James Belushi

BirthDay:

15 Jun 1954

BirthPlace:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

BirthName:

James Adam Belushi

Bio:

James Belushi was born June 15, 1954, in Chicago, to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi, a restaurant owner. His father was an Albanian immigrant, from Qytezë, and his mother was also of Albanian descent. The third of four children - his brother was John Belushi - he grew up in Wheaton, Illinois. A high school teacher, impressed by his improvisational skills while giving speeches, convinced him to to be in a school play. After that, he joined the school's drama club. Today, if asked why he got involved in acting, he will jokingly say, "Because of girls. In the drama club, there were about 20 girls and six guys. And the same thing with choir - more girls!". He attended the College of DuPage and Southern Illinois University, where he graduated with a degree in Speech and Theater Arts.

In 1977, he joined Chicago's Second City improv troupe and remained for three years. In 1979, Garry Marshall saw Jim performing for Second City and arranged for him to come to Hollywood and co-star in the TV pilot Who's Watching the Kids (1978) for Paramount and, then, for a role in the series Working Stiffs (1979) (co-starring Michael Keaton). Later, in 1983, he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live (1975) for two years. Jim came to national attention in About Last Night... (1986), playing the role he originated in the Chicago Apollo Theatre's production of David Mamet's Obie-award winning play "Sexual Perversity in Chicago". He resides in Los Angeles with his wife Jennifer Sloan, their daughter Jamison and a son, Robert Belushi, from Belushi's first marriage.
Filmography

Actor ( 162 credits )

A Change of Heart (2017) Hank
Twin Peaks (2017) (1 episode, 2017)
Untitled Woody Allen Project (2017)
The Hollow Point (2016)
The Whole Truth (2016) Boone Lassiter
Undrafted (2016) Jim
Katie Says Goodbye (2016)
Home Sweet Hell (2015) Les
Mystery Mountain (2015) Skiier #1
Good Girls Revolt (2015)  William 'Wick' McFadden (1 episode, 2016)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
The 7D (2014)  Coach Coachy (1 episode, 2016)
TripTank (2014)  Dad / ... (2 episodes, 2015)
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2013) Lion (voice)
The Secret Lives of Dorks (2013) Bronko
Serious Business (2013)  Jim Belushi (1 episode, 2015)
Thunderstruck (2012) Coach Amross
Doc McStuffins (2012)  Glo-Bo (2 episodes, 2012)
Too Young to Die (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
New Year's Eve (2011) Building Super - Elevator Story
Cougars Inc. (2011) Dan Fox
John Belushi: Dancing on the Edge (2010) Himself
The Ghost Writer (2010) John Maddox
The Defenders (2010)  Nick Morelli (18 episodes, 2010-2011)
The Talk (2010)  Himself (2 episodes, 2011-2014)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Underdog (2007) Dan Unger (as Jim Belushi)
The Wild (2006) Benny (voice) (as Jim Belushi)
Farce of the Penguins (2006) They're Aall Bitches Penguin (voice)
Handy Manny (2006)  Sal (1 episode, 2009)
Rachael Ray (2006) (1 episode, 2010)
Me, Eloise (2006) (1 episode, 2006)
My First Time (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Behind the Smile (2006) Jeffrey Stone
Hoodwinked! (2005) Kirk the Woodsman (voice) (as Jim Belushi)
Fire Ball (2005) Tripitaka / Ox (voice)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005)
Infanity (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
My Crazy Life (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Howard Stern on Demand (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
ESPN 25: Who's #1? (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Fatherhood (2004)  Officer (1 episode, 2005)
The Tony Danza Show (2004)  Himself (3 episodes, 2004-2006)
Easy Six (2003) Elvis
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (9 episodes, 2003-2007)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
I'm with Her (2003)  Leslie Buren (1 episode, 2003)
Celebrities Uncensored (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
NFL Total Access (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Pinocchio (2002) Farmer (voice)
Snow Dogs (2002) Demon (voice) (as Jim Belushi)
George Lopez (2002)  The Inspector (1 episode, 2005)
Less Than Perfect (2002)  Eddie Smirkoff (1 episode, 2004)
What's New, Scooby-Doo? (2002)  Asa Buckwald (1 episode, 2002)
Ozzy & Drix (2002)  Capt. Quinine (1 episode, 2003)
The Jamie Kennedy Experiment (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2002)  Coach Gruber (2 episodes, 2002-2006)
Joe Somebody (2001) Chuck Scarett (as Jim Belushi)
According to Jim (2001)  Jim / ... (182 episodes, 2001-2009)
Primetime Glick (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
The Best Damn Sports Show Period (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Good Day Live (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Return to Me (2000) Joe Dayton
My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999) Takashi Yamada (voice)
Made Men (1999) Bill Manucci
The Florentine (1999) Billy Belasco
Angel's Dance (1999) Stevie 'The Rose' Rosellini
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)  Himself (4 episodes, 2000-2003)
The Directors (1999)  Himself (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Beggars and Choosers (1999)  Freddy Falco / ... (4 episodes, 2000-2001)
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Overnight Delivery (1998) Overnight Delivery Boss (scenes deleted)
Hercules (1998)  Nestor (1 episode, 1998)
Fox and Friends (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Stories from My Childhood (1998)  Peter the Repeater Bird (1 episode, 1998)
Sin City Spectacular (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Wag the Dog (1997) Jim Belushi (as Jim Belushi)
Babes in Toyland (1997) Gonzargo (voice) (as Jim Belushi)
Gang Related (1997) Det. Frank Divinci
Living in Peril (1997) Harrison / Oliver
Bad Baby (1997) Dad (voice)
Gold in the Streets (1997) Mario
Retroactive (1997) Frank
The View (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
The Blues Brothers Animated Series (1997)  Jake (8 episodes)
Total Security (1997)  Steve Wegman (13 episodes, 1997)
It's Good to Be King (1997)  Tommy (1 episode)
Jingle All the Way (1996) Mall Santa
Race the Sun (1996) Frank Machi
Hey Arnold! (1996)  Coach Wittenberg (4 episodes, 1996-1999)
Mighty Ducks (1996)  Phil Palmfeather (23 episodes, 1996-1997)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (3 episodes, 1997-2001)
Kablam! (1996)  Louie (1 episode, 1996)
TFI Friday (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Mundo VIP (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Canadian Bacon (1995) Charles Jackal (as Jim Belushi)
Separate Lives (1995) Tom Beckwith
Destiny Turns on the Radio (1995) Tuerto
The Pebble and the Penguin (1995) Rocko (voice)
MADtv (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Pinky and the Brain (1995)  Additional Voices / ... (3 episodes, 1995)
Timon & Pumbaa (1995)  Male Warthog (1 episode, 1996)
Life with Louie (1995)  Jack (1 episode, 1997)
Die Harald Schmidt Show (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 1995)
Santo Bugito (1995)  Baby Face (1 episode, 1995)
Gargoyles (1994)  Fang (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
The Tick (1994)  Mr. Fleener (1 episode, 1996)
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994)  Police Officer / ... (1 episode, 1995)
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (1994)  Simon the Monster Hunter / ... (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Howard Stern (1994)  Himself (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Dennis Miller Live (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
ER (1994)  Dan Harris (1 episode, 2001)
Last Action Hero (1993) James Belushi
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1993)
The Building (1993)  Billy Shoe (1 episode, 1993)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (3 episodes, 2001-2004)
Traces of Red (1992) Jack Dobson
Once Upon a Crime... (1992) Neil Schwary
The Larry Sanders Show (1992)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Diary of a Hitman (1991) Shandy
Curly Sue (1991) Bill Dancer
Only the Lonely (1991) Salvatore Buonarte
Rugrats (1991)  Santa Claus (1 episode, 2002)
KTLA Morning News (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Full Wax (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 1992)
Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe (1990) Principal Latimer (as Jim Belushi)
Mr. Destiny (1990) Larry Joseph Burrows
Masters of Menace (1990) Gypsy
Taking Care of Business (1990) Jimmy Dworski
Dimenticare Palermo (1990) Carmine Bonavia
Wedding Band (1989) Reverend
Homer and Eddie (1989) Homer Lanza
K-9 (1989) Dooley
Who's Harry Crumb? (1989) Man on Bus (uncredited)
Red Heat (1988) Det. Sgt. Art Ridzik
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (4 episodes, 2004-2007)
Real Men (1987) Nick Pirandello
The Principal (1987) Rick Latimer
Biography (1987)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2003-2010)
The Geraldo Rivera Show (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 1993)
Little Shop of Horrors (1986) Patrick Martin
Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986) Sperry Repairman / Furious Cab Driver / Injured Cop (as
About Last Night... (1986) Bernie Litgo
Salvador (1986) Doctor Rock
The Man with One Red Shoe (1985) Morris (as Jim Belushi)
Trading Places (1983) Harvey
Faerie Tale Theatre (1982)  Mario (1 episode, 1984)
Thief (1981) Barry
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (3 episodes, 2007)
Working Stiffs (1979)  Ernie O'Rourke (9 episodes, 1979)
The Fury (1978) Beach Bum (uncredited)
Who's Watching the Kids (1978)  Bert Gunkel (11 episodes, 1978-1979)
Laverne & Shirley (1976)  Wheezer (1 episode, 1982)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Various / ... (34 episodes, 1983-2003)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself (1 episode, 1990)
Saturday Night at the Movies (1974)  Himself (2007)
HBO Boxing (1973)  Himself - Audience Member (1 episode, 2008)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)  Himself (2 episodes, 1989-1990)

Producer ( 1 credit )

According to Jim (2001) executive producer (182 episodes, 2001-2009)

Writer ( 2 credits )

Number One with a Bullet (1987) (screenplay) &
Saturday Night Live (1975) (32 episodes, 1983-1985)

Director ( 1 credit )

According to Jim (2001) (30 episodes, 2003-2009)