Birth Name: James Adam Belushi
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 15, 1954
Jim Belushi, also credited as James Belushi, is an American actor, comedian, singer, and musician. He is the brother of actor John Belushi.
His father, Adam Anastos Belushi, was an Albanian emigrant, born in Qytezë, Albania. His mother, Agnes Demetri (Samaras), was a first generation Albanian-American (born in Akron, Ohio). Jim has honorary Albanian citizenship. His family was Albanian Orthodox.
Jim has two children with his wife, actress Marjorie Bransfield, and a son with his former wife, Sandra Davenport.
Jim’s paternal grandparents were Anastas/Anastos A. Belliors/Belushi and Vasilo Manika.
Jim’s maternal grandparents were Demetri George Samaras and Anna D. Popa/Papajoseph. Demetri was born in Korçë, now in Albania. Anna was born in Greece or Albania. Demetri and Anna spoke Greek, but it is not clear if they were ethnic Greeks, or if they identified as such. They are usually described in biographical sources on the Belushis as Albanian.
Sources: Genealogy of Jim Belushi – http://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Jim Belushi (through his brother, John Belushi) (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com
Immigration record of Jim’s father – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Jim Belushi (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.genealogy.com
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