, or WWSHS, and locally referred to as "South" is a public four-year High school located at the corner of The College of DuPage, or COD, is the Midwest 's largest single-campus two-year Community college, with its main campus located in Glen Ellyn Southern Illinois University is a state university located in Southern Illinois with two institutions and multiple campuses
From 1977 to 1980 Belushi, like his older brother, John Belushi, worked with the Chicago theater group The Second City. During this period, Belushi made his television debut in the 1978's Who's Watching the Kids and also had a small part in Brian De Palma's The Fury. Who's Watching the Kids was a 1978 sitcom on NBC starring Caren Kaye and Lynda Goodfriend as a couple of Showgirls in Brian De Palma (born Brian Russell DePalma on September 11 1940 in Newark New Jersey) is an American Film director. His first significant role was in Michael Mann's Thief (1981). Michael Kenneth Mann (born February 5 1943 is an American Film director, Screenwriter, and producer. Thief is a 1981 noir crime Drama written and directed by Michael Mann, based on the novel The Home Invaders by "Frank Hohimer" After his elder brother John's death, from 1983 to 1985, he appeared on Saturday Night Live; he portrayed characters such as Hank Rippy from "Hello, Trudy!", and "That White Guy". The early eighties Doumanian's season For much of the decade SNL was in turmoil and many critics wrote the show off as a pale imitation of its former glory Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City Belushi also appears in the film Trading Places as a drunk man in a gorilla suit during a New Year's Eve party. Trading Places is an Academy Award -nominated 1983 Comedy film starring Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis. New Year's Eve is on December 31, the final day of the Gregorian year and the day before New Year's Day.
Belushi rose to greater prominence with his supporting roles in About Last Night..., Salvador, and Little Shop of Horrors (as Patrick Martin) (all 1986) which opened up opportunities for lead roles. About Last Night is a Comedy-drama Film released in 1986. The film was directed by Edward Zwick, and stars Rob Lowe, Salvador is a 1986 film which tells the story of an American journalist in El Salvador covering the Salvadoran civil war. Little Shop of Horrors is the 1986 musical Film adaptation of the Off-Broadway musical comedy of the same name He has starred in films including Real Men (1987), The Principal (1987), Red Heat (1988), Homer and Eddie, K-9 (1989) which starred a real life police dog from Kansas City, Missouri named Koton (played as "Jerry Lee" and was later killed in police action in 1991) and produced two sequels that were released straight to video; K-911 (1999) starring Mac, Sonto & Reno as "Jerry Lee" and K-9: P.I. (2002) starring King as "Jerry Lee", Dimenticare Palermo (1989), Taking Care of Business (1990), Mr. Destiny (1990), Curly Sue (1991), Wild Palms (1993), Royce (1994), Race the Sun (1996), Retroactive (1997), Gang Related (1997), and Angel's Dance (1999). Real Men is a 1987 Comedy / Sci-fi Film starring James Belushi and John Ritter as the heroes suave womanizing CIA The Principal is a 1987 film starring James Belushi and Louis Gossett Jr Red Heat is a 1988 Buddy cop film directed by Walter Hill. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, as Moscow narc K-9 is a 1989 motion picture Comedy starring James Belushi and Mel Harris. Koton was a German Shepherd Police dog from the Kansas City Missouri, police department K-911 is a Motion picture Comedy which was released Direct-to-video in 1999. K-9 PI is a Motion picture Comedy which was released Direct-to-video in 2002. Dimenticare Palermo ( To Forget Palermo) is a 1989 Italian political thriller starring James Belushi and Mimi Rogers, directed by Taking Care of Business was a film made in 1990 starring James Belushi and Charles Grodin. Mr Destiny is a 1990 Comedy film starring Jim Belushi. Other actors in this film included Linda Hamilton, Jon Lovitz, Curly Sue is a 1991 comedy Film starring James Belushi, Alisan Porter and Kelly Lynch. Wild Palms is a six-hour Mini-series, which first aired in May 1993 on the ABC network in the United States. Race the Sun is a 1996 comedy-drama movie mainly starring Halle Berry, Steve Hogan and James Belushi. Gang Related (1997 is a Film written and directed by Jim Kouf which stars Tupac Shakur and James Belushi. Angel's Dance is a 1999 film Plot Tony wants to be a Hitman for the Mafia, but first he has to learn from a master
His voice work includes The Mighty Ducks, Babes in Toyland, and Hey Arnold!, and the more recent Hoodwinked and The Wild. Mighty Ducks is a half-hour Disney Animated series that aired on ABC and The Disney Afternoon in the fall of 1996 Babes in Toyland is a 1997 animated musical adventure based on the original story Hey Arnold! is an American Animated television series that aired from October 7, 1996 until June 8, 2004 on Hoodwinked! is a 2005 Computer-animated family comedy produced by Blue Yonder Films with Kanbar Entertainment The Wild is a Computer-animated Film directed by Steve "Spaz" Williams, produced by Clint Goldman, assistant produced He also lended his vocal talents for 9: The Last Resort (a PC game released in 1995), in which he portrayed 'Salty' a coarse yet helpful character. 9 The Last Resort is a 1995 adventure Computer game developed by Tribeca Interactive. On January 4, 2001, Belushi appeared on the ER episode "Piece of Mind". ER is an Emmy Award -winning American Medical drama series created by Novelist Michael Crichton and airing on The episode focused on both Dr. Mark Greene's life-or-death brain surgery in New York and Belushi's character, who had been in a car accident with his son in Chicago. Dr Mark Greene was a fictional medical doctor from the television series ER. Belushi's performance contributed to his reemergence in the public eye, and the following year he was cast as the titular role in ABC's According to Jim. According to Jim is an American situation Comedy television series which premiered on October 3 2001 on ABC. His first animation voice-over was as a pimple on Krum's head in "Ahhhh! Real Monsters" on Nickelodeon. That performance led him to be cast in the continuing role as Simon, the Monster Hunter, in that series where he ad-libbed much of his dialogue.
In 2003, Belushi and Dan Aykroyd released the album Have Love, Will Travel, and participated in an accompanying tour. Daniel Edward "Dan" Aykroyd, CM (born July 1, 1952) is an Academy Award -nominated and Emmy Award -winning Canadian-American He also performs at various venues nationwide as Zee Blues in an updated version of The Blues Brothers. The Blues Brothers are a Grammy Award -nominated American blues and soul revivalist band founded in 1978 by comedians Dan Aykroyd He had his first book released, Real Men Don't Apologize, Real Women Don't Sass Back, in May, 2006.
Recently, Belushi was a narrator of an NFL offensive linemen commercial. The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. Belushi also introduced the starting lineups for the University of Illinois football team during ABC's telecast of the 2008 Rose Bowl.
Belushi has married three times and has three children. He married Sandra Davenport on May 17, 1980 and had a son, Robert (born 1981), with her. Events 1521 - Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for Treason. Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) He later married Marjorie Bransfield on September 22, 1990, but divorced in April 1992. Marjorie Bransfield is an English-speaking former Actress, who was married to Actor James Belushi (22 September 1990 - April 1992 thus becoming his second Events 66 - Emperor Nero creates the Legion I Italica. 1236 - The Lithuanians Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) He is currently married to Jennifer Sloan, since May 2, 1998. Events 1194 - King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Together they have a daughter, Jamison Bess (born 1999), and son, Jared James (born 2002). Belushi is an Albanian Orthodox Christian. The Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania ( Albanian: Kisha Orthodhokse Autoqefale e Shqipërisë) is one of the newest autocephalous Eastern 
On November 2, 2004 Belushi filed a lawsuit against actress and neighbor Julie Newmar. Events 1570 - A Tidal wave in the North Sea devastates the coast from Holland to Jutland, killing more than 1000 "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Julie Newmar (born August 16, 1933) is an American actress, Dancer and Singer.  Belushi claimed that Newmar was trying to drive him from his home by blaring loud music directed at his house, bad-mouthing him to neighbors, and destroying his property. Newmar claimed she was the victim of Belushi and had been suffering for many years, ever since he moved next door to her. In January 2006, the two announced they had settled their differences out-of-court, and later that year Newmar guest-starred on an episode of According to Jim ("The Grumpy Guy") that poked fun at the feud by having Newmar play a neighbor who annoys Belushi's character. 
Belushi is a die hard Chicago Cubs fan and also is a dedicated fan of home town football team the Chicago Bears. The Chicago Cubs are a Professional Baseball franchise based in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team based in Chicago, Illinois. Jim has more recently confessed to also being a fan of the Chicago Fire. He drops in for big games at home games of those teams when in his native Chicago. Belushi appeared in Santo's documentary, This Old Cub. This Old Cub is a Documentary film which was released in 2004.
|1985||The Man with One Red Shoe||Morris|
|1986||Little Shop of Horrors||Patrick|
|1986||Jumpin' Jack Flash||Various - Cab Driver, Police officer, Repair Man|
|1986||About Last Night||Bernie Litgo|
|1987||The Principal||Rick Latimer|
|1987||Real Men||Nick Pirandello|
|1988||Red Heat||Det. Events January 19 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquires beleaguered concurrent United Artists. Thief is a 1981 noir crime Drama written and directed by Michael Mann, based on the novel The Home Invaders by "Frank Hohimer" Events February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Let's Spend the Night Together opens in New York Trading Places is an Academy Award -nominated 1983 Comedy film starring Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis. Events 3 December - Roger Moore steps down from the role of James Bond after twelve years and seven films The Man With One Red Shoe is a 1985 Comedy film directed by Stan Dragoti. Events April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Go's Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries Little Shop of Horrors is the 1986 musical Film adaptation of the Off-Broadway musical comedy of the same name Salvador is a 1986 film which tells the story of an American journalist in El Salvador covering the Salvadoran civil war. Jumpin' Jack Flash is a 1987 comedy - thriller Film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Stephen Collins, Carol About Last Night is a Comedy-drama Film released in 1986. The film was directed by Edward Zwick, and stars Rob Lowe, Events January 31 - The Cure for Insomnia premieres at The School of the Art Institute in Chicago Illinois, to The Principal is a 1987 film starring James Belushi and Louis Gossett Jr Real Men is a 1987 Comedy / Sci-fi Film starring James Belushi and John Ritter as the heroes suave womanizing CIA Events Michael Jackson 's first film was Moonwalker Top grossing films (U Red Heat is a 1988 Buddy cop film directed by Walter Hill. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, as Moscow narc Sgt. Art Ridzic (Ridžić)|
|1989||K-9||Detective Michael Dooley|
|1990||Taking Care of Business||Jimmy Dworski|
|1990||Mr. Destiny||Larry Joseph Burrows|
|1991||Curly Sue||Bill Dancer|
|1991||Diary of a Hitman||Shandy|
|1992||Traces of Red||Jack Dobson|
|1992||Once Upon A Crime||Neil|
|1993||Wild Palms (mini-series)||Harry Wyckoff|
|1993||Last Action Hero||Himself|
|1995||Sahara||Sergeant, Joe Gunn|
|1995||Canadian Bacon||Reporter, Charles Jackal|
|1995||The Pebble and the Penguin||Rocko||Voice Actor|
|1996||Jingle All the Way||Mall Santa|
|1996||Race the Sun||Frank Machi|
|1997||Gang Related||Frank Divinci||Alongside Tupac Shakur|
|1999||My Neighbors the Yamadas||Takashi Yamada||Voice Actor|
|1999||Angel's Dance||Stevie Rosellini|
|2001||Joe Somebody||Chuck Scarett|
|2002||Snow Dogs||Demon||Voice Actor|
|2006||The Wild||Benny||Voice Actor|
|2007||Underdog||Dan Unger (Father)|