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Jim Belushi Biography

Birth Name:
James Adam Belushi
Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Actor, producer, comedian

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


  • 1984Emmy-Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: nominated


  • William Belushi -- Brother
  • Jamison Bess Belushi -- Daughter
  • Marjorie Bransfield -- Ex-wife
  • Sandra Davenport -- Ex-wife
  • Adam Belush -- Father
  • Adam Belushi -- Father
  • Jennifer Sloan -- Fiancée
  • Agnes Belushi -- Mother
  • Marian Belushi-Miles -- Sister
  • Jared James Belushi -- Son
  • Robert Belushi -- Son
  • Jennifer Sloan -- Wife