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JIM BELUSHI BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Jim Belushi was born on June 15th, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois with the birth name James Adam Belushi.  He was the third of four children born to Adam and Agnes Belushi, both Albanian immigrants.  He was raised in Wheaton, Illinois and during high school, became interested in acting and participated in a number of school plays.
 
After high school he enrolled at the College of DuPage and Southern Illinois University where he earned a degree in Speech and Theater Arts.  He first broke into the entertainment industry when in 1977 he joined an improv troupe in Chicago.  Then in 1979 he was given the chance to appear on the television pilot, "Who's Watching the Kids" (1978) followed by another television series role on, "Working Stiffs" (1979) and the film, "Thief" (1981).
 
Since his older brother, John Belushi was also involved in the entertainment industry working as an actor and had already begun to make quite a name for himself, Jim wanted to make sure that he differentiated himself from his brother, therefore when he was offered a role in the film, "Animal House" he declined since his brother was already part of the cast.  Sadly, his older brother passed away at the age of 33 on march 5th, 1982 from a drug overdose.
 
Jim Belushi continued on working as an actor and his career was now heading in the right direction.  He next had the chance to appear on, "Saturday Night Live" in 1983 and worked on this show for two years.  His really big leap to stardom as when he starred in the film, "About Last Night" (1986) which finally took his career to a whole new level.
 
He was now appearing on the big screen in more prominent film such as, "Salvador", "Little Shop of Horrors" (both 1986), "Real Men" and "The Principal" (both 1987), "K-9" (1996), "Wild Palms" (1993), "Race the Sun" (1996), "Angel's Dance" (1999) and "Joe Somebody" (2001).
 
Along with his acting career, Belushi is also a co-owner of the House of Blues clubs with actor, Dan Aykroyd.  Jim has also been involved with a number of voice over projects such as, "The Mighty Ducks" (1996), "Hey Arnold!" (1996-1999), "Babes in Toyland" (1997), "Gargoyles" (1995-1996), "Hoodwinked"(2005) and "The Wild" (2006).  
 
Belushi also released his first book in 2006 titled, "Real Men Don't Apologize".  He continues to work in the industry not only in television, film, commercials and voice over work but has also made numerous returns back to stage acting with his latest being in the Broadway production, "Born Yesterday" which opened in April 2011.  
 
Jim Belushi has married three times throughout his lifetime.  His first wife was Sandra Davenport whom he wed in 1980 and they had one son, Robert Belushi before the marriage ended in 1988.  He then married, Marjorie Bransfield in 1990 but this marriage only lasted two years.  His third time to wed was to his present wife, Jennifer Sloan whom he married in 1998 and they one daughter, Jamison and remain living in Los Angeles, California. 

 
Filmography

2012 Dorothy of Oz 
2011 The Secret Lives of Dorks
2011 New Year's Eve
2011 Cougars, Inc.
2010-2011 The Defenders 
2010 The Ghost Writer 
2001-2009 According to Jim 
2008 Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King
2008 Snow Buddies
2007 Underdog 
2007 Once Upon a Christmas Village 
2002-2006 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
2006 Me, Eloise
2006 Casper's Scare School 
2006 The Wild 
2006 Behind the Smile 
2006 Farce of the Penguins 
2006 Lolo's Cafe
2005 Tugger: The Jeep 4x4 Who Wanted to Fly 
2005 George Lopez 
2005 Fatherhood 
2005 Hoodwinked! 
2004 Less Than Perfect 
2004 DysEnchanted 
2003 Easy Six 
2003 I'm with Her 
2002 What's New, Scooby-Doo? 
2002 Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe 
2002 Rugrats
2002 Pinocchio 
2002 K-9: P.I.
2002 One Way Out
2002 Snow Dogs 
2001 Joe Somebody 
2000-2001 Beggars and Choosers
2001 ER
2000 Who Killed Atlanta's Children? 
2000 Return to Me 
1999 K-911 
1999 Hooves of Fire
1999 The Nuttiest Nutcracker
1996-1999 Hey Arnold! 
1999 HĂ´hokekyo tonari no Yamada-kun 
1999 Made Men
1999 Justice 
1999 The Florentine 
1999 Angel's Dance 
1998 Hercules 
1998 Overnight Delivery
1998 Gold in the Streets 
1998 Stories from My Childhood
1994-1997 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters 
1997 Total Security 
1997 Criminal Intent 
1997 Life with Louie
1997 Living in Peril
1997 The Larry Sanders Show 
1997 Bad Baby 
1997 It's Good to Be King 
1997 The Blues Brothers Animated Series
1997 Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off 
1997 Babes in Toyland 
1997 Goosebumps: Attack of the Mutant
1997 Dog's Best Friend
1997 Retroactive
1996 The Tick 
1996 Timon & Pumbaa 
1996 Jingle All the Way 
1996 Kablam! 
1996 Mighty Ducks
1995-1996 Gargoyles 
1996 Race the Sun 
1996 The Gail O'Grady Project
1996 K-9
1995 Pinky and the Brain 
1995 Separate Lives 
1995 Destiny Turns on the Radio
1995 Sahara 
1995 The Pebble and the Penguin 
1995 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man
1995 Canadian Bacon
1995 Santo Bugito 
1995 Irving 
1994 Parallel Lives 
1994 Royce
1993 The Building
1993 Wild Palms
1992 Traces of Red 
1992 Once Upon a Crime...
1991 Curly Sue 
1991 Diary of a Hitman
1991 Only the Lonely 
1990 Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe 
1990 Mr. Destiny 
1990 Masters of Menace 
1990 Taking Care of Business
1990 Dimenticare Palermo
1990 Wedding Band 
1989 Homer and Eddie
1989 K-9
1989 Who's Harry Crumb? 
1988 Red Heat
1987 Real Men 
1987 The Principal 
1986 Little Shop of Horrors 
1986 Jumpin' Jack Flash 
1986 The Birthday Boy
1986 About Last Night... 
1986 Salvador
1985 The Man with One Red Shoe 
1983-1985 Saturday Night Live 
1984 Faerie Tale Theatre 
1984 The Best Legs in Eighth Grade 
1983 Trading Places 
1982 Laverne & Shirley 
1981 Thief
1980 The Cleansing 
1979 Working Stiffs 
1978-1979 Who's Watching the Kids 
1978 The Fury





Matinee Classics - Who's Watching the Kids starring Caren Kaye, Marcia Lewis, Scott Baio, Lynda Goodfriend, Tammy Lauren, Jim Belushi and Larry Breeding


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