Jim Belushi is an American comedian and voice over artist who appeared in blockbuster movies like K-9 and Red Heat. He has given his voice in the popular American children TV series Hey Arnold that is broadcasted on Nickelodeon. Keep reading to know more about Jim Belushi’s net worth in 2019.
Jim Belushi was born as James Adam Belushi on 15th June 1954 in Chicago, USA. His father Adam Anastos Belushi was a restaurant owner. Jim’s father and mother Agnes Demetri Samaras were of Albanian descent.
He had 3 siblings, 2 brothers, and 1 sister. His elder brother John Belushi was also a well-known comic in Hollywood movies.
Jim Belushi went to the Wheaton Central High School and thereafter went to the College of DuPage. He received a degree in Speech and Theatre Arts from the Southern Illinois University.
After working with the Chicago theatre group, Jim debuted in a TV series. He worked in small roles in various movies and TV shows.
His breakthrough came from the box office hit movie About Last Night. Since then Jim has starred in numerous mainstream Hollywood movies.
Belushi married Sandra Davenport, and they together have a son Robert Belushi who is also an actor. Later the couple divorced, and Jim married a second time to Marjorie Bransfield. Their marriage lasted 3 years.
Jim Belushi’s was married to Jennifer Sloan till recently. His wife has filed for divorce. They have 2 children, a son, and a daughter.
After his graduation in Theatre Arts, Belushi joined a theatre group. He began his TV career with the TV series Who’s watching the kids. He also appeared in the movie The Fury.
After doing a number of small roles, Belushi got his first big role in the movie The man with one red shoe. What followed was a string of prominent roles in movies like Salvador, Jingle all the way and Joe Somebody.
His television work included the show Saturday Night Live, an episode on the popular American medical drama ER and a family drama According to Jim.
As a voice-over artist Belushi worked in the animated movies The Pebble and The Penguin and Legends of Oz.
Belushi is also a member of the musical bands The Blues Brothers and The Sacred Hearts and has released a couple of albums. He goes with the band on city tours and performs at various events and festivals.
Jim has also appeared in various stage shows with the latest being Born Yesterday.
Jim is also an author and has written a book titled Real Men.
Currently, he is living in Chicago and has formed a Board of Comedy with some of his co-stars. They perform in colleges, clubs and at various corporate events.
Awards & Achievements
Jim Belushi is just not an actor or comedian, he is a performer. Whether it is performing with his bands or giving a voice over in children’s animated series, Jim uses his all talents to come up with an awesome and memorable performance.
Though he was never personally nominated for any awards, some of his prominent movies received many accolades and awards.
His movie Salvador was nominated for 2 Academy Awards, one of which was for best screenplay and writing. The movie The Pebble and Penguin was nominated for the Satellite award in 2007.
His latest movie The Wonder Wheel released in 2017 has also been nominated for the Hollywood film awards and St. Louis Film Critics award.
Net Worth of Jim Belushi
Jim Belushi has earned a net worth of $28 million through his long career in acting. Many of his movies have been a commercial success.
Recently, his movie The Wonder Wheel grossed a total of $14.9 million worldwide. His earlier movies like K-9 and Curly Sue made $78.2 million and 33.6 million respectively.
He also earns from the various tours he undertakes with his musical band and comedy board.
Jim Belushi is a character artist who can carry any role with perfect aplomb. He has been a favorite of the movie-going audience who love his varied character displays. A versatile performer Jim has been captivating his fans with his various acts as a singer, a musician, and a comedian.