Jim Belushi Biography

Updated On Feb 17, 2019 Published On Nov 10, 2015
Facts of Jim Belushi
Date of Birth: 1954 , June-15
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name Jim Belushi
Birth Name James Adam Belushi
Nick Name Jim
Father Adam Anastos Belushi
Mother Agnes Demetri (Samaras)
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $25 million
Salary $500,000
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Jim Belushi, who is known for James "Jim" Orenthal on the television series According to Jim, is one of the famous American actor and comedian. He has also established himself as a musician.

Jim Belushi's early life

Jim Belushi was from the middle-class family born as James Adam Belushi on 15th June 1954 in Chicago, Illinois, the United States of America to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi. He is an American and is of Albanian descent.

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After graduating from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in Speech and Theater Arts, Jim Belushi desired to enter into the film industry.

Jim Belushi's career

So in 1977, Jim Belushi joined The Second City and began working for them. The following year, he appeared in the movie, The Fury, starring Kirk Douglas, and that was the beginning of his acting career.

He has also appeared in the Saturday Night Live for several episodes. He is also known for his role in The Ghost Writer, featuring Pierce Brosnan and Kim Cattrall.

Jim Belushi's married life and divorce

On 17th of May 1980, Jim Belushi got married to Sandra Davenport. They also welcomed their first child in 1980. Actually, he and Sandra Davenport were having romantic love affairs long before they got married.

Jim Belushi was happy to have her as her loving spouse but this married life was dissolved in 1988.

Two years later on 22nd of September 1990, Jim Belushi got married to Marjorie Bransfield. She is an actress. They got divorced on the 1st of April 1992.

In 1998, he got married for the third time in his life. That year, Jim Belushi got married to Jennifer Sloan on 2nd of May 1998. They are still together and they have also welcomed two children from this married life.

Jim Belushi's net worth

For his role in According to Jim, starring Courtney Thorne-Smith, Jim Belushi earned the salary of $500,000 per episode and his net worth is rumored to be around $50 million.

Jim Belushi's salary from the Saturday Night Live show was $15,000 in the year 1975. His 14,200 sq foot home in Brentwood, Calif has been put up for sale in the market at the price of $38.5 million.

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Born in Chicago, Illinois

June 15 , 1954

Jim Belushi was from the middle class family born as James Adam Belushi in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi. He is an American and is of Albanian descent.

Began his acting career

1977

After graduating from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in Speech and Theater Arts, Jim Belushi desired to enter into the film industry. So in 1977, he joined The Second City and began working for them. The following year, he appeared in the movie, The Fury and that was the beginning of his acting career. 

Released the album, Have Love, Will Travel

2003

Besides his acting and comedy career, Jim Belushi is also the great musician and he has also released several albums and has also toured all over the United States performing the songs of his album. In 2003, he released his album titled Have Love, Will Travel. 

Released his own book, Real Men Don't Apologize

2006

When one looks at his biography, everyone will be really impressed by his profile. In the course of his life Jim Belushi has also established himself as an author and he has also published his own book, Real Men Don't Apologize. 

Won Málaga International Week of Fantastic Cinema

1998

Jim Belushi has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and has also won some of them. In 1998, he got his one and only nomination in Málaga International Week of Fantastic Cinema and that was for portraying his role in Retroactive.

Nominated in Primetime Emmy Awards

1984

Primetime Emmy Awards is one of the prestigious awards and everyone really fells honored if they win this award for the first time. Jim Belushi has also been nominated in this award once and that was in 1984 for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program. 

Married to Sandra Davenport

May 17 , 1980

It seems like Sandra Davenport is his high school sweetheart. They were in love long before they got married and they also had a child from these romantic love affairs. They got married on 17th of May 1980. 

Divorced with Sandra Davenport

October 10 , 1988

On 17th of May 1980, Jim Belushi got married to Sandra Davenport. She was the normal house wife. He was happy to have her as her loving spouse but this married life was dissolved in 1988. The reason for his divorce with her is unknown. 

First child, Robert Belushi

October 30 , 1980

American actor, Robert Belushi is his first child and he was born from his romantic love affairs with Sandra Davenport. He was born somewhere in United States and he is known for his role in the movies like Sorority Row, One Small Hitch and many more. 

Married to Marjorie Bransfield

September 22 , 1990

His extra affairs with Marjorie Bransfield seem to be the main reason for ending his first married life. Soon after dissolving his first married life, Jim Belushi was seen with Marjorie Bransfield. Marjorie Bransfield is a famous American actress. 

Divorced with Marjorie Bransfield

April 1 , 1992

Like the previous one, his second married life also has the sad ending. After being married for about a year, news of them living separately became public and on 1st of April 1992, information about the end of their married life became popular. 

Married to Jennifer Sloan

May 2 , 1998

After the end of his second married life, Jim Belushi was not seen with any one for few years. But in 1998, he got married for the third time in his life. That year, he got married to Jennifer Sloan on 2nd of May 1998. They are still together. 

Second child, Jamison Bess Belushi

July 28 , 1999

American actress, Jamison Bess Belushi is Jim Belushi's second child and the first one from his married life with Jennifer Sloan. Within a year, after being married with Jennifer Sloan, they welcomed their first child together. 

Third child, Jared James Belushi

February 8 , 2002

Jim Belushi became father for the third time in his life in 2002. He and his wife Jennifer Sloan announced that they were expecting their second child together and they welcomed it on 8th of February and it was a son and they named him Jared James Belushi.