Jim Belushi Biography, Age, Family, Wife, Net Worth, Dead, Movies and TV Shows

Jim Belushi Biography

Jim Belushi, born James Adam Belushi is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, singer, and musician. He played the role of Jim on the sitcom According to Jim (2001–2009). His other notable shows include; Saturday Night Live in 1983–1985, Wild Palms in 1993, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters in 1994–1997, Show Me a Hero in 2015 and Twin Peaks in 2017.

 Jim Belushi Age

Belushi was born on June 15, 1954, in Chicago, Illinois United States. He is 65 years old as of 2019. Belushi is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Belushi grew up in Wheaton, Illinois  U.S. Currently he resides at Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Jim Belushi Family

Belushi is a third born in a family of four. He was born to Albanian parents Adam Anastos Belushi (father) and Agnes Demetri (Samaras) mother. His siblings were John Belushi (brother), Marian Belushi (sister), and Billy Belushi (brother).

Jim Belushi Brother – John Belushi

Jim’s elder brother was known as John Belushi. Born in Chicago on January 24th, 1949. He died on March 5, 1982, at the age of 33 years due to a drug overdose.

Jim Belushi Wife

Belushi has been married three times; He married Sandra Davenport on May 17, 1980. They had a son, Robert James (an actor, born October 23, 1980); they divorced in 1988. He was then married to actress Marjorie Bransfield from 1990 to 1992. He then married Jennifer Sloan on May 2.1998, they have a daughter, Jamison Bess (born July 28.1999) and a son, Jared James (born February 8, 2002). On March 5, 2018; Jennifer Sloan filed a divorce from Belushi.
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Jim Belushi Height

The American actor stands at a height of 1.8 meters (5′ 11″).

Jim Belushi Career

In 1977, when Jim graduated from college, he joined the Second City Comedy Troupe. The troupe which had trained his elder brother before proved to be a major launching pad for Jim’s career. Producer Gary Marshall saw one of Jim’s second City performances and hired him for his first TV role. He made his TV debut in 1978’s” who’s watching the kids” he also had a small part in Brian De Palma’s ” The Fury”.His first significant role was in Michael Mann’s Thief [1981] after his elder brother died of a drug overdose. From 1983 to 1985 he appeared on Saturday Night Live; he portrayed characters such as Hank Rippy from “Hello, Trudy!” and “That White Guy”.Jim also appeared in the film Trading Places as a drunk man in a gorilla suit during a New Year’s Eve party. He made a guest appearance in Faerie Tale Theatre’s third-season episode Pinocchio, starring Paul Reubens as the titular puppet. He rose to greater prominence with his supporting roles in ”The Man With One Red Shoe”[1985]
, About Last Night, Salvador and Little Shop of Horrors (as Patrick Martin) (all 1986), these opened up opportunities for him. He is the starring in the following films; Real Men, The Principal, Red Heat, Homer and Eddie, K-9, Dimenticare Palermo, Taking Care of Business, Mr. Destiny, Only the Lonely, Curly Sue, Once Upon A Crime, Wild Palms, Royce, Race the Sun, Jingle All The Way, Separate Lives, Retroactive, Gang Related, Angel’s Dance and Joe Somebody (2001).
Jim’s voice work includes; The Mighty Ducks, The Pebble and the Penguin, Babes in Toy land, Gargoyles and Hey Arnold!, and the recent Hoodwinked, Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King and The Wild. He also lent his vocal talents for 9: The Last Resort (a PC game released in 1995), in which he portrayed “Salty”, a coarse yet helpful character. In 1997, he portrayed the “Masked Mutant” in the Goosebumps PC video game, alongside Adam West as “The Galloping Gazelle”. On January 4, 2001, Jim appeared on the ER episode “Piece of Mind”. 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.
Jim’s performance contributed to his prominence in the public eye, and the following year he was cast as the title role in ABC’s According to Jim. His first animation voice-over was as a pimple on Krum’s head in Aaahh!!! Real Monsters on Nickelodeon. His good 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 own dialogue.
In 2003, Jim and Dan Aykroyd released the album Have Love, Will Travel, they also participated in an accompanying tour. The concert was made available on video on demand by Bob Gold & Associates. He also performs at various venues nationwide as Zee Blues in an updated version of The Blues Brothers. Jim released his first book, Real Men Don’t Apologize, in May 2006. Recently, Jim narrated NFL offensive linemen commercial.
He also introduced the starting lineups for the University of Illinois football team during ABC’s telecast of the 2008 Rose Bowl.
He appeared in MC Hammer’s video “Too Legit to Quit” in 1991 (in the extended full-length version). He also hosted a celebration rally for the Chicago Cubs playoff series in Chicago prior to the 2008 World Series. Steve Dahl has dubbed him “The Funniest Living Belushi.”
In 2010, Jim was cast in a pilot for CBS called The Defenders a series about defense lawyers. The one-hour series premiered on September 22, 2010. In two episodes in 2011, Jim was paired with Blues Brothers partner Dan Aykroyd. On May 15, 2011, The Defenders was canceled by CBS. In 2011, he was cast as corrupt businessman Harry Brock in Born Yesterday, which opened on Broadway in late April.

Jim Belushi Movies and TV Shows


1978 The Fury as Beach Bum
1981 Thief as Barry
1983 Trading Places as Harvey
1985 The Man with One Red Shoe as Morris
1986 Little Shop of Horrors as Patrick Martin
1986 Salvador as Doctor Rock
1986 Jumpin’ Jack Flash as Sperry Repair Man
1986 About Last Night… as Bernie Litgo
1987 The Principal as Principal Rick Latimer
1987 Real Men as Nick Pirandello
1988 Red Heat as Det. Sgt. Arthur Ridzik
1989 K-9 as Detective Michael Dooley
1989 Wedding Band as Reverend
1989 Homer and Eddie as Homer Lanza
1989 Who’s Harry Crumb? as Man on Bus
1990 Taking Care of Business as Jimmy Dworski
1990 Mr. Destiny as Larry Joseph Burrows
1990 Masters of Menace as Gypsy
1990 Dimenticare Palermo as Carmine Bonavia
1990 Wedding Band as Reverend
1991 Curly Sue as Bill Dancer
1991 Diary of a Hitman as Shandy
1991 Only the Lonely as Salvatore Buonarte
1991 Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe as Principal Rick Latimer
1992 Traces of Red as Jack Dobson
1992 Once Upon a Crime as Neil
1993 Last Action Hero as Himself
1995 Sahara as Sgt. Joe Gunn
1995 Canadian Bacon as Charles Jackal
1995 Separate Lives as Tom Beckwith
1995 The Pebble and the Penguin as Rocko (voice)
1995 Destiny Turns on the Radio as Tuerto
1995 Irving as Gay Vampire #2
1996 Jingle All the Way as Mall Santa
1996 Race the Sun as Frank Machi
1996 Gold in the Streets as Mario
1997 Gang Related as Frank Divinci
1997 Retroactive as Frank Lloyd
1997 Living in Peril as Harrison/Oliver
1997 Disney’s Bad Baby as Dad (voice)
1997 Wag the Dog as Himself
1997 Babes in Toyland as Gonzargo (voice)
1998 Overnight Delivery as Overnight Delivery Boss
1999 Angel’s Dance as Stevie ‘The Rose’ Rosellini
1999 Made Men as Bill “The Mouth” Manucci
1999 K-911 as Detective Michael Dooley
1999 The Florentine as Billy Belasco
1999 The Nuttiest Nutcracker as Reginald the Mouse King (voice)
2000 Return to Me as Joe Dayton
2001 Joe Somebody as Chuck Scarett
2002 Snow Dogs as Demon (voice)
2002 Pinocchio as The Farmer (voice)
2002 One Way Out as Harry Wooltz
2002 K-9: P.I. as Detective Michael Dooley
2003 Easy Six as Elvis
2004 DysEnchanted as Doctor (The Shrink)
2005 Hoodwinked! as Kirk (voice)
2005 My Neighbors the Yamadas as Takashi (voice)
2006 The Wild as Benny (voice)
2006 Tugger: The Jeep 4×4 Who Wanted to Fly as Tugger (voice)
2007 Underdog as Dan Unger
2007 Once Upon a Christmas Village as Santa Claus (voice)
2007 Farce of the Penguins as “They’re all Bitches” Penguin (voice)
2008 Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King as Glob (voice)
2008 Snow Buddies as Saint Bernie (voice)
2010 The Ghost Writer as John Maddox
2011 Cougars, Inc. as Dan Fox
2011 New Year’s Eve as Building Super
2012 The Secret Lives of Dorks as Bronko
2012 Thunderstruck as Coach Amross
2013 Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return as Lion (voice)
2015 Home Sweet Hell as Les
2016 Undrafted as Jim
2016 The Whole Truth as Boone Lassiter
2016 The Hollow Point as Diaz
2016 Katie Says Goodbye as Bear
2017 A Change of Heart as Hank
2017 Sollers Point as Carol
2017 Wonder Wheel as Humpty


1978–1979 Who’s Watching the Kids? as Bert Gunkel
1979 Working Stiffs as Ernie O’Rourke
1981 Stories from My Childhood as Peter the Repeater Bird (voice)
1982 Laverne & Shirley as Wheezer
1983–1985 Saturday Night Live as Various
1984 Faerie Tale Theatre as Mario
1984 The Best Legs in the Eighth Grade as Saint Valentine
1986 The Birthday as Boy Bob
1993 Wild Palms as Harry Wyckoff
1993 The Building as Billy Shoe
1994 Royce as Shane Royce
1994 Parallel Lives as Nick Dimas
1994–1997 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters as Simon the Monster Hunter (voice)
1995 Sahara as Sergeant Joe Gunn
1995 Santo Bugito as Santo Bugito (voice)
1995 Duckman as Saul Monella / Police Officer (voice)
1995 Pinky and the Brain as Additional characters (voice)
1995 The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat as (voice)
1995–1996 Gargoyles as Fang (voice)
1996 Timon & Pumbaa as Male Warthog (voice)
1996 The Tick as Mr. Fleener (voice)
1996 KaBlam! as Louie the chameleon (voice)
1996–1997 Mighty Ducks as Phil Palmfeather (voice)
1996–1999 Hey Arnold! as Coach Jack Wittenberg (voice)
1997 Total Security as Steve Wegman
1997 Dog’s Best Friend as Skippy (voice)
1997 Cow and Chicken as Butch (voice)
1997 Life with Louie as Jack (voice)
1997 The Blues Brothers: The Animated Series as Jake (voice)
1997–1998 The Larry Sanders Show as Himself
1998 Hercules as Nestor (voice)
1999 Justice as Frank Spello
1999 Hooves of Fire as Santa Claus / Tapir (voices)
2000 Who Killed Atlanta’s Children? as Pat Laughlin
2000–2001 Beggars and Choosers as Freddy Falco
2001 ER as Dan Harris
2001–2009 According to Jim as James “Jim” Orenthal
2002 Rugrats as Santa Claus (voice)
2002 What’s New, Scooby-Doo? as Asa Buckwald (voice)
2002, 2006 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius as Coach Gruber (voice)
2003 Ozzy & Drix as Captain Quinine (voice)
2003 I’m with Her as Leslie Buren
2004 Less than Perfect as Eddie Smirkoff
2005 George Lopez as The Inspector
2005 Fatherhood as Officer (voice)
2006 Casper’s Scare School as Alder (voice)
2009 Handy Manny as Sal (voice)
2010–2011 The Defenders as Nick Morelli
2012 Doc McStuffins as Glo-Bo (voice)
2014 Stan Lee’s Mighty 7: Beginnings as Mr. Cross (voice)
2015 Show Me a Hero as Angelo R. Martinelli
2015 Building Belushi as Himself
2015 Urban Cowboy as Marshall Stoval
2015–2016 TripTank as Guy / Dad (voices)
2015–2016 Good Girls Revolt as William “Wick” McFadden
2016 The 7D as Coach Coachy (voice)
2017 Mating
2017 Twin Peaks as Bradley Mitchum
2017 Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie as Coach Wittenberg (voice)
2018 Salvage as Duke

Jim Belushi Net Worth

Belushi is an American actor, comedian, singer, and musician who has a net worth of $50 million dollars as of 2019. Belushi has had a long and successful career in the entertainment business.

Jim Belushi House

Jim has been trying to sell his Tuscan-style villa in Los Angeles’, Calif. The size of the house is 11,821 square feet with six bedrooms, nine full and half bathrooms among the main house, pool house, and a detached guest house. Much sought-after and exceedingly expensive Brentwood Park neighborhood. In early 2016, he tried an off-market whisper listing with an asking price of $42 million before officially putting it on the open market last year at $38.5 million. Now, he’s slashed the price by more than 20% to $30 million.
The “According to Jim” star, who popped up last year on the “Twin Peaks” reboot, purchased the approximately 1.3-acre spread in 2007 and had blue-chip architectural firm Ferguson & Shamamian custom-design the nearly 12,000-square-foot mansion he had outfitted in a comfortably sumptuous fashion by celebrated decorator Michael S. Smith. among the main house, pool house and detached guesthouse.
Authentic materials sourced from around the globe include reclaimed roof tiles from Venezuela, imported European fireplace mantels, Italian terra-cotta floor tiles and glazed bathroom tiles from Morocco. With an elegantly curved staircase, the intimately proportioned entrance hall opens to baronial formal living and dining rooms that both feature intricate ceiling tracery.
An extensive finished basement area includes a combination game room/screening room, a wine cellar and a gym/spa with sauna and steam room. The master suite offers a fireplace and a private terrace with a convenient staircase leading to a spa and cold-plunge grotto. Vine-draped porticoes for dining and lounging overlook lushly landscaped grounds that incorporate a swimming pool trimmed in Turkish travertine.

Jim Belushi Albanian

Jim has become a citizen of Albania and picked up a gig as the main pitchman for a mobile phone company in the process. Since the fall of communism, Albanians have been proud of Mr. Belushi, the famous American Hollywood actor, and son of Albanian immigrants. He had visited Albania several times after the fall of communism, professing his pride in being Albanian.
Last month, he was legalized. He was granted Albanian citizenship in the Albanian capital, Tirana, according to a press release by the office of Albania’s president, Bamir Topi, who handed Mr. Belushi his new citizenship certificate at a special event.

Jim Belushi Sitcom

Jim starred in ”According to Jim” an American sitcom television series in the title role as a suburban father of three children {five children starting with the season -seven finale}. It originally ran on ABC from October 3, 2001, to June 2, 2009.

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How Did Jim Belushi Die – When Did Jim Belushi Die?

Due to his silence for a while, some people think that Jim is dead; but he is alive. Others confuse him with his brother John Belushi who died on 5 March 1982 due to a drug overdose.

Jim Belushi Oregon

Actor Jim Belushi has a new leading role: Southern Oregon marijuana farmer.
“Everybody knows the best cannabis comes from Oregon,” said Jim on a recent visit to Portland.
His grow operation, Jim’s Farm covers 93 acres in the Southern Oregon town of Eagle Point. It’s a place he’s grown very fond of and where spends around 10 days of each month. Jim’s working on a new strain to be released next year, one modeled after a strain cultivated by his friend, Captain Jack in the ’70s.Jim believes if medical marijuana was there during his brother’s era he would not have died. He says he has taken this initiative to save lives.

Jim Belushi The Principal

The Principal is a 1987 crime thriller film starred by Jim Belushi and Louis Gossett, Jr. It was written by Frank Deese and directed by Christopher Cain. It was filmed in Oakland, California. Rick Latimer (Jim Belushi) acts as a high-school teacher with a drinking problem in this film hence the name ”The Principal”.

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Jim Belushi Interview


What lead you to create the Board of Comedy about three years ago?

I went and saw my son (Rob) doing his improve show and they invited me up, and I was a little rusty but I got some laughs. It was fun, and I just thought we should put a company together and do some shows. We’ve toured all over the country playing performing arts centers, benefits and corporate shows, and we do workshops, too, which are a lot of fun. I’ve got Joshua Funk, who’s a great musician and scored TV shows. He’s our musical director. And then Larry Joe Campbell, the funniest man I know, he’s out of Detroit and he was on According to Jim. Megan Grano is one of the sharpest women I’ve ever met. We’ve been having the time of our lives. I’d do these things for free if I didn’t have an agent!

Does the improv format keep the show fresh wherever you go, or do you make big changes from show to show?

It’s never the same show. We do the same formats, certain games like “Make a Broadway play” or a thing called “Debate,” where we’re getting audience suggestions. And it can change from G to PG-13 to R depending on the venue, but nothing graphic. A little language and innuendo.

You’ve brought this group to Las Vegas once before, but you’ve performed in Vegas quite a bit over the years, including opening the House of Blues as the Blues Brothers with Dan Aykroyd. What do you like to do when in Vegas?

Well, one of my best friends James Orr, who wrote and directed Mr Destiny, lives in Vegas. He takes me to all the places nobody knows in Vegas. We go to Lotus of Siam and Carson Kitchen downtown and we go to Chinatown for foot rubs and boba tea and great sushi for a great price. Then we usually end up at Montecristo at Caesars smoking beautiful cigars. I’m not much of a gambler, sometimes I play a little roulette just for fun, but when I go to Vegas I always have a good time.

What was your experience making Wonder Wheel with Woody Allen?

Oh man … Woody is as gentle and wonderful a director as I’ve ever worked with. He totally understands the actor and what you need and creates a feeling and environment that allows you to go full-out and risk 100 percent. Anyone who sees this movie and my performance will say, “I’ve never seen him do this, and I didn’t know he could.” It was heavy duty, but I’ve never been more prepared in my career.

Talk about heavy duty: Your co-star is Kate Winslet.

It was a little intimidating walking onto that set with Woody and Kate because in my mind they have invisible statues on their shoulders. You’ll be blown away when you see it. Kate is going to win the Academy Award. I was standing to the side watching this scene where she’s talking to her daughter, and I’m watching this monologue thinking to myself, “This is the moment. I’m watching an Academy Award-winning performance.” She’s so brilliant.

You’ve worked with so many great actors and directors. Who’s the one people ask you about the most?

The dog (from K-9). “What was the dog like? Do you have that dog?” (Laughs.) I have, though, so many. The great experiences all tie together. Michael Mann, Roman Polanski, Paul Haggis, David Simon, and this year David Lynch. He’s crazy cool.

You’ve said in the past one of your favorite films to make was Gang Related. What was it like working with Tupac Shakur?

I loved making that movie. Tupac was an artist, a trained actor who went to a performing arts high school. I’m a musician and he’s a musician so what was real sweet about that was we both had sort of musical rhythms in our work. We jammed in scenes. I would go low and approach the scene from a lower volume and slower intensity and he would match it like a guitar player over a bass player, take the lead. Then I would come on strong and he would fill in. He was a joy to work with. And he died (a short time) after (making) that film, just a giant loss of talent that really broke my heart. His craft was just getting better with each scene so who knows where he could have gone with it.
Source: lasvegasmagazine.com