James Belushi
Actor, comedian
James Belushi
James Adam "Jim" Belushi is an American actor, comedian, singer, and musician. He is the younger brother of late comedic actor John Belushi.
Biography
James Belushi's personal information overview.
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MC Hammer Interview: Singer Commands 'Stop Hammer Time'
Huffington Post - 4 months
MC Hammer has jumped on board as Command Brand's first celebrity spokesperson with the launch of the "Do. No. Harm." campaign. The iconic performer joined Command Brand at New York City's famed Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal to rejoice in a #TBT moment. Those attending were invited to have a lip sync duet with the only hammer who hates nails. Fun was had lip syncing along to the famed MC Hammer's most iconic hits such as the fabulous "U Can't Touch This." MC Hammer Commands an Interview Having a chance to speak with the wonderful musician about music, life and his dream décor reveals a man who has a quest to live life to its fullest. Carol Ruth Weber: What new music do you have planned and how has it evolved with the new hip hop that is now on the scene? Are you still dancing? MC Hammer: I dance every day! Music is finite with only a certain amount of notes and keys for new artists to interpret. Chance The Rapper just released a new mixed tape called "Colori ...
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5 Worst Super Bowl Halftime Shows Ever
The Street - about 3 years
PORTLAND, Ore. (TheStreet) -- If you're a U.S. television viewer 22 or younger, you've never known a low-budget Super Bowl halftime show. That hasn't always been a good thing. Before 1992, the Super Bowl halftime show was exactly that: A little show put on to fill the time between the game's halves. Until 1990, that show usually consisted of marching bands, pre-Glee chorus groups and the occasional tune from Carole Channing, George Burns, Andy Williams and other notables from yesteryear. It was inoffensive, it was mildly entertaining and typically didn't get a whole lot of lip service at the water cooler the next day. That all changed after Super Bowl XXVI in 1992. A company called Timberline Productions decided to celebrate the host city of Minneapolis and the Olympic year by saddling CBS with a halftime show featuring a figure skating performance from Brian Boitano and Dorothy Hamill and exactly two songs from easy-listening powerhouse Gloria Estefan. Keep in mind that figure skat ...
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Grow Little Shop Of Horrors
On The Box - almost 5 years
Another day, another remake, reboot or reimagining. This time it’s Warner Bros. who have planned a new take on Little Shop Of Horrors with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in talks to play the lead role. Marc Platt is the guy behind the production. He may not be a household name but he seems like the right man for the job having extensive experience with both film and stage having brought us the stage version of Wicked (with the film version in the works) and both the stage and film versions of Legally Blonde. And as the most well-known incarnation of Little Shop Of Horrors in the 1986 musical version which was itself adapted from an off-Broadway play, he seems like the perfect fit. The story if you haven’t seen it centres on a nervous florist called Seymour (originally played by Rick Moranis) who finds fame with a giant carnivorous plant. It was originally conceived by Roger Corman in 1960 but became much more well known when Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Steve Martin, James Belushi and John Ca ...
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Bernadette Peters Boards Dorothy of Oz
Movies Web - almost 5 years
Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters has boarded Summertime Entertainment's Dorothy of Oz. The actress will voice Glinda alongside Glee's Lea Michele, who is portraying Dorothy in this animated tale. They are both singing a duet for the soundtrack. The film already stars Martin Short (Jester), James Belushi (Lion), Dan Aykroyd (Scarecrow), Kelsey Grammer (Tin Man) and Patrick Stewart (Tugg). The story begins where L. Frank Baum's original The Wizard of Oz ends, continuing Dorothy's journey. The project is adapted from the adventure books written by the author's great-grandson, Roger Stanton Baum. Dorothy of OZ comes to theaters in 2013 and stars Dan Aykroyd, James Belushi, Martin Short, Kelsey Grammer, Lea Michele. The film is directed by Dan St. Pierre.
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The John Wayne of the American stage - Irish Times
Google News - over 5 years
True West has been an early vehicle for Tommy Lee Jones, John Malkovich, James Belushi, Philip Seymour Hoffman and John C Reilly. Fool for Love (1983) Two lovers meet in a motel in the Mojave Desert only to discover they are closer than they thought
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Famed comedy troupe kicks off MSUM series on Sept. 8 - Grand Forks Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, John Candy, James Belushi, Bill Murray and Gilda Radner. These comedians and actors got their start with The Second City, the country's most prolific producer of successful comedians. The Second City's latest generation of
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Jim Belushi torna alla ABC con una nuova commedia - Movieplayer.it
Google News - over 5 years
Una virata sul fronte drammatico è sempre benvenuta per un attore comico ma James Belushi la risata che l'ha nel sangue e dopo il dramma The Defenders sulla CBS lo rivedremo presto in un'altra commedia sulla ABC. La star di La vita secondo Jim sta
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Jim Belushi szykuje serial z twórczynią "Murphy Brown" - stopklatka.pl
Google News - over 5 years
James Belushi , który ostatnio grał w serialu "The Defenders" razem z twórczynią kultowej "Murphy Brown", Diane English , szykuje nową komedię. Belushi powraca do komedii, w której grał przez 8 lat w serialu "Jim wie lepiej"
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Westport marks Williams centennial with 'Suddenly Last Summer' - TMC Net
Google News - over 5 years
Catherine is being played by Liv Rooth, who appeared in the recent Broadway revival of "Born Yesterday" with James Belushi and Robert Sean Leonard. Westport Playhouse is encouraging post-show discussions of the play in a special salon that will take
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On Aug. 11 in mid-Michigan history - The Morning Sun
Google News - over 5 years
An annular solar eclipse - in which the moon partially blocks the sun leaving only a thin ring of the sun visible - occurred. "About Last Night," starring Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, and James Belushi, was playing in central Michigan theaters
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The Blues Brothers – Blu-ray Disc Review - HighDefDiscNews.com
Google News - over 5 years
The characters themselves (“The Blues Brothers“) lived on (so-to-speak) with James Belushi filling in for his late brother when the band reunited for a tour in 1988. Eventually John Goodman would fill the shoes in the very unpopular sequel “Blues
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'Glee's' Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Cory Monteith: What's Next for the Show's ... - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
The movie, set for release next year, also features the voices of Patrick Stewart, Dan Aykroyd, Oliver Platt, Kelsey Grammer, James Belushi and Martin Short, among others. Michele also tweeted a message to Glee fans Wednesday upset about the cast
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The 5th Season, with James Belushi and Courtney Thorne-Smith, is Coming to DVD - TVShowsOnDVD.com
Google News - over 5 years
With Season 4 just out last week, Lionsgate Entertainment didn't take long to schedule a date for According to Jim - Season 5 on DVD. The 4-disc set, costing $29.98 SRP, will be hitting stores on October 4th. Look for guest appearances by Erik Estrada,
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WOLFMAN Reboot Lands Director - Movies.ie
Google News - over 5 years
... studio is still planning to release the movie for the home market with a direct-to-DVD release. Along with the previously mentioned direct-to-DVD sequels, Moreau has directed 'The Hitcher II : I've Been Waiting,' and 'Retroactive' with James Belushi
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According to Jim: The Complete Fourth Season - JustPressPlay
Google News - over 5 years
Directed by James Belushi, Mark Cendrowski, Philip Charles MacKenzie. Written by Jonathan Stark, Tracy Newman, Ron Hart, John D. Beck, David Feeney. Starring Courtney Thorne Smith, James Belushi, Kimberly Williams Paisley, Larry Joe Campbell,
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Why Every 'Wizard of Oz' Movie Is in Jeopardy - Hollywood.com
Google News - over 5 years
Dorothy of Oz: Summertime Entertainment's indie animation film featuring the voices of Glee's Lea Michele as Dorothy and Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer and James Belushi as the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion respectively. Oz, the Great and Powerful:
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of James Belushi
    FIFTIES
  • 2011
    Age 56
    In 2011, Belushi announced that he suffered from gout, and became a spokesman for Savient Pharmaceuticals' educational campaign "Check Out Your Gout".
    More Details Hide Details Belushi has appeared on the cover of and been interviewed by Cigar Aficionado magazine.
    In 2011 Belushi was cast as corrupt businessman Harry Brock in Born Yesterday, which opened on Broadway in late April.
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    In two episodes in 2011, Belushi was paired with Blues Brothers partner Dan Aykroyd.
    More Details Hide Details On May 15, 2011, The Defenders was canceled by CBS.
  • 2010
    Age 55
    In 2010, Belushi was cast in a pilot for CBS called The Defenders a series about defense lawyers.
    More Details Hide Details The one-hour series premiered on September 22, 2010.
  • 2008
    Age 53
    He also hosted a celebration rally for the Chicago Cubs playoff series in Chicago prior to the 2008 World Series.
    More Details Hide Details Steve Dahl has dubbed him "The Funniest Living Belushi."
    Belushi started to take interest in his Albanian ancestry. During his visit to Tirana on November 11, 2008, he received the order Honor of the Nation from the President of Albania, H.E. Bamir Topi.
    More Details Hide Details On October 9, 2009, he received Albanian citizenship. Belushi appeared in MC Hammer's video "Too Legit to Quit" in 1991 (in the extended full-length version).
    Recently, Belushi was a narrator of an NFL offensive linemen commercial. Belushi also introduced the starting lineups for the University of Illinois football team during ABC's telecast of the 2008 Rose Bowl.
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  • 2006
    Age 51
    He released his first book, Real Men Don't Apologize, in May 2006.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2003
    Age 48
    In 2003, Belushi and Dan Aykroyd released the album Have Love, Will Travel, and participated in an accompanying tour.
    More Details Hide Details He also performs at various venues nationwide as Zee Blues in an updated version of The Blues Brothers.
  • 2001
    Age 46
    On January 4, 2001, Belushi appeared on the ER episode "Piece of Mind".
    More Details Hide Details The episode focused on both Dr. Mark Greene's life-or-death brain surgery in New York and Belushi's character, who had been in a car accident with his son in Chicago. Belushi's performance contributed to his re-emergence in the public eye, and the following year he was cast as the title role in ABC's According to Jim. His first animation voice-over was as a pimple on Krum's head in Aaahh!!! Real Monsters on Nickelodeon. That performance led him to be cast in the continuing role as Simon the Monster Hunter in that series, where he ad-libbed much of his own dialogue.
  • 1997
    Age 42
    In 1997, he portrayed the "Masked Mutant" in the Goosebumps PC video game, alongside Adam West as "The Galloping Gazelle".
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1990
    Age 35
    He was married to Marjorie Bransfield from 1990 to 1992.
    More Details Hide Details He has been married to Jennifer Sloan since May 2, 1998, with whom he has a daughter, Jamison Bess (born July 28, 1999), and a son, Jared James (born February 8, 2002). They live in Brentwood, Los Angeles. Belushi is closely linked to his Albanian heritage and recently received honorary Albanian citizenship from the President of Albania, Bamir Topi. Belushi is an avid fan of the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs, and the Chicago Fire Soccer Club.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1983
    Age 28
    After his elder brother John's death, from 1983 to 1985 he appeared on Saturday Night Live; he portrayed characters such as Hank Rippy from "Hello, Trudy!", and "That White Guy".
    More Details Hide Details Belushi also appeared in the film Trading Places as a drunk man in a gorilla suit during a New Year's Eve party. He made a guest appearance in Faerie Tale Theatre's third season episode Pinocchio, starring Paul Reubens as the titular puppet. Belushi rose to greater prominence with his supporting roles in About Last Night, Salvador and Little Shop of Horrors (as Patrick Martin) (all 1986), which opened up opportunities for lead roles. He has starred in films including Real Men, The Principal, Red Heat, Homer and Eddie, K-9, Dimenticare Palermo, Taking Care of Business, Mr. Destiny, Only the Lonely, Curly Sue, Once Upon A Crime, Wild Palms, Royce, Race the Sun, Separate Lives, Retroactive, Gang Related, Angel's Dance and Joe Somebody (2001). K-9 produced two sequels that were released straight to video, K-911, featuring Mac, Sonto & Reno as "Jerry Lee", K-9: P.I., featuring King as "Jerry Lee", and George Lopez as the building inspector in "George's Extreme Makeover: Holmes Edition".
  • 1980
    Age 25
    Belushi has been married three times and has three children. He married Sandra Davenport on May 17, 1980 and had a son, Robert James (born October 23, 1981), with her before they divorced.
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  • 1978
    Age 23
    During this period, Belushi made his television debut in 1978's Who's Watching the Kids and also had a small part in Brian De Palma's The Fury.
    More Details Hide Details His first significant role was in Michael Mann's Thief (1981).
  • 1977
    Age 22
    From 1977 to 1980, Belushi, like his older brother John, worked with the Chicago theater group The Second City.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1954
    Born
    Born on June 15, 1954.
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