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James Belushi

James Belushi

It took versatile actor James Belushi several years to slowly come into his own, which wasn't an easy task following in the fiery footsteps of his flamboyant, self-destructive brother, the late comic John Belushi. Despite that obstacle, the easy-going actor with the crooked smile still managed to forge a respectable career playing co-leads in a variety of film genres, including comedy, action, and drama in roles ranging from a sleazeball thief to a cop to a party animal in a gorilla suit. Prior to his first television appearances, the Chicago-born actor earned a degree in Speech and Theater, and worked on-stage in The Pirates of Penzance and True West. Like John, James joined the notorious Second City improvisational comedy group. He also began making regular guest appearances on Saturday Night Live, where his brother became famous in the mid-'70s. Making his feature film debut playing James Caan's calm partner in 1981's Thief, James Belushi began acting under John Landis (who also directed his brother) in Trading Places (1983). He continued playing supporting roles and occasional leads -- most notably in Oliver Stone's Salvador with James Woods in 1986 -- but his big break came when he played a bad cop in 1988's Red Heat with Arnold Schwarzenegger. He was equally popular in K-9 the following year. Although his subsequent films were not as successful, Belushi continued to grow as a dramatic actor. In 2001, Belushi began headlining the successful ABC sitcom According to Jim. ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide


Filmography of James Belushi:

James Belushi Trivia

When was James Belushi born?
James Belushi date of birth: June 15, 1954

Who did James Belushi play in According to Jim: Season 01?
James Belushi was Jim in According to Jim: Season 01

Who did James Belushi play in Underdog?
James Belushi was Dan Unger in Underdog

Who did James Belushi play in Echo of Murder?
James Belushi was Pat Laughlin in Echo of Murder

What role did James Belushi play in Gang Related?
James Belushi played Divinci in Gang Related

Who did James Belushi portray in Retroactive?
James Belushi was Frank Lloyd in Retroactive

Who did James Belushi play in Traces of Red?
James Belushi was Jack Dobson in Traces of Red

Who did James Belushi portray in Taking Care of Business?
James Belushi was Jimmy Dworski in Taking Care of Business

Who did James Belushi portray in Real Men?
James Belushi was Nick Pirandello in Real Men

Who did James Belushi play in The Principal?
James Belushi was Rick Latimer in The Principal

Who did James Belushi portray in Mr. Destiny?
James Belushi was Larry Burrows in Mr. Destiny

Who did James Belushi play in K-9?
James Belushi was Thomas Dooley in K-9

What role did James Belushi play in Curly Sue?
James Belushi played Bill Dancer in Curly Sue

Who did James Belushi portray in Race the Sun?
James Belushi was Frank Machi in Race the Sun

What role did James Belushi portray in Salvador?
James Belushi played Dr. Rock in Salvador

Who did James Belushi play in Red Heat?
James Belushi was Det. Sgt. Art Ridzik in Red Heat

Who did James Belushi portray in Return to Me?
James Belushi was Joe Dayton in Return to Me

What role did James Belushi portray in Once Upon a Crime?
James Belushi played Neil Schwary in Once Upon a Crime

Who did James Belushi portray in Jumpin' Jack Flash?
James Belushi was Sperry Repairman in Jumpin' Jack Flash

What role did James Belushi portray in About Last Night...?
James Belushi played Bernie Litko in About Last Night...

What role did James Belushi play in Easy Six?
James Belushi played Elvis in Easy Six

Who did James Belushi portray in Thief?
James Belushi was Barry in Thief

Who did James Belushi portray in Joe Somebody?
James Belushi was Chuck Scarett in Joe Somebody

Who did James Belushi portray in The Florentine?
James Belushi was Billy Munucci in The Florentine

Who did James Belushi portray in Jingle All the Way?
James Belushi was Santa Claus in Jingle All the Way

Who did James Belushi play in Only the Lonely?
James Belushi was Sal Buonarte in Only the Lonely

Who did James Belushi portray in Babes in Toyland?
James Belushi was Gonzargo in Babes in Toyland

What role did James Belushi portray in Little Shop of Horrors?
James Belushi played Patrick Martin in Little Shop of Horrors

What role did James Belushi play in The Nuttiest Nutcracker?
James Belushi played Mouse King in The Nuttiest Nutcracker

What role did James Belushi play in The Pebble and the Penguin?
James Belushi played Rocko in The Pebble and the Penguin

Who did James Belushi play in Canadian Bacon?
James Belushi was Charles Jackal in Canadian Bacon

Who did James Belushi play in Trading Places?
James Belushi was Harvey in Trading Places

Who did James Belushi play in The Man with One Red Shoe?
James Belushi was Morris in The Man with One Red Shoe

Who did James Belushi portray in Abraxas: Guardian of the Universe?
James Belushi was Principal in Abraxas: Guardian of the Universe


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