Belushi rose to greater prominence with his supporting roles in Only the Lonely, About Last Night..., Salvador, and Little Shop of Horrors (as Patrick Martin) (all 1986) which opened up opportunities for lead roles. He has starred in films including Once Upon A Crime 1987; Real Men (1987), The Principal (1987), Red Heat (1988), Homer and Eddie, Joe Somebody (1989) K-9 (1989) which starred a real life police dog from Kansas City, Missouri named Rondo (played as "Jerry Lee" and was later killed in police action in 1991) and produced two sequels that were released straight to video; K-911 (1999) starring Mac, Sonto & Reno as "Jerry Lee" and K-9: P.I. (2002) starring King as "Jerry Lee", Dimenticare Palermo (1989), Taking Care of Business (1990), Mr. Destiny (1990), Curly Sue (1991), Wild Palms (1993), Royce (1994), Race the Sun (1996), Retroactive (1997), Gang Related (1997), and Angel's Dance (1999).
His voice work includes The Mighty Ducks, Babes in Toyland, Gargoyles, and Hey Arnold!, and the more recent Hoodwinked and The Wild. He also lended his vocal talents for 9: The Last Resort (a PC game released in 1995), in which he portrayed 'Salty' a coarse yet helpful character. On January 4, 2001, Belushi appeared on the ER episode "Piece of Mind". The episode focused on both Dr. Mark Greene's life-or-death brain surgery in New York and Belushi's character, who had been in a car accident with his son in Chicago. Belushi's performance contributed to his reemergence in the public eye, and the following year he was cast as the titular role in ABC's According to Jim. His first animation voice-over was as a pimple on Krum's head in "Ahhhh! Real Monsters" on Nickelodeon. That performance led him to be cast in the continuing role as Simon, the Monster Hunter, in that series where he ad-libbed much of his dialogue.
In 2003, Belushi and Dan Aykroyd released the album Have Love, Will Travel, and participated in an accompanying tour. He also performs at various venues nationwide as Zee Blues in an updated version of The Blues Brothers. He had his first book released, Real Men Don't Apologize, Real Women Don't Sass Back, in May, 2006.
Recently, Belushi was a narrator of an NFL offensive linemen commercial. Belushi also introduced the starting lineups for the University of Illinois football team during ABC's telecast of the 2008 Rose Bowl.
|1985||The Man with One Red Shoe||Morris|
|1986||Little Shop of Horrors||Patrick|
|1986||Jumpin' Jack Flash||Various - Cab Driver, Police officer, Repair Man|
|1986||About Last Night||Bernie Litgo|
|1987||The Principal||Rick Latimer|
|1987||Real Men||Nick Pirandello|
|1988||Red Heat||Det. Sgt. Art Ridzic (Ridžić)|
|1989||K-9||Detective Michael Dooley|
|1990||Taking Care of Business||Jimmy Dworski|
|1990||Mr. Destiny||Larry Joseph Burrows|
|1991||Curly Sue||Bill Dancer|
|1991||Diary of a Hitman||Shandy|
|1992||Traces of Red||Jack Dobson|
|1992||Once Upon A Crime||Neil|
|1993||Wild Palms (mini-series)||Harry Wyckoff|
|1993||Last Action Hero||Himself|
|1995||Sahara||Sergeant, Joe Gunn|
|1995||Canadian Bacon||Reporter, Charles Jackal|
|1995||The Pebble and the Penguin||Rocko||Voice Actor|
|1996||Jingle All the Way||Mall Santa|
|1996||Race the Sun||Frank Machi|
|1997||Gang Related||Frank Divinci||Alongside Tupac Shakur|
|1999||Angel's Dance||Stevie Rosellini|
|1999||Made Men||Bill "The Mouth" Manucci|
|1999||K-911||Detective Michael Dooley|
|2001||Joe Somebody||Chuck Scarett|
|2002||Snow Dogs||Demon||Voice Actor|
|2002||Roberto Benigni's Pinocchio||The Farmer||(English voice)|
|2002||K-9: P.I||Detective Michael Dooley|
|2005||My Neighbors the Yamadas||Takashi Yamada||Voice Actor|
|2006||The Wild||Benny||Voice Actor|
|2007||Underdog||Dan Unger (Father)|
|2008||Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King||Goblin||Voice Actor|
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