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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 15, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 15, 2012.
By United Press International
Aykroyd to appear on new Belushi show

Aykroyd to appear on new Belushi show

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Dan Aykroyd has landed a recurring role on the U.S. drama series, "The Defenders," CBS said Tuesday.
O'Connell to co-host CBS preview special

O'Connell to co-host CBS preview special

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Jim Belushi and Jerry O'Connell are to serve as co-hosts of "CBS Fall Preview," a U.S. prime time special to air next month.
Lea Michele to star in 3D 'Oz' musical

Lea Michele to star in 3D 'Oz' musical

LOS ANGELES, June 15 (UPI) -- "Glee" star Lea Michele has signed on to play the title character in the upcoming 3D movie musical "Dorothy of Oz," E! News reported.
Belushi, O'Connell team up for CBS series

Belushi, O'Connell team up for CBS series

NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) -- Jim Belushi, Jerry O'Connell, Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg are set to star in new shows for the 2010-11 U.S. television season, CBS said.
Stars line up for 'Jim' season finale

Stars line up for 'Jim' season finale

LOS ANGELES, May 18 (UPI) -- Dan Aykroyd, Lee Majors, Erik Estrada and Kimberly Williams-Paisley have signed up to guest star on the eighth season finale of "According to Jim," ABC said.
Short, Belushi sign up for animated 'Oz'

Short, Belushi sign up for animated 'Oz'

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Canadian entertainer Martin Short and U.S. actor Jim Belushi have accepted roles in the animated production of "Dorothy of Oz," Alpine Pictures Inc. announced.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 15, 2008.
By United Press International

Another Belushi takes up acting

CHICAGO, June 1 (UPI) -- Rob Belushi, who has landed a starring role on a prestigious Illinois stage, says he's honored to be following his famous father and uncle into acting.

Belushi to film football flick

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Sitcom actor Jim Belushi will go behind the camera for Hollywood's take on the story about a 42-year-old man who returns to college and plays football.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Friday, June 15, 2007.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, June 15, the 166th day of 2006 with 199 to follow.
By United Press International

Belushi, Newmar end years-long feud

BRENTWOOD, Calif., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Feuding Brentwood, Calif., neighbors Jim Belushi and Julie Newmar announced the end of the mutual animosity and $4 million lawsuit Friday.

New TV series reveals stars' 'big breaks'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The cable network TV Land has joined with reality TV producer Scott Sternberg for an original series revealing how stars broke into show business.
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James Adam "Jim" Belushi (born June 15, 1954) is an American actor, comedian and musician. He is best known for his title role of James "Jim" Orenthal on the American sitcom According to Jim. He is the younger brother of the late comic actor John Belushi.

Jim Belushi was born in Chicago. He is the son of Agnes (née Samaras), who was of Albanian descent, and Adam Belushi (1918–1996), an Albanian immigrant and restaurant operator who left his native village, Qytezë, in 1934 at the age of sixteen. He was raised in a Chicago suburb, along with his three siblings: older brother John, his sister, Marian, and a younger brother, Billy. After graduating from Wheaton Central High School, James Belushi attended the College of DuPage and graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a degree in Speech and Theater Arts.

From 1977 to 1980, Belushi, like his older brother John Belushi, worked with the Chicago theater group The Second City. During this period, Belushi made his television debut in 1978's Who's Watching the Kids and also had a small part in Brian De Palma's The Fury. His first significant role was in Michael Mann's Thief (1981). After his elder brother John's death, from 1983 to 1985 he appeared on Saturday Night Live; he portrayed characters such as Hank Rippy from "Hello, Trudy!", and "That White Guy". Belushi also appeared in the film Trading Places as a drunk man in a gorilla suit during a New Year's Eve party. He made a guest appearance in Faerie Tale Theatre's third season episode Pinocchio, starring Paul Reubens as the titular puppet.

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