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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 comedian John Belushi - he grew up in Wheaton, Illinois. A high school teacher, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Red Heat Art Ridzik
K-9 Dooley
Saturday Night Live Various / Self / Willie Nelson / Athlete / Bob Guccione / Bum / Cellmate / David Cooper / Fisherman Bob / Guy / Hulk Hogan / Ice Cream Parlor Clerk / Kevin / Mr. Caruthers / Mr. Faraccio / Officer / Patron / Rappin' Jimmy B. / Soviet / That White Guy / Thomas Barrack / Visitor / Waterhouse / bidder
Little Shop of Horrors Patrick Martin


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  Star Guardians (Video Game) (filming)
Captain Bocabee (as James Belushi)
 2022 Fairytale (post-production)
 2022 Gigi & Nate
Dan Gibson
 2019 Trolls: The Beat Goes On! (TV Series short)
Dad Cloud
- Don't Worry Be Peppy/Two's a Cloud (2019) ... Dad Cloud (voice)
 2018 Salvage (TV Movie)
 2017 Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie (TV Movie)
Coach Wittenberg (voice, as James Belushi)
 2017 Wonder Wheel
 2017 Sollers Point
 2017 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
Bradley Mitchum
- Part 17 (2017) ... Bradley Mitchum (as James Belushi)
- Part 16 (2017) ... Bradley Mitchum
- Part 13 (2017) ... Bradley Mitchum
- Part 11 (2017) ... Bradley Mitchum
- Part 10 (2017) ... Bradley Mitchum
 2017/I A Change of Heart
Hank (as James Belushi)
 2016 Urban Cowboy (TV Movie)
Marshall Stoval (as James Belushi)
 2015-2016 Good Girls Revolt (TV Series)
William 'Wick' McFadden
- The Newser (2016) ... William 'Wick' McFadden
- The Folo (2016) ... William 'Wick' McFadden (as James Belushi)
- Out of Pocket (2016) ... William 'Wick' McFadden (as James Belushi)
- The Futures (2016) ... William 'Wick' McFadden (as James Belushi)
- Pilot (2015) ... William 'Wick' McFadden (as James Belushi)
 2016 Katie Says Goodbye
Bear (as James Belushi)
 2016 Undrafted
Joe (as James Belushi)
 2015-2016 TripTank (TV Series)
Guy / Dad
- Crime Steve Investigation (2016) ... Guy (voice, as James Belushi)
- Mr. Winchester Goes to Washington (2015) ... Dad (voice, as James Belushi)
 2016 The Hollow Point
Shep Diaz
 2016 The Whole Truth
 2016 The 7D (TV Series short)
Coach Coachy
- Giggleberries/Jollyball Anyone? (2016) ... Coach Coachy (voice, as James Belushi)
 2015 Show Me a Hero (TV Mini Series)
Angelo Martinelli
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... Angelo Martinelli
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... Angelo Martinelli
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Angelo Martinelli
 2015 Serious Business (TV Series)
Jim Belushi
- Stand Up Guys (2015) ... Jim Belushi (as James Belushi)
 2015 Home Sweet Hell
 2014 Watsky: Whoa Whoa Whoa (Music Video)
Lambourghini Owner
 2014 Stan Lee's Mighty 7 (TV Movie)
Mr. Cross (voice, as James Belushi)
 2013 Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
Lion (voice, as James Belushi)
 2012 Doc McStuffins (TV Series)
- Boo-Hoo to You!/It's Glow Time (2012) ... Glo-Bo (voice, as James Belushi)
- Caught Blue-Handed/To Squeak, or Not to Squeak (2012) ... Glo-Bo (voice, as James Belushi)
 2012/I Thunderstruck
Coach Amross
 2011 New Year's Eve
Building Super (segment "Elevator")
 2011 Cougars Inc.
Dan Fox (as James Belushi)
 2010-2011 The Defenders (TV Series)
Nick Morelli
- Morelli v. Kaczmarek (2011) ... Nick Morelli
- Nevada v. Greene (2011) ... Nick Morelli
- Noland v. Galloway Pharmaceuticals (2011) ... Nick Morelli
- Nevada v. Hunter (2011) ... Nick Morelli
- Nevada v. Doug the Mule (2011) ... Nick Morelli
 2010 The Ghost Writer
John Maddox (as James Belushi)
 2009 Handy Manny (TV Series)
- Francisco Comes to Town/Broken Drawbridge (2009) ... Sal (voice, as James Belushi)
 2001-2009 According to Jim (TV Series)
- Heaven Opposed to Hell (2009) ... Jim
- King of the Nerds (2009) ... Jim
- I Hate the High Road (2009) ... Jim
- Happy Jim (2009) ... Jim
 2008 Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King (Video)
Glob (voice, as James Belushi)
 2008 Snow Buddies (Video)
Bernie (voice)
 2007 Underdog
Dan Unger
 2007 Once Upon a Christmas Village (Short)
Santa Claus (voice, as James Belushi)
 2006 Farce of the Penguins
They're Aall Bitches Penguin (voice, as James Belushi)
 2006 Lolo's Cafe (TV Short)
Frank (voice)
 2002-2006 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius (TV Series)
Coach Gruber
- How to Sink a Sub/Lady Sings the News (2006) ... Coach Gruber (voice, as James Belushi)
- Maximum Hugh/Sleepless in Retroville (2003) ... Coach Gruber (voice)
- See Jimmy Run/Trading Faces (2002) ... Coach Gruber (voice, as James Belushi)
 2006 Me, Eloise (TV Series)
 2006 Casper's Scare School (TV Movie)
Alder (voice)
 2006 The Wild
Benny (voice)
 2006 Behind the Smile
Jeffrey Stone (as James Belushi)
 2005 Hoodwinked
The Woodsman (voice)
 2005 Tugger: The Jeep 4x4 Who Wanted to Fly (Video)
Tugger (voice, as James Belushi)
 2005 Fatherhood (TV Series)
- Truth or Scare (2005) ... Officer (voice, as James Belushi)
 2005 George Lopez (TV Series)
The Inspector
- George's Extreme Makeover: Holmes Edition (2005) ... The Inspector (as James Belushi)
 2004 Less Than Perfect (TV Series)
Eddie Smirkoff
- Arctic Nights (2004) ... Eddie Smirkoff (as James Belushi)
 2004 DysEnchanted (Short)
Doctor (The Shrink) (as James Belushi)
 2003 Easy Six
Elvis (as James Belushi)
 2003 I'm with Her (TV Series)
Leslie Buren
- The Second Date (2003) ... Leslie Buren
 2003 Ozzy & Drix (TV Series short)
Capt. Quinine
- The Conqueror Worm (2003) ... Capt. Quinine (voice, as James Belushi)
 2003 Brad Paisley: Celebrity (Short)
Jim Belushi
 2002 What's New, Scooby-Doo? (TV Series)
Asa Buckwald
- A Scooby-Doo! Christmas (2002) ... Asa Buckwald (voice, as James Belushi)
 2002 Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe (TV Short)
Tapir / Little Magnus (US version, voice, as James Belushi)
 2002 Rugrats (TV Series)
Santa Claus
- Babies in Toyland Part 1 (2002) ... Santa Claus (voice)
 2002 Pinocchio
Farmer George (English version, voice, as James Belushi)
 2002 K-9: P.I. (Video)
Mike Dooley (as James Belushi)
 2002 One Way Out (Video)
Harry Woltz
 2002 Snow Dogs
Demon (voice)
 2001 Joe Somebody
Chuck Scarett
 2000-2001 Beggars and Choosers (TV Series)
Freddy Falco
- The Long Goodbye (2001) ... Freddy Falco (as James Belushi)
- Golf War Syndrome (2001) ... Freddy Falco (as James Belushi)
- The Woodhouse Conundrum (2000) ... Freddy Falco (as James Belushi)
- The Wartime Consigliere (2000) ... Freddy Falco (as James Belushi)
- Zero Tolerance (2000) ... Freddy Falco (as James Belushi)
 2001 ER (TV Series)
Dan Harris
- Piece of Mind (2001) ... Dan Harris (as James Belushi)
 2000 Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (TV Movie)
Pat Laughlin (as James Belushi)
 2000 Return to Me
Joe Dayton (as James Belushi)
 1999 Hooves of Fire (TV Short)
Santa Claus / Tapir (US version, voice)
 1999 K-911 (Video)
Det. Mike Dooley (as James Belushi)
 1999 The Nuttiest Nutcracker (Video)
Reginald (voice, as James Belushi)
 1996-1999 Hey Arnold! (TV Series)
Coach Wittenberg
- Grandpa's Sister/Synchronized Swimming (1999) ... Coach Wittenberg (voice, as James Belushi)
- Best Man/Cool Party (1998) ... Coach Wittenberg (voice, as James Belushi)
- Coach Wittenberg/Four-Eyed Jack (1997) ... Coach Wittenberg (voice, as James Belushi)
- Benchwarmer/Cool Jerk (1996) ... Coach Wittenberg (voice, as James Belushi)
 1999 My Neighbors the Yamadas
Takashi (English version, voice, as James Belushi)
 1999 Made Men
Bill Manucci (as James Belushi)
 1999/I Justice (TV Movie)
Frank Spello (as James Belushi)
 1999 The Florentine
Billy Belasco (as James Belushi)
 1999 Angel's Dance
Stevie 'The Rose' Rosellini (as James Belushi)
 1998 Stories from My Childhood (TV Series)
Peter the Repeater Bird
- Alice and the Mystery of the Third Planet (1998) ... Peter the Repeater Bird (voice, as James Belushi)
 1998 Hercules (TV Series)
- Hercules and the Caledonian Boar (1998) ... Nestor (voice, as James Belushi)
- Hercules and the Disappearing Heroes (1998) ... Nestor (voice, as James Belushi)
 1997-1998 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
James Belushi
- The Interview (1998) ... James Belushi
- Make a Wish (1997) ... James Belushi (as James Belushi)
 1998 Overnight Delivery (Video)
Overnight Delivery Boss (scenes deleted, as James Belushi)
 1997 It's Good to Be King (TV Series)
- Pilot ... Tommy (as James Belushi)
 1997 The Blues Brothers Animated Series (TV Series)
- True Lies ... Jake (voice, as James Belushi)
- The People's Party ... Jake (voice, as James Belushi)
- Strange Death of Betty Smythe ... Jake (voice, as James Belushi)
- Piano Movin' Blues ... Jake (voice, as James Belushi)
- Gigolo Jake ... Jake (voice, as James Belushi)
 1997 Total Security (TV Series)
Steve Wegman
- Look Who's Stalking (1997) ... Steve Wegman (as James Belushi)
- Who's Poppa? (1997) ... Steve Wegman (as James Belushi)
- Citizen Canine (1997) ... Steve Wegman (as James Belushi)
- Looking for Mr. Goombah (1997) ... Steve Wegman (as James Belushi)
- Dental Men Prefer Blondes (1997) ... Steve Wegman (as James Belushi)
 1997 Wag the Dog
Jim Belushi
 1994-1997 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (TV Series)
Simon the Monster Hunter / Steve / Simon
- Showdown/Internal Affairs (1997) ... Simon the Monster Hunter (voice, as James Belushi)
- Battle of the Century/A Perfect World (1997) ... Simon the Monster Hunter (voice, as James Belushi)
- The Master Monster/Slumber Scare (1996) ... Simon the Monster Hunter (voice, as James Belushi)
- Festival of the Festering Moon/Simon's Big Score (1996) ... Simon the Monster Hunter (voice, as James Belushi)
- The Five Faces of Ickis/Bigfoot, Don't Fail Me Now (1995) ... Simon the Monster Hunter (voice, as James Belushi)
 1997 Babes in Toyland
Gonzargo (voice)
 1997 Gang Related
Det. Frank Divinci (as James Belushi)
 1997 Life with Louie (TV Series)
- The Making of a President (1997) ... Jack (voice)
 1997 Cow and Chicken (TV Series)
- School Bully/Time Machine (1997) ... Butch (voice, as James Belushi)
 1997 Goosebumps: Attack of the Mutant (Video Game)
The Masked Mutant (voice, as James Belushi)
 1997 Bruno the Kid (TV Series)
- Revenge of the Giganerd (1997) ... (voice)
 1997 Bad Baby
Dad (voice, as James Belushi)
 1997 Dog's Best Friend (TV Movie)
Skippy (voice, as James Belushi)
 1997 Gold in the Streets
Mario (as James Belushi)
 1997 Living in Peril
Harrison / Oliver (as James Belushi)
 1996-1997 Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series (TV Series short)
Phil Palmfeather
- Duck Hard (1997) ... Phil Palmfeather (voice, as James Belushi)
- The Most Dangerous Duckhunt (1996) ... Phil Palmfeather (voice, as James Belushi)
- The Iced Duck Cometh (1996) ... Phil Palmfeather (voice, as James Belushi)
- The Final Face Off (1996) ... Phil Palmfeather (voice, as James Belushi)
- Mad Quacks Beyond Hockeydome (1996) ... Phil Palmfeather (voice, as James Belushi)
 1997 Retroactive
Frank (as James Belushi)
 1996 9 (Video Game)
Salty (voice, as James Belushi)
 1996 The Gail O'Grady Project (TV Movie)
 1996 The Tick (TV Series)
Mr. Fleener
- The Tick vs. Education (1996) ... Mr. Fleener (voice, as James Belushi)
 1996 Timon & Pumbaa (TV Series short)
Male Warthog
- Home Is Where the Hog Is (1996) ... Male Warthog (voice, as James Belushi)
 1996 Jingle All the Way
Mall Santa (as James Belushi)
 1996 KaBlam! (TV Series)
Louie the Chameleon (segment "The Louie & Louie Show")
- Built for Speed (1996) ... Louie the Chameleon (segment "The Louie & Louie Show") (voice)
 1996 Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off (Video)
Phil Palmfeather (voice, as James Belushi)
 1995-1996 Gargoyles (TV Series)
- The Reckoning (1996) ... Fang (voice, as James Belushi)
- Kingdom (1996) ... Fang (voice, as James Belushi)
- The Cage (1995) ... Fang (voice, as James Belushi)
 1996 Race the Sun
Frank Machi (as James Belushi)
 1996 Dumb and Dumber (TV Series short)
Duker / Exterminator / Manager
- Chipped Dip/Laundryland Lunacy (1996) ... Duker / Exterminator / Manager
 1996 The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat (TV Series short)
- Wet Paint/News Blues/Copy Cat (1996) ... Voices (voice, as James Belushi)
 1995 Irving
Gay Vampire #2 (as James Belushi)
 1995 Santo Bugito (TV Series)
Baby Face
- Load 'O Bees (1995) ... Baby Face (voice, as James Belushi)
 1995 Pinky and the Brain (TV Series short)
Additional Voices / Jack Maguire
- Tokyo Grows/That Smarts/Brainstem (1995) ... Additional Voices (voice, as James Belushi)
- Of Mouse and Man (1995) ... Additional Voices (voice, as James Belushi)
- Das Mouse (1995) ... Jack Maguire (voice, as James Belushi)
 1995 Separate Lives
Tom Beckwith (as James Belushi)
 1995 Canadian Bacon
Charles Jackal
 1995 Destiny Turns on the Radio
Tuerto (as James Belushi)
 1995 Sahara (TV Movie)
Sgt. Joe Gunn (as James Belushi)
 1995 The Pebble and the Penguin
Rocko (voice, as James Belushi)
 1995 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series)
Saul Monella / Police Officer
- America the Beautiful (1995) ... Saul Monella / Police Officer (voice, as James Belushi)
 1994 Parallel Lives (TV Movie)
Nick Dimas (as James Belushi)
 1994 Royce (TV Movie)
Shane Royce (as James Belushi)
 1993 The Building (TV Series)
Billy Shoe
- Yakkity Yak Don't Talk (1993) ... Billy Shoe (as A Second City Alumnus)
 1993 Last Action Hero
James Belushi
 1993 Wild Palms (TV Mini Series)
Harry Wyckoff
- Hello, I Must Be Going (1993) ... Harry Wyckoff (as James Belushi)
- Hungry Ghosts (1993) ... Harry Wyckoff (as James Belushi)
- Rising Sons (1993) ... Harry Wyckoff (as James Belushi)
- The Floating World (1993) ... Harry Wyckoff (as James Belushi)
- Everything Must Go (1993) ... Harry Wyckoff (as James Belushi)
 1992 Traces of Red
Jack Dobson (as James Belushi)
 1992 Once Upon a Crime...
Neil Schwary (as James Belushi)
 1991 MC Hammer: 2 Legit 2 Quit (Music Video short)
Newscaster (as James Belushi)
 1991 Curly Sue
Bill Dancer (as James Belushi)
 1991 Diary of a Hitman
Shandy (as James Belushi)
 1991 Only the Lonely
Salvatore Buonarte (as James Belushi)
 1990 Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe
Principal Latimer
 1990 Mr. Destiny
Larry Burrows (as James Belushi)
 1990 Masters of Menace
Gypsy (as James Belushi)
 1990 Taking Care of Business
Jimmy (as James Belushi)
 1990 The Palermo Connection
Carmine Bonavia (as James Belushi)
 1989 Wedding Band
Reverend (as James Belushi)
 1989 Homer and Eddie
Homer Lanza (as James Belushi)
 1989 K-9
Dooley (as James Belushi)
 1989 Who's Harry Crumb?
Man on Bus (uncredited)
 1988 Red Heat
Art Ridzik (as James Belushi)
 1987 Real Men
Nick Pirandello (as James Belushi)
 1987 The Principal
Rick Latimer (as James Belushi)
 1986 Little Shop of Horrors
Patrick Martin (as James Belushi)
 1986 Jumpin' Jack Flash
Sperry Repairman
 1986 The Birthday Boy (TV Movie)
Bob (as James Belushi)
 1986 About Last Night
Bernie (as James Belushi)
 1986 Salvador
Dr. Rock (as James Belushi)
 1985 Tab Lloyd: Investigative Reporter (TV Movie)
Clayton Pyle (as James Belushi)
 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
- Mr. T and Hulk Hogan/The Commodores (1985) ... Willie Nelson / Fisherman Bob / Mr. Caruthers / ...
- SNL Film Festival (1985) ... Various
- Pamela Sue Martin/Power Station (1985) ... Various
 1984 The Best Legs in Eighth Grade (TV Movie)
Saint Valentine (as James Belushi)
 1984 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
- Pinocchio (1984) ... Mario (as James Belushi)
 1983 Trading Places
Harvey (as James Belushi)
 1982 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
- Of Mice and Men (1982) ... Wheezer (as James Belushi)
 1981 Thief
Barry (as James Belushi)
 1980 The Cleansing (Video short)
Bobby (as James Belushi)
 1978-1979 Who's Watching the Kids (TV Series)
Bert Gunkel
- Good News, Bad News (1979) ... Bert Gunkel (as James Belushi)
- Frankie's 16th Birthday (1978) ... Bert Gunkel (as James Belushi)
- Mr. Wrong (1978) ... Bert Gunkel (as James Belushi)
- Hit and Run (1978) ... Bert Gunkel (as James Belushi)
- Rustic Retreat (1978) ... Bert Gunkel (as James Belushi)
 1979 Working Stiffs (TV Series)
Ernie O'Rourke
- Trading Up (1979) ... Ernie O'Rourke (as James Belushi)
- Sagebrush Estates (1979) ... Ernie O'Rourke (as James Belushi)
- Pal Joey (1979) ... Ernie O'Rourke (as James Belushi)
- The Old Man in the Building (1979) ... Ernie O'Rourke (as James Belushi)
- The Bosses (1979) ... Ernie O'Rourke (as James Belushi)
 1978 The Fury
Beach Bum (uncredited)
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