Photo of James Belushi James Belushi

Born June 15, 1954, in New Jersey, James (Jim) Belushi attended Southern Illinois University and performed with Chicago's Second City comedy troupe. He made his film debut as an extra in The Fury (1978) and co-starred with Michael Keaton in the brief 1979 TV sitcom "Working Stiffs."

Starting with 1981's Thief, Belushi started winning larger roles, both comic and serious, in such films as Trading Places, The Man with One Red Shoe, Salvador, About Last Night, Jumpin' Jack Flash and Red Heat. He broke through to leading roles in Homer and Eddie, Mr. Destiny, Traces of Red, Race for the Sun and K-9.

Like his older brother John, Jim did a stint on "Saturday Night Live" (1983-85) and carved a niche in later TV series and made-for-TV/video movies. He enjoyed a career resurgence on the small screen with the popular sitcom "According to Jim," which premiered in 2001.

James Belushi in The Whole Truth

The Whole Truth

2016 R

Asked to defend a 17-year-old accused of murdering his wealthy father, attorney Richard Ramsay begins to unearth unsavory details about the victim. Believing that his client is hiding something, Richard enlists a young lawyer to dig deeper.

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