Date of Birth : Jun 15th 1954
Jim Belushi is heading into his seventh season as the star and executive producer of the ABC hit comedy, According to Jim, in which he plays the husband in a marriage that actually works, and the father of three young children. The show co-stars Courtney Thorne-Smith, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Larry Joe Campbell.
A native of Chicago, Belushi began his career as a resident member of the famed Second City, from 1976-80. In 1979 he left for Hollywood, when writer-producer Garry Marshall cast him in the Paramount Television series Who’s Watching the Kids, and later in Working Stiffs with Michael Keaton. Among Belushi’s other television credits as an actor and writer are Saturday Night Live, Parallel Lives, the Oliver Stone/ABC miniseries Wild Palms, the movie Sahara for Showtime and the critically acclaimed series Beggars and Choosers.
Besides acting, Belushi loves music. The Sacred Hearts are a rhythm-and-blues band who have been together for years, performing 40 nights a year at clubs, casinos and corporate events all over the country. They are the official house band for The House of Blues, in which Belushi is a partner, and have entertained former President Clinton and Vice President Gore. Big Men Big Music is a project that Belushi is doing with his friend, Dan Aykroyd. They performed at the SARS benefit in Toronto for over 400,000 people with the Rolling Stones, and their CD was number one on the blues chart last summer. Belushi currently has three CD’s out: Blues Brothers Live from Chicago, The Sacred Hearts’ 36 x 22 x 36, and the recently released Big Men Big Music CD, Have Love Will Travel.