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PERSONAL DATA OF JAMES BELUSHI
Age: 66 years old
Height: 180 cm
Born in: Chicago, United States
Born on: 06/15/1954
BIOGRAPHY OF JAMES BELUSHI
Jim Belushi (full name James Adam Belushi), was born in Chicago, in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, the June 15, 1954 by a couple of Albanian immigrants who settled in the United States in the 1930s: Agnes Demetri Samaras and Adam Anastos Belushi, restaurateur since the 1940s. proud of their origins, James was awarded the prestigious Albanian honor in 2008 “Honor of the Nation” and in 2009 he finally obtained the citizenship of the same country.
Brother of the well-known John Belushi, tragically passed away from an overdose at the age of 33, James embarks on an acting career thanks to a high school teacher, who appreciated his great skill ingag, enough to push him to register with one acting school. But when asked why he started studying acting, the answer is: “For the girls. In the acting club there were twenty and only six boys. And the same is true with the choir – more girls!“.
James attends the College of DuPage of Southern Illinois University, where he graduated from Speech and Theater Arts. Since 1977 he works for the Chicago Second City and other televisions, including the NBC show Saturday Night Live, in which he takes over from his brother. After a long apprenticeship on the small screen, he finally arrives at the cinema. From the early days we remember: An armchair for two (1983) directed by John Landis, director who made his brother’s fortune, About last night … (1986) by Edward Zwick, in which James’ performance is internationally acclaimed, and the drama Salvador (1986) by Oliver Stone. His career will always be divided between comic and serious roles, slowly bringing him to identify himself in thefamily movie icon. In the following years, in fact, he juggles the detective story Danko (1988) by Walter Hill and the thriller Forget Palermo (1990) by Francesco Rosi, only to arouse big laughs with Mr. Destiny (1990) by James Orr, 4-legged policeman (1989) by Rod Daniel, Seven criminals and a dachshund (1991) by Eugene Levy e A promise is a promise (1996) by Brian Levant with Arnold Schwarzenegger. In the 2000s he obtained a small part in the highly acclaimed The man in the shadows (2010) by Roman Polanski. In 2017 is among the protagonists of the film by Woody Allen The wheel of wonders.
Throughout his career he never leaves the television, where it becomes very famous thanks to the well-known series Life according to Jim (2001-2009) by Tracy Newman and Jonathan Stark, in which he plays the role of typical American husband a little peasant but very loving, acting together with Courtney Thorne-Smith in the role of his beloved wife. He reaches the pinnacle of his television career in 2017, when he plays the role of Bradley Mitchum, a shady businessman, in the event series Twin Peaks – The Return of David Lynch.
Big fan of music, James also achieves remarkable results as a singer, both with the Jim Belushi & the Sacred Hearts, both under the pseudonym “Brother” Zee Blues with the Blues Brothers Band, founded in 1978 by his brother John e Dan Aykroyd. He produced and recorded three discs: 36-22-36, According to Jim (famous soundtrack of the series The life according to Jim) and Have Love Will Travel.
Since 1998 he is married to Jennifer Sloan, with whom he had two children: Jared James and Jamison Bess. The family lives in Los Angeles, in the Brentwood neighborhood, with their son Robert James, had by Jim’s first wife Sandra Davenport.
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THE MOST RECENT FILMS BY JAMES BELUSHI
A Double Truth (The Whole Truth)
Home Sweet Hell
New Year’s Eve in New York
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THE MOST RECENT TV SERIES BY JAMES BELUSHI
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THE MOST RECURRING GENRES OF JAMES BELUSHI
Comedy: 32% Drama: 20% Thriller: 12% Action: 10%
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RECENT ROLES PLAYED BY JAMES BELUSHI
The Wheel of Wonders