Jim Belushi

Early in his career, James Belushi channeled his gifts for performing into drama. With his start on the Second City stages, the Chicago-based actor sustained a lengthy career with a burly charm that translated across comedy and drama and a voice that boomed unmistakably over animation. His considerable skills were measured against the talents of his iconic big brother, John, but following years of frustration, it was as the titular dad of television's "According to Jim" (ABC 2001-09), that Belushi opted to embrace his flaws in a role that, more than any other, fully reflected his true persona. Following the series' end, Belushi settled into a solid career as a character actor working in both comedy and drama, from low-budget indies to higher profile projects such as Woody Allen's "Wonder Wheel" (2017) and David Lynch's "Twin Peaks: The Return" (Showtime 2017), in which Belushi's threatening yet affable Bradley Mitchum became one of the show's most popular characters.