Rob Belushi was born in Chicago and graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT with an honors B.A. in Film Studies. He returned to Chicago to train as an actor at the Steppenwolf Theater, The Second City, IO Theater and The Annoyance Theater. His first job was as a host at Second City, shushing drunk tourists and watching the resident company perform 8 shows a week. Eventually Rob was hired onto the Touring Company and went on to become a member of The Las Vegas Resident Company and and Understudy for the Resident Company, or Main Stage, in Chicago. Rob has also performed in Chicago Equity houses such as The Steppenwolf Theater, The Writer’s Theatre and Northlight Theater. Improv has allowed him to enjoy success as a commercial actor, as well as in television and film –http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0069699/
–he can be seen now selling boneless chicken for KFC. He could last be seen improvising on all 10 episodes of Spike’s THE JOE SCHMO SHOW on is presently in New Orleans finishing work on Devil’s Due, a feature film for FOX. He has performed at Chicago Sketchfest, Charleston Improv Festival, Atlanta Improv Festival, colleges and corporations nationwide and in April returned to The Chicago Improv Festival as a headliner with partner Jon Barinholtz. Rob has taught improvisation with the Second City in Las Vegas, Chicago and presently in Los Angles, as well as colleges nationwide, and he likes to focus on the theatrical aspect of improvisation as a means to create truly unique scenework, grounded in human emotion.