Jim Belushi

James Adam Belushi (born June 15, 1954) is an American actor, comedian, singer and musician. He is best known for his title role of James "Jim" Orenthal on the American sitcom According to Jim. He is the younger brother of the late comic actor John Belushi. Belushi was born in Chicago to Adam Anastos Belushi, an Albanian from Qytezë, Korçë, and Agnes Demetri (Samaras) Belushi, who was born in Ohio from Greek-Albanian immigrants from Korçë. He was raised in Wheaton, a Chicago suburb, along with his three siblings: Older brother John, older sister Marian, and younger brother Billy. After graduating from Wheaton Central High School, Jim Belushi attended the College of DuPage, and graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a degree in Speech and Theatre Arts. This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by contributors. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply.

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Trading Places (1983)

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A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Denholm Elliott

A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Denholm Elliott

Thief (1981)

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Frank is an expert professional safecracker, specialized in high-profile diamond heists. He plans to use his ill-gotten income to retire from crime and build a nice life for himself complete with a home, wife and kids. To accelerate the process, he signs on with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  James Caan  •  Tuesday Weld  •  Willie Nelson  •  Jim Belushi

Frank is an expert professional safecracker, specialized in high-profile diamond heists. He plans to use his ill-gotten income to retire from crime and build a nice life for himself complete with a home, wife and kids. To accelerate the process, he signs on with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  James Caan  •  Tuesday Weld  •  Willie Nelson  •  Jim Belushi

Angel's Dance (1999)

A young hitman is asked to prove himself by killing an innocent woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David L. Corley
CAST:  Jim Belushi  •  Sheryl Lee  •  Kyle Chandler  •  Frank John Hughes

A young hitman is asked to prove himself by killing an innocent woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David L. Corley
CAST:  Jim Belushi  •  Sheryl Lee  •  Kyle Chandler  •  Frank John Hughes

Canadian Bacon (1995)

The U.S. President, low in the opinion polls, gets talked into raising his popularity by trying to start a cold war with Canada.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Moore
CAST:  John Candy  •  Alan Alda  •  Rhea Perlman  •  Kevin Pollak

The U.S. President, low in the opinion polls, gets talked into raising his popularity by trying to start a cold war with Canada.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Moore
CAST:  John Candy  •  Alan Alda  •  Rhea Perlman  •  Kevin Pollak

Curly Sue (1991)

Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the classic homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. When they scam the rich and beautiful Grey Ellison into believing she backed her Mercedes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Jim Belushi  •  Alisan Porter  •  Kelly Lynch  •  John Getz

Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the classic homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. When they scam the rich and beautiful Grey Ellison into believing she backed her Mercedes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Jim Belushi  •  Alisan Porter  •  Kelly Lynch  •  John Getz

Farce of the Penguins (2007)

In this spoof of "March of the Penguins," nature footage of penguins near the South Pole gets a soundtrack of human voices. Carl and Jimmy, best friends, walk 70 miles to the mating grounds where the female penguins wait. The huddled masses of females - especially ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Saget
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Christina Applegate  •  Alyson Hannigan  •  Jason Alexander

In this spoof of "March of the Penguins," nature footage of penguins near the South Pole gets a soundtrack of human voices. Carl and Jimmy, best friends, walk 70 miles to the mating grounds where the female penguins wait. The huddled masses of females - especially ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Saget
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Christina Applegate  •  Alyson Hannigan  •  Jason Alexander

Gang Related (1997)

Two corrupt cops have a successful, seemingly perfect money making scheme- they sell drugs that they seize from dealers, kill the dealers, and blame the crimes on street gangs. Their scheme is going along smoothly until they kill an undercover DEA agent posing as a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Kouf
CAST:  Jim Belushi  •  Tupac Shakur  •  Lela Rochon  •  Dennis Quaid

Two corrupt cops have a successful, seemingly perfect money making scheme- they sell drugs that they seize from dealers, kill the dealers, and blame the crimes on street gangs. Their scheme is going along smoothly until they kill an undercover DEA agent posing as a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Kouf
CAST:  Jim Belushi  •  Tupac Shakur  •  Lela Rochon  •  Dennis Quaid

Hoodwinked! (2005)

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Little Red Riding Hood: A classic story, but there's more to every tale than meets the eye. Before you judge a book by its cover, you've got to flip through the pages. In the re-telling of this classic fable, the story begins at the end of the tale and winds its ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cory Edwards  •  Tony Leech  •  Todd Edwards
CAST:  Anne Hathaway  •  Glenn Close  •  Jim Belushi  •  Patrick Warburton

Little Red Riding Hood: A classic story, but there's more to every tale than meets the eye. Before you judge a book by its cover, you've got to flip through the pages. In the re-telling of this classic fable, the story begins at the end of the tale and winds its ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cory Edwards  •  Tony Leech  •  Todd Edwards
CAST:  Anne Hathaway  •  Glenn Close  •  Jim Belushi  •  Patrick Warburton

Jingle All the Way (1996)

Howard Langston, a salesman for a mattress company, is constantly kept busy at his job, disappointing his son. After he misses his son's karate exposition, Howard vows to make it up to him by buying an action figure of his son's favorite television hero for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Phil Hartman  •  Sinbad  •  Rita Wilson

Howard Langston, a salesman for a mattress company, is constantly kept busy at his job, disappointing his son. After he misses his son's karate exposition, Howard vows to make it up to him by buying an action figure of his son's favorite television hero for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Phil Hartman  •  Sinbad  •  Rita Wilson

Joe Somebody (2001)

When underappreciated video specialist Joe Scheffer is brutally humiliated by the office bully Mark McKinney in front of his daughter, Joe begins a quest for personal redemption. He proceeds by enduring a personal make-over and takes martial arts lessons from a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Pasquin
CAST:  Tim Allen  •  Julie Bowen  •  Kelly Lynch  •  Greg Germann

When underappreciated video specialist Joe Scheffer is brutally humiliated by the office bully Mark McKinney in front of his daughter, Joe begins a quest for personal redemption. He proceeds by enduring a personal make-over and takes martial arts lessons from a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Pasquin
CAST:  Tim Allen  •  Julie Bowen  •  Kelly Lynch  •  Greg Germann

K-9 (1989)

The extravagant cop Michael Dooley needs some help to fight a drug dealer who has tried to kill him. A "friend" gives him a dog named Jerry Lee (Officer Lewis), who has been trained to smell drugs. With his help, Dooley sets out to put his enemy behind the bars, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Daniel
CAST:  Jim Belushi  •  Mel Harris  •  Kevin Tighe  •  Ed O'Neill

The extravagant cop Michael Dooley needs some help to fight a drug dealer who has tried to kill him. A "friend" gives him a dog named Jerry Lee (Officer Lewis), who has been trained to smell drugs. With his help, Dooley sets out to put his enemy behind the bars, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Daniel
CAST:  Jim Belushi  •  Mel Harris  •  Kevin Tighe  •  Ed O'Neill

Last Action Hero (1993)

Danny is obsessed with a fictional movie character action hero Jack Slater. When a magical ticket transports him into Jack's latest adventure, Danny finds himself in a world where movie magic and reality collide. Now it's up to Danny to save the life of his hero ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Austin O'Brien  •  Charles Dance  •  F. Murray Abraham

Danny is obsessed with a fictional movie character action hero Jack Slater. When a magical ticket transports him into Jack's latest adventure, Danny finds himself in a world where movie magic and reality collide. Now it's up to Danny to save the life of his hero ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Austin O'Brien  •  Charles Dance  •  F. Murray Abraham

Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

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Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day Seymour finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Rick Moranis  •  Levi Stubbs  •  Ellen Greene  •  Vincent Gardenia

Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day Seymour finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Rick Moranis  •  Levi Stubbs  •  Ellen Greene  •  Vincent Gardenia

Masters of Menace (1990)

The Masters of Menace are actually a motorcycle gang. When one of their own dies while performing a dangerous bike stunt, they decide to cross the country to go bury him. With the coffin in the back of the pick-up truck and the tight-butt lawyer in the front, their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Raskov
CAST:  David Rasche  •  Catherine Bach  •  Tino Insana  •  Lee Ving

The Masters of Menace are actually a motorcycle gang. When one of their own dies while performing a dangerous bike stunt, they decide to cross the country to go bury him. With the coffin in the back of the pick-up truck and the tight-butt lawyer in the front, their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Raskov
CAST:  David Rasche  •  Catherine Bach  •  Tino Insana  •  Lee Ving

Once Upon a Crime (1992)

On their way to Monte Carlo, Monaco, Marilyn and her husband, Neil, meet several other married couples, including Julian and Phoebe, who are traveling with a lost dog they plan to return to its wealthy owner for a large reward. But, when the dog's mistress is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eugene Levy
CAST:  John Candy  •  Jim Belushi  •  Cybill Shepherd  •  Sean Young

On their way to Monte Carlo, Monaco, Marilyn and her husband, Neil, meet several other married couples, including Julian and Phoebe, who are traveling with a lost dog they plan to return to its wealthy owner for a large reward. But, when the dog's mistress is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eugene Levy
CAST:  John Candy  •  Jim Belushi  •  Cybill Shepherd  •  Sean Young

Race the Sun (1996)

A bunch of high school misfits in Hawaii, introduced by their new teacher, attend a science fair in which they draw up inspiration to build their own solar car and win a trip to compete in the 1990 World Solar Challenge in Australia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles T. Kanganis
CAST:  Halle Berry  •  Casey Affleck  •  Jim Belushi  •  Eliza Dushku

A bunch of high school misfits in Hawaii, introduced by their new teacher, attend a science fair in which they draw up inspiration to build their own solar car and win a trip to compete in the 1990 World Solar Challenge in Australia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles T. Kanganis
CAST:  Halle Berry  •  Casey Affleck  •  Jim Belushi  •  Eliza Dushku

Red Heat (1988)

A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Jim Belushi  •  Ed O'Ross  •  Peter Boyle

A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Jim Belushi  •  Ed O'Ross  •  Peter Boyle

Salvador (1986)

A second-rate journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  James Woods  •  Jim Belushi  •  Michael Murphy  •  John Savage

A second-rate journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  James Woods  •  Jim Belushi  •  Michael Murphy  •  John Savage

Snow Dogs (2002)

When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he's got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Sisqó  •  Nichelle Nichols  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.

When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he's got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Sisqó  •  Nichelle Nichols  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.

The Fury (1978)

A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue, when a sinister official kidnaps him to harness his extremely powerful psychic abilities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  John Cassavetes  •  Amy Irving  •  Carrie Snodgress

A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue, when a sinister official kidnaps him to harness his extremely powerful psychic abilities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  John Cassavetes  •  Amy Irving  •  Carrie Snodgress
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