- Real nameJames Adam Belushi
- Date of birthJune 15, 1954
- Age66 years
- Zodiac signGemini
- BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA
Parents and family
- Father Adam Anastos Belushi
- Mother Agnes Demetri Samaras
- Sister Marian Belushi
- Brother John Belushi, Billy Belushi
Jim Belushi wife
Jim Belushi 3 kids
Jim Belushi rose to prominence thanks to amazing acting and comedian skills. Hailing from Chicago, he was raised by Albanian parents Adam and Agnes alongside three siblings: John, a cast member of SNL who passed away being only 33, Marian and Billy.
Jim’s career started in the late 1970s when he was a member of Chicago improvisational troupe The Second City. In 1978, he first appeared on television in Who’s Watching the Kids? series. In 1983, he joined Saturday Night Live and portrayed various characters until he left in 1985. Today, the performer is most famed for starring in According to Jim sitcom. However, he appeared on many other television shows, including Total Security, The Defenders, Good Girls Revolt and Twin Peaks.
Having debuted on the big screen in 1978 film The Fury, Jim Belushi is now more recognized for having parts in Salvador, The Principal, Real Men, Red Heat, K-9, Homer and Eddie, Curly Sue, Separate Lives, Underdog and Thunderstruck movies. Besides, he provided voice for many projects.
Moreover, Belushi loves music. He performs with The Blues Brothers and Sacred Hearts Blues Band. In 2006, he tried his hand at writing by publishing book Real Men Don’t Apologize. Additionally, the celebrity runs a cannabis farm and shares his experience on Growing Belushi series.
On May 17, 1980, Jim espoused Sandra Davenport and welcomed his firstborn, son Robert, later that year. However, the marriage was dissolved in 1988. In 1990-1992, he was briefly married to Marjorie Bransfield. On May 2, 1998, Belushi tied knots with Jennifer Sloan. They became parents of daughter Jamison in 1999. And in 2002, they were blessed with a baby boy named Jared. The spouses called it quits in 2018 and even planned to divorce but reconciled after 13 months of separation.
A curious fact: in childhood, Jim had a crush on Elizabeth Montgomery from Bewitched TV series.