James Belushi Biography

Birthday: 1954-06-15
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois USA
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Wiki Biography: 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.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Who's Watching the Kids Bert Gunkel 1978 Comedy
Working Stiffs Ernie O'Rourke 1979 Comedy
Ghostwriter John Maddox 1992 - 1995 Mystery
Wild Palms Harry Wyckoff 1993 Drama
Total Security Steve Wegman 1997 Action
According to Jim Jim 2001 - Comedy
One Way Out 2002 Crime
Wake Brothers Dooley 2012 Reality Tv
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Working Stiffs Ernie O'Rourke 1979 Comedy
Thief Barry 1981
The Man with One Red Shoe Morris 1985 Comedy, Thriller
Jumpin' Jack Flash Sperry Repairman 1986
Little Shop of Horrors Patrick Martin 1986 0, Reality Tv
Salvador Dr. Rock 1986 0, 0
The Principal 1987 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Real Men 1987 Action, Comedy, Sci Fi
Red Heat Det. Sgt. Art Ridzik 1988 Action, Comedy, Crime
Homer and Eddie Homer Lanza 1989 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Taking Care of Business Jimmy Dworski 1990
Dimenticare Palermo 1990 Thriller
Mr. Destiny Larry Joseph Burrows 1990 Fantasy, Comedy
Curly Sue 1991 0, 0, 0
Diary of a Hitman 1991 Comedy, 0
Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe Principal Latimer 1991 Adventure, Sci Fi, Action
Once Upon a Crime... Neil Schwary 1992 Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Traces of Red Jack Dobson 1992 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Canadian Bacon 1995 0
Destiny Turns on the Radio Tuerto 1995 Comedy, 0
The Pebble and the Penguin Rocko 1995 Animation, Family, Musical
Separate Lives Tom Beckwith 1995 Drama, Mystery, Romance
Race the Sun 1996 Drama, Adventure, Comedy
Jingle All the Way Mall Santa 1996 Action, Family, Adventure
Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off Phil Palmfeather 1997
Gang Related Divinci 1997 0, 0
Retroactive Frank 1997 Adventure, Crime
Gold in the Streets Mario 1997 Drama
Bad Baby Dad 1997 Family, Animation, Comedy
Living in Peril Harrison / Oliver 1997 Comedy, Drama, Thriller
The Florentine 1999
Angel's Dance Steven Rosellini 1999
Made Men 1999 Action, Comedy, Thriller
The Nuttiest Nutcracker 1999 Family, Animation
Return to Me Joe Dayton 2000 Biography, 0
Joe Somebody Chuck Scarett 2001 Comedy, Romance, Drama
DysEnchanted 2003
Easy Six Elvis 2003 Comedy, Drama
The Thief Barry 2005
Hoodwinked Kirk the Woodsman 2006 Animation, Comedy, Crime
Behind the Smile Jeffrey Stone 2006 Drama
Underdog Dan Unger 2007 0, 0, 0
Farce of the Penguins 2007 Comedy
Snow Buddies 2008 0
Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King 2008 Animation, Comedy, Family
The Ghost Writer John Maddox 2010 Game Show
John Belushi: Dancing on the Edge Himself 2010 Biography
Cougars Inc. Dan Fox 2011 Comedy, Drama
Thunderstruck Coach Amross 2012 Comedy, Family
About Last Night Bernie Litgo 2014 0
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Cowardly Lion 2014 Animation, Family, Musical
Home Sweet Hell Les 2015 0