Gary Busey is a famous American voice actor, as well as an actor. Gary Busey rose to prominence in 1978, when he appeared in the main role alongside Don Stroud and Charles Martin Smith in Steve Rash’s biographical film called “The Buddy Holly Story”. For his portrayal of Buddy Holly, Busey received a nomination for an Academy Award in the category of “Best Actor”. Ever since then, Busey had been featured in a variety of popular films and television series. Some of his most notable appearances are in Richard Donner’s “Lethal Weapon” with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, “Under Siege” starring Steven Seagal, Kathryn Bigelow’s “Point Break” with Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves, and “Black Sheep” to name a few. More recently, in 2014 he appeared in “Confessions of a Womanizer”, a comedy film with Selena Gomez called “Behaving Badly”, and was featured as a special guest on an episode of a “Creature Talk”, hosted by a group of YouTubers known as “The Creatures”. Aside from television, Busey has provided the voice for several characters in such video games as “Saints Row 2” and “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City”.
Gary Busey Net Worth $1 Million
A well-known actor and voice actor, how rich is Gary Busey? According to sources, Gary Busey’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million. Busey’s wealth diminished over time, largely due to many debts that he has accumulated with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), UCLA Medical Center and “Wells Fargo” banking company to name a few.
Gary Busey was born in 1944 in Texas, United States. Busey studied at Nathan Hale High School, and then enrolled in Pittsburg State University. While at university, Busey became interested in acting and began considering it as a future career option. Busey also went to study at Oklahoma State University, but he failed to graduate from it. Busey’s career in the entertainment industry started with “The Rubber Band”, where he played drums. In addition to that, he took part in the “Uncanny Film Festival and Camp Meeting”, where he performed various skits. When he left “The Rubber Band”, Busey joined “Carp”, with which he released one record under the “Epic Records” label. Busey’s major public exposure came in 1974, when he appeared alongside Jeff Bridges and Clint Eastwood in a crime film called “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot”. He then landed the role of Bobbie Ritchie opposite Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson in “A Star Is Born”. Busey’s appearance in the movie not only brought him critical acclaim, but also earned him a nomination for an Academy Award. Around the same time, Busey was featured in “Predator 2” with Danny Glover and Kevin Peter Hall, “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”, an adaptation of John Grisham’s novel “The Firm” of the same title, and David Lynch’s “Lost Highway”.
In regards to his personal life, Gary Busey has a son William Jacob Busey with his ex-wife Judy Helkenberg. Currently, Busey is in a relationship with Steffanie Sampson, with whom he had a child in 2010. The couple named their son Luke Sampson Busey.
Has played Peter Keyes in Predator 2 (1990) and then, at one point, he was attached to do a cameo as John Yutani, the other half of the infamous Weyland-Yutani Company from the Alien films in AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004), but the character was written out of the script.
Has three children: actor-son Jake Busey (born William Gary Jacob Busey, Jr.), with Judy Busey, daughter Alectra "Ellie" Busey (born 1994) with Tracy Hutchinson, son Luke Samson Busey with Steffanie Busey (born February 23, 2010; weighing in at 6 pounds and 7 ounces). Luke's middle name, Sampson, is also his mother's maiden name.
Has black belts in all of the following martial arts: budo-jujitsu, capoeira, hapkido, "Jailhouse Rock" and kendo.
Both he and his actor-son Jake Busey are licensed pilots, having been trained at a flight school next-door to the Santa Monica airport.
Has appeared on Tulsa television as the character Teddy Jack Eddy, along with the host Gailard Sartain, in "Mazeppa's Uncanny Film Festival and Camp Meeting".
Had a successful local band, The Rubber Band, in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Moved to Hollywood to pursue his music career.
Transferred to Oklahoma State University, where he quit school one class short of graduation.
(June 9, 1998) Filed for divorce from Tiani Warden; later withdrawn.
Attended Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas in the early 1960s.
(October 4, 1999) Made a rare public appearance at the "Ray & Sharon Courts Hollywood Collectors & Celebrities Show" at the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn in North Hollywood. He sold personally autographed pictures from his own collection and charged $15.00 to take a picture with him.
Has starred with Russell Wong in the unreleased 1997 pilot episode of Hawaii Five-O (1968). This pilot episode was filmed in Hawaii, but was not released due to a decision from CBS-TV executives.
Nearly died of head injuries in a motorcycle accident in December 1988.
He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care".
Had a plum-sized tumor removed from his sinus cavity. [May 1997]
(January 25, 1999) Arrested and released on bail after a fight with his wife, Tiani Warden.
His large teeth and large smile
Gravelly voice with Texas accent
Often plays weird or psychotic characters with bizarre background
[on his Harley Davidson accident] It knocked a big hole in my skull, which filled with bone from my jaw.
[on being cast in the title role for The Buddy Holly Story (1978)] They finally realized I have the same-sized teeth.
[A Post on Twitter] Running backwards naked through a cornfield at midnight will show you where you've been.
(on Jeff Bridges) He's an artist, an actor who wants to tell stories with pictures.
The more time you take to come clean, the less time it takes dirt to come for you.
If you take shortcuts, you get cut short.
Men are failed women at birth.
Drinking your own blood is the paradigm of recycling.
[To a huge fan who asked him to sign Buddy Holly's name to a color photo]: There IS no OTHER Buddy Holly... I like Buddy fine, but *I'm* Gary Busey.
You know what "ROMANCE" stands for? It stands for "Relying On Magnificent And Necessary Compatible Energy".
You know what "DOUBT" stands for? It stands for "Debate On Understanding Bewildersome Thoughts".
You know what "SOBER" stands for? It stands for "Son Of a B****, Everything's Real"!
You know what "FAILING" stands for? It stands for "Finding An Important Lesson, Inviting Needed Growth".
You know what "FEAR" stands for? It stands for "False Evidence Appearing Real". It's the darkroom where Satan develops his negatives.
Never dip lower than you can dip.
It's good for everyone to understand that they are to love their enemies, simply because your enemies show you things about yourself you need to change. So in actuality enemies are friends in reverse.
Great things like this only happen for the first time once.