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James Belushi

James Adam Belushi was born June 15, 1954, in Chicago, to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi, a restaurant owner. His father was an Albanian immigrant, from Qytezë, and his mother was also of Albanian descent. The third of four children - his brother was John Belushi - he grew up in Wheaton, Illinois. A high school teacher, impressed... See full bio »

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 2017 Sollers Point (post-production)
Carol (as Jim Belushi)
  Mating (TV Movie) (completed) (as Jim Belushi)
  Star Guardians (Video Game) (filming)
Captain Bocabee
 2017 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
Bradley Mitchum
- Part 11 (2017) ... Bradley Mitchum (as Jim Belushi)
- Part 10 (2017) ... Bradley Mitchum (as Jim Belushi)
- Part 5 (2017) ... Bradley Mitchum (as Jim Belushi)
 2017/I A Change of Heart
 2016 Katie Says Goodbye
 2016 Undrafted
 2015-2016 TripTank (TV Series)
Guy / Dad
- Crime Steve Investigation (2016) ... Guy (voice)
- Mr. Winchester Goes to Washington (2015) ... Dad (voice)
 2016 The Hollow Point
Shep Diaz
 2016 The Whole Truth
 2016 The 7D (TV Series)
Coach Coachy
- Giggleberries/Jollyball Anyone? (2016) ... Coach Coachy (voice)
 2016 Urban Cowboy (TV Movie)
Marshall Stoval
 2015 Show Me a Hero (TV Mini-Series)
Angelo Martinelli
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... Angelo Martinelli (as Jim Belushi)
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... Angelo Martinelli (as Jim Belushi)
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Angelo Martinelli (as Jim Belushi)
 2015 Serious Business (TV Series)
Jim Belushi
- Stand Up Guys (2015) ... Jim Belushi
 2015 Home Sweet Hell
Les (as Jim Belushi)
 2014 Watsky: Whoa Whoa Whoa (Video short)
Lambourghini Owner (as Jim Belushi)
 2014 Stan Lee's Mighty 7 (TV Movie)
Mr. Cross (voice)
 2013 The Secret Lives of Dorks
Bronko (as Jim Belushi)
 2012 Doc McStuffins (TV Series)
- Boo-Hoo to You!/It's Glow Time (2012) ... Glo-Bo (voice)
 2010-2011 The Defenders (TV Series)
Nick Morelli
- Morelli v. Kaczmarek (2011) ... Nick Morelli (as Jim Belushi)
- Nevada v. Greene (2011) ... Nick Morelli (as Jim Belushi)
- Noland v. Galloway Pharmaceuticals (2011) ... Nick Morelli (as Jim Belushi)
- Nevada v. Hunter (2011) ... Nick Morelli (as Jim Belushi)
- Nevada v. Doug the Mule (2011) ... Nick Morelli (as Jim Belushi)
 2009 Handy Manny (TV Series)
 2001-2009 According to Jim (TV Series)
- Heaven Opposed to Hell (2009) ... Jim (as Jim Belushi)
- Diamonds Are a Ghoul's Best Friend (2009) ... Jim (as Jim Belushi)
- King of the Nerds (2009) ... Jim (as Jim Belushi)
- I Hate the High Road (2009) ... Jim (as Jim Belushi)
- Happy Jim (2009) ... Jim (as Jim Belushi)
 2008 Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King (Video)
Glob (voice)
 2008 Snow Buddies (Video)
Bernie (voice, as Jim Belushi)
 2007 Underdog
Dan Unger (as Jim Belushi)
 2006 Lolo's Cafe (TV Movie)
Frank (voice, as Jim Belushi)
 2006 Me, Eloise (TV Series)
- Eloise's Rawther Unusual Halloween Part 2 (2006) ... (voice, as Jim Belushi)
- Eloise's Rawther Unusual Halloween Part 1 (2006) ... (voice, as Jim Belushi)
 2006 Casper's Scare School (TV Movie)
Alder (voice, as Jim Belushi)
 2006 The Wild
Benny (voice, as Jim Belushi)
 2006 Behind the Smile
Jeffrey Stone
 2006 Farce of the Penguins
They're Aall Bitches Penguin (voice)
 2005 Hoodwinked!
Kirk the Woodsman (voice, as Jim Belushi)
 2005 Tugger: The Jeep 4x4 Who Wanted to Fly (Video)
Tugger (voice)
 2005 George Lopez (TV Series)
The Inspector
- George's Extreme Makeover: Holmes Edition (2005) ... The Inspector
 2005 Fatherhood (TV Series)
- Truth or Scare (2005) ... Officer (voice)
 2004 Less Than Perfect (TV Series)
Eddie Smirkoff
- Arctic Nights (2004) ... Eddie Smirkoff
 2004 DysEnchanted (Short)
Doctor (The Shrink)
 2003 Easy Six
 2003 I'm with Her (TV Series)
Leslie Buren
- The Second Date (2003) ... Leslie Buren (as Jim Belushi)
 2003 Ozzy & Drix (TV Series)
Capt. Quinine
- The Conqueror Worm (2003) ... Capt. Quinine (voice)
 2002 Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe (TV Short)
Tapir / Little Magnus (US version, voice)
 2002 What's New, Scooby-Doo? (TV Series)
Asa Buckwald
- Scooby-Doo Christmas (2002) ... Asa Buckwald (voice)
 2002 Rugrats (TV Series)
Santa Claus
- Babies in Toyland Part 1 (2002) ... Santa Claus (voice, as Jim Belushi)
 2002 Pinocchio
Farmer George (English version, voice)
 2002 One Way Out (Video)
Harry Woltz (as Jim Belushi)
 2002 K-9: P.I. (Video)
Mike Dooley
 2002 Snow Dogs
Demon (voice, as Jim Belushi)
 2001 Joe Somebody
Chuck Scarett (as Jim Belushi)
 2001 Great Books: Upton Sinclair's the Jungle (TV Movie)
 2000-2001 Beggars and Choosers (TV Series)
Freddy Falco
- The Long Goodbye (2001) ... Freddy Falco
- The Woodhouse Conundrum (2000) ... Freddy Falco
- The Wartime Consigliere (2000) ... Freddy Falco
- Zero Tolerance (2000) ... Freddy Falco
 2001 ER (TV Series)
Dan Harris
- Piece of Mind (2001) ... Dan Harris
 1999 Hooves of Fire (TV Short)
Santa Claus / Tapir (US version, voice, as Jim Belushi)
 1999 K-911 (Video)
Det. Mike Dooley
 1999 The Nuttiest Nutcracker (Video)
Reginald (voice)
 1999 My Neighbors the Yamadas
Takashi Yamada (English version, voice)
 1999 Made Men
Bill Manucci
 1999/I Justice (TV Movie)
Frank Spello
 1999 The Florentine
Billy Belasco
 1998 Hercules (TV Series)
 1997-1998 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
James Belushi
- The Interview (1998) ... James Belushi (as Jim Belushi)
- Make a Wish (1997) ... James Belushi
 1998 Overnight Delivery (Video)
Overnight Delivery Boss (scenes deleted)
 1997 It's Good to Be King (TV Series)
- Pilot ... Tommy
 1997 Wag the Dog
Jim Belushi (as Jim Belushi)
 1997 Babes in Toyland
Gonzargo (voice, as Jim Belushi)
 1997 Life with Louie (TV Series)
- The Making of a President (1997) ... Jack (voice, as Jim Belushi)
 1997 Cow and Chicken (TV Series)
- School Bully/Time Machine (1997) ... Butch (voice)
 1997 Bad Baby
Dad (voice)
 1997 Gold in the Streets
 1997 Living in Peril
Harrison / Oliver
 1997 Dog's Best Friend (TV Movie)
Skippy (voice)
 1996 9 (Video Game)
Salty (voice)
 1996 The Gail O'Grady Project (TV Movie) (as Jim Belushi)
 1996 The Tick (TV Series)
Mr. Fleener
- The Tick vs. Education (1996) ... Mr. Fleener (voice)
 1996 Timon & Pumbaa (TV Series)
Male Warthog
- Home Is Where the Hog Is (1996) ... Male Warthog (voice)
 1996 KaBlam! (TV Series)
Louie the chameleon (segment "The Louie and Louie Show")
- Built for Speed (1996) ... Louie the chameleon (segment "The Louie and Louie Show") (voice)
 1995-1996 Gargoyles (TV Series)
- The Reckoning (1996) ... Fang (voice)
- Kingdom (1996) ... Fang (voice)
- The Cage (1995) ... Fang (voice)
 1996 Race the Sun
Frank Machi
 1995 Irving
Gay Vampire #2
 1995 The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat (TV Series)
- Wet Paint/News Blues/Copy Cat (1995) ... Voices (as Jim Belushi)
 1995 Pinky and the Brain (TV Series)
Additional Voices / Jack Maguire
- Tokyo Grows/That Smarts/Brainstem (1995) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Of Mouse and Man (1995) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Das Mouse (1995) ... Jack Maguire (voice)
 1995 Separate Lives
Tom Beckwith
 1995 Canadian Bacon
Charles Jackal (as Jim Belushi)
 1995 Sahara (TV Movie)
Sgt. Joe Gunn
 1995 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series)
Saul Monella / Police Officer
- America the Beautiful (1995) ... Saul Monella / Police Officer (voice)
 1995 The Louie N' Louie Show (TV Movie)
Louie (as Jim Belushi)
 1995 Santo Bugito (TV Series)
Baby Face
- Load 'O Bees (1995) ... Baby Face (voice)
 1994 Parallel Lives (TV Movie)
Nick Dimas
 1994 Royce (TV Movie)
Shane Royce
 1993 The Building (TV Series)
Billy Shoe
 1992 Traces of Red
Jack Dobson
 1991 Hammer: 2 Legit 2 Quit (Video short)
 1991 Curly Sue
Bill Dancer
 1991 Diary of a Hitman
 1991 Only the Lonely
Salvatore Buonarte
 1990 Masters of Menace
 1990 Dimenticare Palermo
Carmine Bonavia
 1989 Wedding Band
 1989 K-9
 1989 Who's Harry Crumb?
Man on Bus (uncredited)
 1987 Real Men
Nick Pirandello
 1987 The Principal
Rick Latimer
 1986 Jumpin' Jack Flash
Sperry Repairman (as Jim Belushi)
 1986 The Birthday Boy (TV Short)
 1985 The Man with One Red Shoe
Morris (as Jim Belushi)
 1985 Tab Lloyd: Investigative Reporter (TV Movie)
Clayton Pyle
 1983-1985 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Various / Willie Nelson / Mr. Faraccio / ...
- Howard Cosell/Greg Kihn (1985) ... Mr. Faraccio / Athlete / Soviet
- Christopher Reeve/Santana (1985) ... Various (as Jim Belushi)
- SNL Film Festival (1985) ... Various (as Jim Belushi)
- Pamela Sue Martin/Power Station (1985) ... Various (as Jim Belushi)
- Harry Anderson/Bryan Adams (1985) ... Various (as Jim Belushi)
 1984 The Best Legs in Eighth Grade (TV Movie)
Saint Valentine
 1984 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
- Pinocchio (1984) ... Mario
 1982 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
- Of Mice and Men (1982) ... Wheezer
 1981 Thief
 1980 The Cleansing (Video short)
 1978 The Fury
Beach Bum (uncredited)
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Show Show Soundtrack (12 credits)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (94 credits)
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Other Works:

TV commercials: Did the voice of Ray, the entertainment-obsessed guinea pig in the pet store across the street from a rental station, in a series of Blockbuster commercials. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jim Belushi | Jim Belushi and the Sacred Hearts


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Though he is a life-long Chicago Bears fan, he shares a birthday with former Green Bay Packers coach Mike Holmgren. See more »



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