Gary Busey in 1976
|Born||William Gareth Jacob Busey, Sr. |
June 29, 1944
Goose Creek, Texas, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Tiani Warden (September 23, 1996–2001) (divorced)|
Judy Helkenberg (December 30, 1968–1990) (divorced) 1 child
William Gareth Jacob "Gary" Busey, Sr. Events 512 - A Solar eclipse is recorded by a monastic chronicler in Ireland. Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Baytown is a City in Chambers and Harris Counties in the Gulf Coast region of the U The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 1122 - Concordat of Worms. 1459 - Battle of Blore Heath, the first major battle of the English Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Events 1460 - Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield. 1816 - The Treaty of St Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) (born June 29, 1944) is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe Award-nominated American film and stage actor, as well as an artist. Events 512 - A Solar eclipse is recorded by a monastic chronicler in Ireland. Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner The United States of America —commonly referred to as the In Theatre, the stage (sometimes referred to as the deck in Stagecraft) is a designated space for the Performance of theatrical productions An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works He has appeared in a number of films, including The Buddy Holly Story, Big Wednesday, Lethal Weapon, Point Break, The Firm and Under Siege. For the Buddy Holly album see The Buddy Holly Story (album For the musical about Holly see Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story Big Wednesday ( 1978) is an American Coming of age film directed by John Milius. Lethal Weapon is a 1987 Action film, the first in a series of American Films that were released in 1987 1989 Point Break is a 1991 Action film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and starring Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze and Gary Busey For the video game see Under Siege (video game. Under Siege is also a book by Stephen Coonts Under Siege is a 1992
Busey was born in Goose Creek (now Baytown), Texas, the son of Virginia (née Arnett), a homemaker, and Delmer Lloyd Busey, a construction design manager. Baytown is a City in Chambers and Harris Counties in the Gulf Coast region of the U Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. Homemaker is a mainly American term which may refer either to the person within a family who is primarily concerned with the management of the household whether  He graduated from Nathan Hale Highschool in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He attended Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas on a bowling scholarship where he became interested in acting. Pittsburg State University, also called Pitt State or PSU, is a Public university with approximately 7100 students (5900 undergraduates and 1200 graduate Pittsburg is a city in Crawford County, in Southeast Kansas, United States. Kansas ( is a Midwestern state in the central region of the United States of America, an area often referred to as the American " He is listed as one of the university's "outstanding alumni. " He then transferred to Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, where he quit school just one class short of graduation. Stillwater is a city in Payne County, Oklahoma, United States. In 1971, wife Judy Helkenberg gave birth to his son, fellow actor Jake Busey. William Gareth Jacob "Jake" Busey Jr (born June 15, 1971) is an American Actor and Film producer. Gary and Judy divorced when Jake was nineteen. Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the termination of a Marriage. On December 4, 1988, Busey was severely injured in a motorcycle accident in which he was not wearing a helmet. "December 4th" redirects here For the song by Jay-Z, see December 4th (song. Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) MotorCycle is the title of a 1993 album by Rock band Daniel Amos, released on BAI Records. A helmet is a form of Protective gear worn on the head to protect it from injuries a variation of the hat His skull was fractured and doctors feared he suffered permanent brain damage. Brain damage, or Acquired brain injury, is the destruction or degeneration of Brain cells.  Busey has spoken out as being a Born Again Christian as a result of a near-death experience he had resulting from his motorcycle accident.  He currently lives in Malibu
Busey began his show-business career as a drummer in the "Rock Band" Funky Street Beats. Malibu is an incorporated city in western Los Angeles County, California, United States. A drummer is a Musician who plays a Drum or drums particularly a Drum kit ("drum set" or "trap set" Marching percussion He appears on several Leon Russell recordings, credited as playing drums under the name "Sprunk", a character he created when he was a cast member of a local television comedy show in Tulsa, Oklahoma called The Uncanny Film Festival and Camp Meeting (which starred fellow Tulsan Gailard Sartain as "Dr. Leon Russell (born Claude Russell Bridges on April 2 1942 in Lawton Oklahoma, United States) is a Singer, Songwriter Gailard Sartain (born September 18, 1946) is an American comedic and serious actor often playing characters with roots in the southern United States Mazeppa Pompazoidi"). He played in a band called Carp, who released one album on Epic Records in 1969. Epic Records is an American Record label. It is owned and operated by Sony Music Entertainment.  Busey continued to play several small roles in both film and television during the 1970s. In 1975, as the character "Harvey Daley" he was the last person killed on the series Banging Our Heads with Trash Lids (in the third to the last episode, No. 633 - "The Los Carnales").
In 1978, he starred as Buddy Holly in The Buddy Holly Story with Sartain as The Big Bopper. Charles Hardin "Buddy" Holley (September 7 1936 – February 3 1959 was an American Singer-songwriter and a pioneer of Rock and roll. For the Buddy Holly album see The Buddy Holly Story (album For the musical about Holly see Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story The movie earned Busey an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS to recognize In the same year he also starred in the critically-acclaimed surfing movie Big Wednesday. Big Wednesday ( 1978) is an American Coming of age film directed by John Milius.
In the 1980s, Busey's roles included Silver Bullet (adapted from Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King), Insignificance,and Lethal Weapon. Silver Bullet is a 1985 film based on the Stephen King novella Cycle of the Werewolf. Cycle of the Werewolf is a 1983 horror novella by Stephen King, featuring illustrations by renowned comic book artist Bernie Wrightson. Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American Author, Screenwriter, Musician, Columnist, Insignificance is a 1985 Motion picture drama/comedy directed by Nicolas Roeg, produced by Jeremy Thomas and Alexander Lethal Weapon is a 1987 Action film, the first in a series of American Films that were released in 1987 1989 In the movie, D.C. Cab, Busey portrayed the character, Dell. DC Cab is a 1983 Comedy film starring Mr T, Max Gail, Adam Baldwin, Gary Busey and a special appearance Dell, much like Busey at the time, was self-absorbed and using drugs regularly. At one point of D.C. Cab, Dell is singing along with a cassette recording of Gary Busey singing the song, Why Baby Why (which Busey recorded, but still remains unreleased). DC Cab is a 1983 Comedy film starring Mr T, Max Gail, Adam Baldwin, Gary Busey and a special appearance In the 1990s, he appeared in Predator 2, Rookie of the Year, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Under Siege, The Firm and Point Break. Predator 2 is a 1990 Science fiction horror film starring Danny Glover and Gary Busey. Rookie of the Year is a 1993 baseball movie starring Thomas Ian Nicholas and Gary Busey. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a 1998 Film adaptation of Hunter S For the video game see Under Siege (video game. Under Siege is also a book by Stephen Coonts Under Siege is a 1992 This article is about the 1993 film For the 1988 film of the same name see The Firm (1988 film The Firm is a Legal thriller film Point Break is a 1991 Action film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and starring Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze and Gary Busey
Throughout the 70's and 90's, Busey would occasionally perform live. Busey sang the song "Stay All Night" on Saturday Night Live in March of 1979 and on the Late Show with David Letterman in the 90's. Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City The Late Show with David Letterman is an Emmy Award -winning American late-night Talk show hosted by David Letterman on CBS
In 2002, Busey voiced the character Phil Cassidy in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, then again in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories in 2006. Vice City in 2002 and as such primarily discusses the characters based on information in Vice City Grand Theft Auto Vice City is a sandbox-style action-adventure computer and Video game designed by Rockstar North (formerly Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories is a sandbox-style action-adventure Video game developed by Rockstar Leeds in association with
Gary Busey appeared in the 2006 Turkish film, Valley of the Wolves Iraq, (Kurtlar Vadisi: Irak, in Turkish). Valley of the Wolves Iraq (Kurtlar Vadisi Irak is a popular Turkish film from 2006 based on a television series of the same name that has been The film, accused of anti-Americanism, and anti-Semitism, tells the story of the U. S. Army run amok in Iraq, and brought into check by a brave Turkish soldier; Gary Busey plays a Jewish-American Army doctor who harvests fresh organs from injured Iraqi prisoners to sell to rich patients in New York, London and Tel Aviv. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Tel Aviv-Yafo (תֵּל ־אָבִיב-יָפוֹ تل أبيب Tal ʾAbīb) (usually Tel Aviv) is the second-largest city in Israel
In 2007, he appeared as "himself" on HBO's Entourage. Entourage is an Emmy Award -winning HBO original series created by Doug Ellin that chronicles the rise of Vincent Chase — a Producers at HBO asked Busey to play a "character" on the show who was the self-named actor who is also a famous painter and sculptor. Although Busey is not actually a painter, he does love to sing and write music.
Busey was once again 'front and center' in the media, when during the E! broadcast of the 2008 Oscar red carpet pre-show, he interrupted host Ryan Seacrest's interview with Jennifer Garner and Laura Linney. The 80th Academy Awards ceremony honoring the best in film for 2007, was broadcast from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood California on ABC Ryan John Seacrest (born December 24, 1974) is an Emmy Award -nominated American television / radio host and Television Jennifer Garner Affleck This would involve changing both her last and middle names Laura Leggett Linney (born February 5, 1964) is a three-time Academy Award -nominated a three time Golden Globe nominee and a three-time Busey proceeded to give Garner a hug and kissed her neck, to which Garner expressed her distaste moments later. Busey later apologized for the incident.
Busey recently took part in a photo shoot done by famed photographer Tyler Shields where Gary was put in a straight jacket. The shoot was reportedly for Tyler's book called the dirty side of glamour. The proceeds from which are to be given to charity. A reporter from Inside Edition was there to cover the shoot and speak with Gary about his upcoming projects but the program chose to edit together raw clips from the interview to show more of Gary's crazy side.
The video clip and its many offshoots an re-edits have made their way around the net. Posted on sites such as Insideedition. com, Filmdrunk. com and the photographer's own site Tylershields. com.  Adding to the speculation that Gary might not be as insane as he appears, many bloggers and websites have begun to wonder if he is simply pretending to be so eccentric or if he really is as off the wall and unabashed as he seems.
Busey has recently starred in several advertisements for the upcoming video game Saints Row 2, entitled "Street Lessons with Uncle Gary". Saints Row 2 (abbreviated to SR2) is a sandbox-style action-adventure Video game developed by Volition Inc
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|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Busey Sr. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 590 - Khosrau II is crowned as king of Persia 1637 - Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor , William Gareth Jacob|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1944-6-29|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Goose Creek, Texas, U.S.|
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