Gary Busey

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Real Name: William Gary Busey
Birth Place: Goose Creek, Texas, USA
Birth Date: June 29, 1944
Occupation: Actor, Soundtrack, Producer

Gary Busey Biography


A blond-haired, fair-complexioned actor with a toothy grin and capable of an unsettling glint in his eyes, Gary Busey was born in Goose Creek, Texas to a Native American father and an Irish mother and was raised in Oklahoma. He graduated from Nathan Hale High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1962 and for a while was a professional musician. A talented drummer, he played in several bands, including those of country-and-western legends Leon Russell, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson.Busey's first film appearance was as a biker in the low-budget Angels Hard as They Come (1971) and, over the next few years, he landed several film roles generally as a country hick/redneck or surly, rebellious types. His real breakthrough came in the dynamic film The Buddy Holly Story (1978), with Busey taking the lead role as Buddy Holly, in addition to playing guitar and singing all the vocals! His stellar performance scored him a Best Actor nomination and the attention of Hollywood taking overcasting agents. Next up, he joined fellow young actors William Katt and Jan-Michael Vincent as surfing buddies growing up together in the cult surf film Big Wednesday (1978), directed by John Milius. However, a string of appearances in somewhat mediocre films took him out of the spotlight for several years, until he played the brutal assassin Mr. Joshua trying to kill Los Angeles cops Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in the runaway mega-hit Lethal Weapon (1987). Further strong roles followed, including alongside Danny Glover once again in Predator 2 (1990). He was back on the beaches, this time tracking bank robbers with FBI agent Keanu Reeves, in Point Break (1991) and nearly stole the show as a psychotic Navy officer in league with terrorists led by Tommy Lee Jones taking over the USS Missouri in the highly popular Under Siege (1992).The entertaining Busey has continued to remain busy in front of the cameras and has certainly developed a minor cult following among many film fans. Plus, he's also the proud father of accomplished young actor Jake Busey, whose looks make him almost a dead ringer for his famous father.

Gary Busey Movies / TV-Shows


The Jim Jefferies Show (2017)
Candiland (2016)
Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016)
Mamaboy (2016)
Bikini Model Academy (2015)
Entourage (2015)
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (2014)
Behaving Badly (2014)
Gingerdead Man vs. Evil Bong (2013)
Bounty Killer (2013)
Oprah: Where Are They Now? (2012)
Piranha 3DD (2012)
Celebrity Wife Swap (2012)
Lizzie (2012)
Guido (2011)
Give It Up for Greg Giraldo (2011)
Impractical Jokers (2011)
Big Brother's Bit on the Side (2011)
2011 CMT Music Awards (2011)
Conan (2010)
Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy (2009)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)
Hallettsville (2009)
World's Dumbest (2008)
Beyond the Ring (2008)
Celebrity Family Feud (2008)
The Wendy Williams Show (2008)
The Cho Show (2008)
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew (2008)
Maneater (2007)
Succubus: Hell-Bent (2007)
Homo Erectus (2007)
Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film (2006)
Shut Up and Shoot! (2006)
Dr. Dolittle 3 (2006)
Crooked (2006)
Valley of the Wolves: Iraq (2006)
Cloud 9 (2006)
Celebrity Paranormal Project (2006)
The Hard Easy (2006)
Attack of the Show! (2005)
Dancing with the Stars (2005)
Chasing Ghosts (2005)
Into the West (2005)
American Dad! (2005)
The Gingerdead Man (2005)
Double Dare (2004)
Tom Goes to the Mayor (2004)
American Dictators (2004)
Motocross Kids (2004)
Latin Dragon (2004)
The Apprentice (2004)
Entourage (2004)
Border Blues (2004)
Fallacy (2004)
Ghost Rock (2003)
Two and a Half Men (2003)
Quigley (2003)
World Poker Tour (2003)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)
Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003)
Frost: Portrait of a Vampire (2003)
I'm with Busey (2003)
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)
Sam & Janet (2002)
Dr. Phil (2002)
Hooded Angels (2002)
Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice (2002)
Celebrity Big Brother (2001)
A Crack in the Floor (2001)
Scrubs (2001)
G-Men from Hell (2000)
Hot Boyz (2000)
Down 'n Dirty (2000)
Tribulation (2000)
No Tomorrow (1999)
Independent Lens (1999)
Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang (1999)
Two Shades of Blue (1999)
The Man Show (1999)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Soldier (1998)
Universal Soldier III: Unfinished Business (1998)
Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms (1998)
Rough Draft (1998)
E! Mysteries & Scandals (1998)
Detour (1998)
Behind the Music (1997)
Plato's Run (1997)
Lost Highway (1997)
King of the Hill (1997)
Steel Sharks (1997)
The Rage (1997)
Rough Riders (1997)
Black Sheep (1996)
Carried Away (1996)
Lethal Tender (1996)
Sticks & Stones (1996)
The Real Thing (1996)
The Outer Limits (1995)
Man with a Gun (1995)
Chasers (1994)
Armoton ase (1994)
Surviving the Game (1994)
Drop Zone (1994)
Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)
The Firm (1993)
South Beach (1993)
Rookie of the Year (1993)
Under Siege (1992)
Iskallt spel (1992)
The Player (1992)
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1991)
Point Break (1991)
The Howard Stern Show (1990)
Predator 2 (1990)
Law & Order (1990)
The Simpsons (1989)
Hider in the House (1989)
America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (1988)
Bulletproof (1987)
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Let's Get Harry (1986)
Eye of the Tiger (1986)
Insignificance (1985)
Silver Bullet (1985)
The Bear (1984)
D.C. Cab (1983)
Deadly Nightmares (1983)
Barbarosa (1982)
Carny (1980)
Foolin' Around (1980)
Big Wednesday (1978)
Straight Time (1978)
The Buddy Holly Story (1978)
The Gumball Rally (1976)
A Star Is Born (1976)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Nashville (1975)
Baretta (1975)
The Execution of Private Slovik (1974)
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
The Last American Hero (1973)
The Magnificent Seven Ride! (1972)
Dirty Little Billy (1972)
Kung Fu (1972)
Angels Hard as They Come (1971)
Wild in the Streets (1968)
The High Chaparral (1967)
Bonanza (1959)
Gunsmoke (1955)
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