Jim Belushi Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career.
Jim Belushi Net Worth 2020 – Jim Belushi is an American comedian, actor, and voice actor. The multi-faceted personality is a singer and musician as well.
Well established in Hollywood in his own right, Jim Belushi is also recognized as the younger brother of comic actor John Belushi and father of actor Robert Belushi.
Born in Chicago to an Albanian immigrant, he grew up in a humble household. Rebellious as a teenager, he often got into trouble with the law. Eventually, ith the guidance of a teacher, he redirected his abundant energy to a more productive means: dramatics.
He was born on 15th June 1954 in Chicago, U.S. Jim Belushi is the son of Adam Belushi(father) and Agnes Belushi(mother).
He has three siblings named older brother John, older sister Marian, and younger brother Billy. Besides this, there is no information regarding his childhood.
Jim has been married three times; He married Sandra Davenport on May 17, 1980. They had a son, Robert James (an actor, born October 23, 1980); they divorced in 1988.
He was then married to actress Marjorie Bransfield from 1990 to 1992.
He then married Jennifer Sloan on May 2.1998, they have a daughter, Jamison Bess (born July 28.1999) and a son, Jared James (born February 8, 2002). On March 5, 2018; Jennifer Sloan filed a divorce from Belushi.
He had studied Wheaton Central High School and the College of DuPage. Then he had finished his University at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in Speech and Theater Arts.
Following his graduation, Jim Belushi joined the Second City comedy troupe in 1977. His elder brother John had also trained with the troupe at the beginning of his own career. Jim’s stint with the troupe proved to be highly beneficial in launching his career.
His performance is one of Second City’s productions brought him to the notice of producer Gary Marshall who offered Belushi the chance to appear on television for the first time.
With Marshall’s help, Belushi made his television debut in the NBC sitcom ‘Who’s Watching the Kids?’ in 1978.
Over the next few years, e continued to appear on stage while also taking up small roles in television projects. Eventually, he ventured into the big screen as well.
After making an uncredited appearance in the film ‘Fury,’ he played a significant role in Michael Mann’s ‘Thief’ (1981) in which he portrayed the character of Barry.
In 1983, Jim Belushi started appearing on the television program ‘Saturday Night Live.’ Over the course of two years of association with the show, he portrayed a number of characters including Hank Rippy from ‘Hello, Trudy!’ and ‘That White Guy.’
In 1985, he played a supporting role in the comedy film ‘The Man With One Red Shoe.’ The following year he appeared in three films: ‘About Last Night…,’ ‘Salvador’ and ‘Little Shop of Horrors.’
With time his stature as an actor rose and he was offered prominent roles in several films. Over the ensuing years, he appeared in many popular films, such as ‘The Principal,’ ‘Red Heat,’ ‘Mr. Destiny,’ ‘Homer and Eddie,’ ‘Taking Care of Business,’ ‘K-9,’ and ‘Dimenticare Palermo.’
Jim Belushi is also a talented voice actor and has lent his voice to several film and television projects, such as ‘The Mighty Ducks,’ ‘Gargoyles,’ ‘Babes in Toy Land,’ ‘The Pebble and the Penguin,’ ‘Hey Arnold!’, ‘Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King,’ ‘Hoodwinked,’ and ‘The Wild.’
In 2001, he started starring as Jim, a father of three (later five) children, in the sitcom ‘According to Jim.’ The show was a successful one and ran from 2001 to 2009.
It also had Courtney Thorne-Smith, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Larry Joe Campbell, and Billi Bruno in main roles.
He started playing the role of Nick Morelli, a dedicated lawyer, in the legal comedy-drama ‘The Defenders’ in 2010. The show, which was loosely based on real-life Vegas lawyers Michael Cristalli and Marc Saggese, ran for one season.
The year 2016 was highly productive for the actor. He did four films namely, ‘Undrafted,’ ‘The Whole Truth,’ ‘The Hollow Point,’ and ‘Katie Says Goodbye.’
In the near future, he will be seen in the movie ‘Wonder Wheel’ and television film ‘Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie which is currently in the -production stage.
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