Actor, writer

Comedy actor and writer Jim Zulevic died Jan. 7 in Chicago of an apparent heart attack. He was 40.

A memorial will be held Monday, Jan. 23 at 9 p.m. at Improv Olympic West, 6366 Hollywood Blvd.

A native of Chicago, Jim earned a spot with the Second City comedy troupe in 1992, and starred in nine stage revues, including “Paradigm Lost” with Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch.

His TV credits included the “Seinfeld” series finale, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and a recurring role on “Prison Break.” He also appears in the upcoming film “You Are Going to Prison.”

As a television writer, his credits include “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment” on the WB. Recently he co-wrote a feature with Bob Odenkirk (“Mr. Show”) about radio legend Steve Dahl’s “disco demolition” stunt at Comiskey Park in 1979.

He returned to Chicago last year, where he hosted the weekly radio show “Second City Radio” on WCKG-FM, and taught improv classes at Columbia College and The Second City.

He is survived by his mother, a brother and a sister.

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