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William Jacob Busey was born on 15 June 1971, in Los Angeles, California USA, to photographer Judy Lynn Helkenberg, and actor Gary Busey. He is is an actor, musician and film producer, probably best known for his roles in the films “Contact”, “Starship Troopers” and “Identity”, and in the television series “Shasta McNasty”.

So just how rich is Jake Busey at present? According to sources in mid-2016, Busey has earned a net worth of over $500,000, with his wealth having been acquired mostly through his involvement in the entertainment industry.

Jake Busey Net Worth $500,000

Busey grew up in Malibu, California; his parents divorced when he was a small child, but he still developed an interest in acting at an early age, spending most of his childhood years following his father on film sets – already at the age of five, his two hobbies were acting and playing drums. He attended Santa Barbara Community College, but dropped out after a year, and then took drama classes at Jimmy Best Program, following his father into show business.

Busey actually made his film debut at the age of six, playing Henry Darin in the 1978 “Straight Time”, starring his father and Dustin Hoffman. Throughout the ’80s and early ’90s he took minor parts in several films, such as “Barbarosa”, “Shimmer”, “S.F.W.”, “The Stoned Age”, “PCU”, “I’ll Do Anything” and “Twister”. More notable roles came in 1997, with the Jodie Foster film “Contact” in which Busey played the murderous religious fanatic Joseph, and “Starship Troopers”, in which he took the role of the soldier Ice Levy. His net worth was at its start.

In 2000 he took a main role in the crime comedy “Held Up”, along with Jamie Foxx. Another starring role came with the 2001 comedy “Tomcats”, in which he played bachelor Kyle Brenner. Several other film roles followed, among them one main television role in the UPN series “Shasta McNasty”. However, none of the projects proved to be box office successes. That changed in 2003, when the actor was cast as convict Robert Maine in James Mangold’s thriller “Identity”. The same year he appeared in the film “The Hitcher II: I’ve Been Waiting”, and in 2004 in the holiday comedy “Christmas with the Kranks”. Busey had established himself as a recognized figure in the film industry, and his net worth was considerably boosted.

Jake made his debut as a producer with the 2005 film “The Rain Maker”, in which he also had a small part. He was also a producer of the 2011 film “Cross”, in which he played the role of Backfire.

In the years since, Busey has appeared in a number of movies, including “Don’t Pass Me By”, “Sparks”, “Psych” and “Reaper”. His television credits include the series “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” and “Justified”, and the miniseries “Texas Rising”. His appearances now number almost 50 productions – all have helped his net worth.

Aside from his acting career, Busey is also involved in the music industry. He plays drums for the band Sons of the Lawless; their song “Let Me Down” is featured over the end credits of the film “Nazis at the Center of the Earth”, in which Busey also starred.

When it comes to his private life, Busey has a daughter with his fiance April Hutchinson, with whom he was first engaged in the ’90s. After an 11-year separation, the couple renewed their engagement in the 2000s. They currently reside in Los Angeles, California.

Quick Facts

Birth date: June 15, 1971
Birth place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height:6' 3" (1.91 m)
Profession:Actor, Producer, Musician
Education:Santa Barbara Community College, drama classes at Jimmy Best Program
Nationality:American
Partner:April Hutchonson
Children:Autumn Rosalia Busey
Parents:Judy Helkenberg, Gary Busey
Siblings:Luke Sampson Busey, Alectra Busey
Movies:"Straight Time", "Windrunner" (1995), “Contact”, “Starship Troopers”, “Shasta McNasty”, “Contact”, “Starship Troopers”, “Identity” (2003), “Shasta McNasty”, "The Killing Jar" (2010), "Psych" (2013), "Sparks" (2013), "Justified" (2015), "Cross" (2011), "Nazis at the Center of the Earth" (2012)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He is of English (primarily), Scottish, Irish, German, and French ancestry.
2Has a daughter, Autumn Rosalia Busey, with his partner April Hutchinson.
3Builds custom motorbikes, is a proud father, and enjoys off road racing.
4Former stepson of Tiani Warden.
5He has a sister, Alectra Elizabeth, who is a student and a brother, Luke, born Feb 23rd 2010.
6Learned to play violin for Starship Troopers (1997).
7During the filming of Starship Troopers (1997), Jake suffered heatstroke after working all day in 120* desert sun. This stopped production for a week. When he recovered, several large holes were cut into his uniform so he could cool off. Many other cast member's suits had this modification as well in order to prevent further cases. On average there were 25 people per day being treated for heatstroke during the filming of Starship Troopers.
8Jake has played drums since early childhood.
9Jake is an instrument rated private pilot. He earned his license in September of 1997 after having met the pilots of the helicopter he flew on screen in Home Fries (1998).
10Son of Gary Busey and Judy Busey. Gary credits Jake with helping him conquer a serious cocaine habit, and with helping him recover from a near-fatal motorcycle accident. Both men have appeared in adaptations of John Grisham novels: Gary was in The Firm (1993); Jake appears in Christmas with the Kranks (2004).
11Appeared in two MTV promos in the early 1990s.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1His wicked smile


Pictures

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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst Supporting ActorTomcats (2001)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Guitars and Guns2017post-productionSnake
Whiskey God2017announced
Dead AntannouncedMerrick
Sailboatpost-productionBing
The Original Play James Playpost-productionPaul
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series2014-2016TV SeriesProfessor Aiden Tanner Aiden Tanner
Swing State2016Woody Woodrow
Expendable Assets2016Tony
No Touching2016ShortCarp
Arbor Demon2016Sean
Deserted2016/IClay
Last Man Club2016Diamond Jim
A Christmas Reunion2015TV MovieDylan Carruthers
Tomato2015ShortMan
Most Likely to Die2015Tarkin
Growing Up Smith2015Officer Dick
Texas Rising2015TV Mini-SeriesSamuel Wallace
Fractured2015/IIDetective James Harding
Justified2015TV SeriesLewis Mago
Alongside Night2014President of the United States
Reaper2014/IBill
Perception2014TV SeriesJeff
Wicked Blood2014VideoBobby Stinson
Girl Meets Boy2013Richard
Paranormal Movie2013Stepdad
Sparks2013/ISledge
Psych2013TV SeriesFBI Agent
The Devil's Dozen2013
Don't Pass Me By2013Fred Norwick
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta!2012VideoOscar (voice)
Franklin & Bash2012TV SeriesDr. Doug
Spec Ops: The Line2012Video GameThe Radioman / Multiplayer Announcer (voice)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Sequels2012ShortFDR Teddy Roosevelt
Nazis at the Center of the Earth2012VideoDr. Adrian Riestad
Crazy Eyes2012Dan Drake
The Finder2012TV SeriesBobby the Twin
Good Vibes2011TV SeriesTurk
The Closer2011TV SeriesEric Shaw
CSI: NY2011TV SeriesRandy Davis
TORC: The Off-Road Championship2011TV SeriesNarrator
Cross2011VideoBackfire
The Good Guys2010TV SeriesBrody
Sons of Tucson2010TV SeriesTony
The Killing Jar2010Greene
The Mentalist2009TV SeriesVern Nichols
Play Dead2009VideoMerle Jones
Time Bomb2008Jason Philby
Comanche Moon2008TV Mini-SeriesTudwal
Playing Chicken2007TV MovieKarl
CSI: Miami2007TV SeriesPhillip Craven
Broken2006/IVince
Death Row2006TV MovieMarco
Road House 2: Last Call2006VideoWild Bill
Wristcutters: A Love Story2006Brian (uncredited)
Code Breakers2005TV MovieStraub
Sex, Love & Secrets2005TV SeriesRay Foley
War of the Worlds2005VideoLt. Samuelson (as William Busey)
The Rain Makers2005Shaw
The Tao of Pong2004ShortMaurice
Christmas with the Kranks2004Officer Treen
Charmed2004TV SeriesNigel
Karen Sisco2003TV SeriesPeter Dillard
The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting2003VideoJack
Identity2003Robert Maine
Lost Junction2003Matt
Fastlane2003TV SeriesJohnny 'O' Oregano
The Twilight Zone2002TV SeriesVince Hansen
The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest2002Darrell Claxton
Jeremiah2002TV SeriesJake Davenport
Fast Sofa2001Rick Jeffers
Tomcats2001Kyle Brenner
Shasta McNasty1999-2000TV SeriesDennis
Tail Lights Fade1999Bruce
Held Up1999Beaumont
Enemy of the State1998Krug
Black Cat Run1998TV MovieDeputy Norm Babbitt
Home Fries1998Angus Montier
Starship Troopers1997Ace Levy
Quiet Days in Hollywood1997Curt
Contact1997Joseph
The Frighteners1996Johnny Bartlett
Twister1996Mobile Lab Technician
The Foot Shooting Party1994ShortTree
Tales from the Crypt1994TV SeriesFrank
The Stöned Age1994Jimmy Muldoon
S.F.W.1994Morrow Streeter
Motorcycle Gang1994TV MovieJake
Windrunner1994Dave Promisco
PCU1994Mersh
I'll Do Anything1994Burke's Fired Driver
Shimmer1993Richard Halverson
Cruel Doubt1992TV Mini-SeriesStudent
Hider in the House1989Teenage Tom (voice)
Barbarosa1982Cook Boy
Straight Time1978Henry Darin (as Jacob Busey)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Guitars and Guns2017producer post-production
Whiskey God2017announced
Cross2011Video producer
The Rain Makers2005associate producer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
TORC: The Off-Road Championship2011TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tail Lights Fade1999the director wishes to thank: for the Toronto debacle - as Jake

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Classic Hollywood Cinemas2016DocumentaryHimself
Purity2016ShortHimself - Host
Noches con Platanito2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
On Set from Dusk Till Dawn2014TV Series documentaryProfessor Aiden Tanner (2014)
Teens Wanna Know2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
A Beary Scary Movie2012Himself
H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds: Behind the Scenes2005VideoHimself
Overnight2003DocumentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Death from Above: The Making of 'Starship Troopers'2002Video documentary shortHimself
MADtv2000TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'The Frighteners'1998Video documentaryHimself
Wild On...1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Making of 'Enemy of the State'2006Video documentary shortHimself

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