The Young James Belushi
James ‘Jim’ Belushi has come a long way from the gritty streets of Chicago where he was born on June 15, 1954, to his place in life now as a musician, actor and comedian with an ongoing successful career that spans four decades.
Despite his parents picking up the Belushi clan that consisted of four kids (including Jim’s older brother, actor and comedian John) and moving them to Wheaton, Illinois, Chicago would always play a major part in Jim’s life.
Trouble Follows the Creative Mind
It was during his teenage years at Wheaton Central High that Jim started to cross paths with local law enforcement, thanks in part to his natural propensity for rebellious shenanigans.
Belushi was a smart kid, but when a teenager’s idle mind is left to its own devices it’s not uncommon to find that trouble isn’t too far away. One of Jim’s teachers suggested he give acting a shot and audition for an upcoming school play.