Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$25 million dollars
Date Of BirthJune 15, 1954
SpouseJennifer Sloan, Marjorie Bransfield, Sandra Davenport
FactHas a daughter, Jamison Belushi (aka "Jamison Bess Belushi"), with wife Jennifer Sloan (born July 28, 1999).
PaymentsEarned $500,000 per episode from According to Jim (2001)

Jim Belushi is an American actor, comedian, singer and musician. He is best known for his roles on the television sitcoms Saturday Night Live and According to Jim. He has also appeared in films such as Trading Places, Little Shop of Horrors, Red Heat and The Blues Brothers.

Belushi was born James Adam Belushi on June 15, 1954, in Chicago, Illinois, to Agnes (née Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi, immigrants from Albania. He has two older brothers, John and Billy, and a younger sister, Marian. His father owned a restaurant and his mother was a homemaker. He attended Wheaton Community High School and College of DuPage.

Belushi began his career as a cast member on Saturday Night Live in the early 1980s. He went on to star in the films Trading Places, Little Shop of Horrors, Red Heat and The Blues Brothers. He also starred in the television sitcoms According to Jim and Saturday Night Live.

Belushi has a net worth of $40 million. He has been married twice and has three children.

General Info

Full NameJim Belushi
Net Worth$25 million dollars
Date Of BirthJune 15, 1954
Height1.8 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film Score Composer, Television producer, Comedian, Film producer, Voice Actor, Spokesperson, Singer, Television Director
EducationSouthern Illinois University Carbondale, Wheaton Central High School, College of DuPage


SpouseJennifer Sloan, Marjorie Bransfield, Sandra Davenport
ChildrenRobert Belushi, Jamison Bess Belushi, Jared James Belushi
ParentsAdam Belushi, Agnes Samaras
SiblingsJohn Belushi, Marian Belushi, Billy Belushi


Music GroupsThe Blues Brothers
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Variety Series
MoviesCurly Sue, Red Heat, Mr. Destiny, Jingle All the Way, K-9, Taking Care of Business, The Principal, About Last Night, Trading Places, Gang Related, The Whole Truth, Underdog, Hoodwinked!, K-911, The Wild, Once Upon a Crime, Joe Somebody, Little Shop of Horrors, Return to Me, Traces of Red, Legends of...
TV ShowsShow Me a Hero, The Defenders, According to Jim, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Fatherhood, Hey Arnold!, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Mighty Ducks, Wild Palms, Working Stiffs, Who's Watching the Kids?, Total Security

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According to Jim (2001)$500,000 per episode
Saturday Night Live (1975)$15,000 /week


1In Mr. Destiny (1990) he played a baseball player; in Taking Care of Business (1990), he played a baseball fan. Both movies were released the same year.
2Release of his book, "Real Men Don't Apologize". [2006]
3(May 14, 2012) Announced that he has gout.
4Early in his career he was offered a role on a proposed TV sitcom adaptation of Animal House (1978). Wanting to keep his career separate from his famous older brother John Belushi (who co-starred in the movie), Belushi declined.
5He was nominated for a 1979 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" at the Apollo Theatre Center in Chicago, Illinois.
6Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1991.
7Though he is a life-long Chicago Bears fan, he shares a birthday with former Green Bay Packers coach Mike Holmgren.
8His father Adam Belushi is an Albanian immigrant who left his native village, Qytezë, in 1934 at the age of 15, and his mother Agnes, was born in the US to Albanian immigrants.
9Filed a $4-million lawsuit against neighbor Julie Newmar in 2004. He accused her of using harassment and defamation to force him from the Brentwood, California, street they share. A newspaper article quoted a resident not involved with the dispute as saying "She's weird" and "He's a bully." In January 2006 the two announced they had settled their differences out-of-court, and later that year Newmar guest-starred on an episode of According to Jim (2001) that poked fun at their feud by having Newmar play a neighbor who annoys Belushi's character.
10Was originally set to co-star in Blues Brothers 2000 (1998), but couldn't due to scheduling conflicts.
11Has a son, Jared James Belushi, with wife Jennifer Sloan (born February 8, 2002).
12Has a daughter, Jamison Belushi (aka "Jamison Bess Belushi"), with wife Jennifer Sloan (born July 28, 1999).
13Occasionally performs concerts with the Sacred Hearts Blues Band.
14Co-owner of House Of Blues clubs with Dan Aykroyd.
15Younger brother of John Belushi.
16Son, with Sandra Davenport, Robert Belushi (b. 1981).




The Florentine1999Billy Belasco (as James Belushi)
Angel's Dance1999Stevie 'The Rose' Rosellini (as James Belushi)
Hercules1998TV SeriesNestor
The Larry Sanders Show1997-1998TV SeriesJames Belushi
Overnight Delivery1998VideoOvernight Delivery Boss (scenes deleted, as James Belushi)
It's Good to Be King1997TV SeriesTommy
Wag the Dog1997Jim Belushi
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters1994-1997TV SeriesSimon the Monster Hunter / Steve / Simon
Babes in Toyland1997Gonzargo (voice)
Gang Related1997Det. Frank Divinci (as James Belushi)
Life with Louie1997TV SeriesJack
Cow and Chicken1997TV SeriesButch
Goosebumps: Attack of the Mutant1997Video GameThe Masked Mutant (voice, as James Belushi)
Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off1997VideoPhil Palmfeather (voice, as James Belushi)
Bad Baby1997Dad (voice, as James Belushi)
Gold in the Streets1997Mario (as James Belushi)
Living in Peril1997Harrison / Oliver (as James Belushi)
Mighty Ducks1996-1997TV SeriesPhil Palmfeather
Dog's Best Friend1997TV MovieSkippy (voice, as James Belushi)
Retroactive1997Frank (as James Belushi)
The Blues Brothers Animated Series1997TV SeriesJake
Total Security1997TV SeriesSteve Wegman
91996Video GameSalty (voice, as James Belushi)
The Gail O'Grady Project1996TV Movie
The Tick1996TV SeriesMr. Fleener
Timon & Pumbaa1996TV SeriesMale Warthog
Jingle All the Way1996Mall Santa (as James Belushi)
KaBlam!1996TV SeriesLouie the chameleon (segment "The Louie and Louie Show")
Gargoyles1995-1996TV SeriesFang
Race the Sun1996Frank Machi (as James Belushi)
Irving1995Gay Vampire #2 (as James Belushi)
The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat1995TV SeriesVoices
Pinky and the Brain1995TV SeriesAdditional Voices / Jack Maguire
Separate Lives1995Tom Beckwith (as James Belushi)
Canadian Bacon1995Charles Jackal
Destiny Turns on the Radio1995Tuerto (as James Belushi)
Sahara1995TV MovieSgt. Joe Gunn (as James Belushi)
The Pebble and the Penguin1995Rocko (voice, as James Belushi)
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1995TV SeriesSaul Monella / Police Officer
The Louie N' Louie Show1995TV MovieLouie
Santo Bugito1995TV SeriesBaby Face
Parallel Lives1994TV MovieNick Dimas (as James Belushi)
Royce1994TV MovieShane Royce (as James Belushi)
The Building1993TV SeriesBilly Shoe
Last Action Hero1993James Belushi (as James Belushi)
Wild Palms1993TV Mini-SeriesHarry Wyckoff
Traces of Red1992Jack Dobson (as James Belushi)
Once Upon a Crime...1992Neil Schwary (as James Belushi)
Curly Sue1991Bill Dancer (as James Belushi)
Diary of a Hitman1991Shandy (as James Belushi)
Only the Lonely1991Salvatore Buonarte (as James Belushi)
Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe1990Principal Latimer
Mr. Destiny1990Larry Burrows (as James Belushi)
Masters of Menace1990Gypsy (as James Belushi)
Taking Care of Business1990Jimmy (as James Belushi)
Dimenticare Palermo1990Carmine Bonavia (as James Belushi)
Wedding Band1989Reverend (as James Belushi)
Homer and Eddie1989Homer Lanza (as James Belushi)
K-91989Dooley (as James Belushi)
Who's Harry Crumb?1989Man on Bus (uncredited)
Red Heat1988Art Ridzik (as James Belushi)
Real Men1987Nick Pirandello (as James Belushi)
The Principal1987Rick Latimer (as James Belushi)
Little Shop of Horrors1986Patrick Martin (as James Belushi)
Jumpin' Jack Flash1986Sperry Repairman
The Birthday Boy1986TV ShortBob (as James Belushi)
About Last Night...1986Bernie (as James Belushi)
Salvador1986Dr. Rock (as James Belushi)
The Man with One Red Shoe1985Morris
Tab Lloyd: Investigative Reporter1985TV MovieClayton Pyle (as James Belushi)
Saturday Night Live1983-1985TV SeriesVarious / Willie Nelson / Mr. Faraccio / ...
The Best Legs in Eighth Grade1984TV MovieSaint Valentine (as James Belushi)
Faerie Tale Theatre1984TV SeriesMario
Trading Places1983Harvey (as James Belushi)
Laverne & Shirley1982TV SeriesWheezer
Thief1981Barry (as James Belushi)
Stories from My Childhood1981TV SeriesPeter the Repeater Bird
The Cleansing1980Video shortBobby (as James Belushi)
Who's Watching the Kids1978-1979TV SeriesBert Gunkel
Working Stiffs1979TV SeriesErnie O'Rourke
The Fury1978Beach Bum (uncredited)
Wonder Wheel2017post-production
Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie2017TV Movie filmingCoach Wittenberg (voice)
Sollers Point2017post-productionCarol
MatingTV Movie completed
Star GuardiansVideo Game filmingCaptain Bocabee (as James Belushi)
Twin Peaks2017TV SeriesBradley Mitchum
A Change of Heart2017/IHank (as James Belushi)
Good Girls Revolt2015-2016TV SeriesWilliam 'Wick' McFadden
Katie Says Goodbye2016Bear
Undrafted2016Jim (as James Belushi)
TripTank2015-2016TV SeriesGuy / Dad
The Hollow Point2016Shep Diaz (as James Belushi)
The Whole Truth2016Boone
The 7D2016TV SeriesCoach Coachy
Urban Cowboy2016TV MovieMarshall Stoval (as James Belushi)
Show Me a Hero2015TV Mini-SeriesAngelo Martinelli
Serious Business2015TV SeriesJim Belushi
Home Sweet Hell2015Les
Watsky: Whoa Whoa Whoa2014Video shortLambourghini Owner
Stan Lee's Mighty 72014TV MovieMr. Cross (voice, as James Belushi)
The Secret Lives of Dorks2013Bronko
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return2013Lion (voice, as James Belushi)
Doc McStuffins2012TV SeriesGlo-Bo
Thunderstruck2012/ICoach Amross (as James Belushi)
New Year's Eve2011Building Super (segment "Elevator")
Cougars Inc.2011Dan Fox (as James Belushi)
The Defenders2010-2011TV SeriesNick Morelli
The Ghost Writer2010John Maddox (as James Belushi)
Handy Manny2009TV SeriesSal
According to Jim2001-2009TV SeriesJim
Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King2008VideoGlob (voice, as James Belushi)
Snow Buddies2008VideoBernie (voice)
Underdog2007Dan Unger
Once Upon a Christmas Village2007ShortSanta Claus (voice, as James Belushi)
Lolo's Cafe2006TV MovieFrank (voice)
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius2002-2006TV SeriesCoach Gruber
Me, Eloise2006TV Series
Casper's Scare School2006TV MovieAlder (voice)
The Wild2006Benny (voice)
Behind the Smile2006Jeffrey Stone (as James Belushi)
Farce of the Penguins2006They're Aall Bitches Penguin (voice, as James Belushi)
Hoodwinked!2005Kirk the Woodsman (voice)
Tugger: The Jeep 4x4 Who Wanted to Fly2005VideoTugger (voice, as James Belushi)
George Lopez2005TV SeriesThe Inspector
Fatherhood2005TV SeriesOfficer
Less Than Perfect2004TV SeriesEddie Smirkoff
DysEnchanted2004ShortDoctor (The Shrink) (as James Belushi)
Easy Six2003Elvis (as James Belushi)
I'm with Her2003TV SeriesLeslie Buren
Ozzy & Drix2003TV SeriesCapt. Quinine
Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe2002TV ShortTapir / Little Magnus (US version, voice, as James Belushi)
What's New, Scooby-Doo?2002TV SeriesAsa Buckwald
Rugrats2002TV SeriesSanta Claus
Pinocchio2002Farmer George (English version, voice, as James Belushi)
One Way Out2002VideoHarry Woltz
K-9: P.I.2002VideoMike Dooley (as James Belushi)
Snow Dogs2002Demon (voice)
Joe Somebody2001Chuck Scarett
Great Books: Upton Sinclair's the Jungle2001TV MovieNarrator (as James Belushi)
Beggars and Choosers2000-2001TV SeriesFreddy Falco
ER2001TV SeriesDan Harris
Who Killed Atlanta's Children?2000TV MoviePat Laughlin (as James Belushi)
Return to Me2000Joe Dayton (as James Belushi)
Hooves of Fire1999TV ShortSanta Claus Tapir (US version, voice)
K-9111999VideoDet. Mike Dooley (as James Belushi)
The Nuttiest Nutcracker1999VideoReginald (voice, as James Belushi)
Hey Arnold!1996-1999TV SeriesCoach Wittenberg
My Neighbors the Yamadas1999Takashi Yamada (English version, voice, as James Belushi)
Made Men1999Bill Manucci (as James Belushi)
Justice1999/ITV MovieFrank Spello (as James Belushi)

Music Department

According to JimTV Series composer - 182 episodes, 2001 - 2009 performer - 141 episodes, 2001 - 2009


According to Jim2001-2009TV Series executive producer - 181 episodes
Mutant Video1986Video producer - uncredited


According to Jim2001-2009TV Series 181 episodes


Number One with a Bullet1987screenplay - as James Belushi
The Birthday Boy1986TV Short as James Belushi
Saturday Night LiveTV Series 13 episodes, 1983 - 1984 writer - 18 episodes, 1983 - 1985 written by - 1 episode, 1984


According to Jim2003-2009TV Series 30 episodes


The Defenders2010TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Hoodwinked!2005performer: "Schnitzel Song" - as Jim Belushi
According to Jim2001-2004TV Series performer - 7 episodes
Saturday Night Live1984-2003TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Babes in Toyland1997performer: "The Worst Is Yet To Come"
MGM Sing-Alongs: Friends1997Video short performer: "Looks Like I Got Me A Friend"
MGM Sing-Alongs: Having Fun1997Video short performer: "The Worst Is Yet to Come"
Jingle All the Way1996performer: "The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot"
Die Harald Schmidt Show1995TV Series performer - 1 episode
Destiny Turns on the Radio1995performer: "Viva Las Vegas"
The Pebble and the Penguin1995performer: "Looks Like I Got Me a Friend"
Taking Care of Business1990performer: "Take Me Out To The Ballgame"


Serious Business2015TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Shade2006Short special thanks - as James Belushi
Transposing the Music2005Video documentary short special thanks
The Best of John Belushi1985Video special thanks


Good Morning America1990-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
King Cake: A Big Easy Story2017DocumentaryHimself (as James Belushi)
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself
Building Belushi2015TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special2015TV SpecialHimself / Zee Blues
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Red Carpet Special2015TV SpecialHimself (as James Belushi)
The Talk2011-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Keep the Faith2013DocumentaryHimself
Fox and Friends2012TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Live on Tape2011Video documentary shortHimself / Jim
Season 3 According to Jim2011Video shortHimself - Interviewee / Jim (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Backstage2011TV Special documentaryHimself / Various (as James Belushi)
Buccaneers and Bones2010TV SeriesHimself (2015)
John Belushi: Dancing on the Edge2010Himself (as James Belushi)
Rachael Ray2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Acting Out Behind the Camera2010Video documentary shortHimself (as James Belushi)
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Biography1995-2010TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Brother
According to Jim: Comedy Begins at Home2008Video documentary shortHimself (as James Belushi)
HBO Boxing2008TV Series documentaryHimself - Audience Member
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Ryan2004-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CC Variety TV2006Video shortHimself (as James Belushi)
KTLA Morning News2006TV SeriesHimself
Second City: First Family of Comedy2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
My First Time2006TV SeriesHimself
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch2006TV SeriesHimself
The Tony Danza Show2004-2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Howard Stern on Demand2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Infanity2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found2005TV Special documentaryHimself
The WIN Awards2005TV SpecialHimself (as James Belushi)
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Remembering John2005Video documentary shortHimself
Transposing the Music2005Video documentary shortHimself
My Crazy Life2005TV SeriesHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2005TV SeriesHimself
The View2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Funniest Families of Television Comedy: A Museum of Television & Radio Special2004TV MovieHimself (as James Belushi)
Good Day Live2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
NFL Total Access2004TV SeriesHimself
The Best Damn Sports Show Period2004TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2001-2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2003-2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy (as James Belushi)
A Merry Mickey Celebration2003TV SpecialHimself (as James Belushi)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
MADtv2003TV SeriesHimself
The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
A Life of Laughter: Remembering John Ritter2003TV Movie documentaryHimself (as James Belushi)
Toronto Rocks2003TV Movie documentaryPerformer (as James Belushi)
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live2003TV SeriesHimself
ABC 50th Anniversary Blooper Celebration2003TV MovieHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2000-2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dear Santa2002TV Movie documentaryHost (as James Belushi)
Regis and Kelly in Prime Time2002TV SpecialHimself (as James Belushi)
Dennis Miller Live2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
K9 PI: Sniffin' Out the Reel Story2002Video documentary shortHimself - 'Thomas Dooley' (as James Belushi)
TV Guide's 50 Best Shows of All Time: A 50th Anniversary Celebration2002TV SpecialHimself (as James Belushi)
The Jamie Kennedy Experiment2002TV SeriesHimself
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration2002TV MovieHimself - Performer (as James Belushi)
Primetime Glick2002TV SeriesHimself
Second to None2001/ITV Movie documentaryHimself - Host (as James Belushi)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997-2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Directors2000-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Daily Show2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Into the Valley of Death2001Video documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1993-2000TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2000TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
TFI Friday2000TV SeriesHimself
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Hollywood Hero1999TV Special documentaryHimself (as James Belushi)
Mundo VIP1998TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Sin City Spectacular1998TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern1996-1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Super Bowl XXXI1997TV SpecialHimself - Halftime Performer (as James Belushi)
The Art of the Cigar1996TV MovieHimself (as James Belushi)
1996 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards1996TV Special documentaryHimself (as James Belushi)
Comic Relief's American Comedy Festival1996TV MovieHimself (as James Belushi)
Die Harald Schmidt Show1995TV SeriesHimself
Maury1992-1993TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1985-1993TV SeriesHimself
The Geraldo Rivera Show1993TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Full Wax1992TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1989-1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary1989TV SpecialHimself
The Making of 'Red Heat'1988Video documentary shortHimself (as James Belushi)
The Second City 25th Anniversary Special1985TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night at the Movies1974TV SeriesHimself (2007) (as James Belushi)

Archive Footage

Live from New York!2015DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Too Young to Die2012TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tragic Side of Comedy2009TV Movie documentaryHimself (as James Belushi)
Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts2009TV SpecialVirgil's Boss (uncredited)
15 Unforgettable Hollywood Tragedies2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Celebrities Uncensored2004TV SeriesHimself
East Meets West: 'Red Heat' and the Kings of Carolco2004Video documentary shortHimself (as James Belushi)
Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies2000TV SpecialCaptain Kangaroo (uncredited)
The NHL's Masked Men: The Last Line of Defense1998Video documentaryHimself (as James Belushi)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1988TV SeriesArt Rudzik from film RED HEAT
Mutant Video1986VideoBobby (segment "The Cleansing") (as James Belushi)


Won Awards

1998Best ActorMálaga International Week of Fantastic CinemaRetroactive (1997)

Nominated Awards

1984Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramSaturday Night Live (1975)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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