UPDATED March 3, 2022, 11:55 a.m.: Chicago native Jim Belushi is returning to his roots with the purchase of a nearly $2 million co-op on the Gold Coast. The famed TV, movie star and Saturday Night Live alum purchased the Lake Shore Drive property in February, according to Crain’s Chicago.
Emily Sachs Wong of @properties represented Belushi, and Jeff Lowe, of Compass represented the seller. Both declined to comment to Crain’s. Public records don’t clearly identify the sellers.
According to the listing, the three-bedroom property is within a 1920s building, and has windows with views in all four directions. Belushi paid $1.93 million for the property.
The purchase comes after Belushi sold his Los Angeles mansion for $30 million. He purchased that property in 2007 for $8.3 million, according to Crain’s. Belushi was born in Humboldt Park and raised in Wheaton. Both he and his late brother John Belushi worked at the Second City in the late 1970s.
From 1983 to 1985, he appeared on Saturday Night Live, but Belushi is best known for the television series “According to Jim.” The actor has been in over 70 movies and dozens of television shows as well.
Outside of his work in Hollywood, he purchased a cannabis farm in Oregon, telling Men’s Health part of his decision to do so was motivated by his belief that his brother John, who died of a drug overdose in 1982, wouldn’t have died if he’d been able to medicate with marijuana.
[Crain’s Chicago] — Miranda Davis