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James Belushi is an American actor, musician and comedian, and a total performer. He is popular for his role as James ‘Jim’ Orenthal on ABC’s According to Jim, from the year 2001 to 2009. He was born as James Adam Belushi on June 15, 1954, in Chicago, Illinois in the USA to Agnes Demetri and Adam Anastos Belushi, who are both Albanian immigrants. He was raised in Wheaton together with his three siblings, John, Marian and Billy. He graduated from Wheaton Central High School and later attended College of DuPage and took a degree in Speech and Theater Arts at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Jim and his brother, John, have worked in the very popular Chicago-based theater troupe called The Second City, from the year 1977 to 1980. In 1979, he was debuted on television through Paramount’s ‘ Who Click to look into! >> Read More... ’s Watching the Kids?’ on NBC channel. Later, he was starred along with Michael Keaton Michael Keaton is an American actor. He was born M >> Read More... in Bob Brunner’s Working Stiffs. His career in Hollywood started from here. In 1981, Jim made his first significant role in Michael Mann’s neo-noir film, Thief. When his brother, John, passed away, he made an appearance on Saturday Night Live Saturday Night Live or popularly called as NBC&#39 >> Read More... for two seasons. He was also starred in Oliver Stone’s Wild Palms and the critically acclaimed Beggars and Choosers. He also made guest appearances on ER, Trading Places, Pinocchio and several television shows. He rose to fame after donning supporting roles in Stan Dragoti’s The Man with One Red Shoe (1985), Edward Zwick’s About Last Night Click to look into! >> Read More... (1986), Oliver Stone’s Salvador (1986), and Frank Oz Frank Oz also know as Frank Richard Oznowicz is an >> Read More... ’ Little Shop of Horrors (1986). This gave him opportunities to appear in lead roles in films like Real Men (1987), The Principal (1987), Red Heat (1988), Homer and Eddie (1989), K-9 (1989), The Palermo Connection (Dimenticare Palermo in 1989), Taking Care of Business (1990), Mr. Destiny (1990), Only the Lonely (1991), Curly Sue (1991), Once Upon a Crime (1992), Race the Sun (1996), Jingle All the Way (1996), and many more. He lends his voice in the Mighty Ducks (Phil Palmfeather), The Pebble and the Penguin (Rocko), Babes in Toyland (Gonzargo), Gargoyles, and Hey Arnold!, Hoodwinked! (Kirk), Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King (Glob), and The Wild (Benny the squirrel).

Jim also voiced Salty, the aeroplane man in the computer adventure game, 9: The Last Resort in 1996 and as Masked Mutant on the video game Goosebumps in 1997. In the year 2001, his performance in ER’s episode Piece of Mind contributes to his re-appearance in the eye of the public. In the following year, he played the title role in the super hit comedy series, According to Jim. His first voice-over was in Nickelodeon’s Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, where he played as a pimple on the head of Krum. After this, he had a recurring role as Simon the Monster Hunter, where he just ad-libbed most of his dialogues in the series. In the year 2003, Jim and actor-comedian, Dan Aykroyd Dan Aykroyd was born in Ontario, Canada on 1st Jul >> Read More... had an album entitled Have Love, Will Travel. They toured and performed in different places as Zee Blues, from the former The Blues Brothers. In 2006, his book, Real Men Don’t Apologize was released. He also narrated NFL commercial and had introduced the starting lineups of the football team, the University of Illinois at the Rose Bowl in 2008. Jim became interested in his Albanian origin and after his visit to Tirana in 2008, he got the Honor of the Nation order, which was given by H.E. Bamir Topi, the President of Albania. In the following year, he earned the Albanian citizenship. Jim also appeared in MC Hammer’s video for the song, Too Legit to Quit in the year 1991. He got married three times and had three children. His first marriage was with Sandra Davenport in 1980, and they have a son named Robert James. In 1990, he got married to Marjorie Bransfield and had a divorce in 1992. His last marriage was with Jennifer Sloan in 1998, and they have a daughter named Jamison Bess and a son named Jared James. Jim also suffered from Gout and thus became the Savient Pharmaceuticals’ spokesman for their Check Out Your Gout educational campaign. In 2012, he endorsed President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.

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