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James Belushi

James Belushi

Easy-going comedian who like his brother John began his career as part of the 2nd City comedy troupe. After  standout supporting parts in “The Man With One Red Shoe”, “About Last Night”, &” Salvador”, James eased into starring roles in the films “The Principal”, “Red Heat”, “K-9”, “Taking Care Of Business”, “Mr. Destiny”, “Curly Sue” and “Royce”.

James Belushi Fact File:

Birth Name: James Belushi

Date Of Birth: 15th June 1954

Place Of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Height: 5’ 11”

Spouses: Sandra Davenport (1980 - ?)
Marjorie Bransfield (1990 - 1992)
Jennifer Sloan (1998 - Present)

Film Debut: “The Fury” (1978 - Uncredited)

Signature Film: “K-9” (1989)

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James Belushi’s Top 10 Movies on DVD

About Last Night... [DVD](1986) DVD
Rob Lowe and Demi Moore are the "bar-crossed lovers" out to prove that romance lives, even in the singles-crazed world of the '80s, in this witty comedy. Fine support from Jim Belushi and Elizabeth Perkins; based on David Mamet's play "Sexual Perversity in Chicago." 113 min. Widescreen and Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround, Spanish Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; theatrical trailers; interactive menus; scene access.

Salvador: Special Edition [DVD](1986) DVD
"Platoon" creator Oliver Stone draws a disturbing parallel between America's involvements in Vietnam and Central America in this acclaimed drama. James Woods stars as an American journalist caught in the turmoil of the 1980 El Salvador revolution; with Jim Belushi, John Savage, Michael Murphy. 123 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: French, Spanish; "making of" documentary; interviews; audio commentary by Stone; deleted scenes; theatrical trailer; photo gallery.

The Principal [DVD](1987) DVD
A "bottom of the barrel" inner city high school has finally met its match when Jim Belushi is assigned as the new principal. With the help of security guard Louis Gossett, Jr. and a Louisville Slugger in hand, he tries to run the drug dealers out of the halls. Also stars Rae Dawn Chong, Esai Morales. 112 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Surround, French; Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish; trailers.

Red Heat [DVD](1988) DVD
The "Cold War" was never hotter! Soviet officer Arnold Schwarzenegger teams up with maverick Chicago cop Jim Belushi to bring back a Russian criminal who's tearing up the streets of the Windy City. Fast-paced hit also stars Peter Boyle, Ed O'Ross, Larry Fishburne, Gina Gershon; Walter Hill directs. 104 min. Standard and Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby 5.1, French Dolby stereo, Spanish Dolby stereo; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; biographies; interactive menus; production notes; scene access; theatrical trailer.

K-9 [DVD](1989) DVD
After teaming with Schwarzenegger in a cop thriller, Jim Belushi is paired with another partner having problems with the language...a narcotics-sniffing German Shepherd named Jerry Lee. Fast-paced action/comedy hit also stars Mel Harris, Kevin Tighe. 102 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital Surround; biographies; web links; production notes; theatrical trailers; scene access.

Taking Care Of Business [DVD](1990) DVD
Funny fable starring Jim Belushi as a Chicago con who breaks out in order to see his beloved Cubs in the World Series (hey, we said it's a fable). Along the way, he swipes the personal planner of ad exec Charles Grodin and assumes his identity, living the Malibu life and romancing the boss's daughter. Anne DeSalvo, Loryn Locklin co-star. 108 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1.

Mr. Destiny [DVD](1990) DVD
Everybody dreams about going back and fixing mistakes in their life. But for harried executive James Belushi, an encounter with angelic stranger Michael Caine gives him the chance to start over and do things right...or does it? Delightful fantasy/comedy in the manner of "It's a Wonderful Life" also stars Linda Hamilton, Jon Lovitz. 110 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround.

Curly Sue [DVD](1991) DVD
In this adorable comedy from John Hughes, a cute little girl (Alisan Porter) and her homeless guardian (Jim Belushi) pull off little scams to get money and meals. A career-oriented lawyer (Kelly Lynch) takes them in and soon loses her heart to the endearing pair. 101 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital Surround, Spanish Dolby Digital mono, Portuguese Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish; audio commentary by Porter; theatrical trailer.

Gang Related [DVD](1997) DVD
Impressive urban drama stars Tupac Shakur (in his final film role) and James Belushi as crooked cops who set up drug dealers, kill them and keep their money. But when one of their targets turns out to be an undercover DEA agent, their attempt to pin the murder on a street gang could escalate into a citywide war. Lela Rochon, James Earl Jones, Dennis Quaid also star. 106 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital Surround, Spanish Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; "making of" featurette; theatrical trailer; scene access.

One Way Out [DVD](2002) DVD
In order to wipe out a large gambling debt, homicide detective Jim Belushi reluctantly agrees to plan a murder for the ruthless club owners he's beholden to. But when his ex-girlfriend and fellow cop starts snooping around, Belushi's money problems could be the least of his worries. With Jason Bateman, Angela Featherstone, Guylaine St-Onge. 98 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; theatrical trailer.


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About Last Night (1986)
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Joe Somebody (2001)

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