- Served as the first student trustee for the College of DuPage, in 1974.
- Was a member of Chicago's Second City from 1976 to '80.
- Along with Chuck Norris, started the Lone Wolf Cigar Company in 1996.
- Is an investor in Dan Aykroyd's House of Blues franchise.
- Plays in a band called Jim Belushi and the Sacred Hearts.
- Biggest breakthrough came in 2001 when he was cast as the patriarch in the ABC sitcom According to Jim. The family-friendly show ran for eight seasons, ending in 2009.
- Published Real Men Don't Apologize, a lighthearted take on relationships between men and women, in 2006.
- 1984, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
- 2004, CMT Music Awards — Flameworthy Cameo of the Year: Winner
- Adam Belushi — Father
- Jamison Bess Belushi — Daughter
- Marian Belushi-Miles — Sister
- Jared James Belushi — Son
- Robert Belushi — Son
- Agnes Belushi — Mother
- Marjorie Bransfield — Ex-wife
- William Belushi — Brother
- Jennifer Sloan — Wife
- John Belushi — Brother
- Sandra Davenport — Ex-wife
- Attended College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL (Speech and Theater Arts, 1978)
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- Birth Name: James Belushi
- Birth Place: Chicago, IL
- Birthday: June 15, 1954, Gemini
- Profession: Actor, Producer, Comedian
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