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 Anastas 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 is married to actress Marjorie Bransfield. He has a son, actor Robert Belushi, with his former wife, Sandra Davenport; and two children with Marjorie.
Jim’s paternal grandfather was named Anastas/Anastos A. Belliors/Bellios/Belushi.
Jim’s paternal grandmother was named Vasilo Manika.
Jim’s maternal grandfather was named Demetri/Dimitri/Dimitrios/Demetre George/Jorgi Samaras.
Jim’s maternal grandmother was named Anna D. Popa/Papajoseph. Jim’s maternal grandparents were born in Korçë, now in Albania, with roots in Ziçisht and Grapsh. Demetri and Anna spoke Greek, but it is not clear if they were ethnically Greek, or if they identified as such. They are usually described in biographical sources on the Belushis as Albanian.
Sources: Information about Jim’s ancestry – http://www.genealogywise.com
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
Immigration record of Jim’s paternal grandmother, Vasilo Manika Bellios – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Jim Belushi (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.genealogy.com