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Gary Busey

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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, and was raised in Oklahoma. He is the son of Sadie Virginia (Arnett), a homemaker, and Delmar Lloyd Busey, a construction design manager. He has English, as well as Irish, Scottish, and German, ancestry. 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.  See full bio on IMDb »

Gary Busey Reveals Back Story on His Famous 'Point Break' Line

Gary Busey on 'Point Break'
Loses It Over 'Utah, Get Me Two!' It Wasn't in the Script!!!

Gary Busey's VERY passionate about his new book and really wants you to go out and buy it, but in the meantime ... just enjoy this wild clip of Busey being Busey. The eccentric bundle of energy… READ MORE >

'Celebrity Apprentice' Richard Hatch -- Trump 'Slides Up' On Women ... And Melania Knows It (VIDEO)

'Celeb Apprentice' Richard Hatch
Trump 'Slides Up' On Women ... And Melania Knows It

"Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Richard Hatch says he witnessed Donald Trump's lewd conduct with women repeatedly, and anyone claiming differently -- including his family -- is full of it.… READ MORE >

- 949 days ago
Gary Busey -- Pisses Off Ex-Agent ... Hand Over That 'Big Brother' Money!

Gary Busey
Pisses Off Ex-Agent ... Hand Over That 'Big Bro' Money!

Sure, Gary Busey won season 14 of "Celebrity Big Brother," but he wouldn't even have made it into the house without a talent agent who threw a Hail Mary ... so she says. Vie Marshall… READ MORE >

- 1336 days ago
Gary Busey -- I Can Win 'Dancing With The Stars' ... I've Been On My Toes For Years (VIDEO)

Gary Busey
I Can Win 'DWTS' I've Been on My Toes for Years

Gary Busey has a secret edge on winning season 21 of "Dancing with the Stars" ... he's a ballet dancer ... seriously.  Busey's super confident he can win, partly because of his… READ MORE >

- 1351 days ago
Gary Busey in Malibu Car Accident -- Pedestrian Hurt

Gary Busey
In Malibu Car Accident Pedestrian Down

Gary Busey is the latest celebrity to get in a car accident in Malibu, because we've learned he hit a pedestrian Friday afternoon. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Busey was pulling out of a… READ MORE >

- 1563 days ago
Gary Busey -- 'Point Break' Remake Offends the Living ... and the Dead

Gary Busey
'Point Break' Remake Offends the Living ... and the Dead

Gary Busey is convinced the "Point Break" remake will not happen because it would be like remaking "Bambi" ... and apparently Patrick Swayze's ghost agrees with him.Our photog spotted Pappas… READ MORE >

- 1767 days ago
Gary Busey -- I'VE SEEN GHOSTS!!!! ... One Popped Out of My Soup

Gary Busey
I'VE SEEN GHOSTS!!!! ... One Popped Out of My Soup

GHOSTS ARE REAL ... and they love soup ... so says master of all things paranormal, Gary Busey!!!Busey was leaving a Ralphs grocery store in Malibu yesterday when we asked if he's ever had an… READ MORE >

- 2034 days ago
Gary Busey -- Hail to the Chief

Gary Busey
Hail to the Chief

We found Gary Busey, aka Chief Dances with Car, getting back to his roots in the middle of a real pow wow -- and he's putting the pressure on Harv to join his tribe! How?   READ MORE >

- 2596 days ago
Gary Busey -- I Graduated From Debt School!

Gary Busey
I Graduated From Debt School!

Broke ass Hollywood legend Gary Busey has officially passed the most important test of his life -- an online financial management course -- in an effort to convince a U.S. Bankruptcy court… READ MORE >

- 2628 days ago
Bankrupt Gary Busey -- I Have 5 Pairs of Moccasins to My Name ... and 300 VHS Tapes

Gary Busey
I Got 300 VHS Tapes to My Name ... and 5 Pairs of Moccasins

Gary Busey has virtually no money left from his once-thriving Hollywood career -- but he has amassed an impressive collection of worthless junk ... including a bounty of cassette tapes and broken… READ MORE >

- 2657 days ago
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