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Gary Busey

William Gary Busey (born June 29, 1944), best known as Gary Busey, is an American film and stage actor, and artist. He has appeared in a large variety of films, most notably in the 1980s and 1990s in major action releases such as Lethal Weapon, Point Break, and Under Siege, as well as making guest appearances on Gunsmoke, Walker, Texas Ranger, Law & Order, and Entourage. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1978 for his role in The Buddy Holly Story. Busey was born in Goose Creek (now Baytown), Texas, the son of Sadie Virginia (née Arnett), a homemaker, and Delmer Lloyd Busey, a construction design manager. He graduated from Nathan Hale High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1962. While attending Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg (located in southeastern Kansas) on a football scholarship, he became interested in acting. He then transferred to Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, where he quit school just one class short of graduation. Busey began his show-business career as a drummer in The Rubber Band. He appears on several Leon Russell recordings, credited as playing drums under the names "Teddy Jack Eddy" and "Sprunk", a character he created when he was

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Gary Busey
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'Starship Troopers' Actor -- I Don't Want to Die

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I Don't Want to Die

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Gary Busey
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Gary Busey's Son: 'I'm Heading to Rehab'

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- 1564 days ago
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Gary Busey
'Meatloaf Stole His Own Integrity'

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- 1576 days ago
Lil Jon -- Dishing on Meatloaf's Beef with Busey

Lil Jon
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Lil Jon dropped some inside scoop on TMZ about the "Celebrity Apprentice" fight between Meatloaf and Gary Busey -- and he also told us the BIG SECRET ... that we already knew. Check out TMZ on TV… READ MORE >

- 1576 days ago
Gary Busey -- Crazy Fun in Vegas

Gary Busey
Crazy Fun in Vegas

Gary Busey could teach Charlie Sheen a thing or two about being crazy ... like how to do it while stone-cold sober and dancing on a stripper pole. Shake it Busey, shake it!! Check out TMZ on TV --… READ MORE >

- 1606 days ago
Gary Busey -- Cracked Out on Stripper Pole

Gary Busey
Cracked Out on Stripper Pole

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- 1606 days ago
Gary Busey Allegedly Set Up in Bogus DUI Sting

Gary Busey
Allegedly Set Up in Bogus DUI Sting

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