The American actor Jim Belushi talked openly about the advantages of his new career as a marijuana farmer. The 67-year-old discussed marijuana’s therapeutic uses in a Yahoo! Entertainment interview.
On June 15th, 1954, in Chicago, James Adam Belushi was born.
His parents are Adam Anastos and Agnes Demetri Belushi. Along with his three brothers, he was raised in Wheaton, a Chicago suburb.
Following his graduation in 1972, he enrolled at the College of DuPage before earning a bachelor’s degree in speech and theater arts from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Jim Belushi’s Net Worth
A $50 million dollar fortune is held by Jim Belushi, an American actor, comedian, singer, and musician. Jim’s brother was the late comic John Belushi, as you are well aware.
In his lengthy and fruitful career in the entertainment industry, Belushi made appearances in over 150 movies and television programs, such as “Saturday Night Live” (1983–1985), “According to Jim” (2001–2009), “Trading Places” (1983), “About Last Night” (1986), “K-9” (1989), and “Curly Sue” (1991).
The late comedian John Belushi, known for his roles in “Animal House” and “Saturday Night Live,” is Jim’s brother, as you are probably aware. In addition to penning “The Birthday Boy,” a 1986 TV movie, and “Number One with a Bullet,” which were both released in 1987, Belushi has written for “Saturday Night Live,” for which he received a Primetime Emmy nomination in 1984 for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program.
He directed 30 episodes of “According to Jim,” served as the series’ executive producer, and created the show’s theme song. Jim won the Best Actor award for “Retroactive” in 1998 at the Málaga International Week of Fantastic Film.
Belushi participated in Chicago’s The Second City from 1977 to 1980. In the late 1970s, he made his acting debut on television with a role on NBC’s “Who’s Watching the Kids?” and an uncredited part in the 1978 film “The Fury.” He co-starred in the movie “Trading Places” and joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live” in 1983. In the movies “The Man with One Red Shoe,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” and “Real Men,” Belushi made an appearance.
He made over 30 film appearances in the 1990s, including “Mr. Destiny,” “Canadian Bacon,” “Jingle All the Way,” and “Wag the Dog.” He appeared in eight seasons of the television show “According to Jim” from 2001 to 2009 as “Jim.”
After getting married to Sandra Davenport on May 17, 1980, Jim and Sandra had a son, Robert, on October 23, 1980, before getting divorced in 1988. Following their 1992 divorce, Belushi then wed actress Marjorie Bransfield on September 22, 1990. On May 2, 1998, they later wed Jennifer Sloan. Jennifer sought a divorce in 2018, but the two were able to get back together in 2019. In 2008, Belushi was awarded the “Honor of the Nation” Decoration as well as honorary citizenship in Albania.
Jim enjoys sports and cheers on the Chicago Fire, Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks, and Bulls. Actress Julie Newmar was the target of a lawsuit brought by actor Jim Belushi in 2004 alleging that she damaged his fence and “harassed and defamed” him after they had argued over Jim’s plans to construct a second home on his property. They reconciled their differences and parodied their conflict on an episode of “According to Jim” in 2006.
The Savient Pharmaceuticals “Check Out Your Gout” advertising campaign featured gout sufferer Belushi in 2011. On his land in Eagle Point, Oregon, Jim cultivates marijuana. He also founded a cannabis business called Belushi’s Farm, which features the signature brands The Blues Brothers, Captain Jack’s, and Belushi’s Secret Stash. He appeared in the Discovery reality TV program “Growing Belushi” in 2020.
Jim listed his 14,000-square-foot mansion in Brentwood, California, for $38.5 million in September 2017. The 2010-built home has six bedrooms, eleven bathrooms, a sauna, a screening room, a pool house, and a separate guest house.