James Belushi

James Belushi

About James Belushi

James Adam 'Jim' Belushi (born June 15, 1954) is an American actor, comedian, singer, and musician. He is the younger brother of late comedic actor John Belushi. Belushi was born in Chicago. He is the son of Agnes (ne Samaras), who was of Albanian descent, and Adam Belushi (-), an Albanian immigrant and restaurant operator who left his native village, Qytez, in 1934 at the age of sixteen. Jim was raised in a Chicago suburb, along with his three siblings: older brother John, his sister, Marian, and a younger brother, Billy. After graduating from Wheaton Central High School, Jim Belushi attended the College of DuPage and graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a degree in Speech and Theater Arts. From 1977 to 1980, Belushi, like his older brother John, worked with the Chicago theater group The Second City. During this period, Belushi made his television debut in 1978's Who's Watching the Kids and also had a small part in Brian De Palma's The Fury.

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