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Jim Belushi

Highest Rated:   96% Thief (1981)
Lowest Rated:   0% K-9: P.I. (2002)
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Birthplace:   Chicago, Illinois, USA
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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Wonder Wheel
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie
  • Coach Wittenberg
2017
31% The Hollow Point
  • Shepard
2016
29% The Whole Truth
  • Boone
2016
14% Undrafted
  • Jim
2016
57% Katie Says Goodbye
  • Actor
2016
52% Live From New York!
  • Actor
2015
5% Home Sweet Hell
  • Les
2015
16% Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
  • Cowardly Lion
$6.5M 2014
No Score Yet Stan Lee's Mighty 7
  • Actor
2014
13% The Secret Lives Of Dorks
  • Bronko
2013
20% Thunderstruck
  • Coach Amross
2012
7% New Year's Eve
  • Building Super
$54.6M 2011
No Score Yet Cougars, Inc.
  • Dan
2010
83% The Ghost Writer
  • James Maddox
$11.1M 2010
No Score Yet Snow Buddies
  • Bernie
2008
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King
  • Glob
2008
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Lost & Found: SNL in the 80s
  • Actor
2008
14% Underdog
  • Dan Unger
$43.8M 2007
No Score Yet Farce of the Penguins
  • They're All Bitches Penguin
2007
20% The Wild
  • Benny
$37.4M 2006
46% Hoodwinked
  • The Woodsman
$50.9M 2005
No Score Yet Tugger: The Jeep 4x4 Who Wanted to Fly
  • Tugger
2005
No Score Yet Easy Sex
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Easy Six
  • Elvis
2003
No Score Yet DysEnchanted
  • Doctor
2003
No Score Yet Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire and the Legend of the Lost Tribe
  • Actor
2002
0% K-9: P.I.
  • Dooley
2002
No Score Yet One Way Out
  • Harry Woltz
2002
24% Snow Dogs
  • Demon
$81.2M 2002
21% Joe Somebody
  • Chuck Scarett
$22.7M 2001
No Score Yet Echo of Murder
  • Actor
2000
61% Return to Me
  • Joe Dayton
2000
17% K-911
  • Dooley
1999
No Score Yet The Nuttiest Nutcracker
  • Reginald
1999
No Score Yet Made Men
  • Bill Manucci
1999
No Score Yet Celebrity Mix
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Justice
  • Frank Spello
1999
No Score Yet Angel's Dance
  • Stevie `The Rose' Rossellini
1999
No Score Yet The Florentine
  • Billy Belasco
1999
75% My Neighbors the Yamadas
  • Actor
1999
43% Overnight Delivery
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Babes in Toyland
  • Gonzargo
1997
85% Wag the Dog
  • Himself
1997
53% Gang Related
  • Divinci
1997
No Score Yet Living in Peril
  • Harrison
1997
17% Jingle All the Way
  • Mall Santa
1997
57% Retroactive
  • Frank Lloyd
1997
No Score Yet Dog's Best Friend
  • Skip the Dog
1997
No Score Yet Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Gold in the Streets
  • Mario
1997
No Score Yet Stories from My Childhood
  • Actor
1996
22% Race the Sun
  • Frank Machi
1996
14% Canadian Bacon
  • Charles Jackal
1995
No Score Yet Separate Lives
  • Tom
1995
12% Destiny Turns on the Radio
  • Tuerto
1995
No Score Yet Sahara
  • Gunn
1995
11% The Pebble and the Penguin
  • Rocko
1995
No Score Yet Royce
  • Shane Royce
1994
No Score Yet Parallel Lives
  • Nick Dimas
1994
37% Last Action Hero
  • Himself
1993
No Score Yet Wild Palms
  • Actor
1993
29% Traces of Red
  • Jack Dobson
1992
No Score Yet Diary of a Hitman
  • Shandy
1991
14% Curly Sue
  • Bill Dancer
1991
0% Once Upon a Crime
  • Neil
1991
62% Only the Lonely
  • Sal Buonarte
1991
No Score Yet Abraxas: Guardian of the Universe
  • Principal
1991
38% Mr. Destiny
  • Larry Joseph Burrows
1990
29% Taking Care of Business
  • Jimmy Dworski
1990
No Score Yet Masters of Menace
  • Gypsy
1990
No Score Yet Dimenticare Palermo
  • Carmine Bonavia
1990
0% Homer & Eddie
  • Homer Lanza
1989
22% K-9
  • Dooley
1989
No Score Yet Wedding Band
  • Reverend
1989
27% Who's Harry Crumb?
  • Actor
1989
62% Red Heat
  • Det. Sgt. Art Ridzik
1988
50% The Principal
  • Rick Latimer
1987
No Score Yet Number One with a Bullet
  • Screenwriter
1987
No Score Yet Real Men
  • Nick Pirandello
1987
90% Little Shop of Horrors
  • Patrick Martin
1986
28% Jumpin' Jack Flash
  • Sperry Repairman
1986
61% About Last Night
  • Bernie Litgo
1986
92% Salvador
  • Doctor Rock
1986
50% The Man with One Red Shoe
  • Morris
1985
No Score Yet The Birthday Boy
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet The Best Legs in the Eighth Grade
  • Actor
1984
86% Trading Places
  • Harvey
1983
96% Thief
  • Barry
1981
No Score Yet Mutant Video
  • Actor
1976

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
71% Good Girls Revolt
2015-2016
  • Wick McFadden
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2015
97% Show Me a Hero
2015
  • Angelo R. Martinelli
  • 2015
  • 15
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2011
75% The Defenders
2010-2011
  • Nick Morelli
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet George Lopez
2002-2007
  • Inspector
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • Performer
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Daniel Harris
  • 2001
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Performer
  • Actor
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983

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