Jim Belushi Biography
Birthday: June 15, 1954 (Gemini)
Born In: Chicago, Illinois, United States
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 with the guidance of a teacher, he redirected his abundant energy to a more productive means: dramatics. He enjoyed performing and decided to become an actor. He embarked on his acting career after graduating from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a degree in Speech and Theater Arts. He started his career on the stage before moving to television and films. Primarily a comedian, he is best known for his roles in the television series ‘Aaahh!!! Real Monsters’ and ‘Show Me a Hero,’ and films like ‘Salvador,’ ‘Curly Sue,’ and ‘The Ghost Writer.’ He closely identifies with his Albanian heritage and holds honorary Albanian citizenship. Apart from his acting career, he serves as a spokesman for Savient Pharmaceuticals' educational campaign "Check Out Your Gout."