7 Things You Didn’t Know About Jim Belushi
Jim Belushi is one of Hollywood’s most beloved actors, and for good reason. His career has spanned nearly four decades when he starred in some of the most popular comedic films and series. Despite his prominence in the entertainment industry, Belushi has been very skilled at laying low and staying out of the spotlight, only offering fans small glimpses into his life off-camera. Get to know the talented actor better with these 7 things you didn’t know about Jim Belushi!
7. Early Life
James Adam “Jim” Belushi was born on June 15, 1954 in Chicago to parents, Adam Anastos Belushi and Agnes Demetri Samaras Belushi. Jim along with his three siblings, John, Marian and Billy, were raised in Wheaton, Chicago, making Belushi a passionate lifelong Chicago sports fan. He quickly gained an interest in performing and after graduating from Wheaton Central High School, he attended the College of DuPage and then graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a degree in Speech and Theater Arts.
6. The Book
Aside from being a hilarious and talented TV and film actor, it turns out Jim Belushi can write too! In 2006 he released his first book, “Real Men Don’t Apologize,” opening up about his life, career and his late famous brother John Belushi. Naturally, the book’s title came under fire, but Belushi explained, “This is a book about men, but not because I think men are better than women. Quite the opposite. Men are woefully outmatched by women. All men have to offer is our competitive instincts and whether or not we can lift something heavy. Women are nurturers, they literally carry life in them, they are community leaders, and they are intuitive, grounded, powerful, smart, verbal, complex and beautiful. It’s tough to keep up with that. Both of my previous marriages ended because I wasn’t man enough for my wives.”