James Belushi

Actor, Comedian, Musician
Early in his career, Jim Belushi channeled his gifts for performing into drama. With his start on the Second City stages, the Chicago-based actor sustained a lengthy career with a burly charm that translated across ... Read more »
Born: 06/15/1954 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (123)

The Whole Truth 2016 (Movie)

Boone (Actor)

TripTank 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Voice

Undrafted 2016 (Movie)

Jim (Actor)

Building Belushi 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Himself

Home Sweet Hell 2015 (Movie)

Les (Actor)

Show Me a Hero 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hollow Point 2015 (Movie)

Shepard (Actor)

Easy Six 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return 2014 (Movie)

The Lion (Voice)

The Secret Lives of Dorks 2013 (Movie)

Bronko (Actor)

Thunderstruck 2012 (Movie)

Coach Amross (Actor)

New Year's Eve 2011 (Movie)

Building Super (Actor)

The Defenders 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Cougars, Inc. 2010 (Movie)

Dan Fox (Actor)

The Ghost Writer 2010 (Movie)

John Maddox (Actor)

According to Jim 1983 - 1985, 2001 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Snow Buddies 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Bernie (Actor)

Underdog 2007 (Movie)

Dan Unger (Actor)

Behind the Smile 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Farce of the Penguins 2006 (Movie)

Voice (Actor)

The Wild 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Benny (Actor)

Hoodwinked 2005 (Movie)

Voice of The Woodsman (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Guest

A Life of Laughter: Remembering John Ritter 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

A Merry Mickey Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Less Than Perfect 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

A Scooby-Doo Christmas 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Voice

Dear Santa 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

I'm With Her 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Primetime Glick 1983 - 1985, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Snow Dogs 2002 (Movie)

of Demon (Voice)

Beggars and Choosers 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Joe Somebody 2001 (Movie)

Chuck Scarett (Actor)

One Way Out 2001 (Movie)

Harry Woltz (Actor)

Upton Sinclair's The Jungle 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Justice 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Return to Me 2000 (Movie)

Joe Dayton (Actor)

Who Killed Atlanta's Children? 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Angel's Dance 1999 (Movie)

Stevie Rosellini (Actor)

Hohokekyo Tonari no Yamada-kun 1999 (Movie)

Takashi Yamada (voice) (Actor)

K-911 1999 (Movie)

Detective Dooley (Actor)

Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky & The Brain 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Doctor Dogs 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

John Belushi: The E! True Hollywood Story 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Mighty Ducks 1996 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Stories From My Childhood 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

The Florentine 1998 (Movie)

Billy Mumucci (Actor)

The Larry Sanders Show 1992 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Nuttiest Nutcracker 1998 (Movie)

of Reginald--The Mouse King (Voice)

Total Security 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Babes in Toyland 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gang Related 1997 (Movie)

Detective Frank K Divinci (Actor)

Gold In the Streets 1997 (Movie)

Mario (Actor)

Wag the Dog 1997 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Comic Relief American Comedy Festival 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Jingle All the Way 1996 (Movie)

Mall Santa (Actor)

Race the Sun 1996 (Movie)

Frank Machi (Actor)

The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Performer

Canadian Bacon 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Destiny Turns on the Radio 1995 (Movie)

Tuerto (Actor)

John Candy: A Tribute 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Sahara 1995 (Movie)

Sgt Joe Gunn (Actor)

Separate Lives 1995 (Movie)

Tom Beckwith (Actor)

The Pebble and the Penguin 1995 (Movie)

of Rocko (Voice)

John Belushi: Funny You Should Ask 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Action Hero 1993 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Building 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Full Wax 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Wild Palms 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Diary of a Hitman 1992 (Movie)

Shandy (Actor)

Once Upon A Crime 1992 (Movie)

Neil Schwary (Actor)

Traces of Red 1992 (Movie)

Jack Dobson (Actor)

Abraxas 1991 (Movie)

Principal (Actor)

Curly Sue 1991 (Movie)

Bill Dancer (Actor)

Only the Lonely 1991 (Movie)

Sal (Actor)

Masters of Menace 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mr. Destiny 1990 (Movie)

Larry Burrows (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 15th Anniversary 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Taking Care of Business 1990 (Movie)

Jimmy (Actor)

The Palermo Connection 1990 (Movie)

Carmine Bonavia (Actor)

Homer and Eddie 1989 (Movie)

Homer Lanza (Actor)

K-9 1989 (Movie)

Dooley (Actor)

Who's Harry Crumb? 1989 (Movie)

Bus Passenger (Actor)

Red Heat 1988 (Movie)

Art Ridzik (Actor)

Real Men 1987 (Movie)

Nick Pirandello (Actor)

The Principal 1987 (Movie)

Rick Latimer (Actor)

About Last Night 1986 (Movie)

Bernie (Actor)

Jim Belushi -- Birthday Boy 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Jumpin' Jack Flash 1986 (Movie)

Sperry Repairman (Actor)

Little Shop of Horrors 1986 (Movie)

Patrick Martin (Actor)

Salvador 1986 (Movie)

Dr Rock (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 1983 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Man With One Red Shoe 1985 (Movie)

Morris (Actor)

The Second City 25th Anniversary Special 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Trading Places 1983 (Movie)

Harvey (Actor)

Thief 1981 (Movie)

Barry (Actor)

Working Stiffs 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Who's Watching the Kids? 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Dog's Best Friend (TV Show)

Voice

Gargoyles (TV Show)

Voice

Living in Peril (TV Show)

Actor

Made Men (TV Show)

Actor

My First Time (TV Show)

Actor

Parallel Lives (TV Show)

Actor

Retroactive (TV Show)

Actor

Royce (TV Show)

Actor

Second to None (TV Show)

Actor

The Best Legs in 8th Grade (TV Show)

Actor

The Catch (Movie)

(Actor)

Twin Peaks (Tv Show)

Actor
Director (1)

The Catch (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

The Catch (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (1)

Number One With a Bullet 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Music (1)

Hoodwinked 2005 (Movie)

("Schnitzel Song") (Song Performer)

Biography

Early in his career, Jim Belushi channeled his gifts for performing into drama. With his start on the Second City stages, the Chicago-based actor sustained a lengthy career with a burly charm that translated across comedy and drama and a voice that boomed unmistakably over animation. His considerable skills were measured against the talents of his iconic big brother, John, but following years of frustration, it was as the titular dad of television's "According to Jim" (2001-09), that Belushi opted to embrace his flaws in a role that, more than any other, fully reflected his true persona.

Relationships

Adam Belushi

Father
Moved to U.S. at age 16 from Albania

John Belushi Actor

Brother
Born Jan. 24, 1949 Died March 5, 1982 from fatal injection of cocaine and heroin

Jamison Belushi Actor

Daughter
Born July 28, 1999; mother, Jennifer Sloan

Agnes Belushi

Mother
Daughter of Albanian immigrants

Robert Belushi Actor

Son
Born Oct. 23, 1980; mother, Sandra Davenport

Jared Belushi

Son
Born Feb. 8, 2002; mother, Jennifer Sloan

Marian Belushi

Sister

Billy Belushi

Brother

Marjorie Bransfield Actor

Wife
Married Sept. 22, 1990 Appeared in films together including "Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe" (1991) Divorced April 1, 1992

Sandra Davenport

Wife
Married May 17, 1980 Divorced Oct. 10, 1988

Jennifer Sloan Casting Associate

Wife
Together since c. 1993 Married May 2, 1998

EDUCATION

Wheaton Central High School

Wheaton , Illinois

Southern Illinois University

Carbondale , Illinois

Southern Illinois University

Carbondale , Illinois

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn , Illinois

Milestones

2011

Made Broadway debut in a revival of Garson Kanin's classic comedy "Born Yesterday"

2010

Co-starred with Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan in Roman Polanski's "The Ghost Writer"

2010

Cast as Las Vegas defense attorney Nick Morelli on the CBS drama "The Defenders"

2007

Cast in the live-action version of the classic cartoon, "Underdog"

2006

Penned first book, Real Men Don't Apologize, Real Women Don't Sass Back

2005

Lent his voice to the animated feature, "Hoodwinked!"

2003

With Dan Aykroyd released the album, Have Love, Will Travel, and participated in an accompanying tour

2001

Played the lead role in the ABC sitcom, "According to Jim"

2001

Played a martial arts instructor in the comedy, "Joe Somebody"

2000

Co-starred with Gregory Hines in the Showtime original movie, "Who Killed Atlanta's Children?"

1997

Starred in the ABC series, "Total Security"

1996

Had a small role as a mall santa in the holiday comedy, "Jingle All the Way," starring Arnold Schwarzenegger

1993

Played the role of Harry Wyckoff in the ABC miniseries, "Wild Palms"

1993

Replaced Judd Hirsch in the popular Broadway drama, "Conversations with My Father"

1992

Co-starred in the ensemble comedy, "Once Upon A Crime"

1991

Played a con-man who teams with a child in the John Hughes-directed, "Curly Sue"

1990

Played the lead role in the comedy, "Mr. Destiny"

1989

Co-starred with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the comedy, "Red Heat"

1987

First leading role in a feature film, "The Principal"

1986

Co-screenwriting debut, "Number One With a Bullet"

1986

Recreated his role in "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" for the feature film adaptation, "About Last Night"

1986

Co-wrote and starred in his first cable TV comedy special, "Jim Belushi - Birthday Boy" (Cinemax)

1984

Appeared in the Sam Shepard's Off-Broadway play, "True West"

1983

Was a regular cast member on the NBC's sketch comedy, "Saturday Night Live"; joined the show after his brother John's death

1983

Had a small role in "Trading Places," as a drunk man in a gorilla suit during a New Year's Eve party

1981

Made Broadway debut as the Pirate King in "The Pirates of Penzance"

1981

First significant role, Michael Mann's "Thief"

1979

Performed in David Mamet's "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" at Chicago's Apollo Theater Center

1979

Co-starred as Ernie O'Rourke on the short-lived CBS sitcom, "Working Stiffs"

1978

Made TV series debut as Burt Gunkel on the short-lived NBC sitcom, "Who's Watching the Kids?"

1977

Resident member of Chicago's "Second City" theatre troupe

Bonus Trivia

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Belushi is part of a blues band called the Sacred Hearts.

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