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James Belushi

James Belushi

127 Fans
Jun. 15th, 1954
Born in
Chicago, Illinois, USA
5' 11"

James Belushi's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
According to Jim TV Show
According to Jim
The Defenders TV Show
The Defenders
Mighty Ducks TV Show
Mighty Ducks
Good Girls Revolt TV Show
Good Girls Revolt
Fatherhood TV Show
NFL Total Access TV Show
NFL Total Access
Santo Bugito TV Show
Santo Bugito
Wild Palms TV Show
Wild Palms
The Building TV Show
The Building
Total Security TV Show
Total Security
Who's Watching the Kids TV Show
Who's Watching the Kids
Working Stiffs TV Show
Working Stiffs

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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James Belushi was born June 15, 1954, in Chicago. 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 currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Jennifer Sloan, their daughter Jamison and a son, Robert Belushi, from Belushi's first marriage.

  • Jim and Jenny welcomed their second child, Jared James on February 8th 2002.
  • He was nominated for a 1979 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" at the Apollo Theatre Center in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Father of 'Robert Belushi' (qv).
  • Occasionally performs concerts with the Sacred Hearts Blues Band.
  • Though he is a life-long Chicago Bears fan, he shares a birthday with former Green Bay Packers coach 'Mike Holmgren' (qv).
  • Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1991.
  • Son, with Sandra Davenport, 'Robert Belushi' (qv) (b. 1981).
  • Was originally set to co-star in _Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)_ (qv), but couldn't due to scheduling conflicts.

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