Jim Belushi, an American-born actor, comedian & musician got wide success to TV fame through Saturday Night Live (1983- 1985) & accumulated further success through TV sitcom According to Jim (2001- 2009).
Professional since 1977, Belushi started his career from the theater at The Second City & later earned on-screen debut through TV series Who’s Watching the Kids? (1978- 1979) & got film appearances in minor roles in The Fury (1978) and Thief (1981).
So far, the American actor records 152 acting credits & has worked in many critically acclaimed movies: Trading Places (1983), Salvador (1986), Little Shop of Horrors (1986) & The Ghost Writer (2010).
How Much Is Jim Belushi’s Net Worth In 2020?
With over 4 decades of career in the acting industry, Jim’s stints at on-screen works as well as a producer have garnered him a hefty amount of sum. According to Celebrity Net Worth, 65-year-old Belushi has a net worth of $50 million as of March 2020.
The Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduate came to fame after working in various roles in Saturday Night Live (1983- 1985, 33 episodes), where Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Eddie Murphy also worked in the 80s.
Reportedly, he earned $15,000-a-week from SNL.
After brief appearances in Mighty Ducks (1996-1997, voice) and Total Security (1997), Jim worked in the American TV sitcom According to Jim (2001- 2009) & also was its executive producer.
There, he earned $500,000-an-episode & had appeared in 182 episodes.
Moreover, the American actor worked in commercially successful movies such as About Last Night (1986), Red Heat (1988), Wag the Dog (1997) and New Year’s Eve (2011).
Aside from on-screen appearances, the 5 ft. 11 inches tall actor earned wide fame through voice-over animated films Hoodwinked! (2005) and Underdog (2007).
Did You Know? He shared the screen with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the film Red Heat (1988); Arnold earned a salary of $8 million for the movie while the movie made $35 million in the box office.
Belushi’s Career From Theater To On-Screen Breakthrough
The Chicago-born worked at theater The Second City from 1977 to 1980; between these years, Jim also made TV debut in Who’s Watching the Kids in 1978 & small appearance in the film The Fury (1978) went uncredited.
With an introduction to fame through SNL, where he worked from 1983 to 1985, he earned supporting roles in 1986 movies About Last Night… and Shop of Horrors.
Thereafter, he began to star in main roles in 1987 through Real Men and The Principal and later was featured many commercially successful movies including K-9 (1989) and Jingle All the Way (1996).
From 2001 to 2009, his portrayal of James Orenthal in the sitcom According to Jim, got him perks of fame as well fortune.
Moreover, Jim Belushi appeared recurring roles in The Defenders (2010- 2011) alongside Jerry O’Connell, in Good Girls Revolt (2015- 2016) and Twin Peaks (2017, 6 episodes).
In addition to this, he voiced for video games: 9: The Last Resort (1996) and Goosebumps: Attack of the Mutant (1998).
Box Office Collection:
|About Last Night (1986) starring Rob Lowe & Demi Moore||$8.5 million||$38.7 million|
|Red Heat (1988)||–||$35 million|
|K-9 (1989)||–||$78.2 million|
|Curly Sue (1991)||$25 million||$33.7 million|
|Jingle All the Way (1996)||$75 million||$129.8 million|
|Wag the Dog (1997) starring Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman||$15 million||$64.3 million|
|Return to Me (2000)||$24 million||$36 million|
|New Year’s Eve (2011) alongside Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jon Von Jovi & Zac Efron||$56 million||$142 million|
|Voice-Over in Animated Films|
|Hoodwinked! (2005)||$8 million||$110 million|
|The Wild (2006)||$80 million||$102.3 million|
|Underdog (2007)||$25 million||$65 million|
Where Does Belushi Live?
Jim Belushi, the father of 3 children from 3 marriages, currently lives in Los Angeles, California. In April 2019, the actor kept his 11,821 square feet Tuscan-style house in Brentwood, LA in the market with an asking price of $27.9 million.
However, no report on the sales ever came up.
As for a fact, he bought the house in 2007 for $8.3 million & had already placed the 6 bedrooms and 9 full & 2 half bathrooms property in the market twice earlier; in 2017 for $38.5 million & in 2018 for $29.995 million.
The According To Jim actor also owns a smaller Brentwood residence; bought in 1987 for $660,000.
In fact, it the same property where he neighbored actress Julie Newmar & the two had a publicized feud. Reportedly, in 2004, Belushi filed a $4 million lawsuit claiming the actress defamed him, vandalized his property & harassed him.
Later, the case settled in 2006.
Moreover, Jim has ownership of late brother John Belushi’s 8.5-acre oceanfront in Martha’s Vineyard and has rustic-luxe vacation cabin in Oregon, bought in 2013 for $725,000.
Divorced Twice & Lives With Third Wife: Married Life & Children
Jim Belushi has been married 3 times in his life but divorced with the first two wives. Currently, the American actor resided in Los Angeles with his 3rd wife Jennifer Sloan.
Jim and Jennifer married on May 2, 1998, & are together ever since. Moreover, the duo shares 2 children: Jamison Belushi (born on July 28, 1999) and Jared James Belushi (February 8, 2002).
Prior, Belushi was in a marital relationship with first wife Sandra Davenport from May 17, 1980, to October 10, 1988. While together, they became parents to son Robert Belushi (born in 1981).
Thereafter, he exchanged vows with Marjorie Bransfield on September 22, 1990, however, divorced nearly after 2 years, on April 1, 1992.
Involvement In Charity Works
The American actor is an active charity worker & has associations with many non-profit organizations such as Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Starkey Hearing Foundation, Soles4Souls, and Safety Harbor Kids.
Jim Belushi was born on June 15, 1954, in Chicago, Illinois, the USA, to Adam Anastos Belushi and Agnes Demetri Belushi. His birth name is James Adam Belushi.
Raised alongside 3 siblings, the actor has 2 siblings, elder sister Marian and younger brother Billy. His elder brother John Belushi, an actor, died on March 5, 1982, due to combined drug intoxication.
He attended Wheaton Central High School & later enrolled at College of DuPage. He holds a degree in Speech and Theater Arts from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.