Fast Facts

  • 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)


  • Birth Name: James Belushi
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Birthday: June 15, 1954, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor, Producer, Comedian

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