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Gary Busey ACTOR




GARY BUSEY BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Gary Busey was born on June 29th, 1944 in Goose Creek, Texas with the birth name William Gary Busey.  He was raised in Oklahoma by parents Sadie Virginia and Delmar Lloyd Busey.  After graduating from Nathan Hale high school he went on to college at Pittsburg State university and then transferred to Oklahoma State University, however just one class short of earning his degree he dropped out of college.
 
He first became involved in the world of entertainment working as a musician and later broke into the film industry.  Some of his early roles were in such films as, "Angels Hard as They Come" (1971), "The Magnificent Seven Ride" (1972), "Dirty Little Billy" (1972), "The Last American Hero" (1973) and "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot" (1974).   
 
Gary's break through role was in 1978 when he was cast in the film, "The Buddy Holly Story" for which he played Rock and Roll singer Buddy Holly and did all the vocals.  His performance earned him a Best Actor Oscar nomination as well as more importantly the attention of Hollywood.
 
His film career was now finally heading in the right direction and he continued to take on more prominent roles in such features as, "Big Wednesday" (1978).  Then for a while he was out of the spotlight, still working but no films were at the level of potential he knew he was capable of until in 1987 he was cast in, "Lethal Weapon" alongside Mel Gibson and Danny Glover.
 
Finally, Busey again gained Hollywood's attention and then was seen more on the big screen in the films, "Predator 2" (1990), "Point Break" (1991), "Under Siege" (1992), "Dr. Doolittle 3" 92006) and "Lady Samarai" (2007).  Some of his latest roles have been on the television HBO series, "Entourage" and soon to release in 2012, "Mansion of Blood".  Also in 2008 he became a cast member of the reality television show, "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew", however he is not a patient but more part of a mentoring team to help the other patients undergoing rehabilitation.
 
Throughout his lifetime he has married twice, first to Judy Busey from 1968 through 1990 and they had one child together, Jake Busey, who also pursued a career as an actor.  He then married Tiani Warden in 1996, however this marriage only lasted until 2001.  He has two other children from previous relationships, a daughter, Alectra with girlfriend Tracy Hutchingson and a son, Luke Samson from a relationship with current fiancĂ©', Steffanie Sampson.   
 
Although his career has been quite successful, he has had some minor issues in his personal life.  He was arrested in 1999 for a fight with his second wife and also in 2001 he was again arrested this time again for spousal abuse.  Busey has also had some issues with cocaine possession in the past as well as overdosing on cocaine and GHB and being hospitalized for his addiction.

 
Filmography

2012 Mansion of Blood 
2012 DaZe: Vol. Too (sic) - NonSeNse 
2012 Piranha 3DD
2011 Jenny
2012 Lizzie 
2011 Two and a Half Men
2011 Guido 
2010 Down and Distance 
2010 Freaky Saturday Night Fever
2009 Nite Tales: The Series
2009 Hallettsville
2008 Beyond the Ring
2004-2007 Entourage
2007 Maneater
2007 Succubus: Hell Bent
2007 Homo Erectus
2007 Blizhniy Boy: The Ultimate Fighter
2007 Lady Samurai
2006 The Hard Easy 
2006 Crooked 
2006 Tom Goes to the Mayor 
2006 Shut Up and Shoot!
2006 Dr. Dolittle 3 
2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories 
2006 Valley of the Wolves: Iraq
2006 Scrubs
2006 Descansos
2005 The Gingerdead Man
2005 Esenin 
2005 A Sight for Sore Eyes 
2005 Buckaroo: The Movie 
2005 Into the West 
2005 The Baker's Dozen
2005 Shade of Pale
2005 Chasing Ghosts 
2005 The Simpsons
2005 Souled Out 
2005 No Rules
2005 The Hand Job
2004 Border Blues 
2004 Ghost Rock 
2004 Latin Dragon
2004 El padrino 
2004 If Love Hadn't Left Me Lonely
2004 Fallacy
2004 Motocross Kids
2003 The Shadowlands
2003 Scorched 
2003 Frost: Portrait of a Vampire
2003 Welcome 2 Ibiza
2003 Quigley 
2003 Russians in the City of Angels
2003 The Prize Fighter
2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 
2002 On the Edge
2002 Sam & Janet
2002 Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice
2002 Glory Glory 
2001 King of the Hill
2001 Law & Order
2001 Down 'n Dirty 
2001 A Crack in the Floor 
2000 G-Men from Hell 
2000 The Huntress 
2000 The Outer Limits 
2000 Hot Boyz
2000 Tribulation
1999 Shasta McNasty
1999 Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang
1999 Two Shades of Blue 
1999 No Tomorrow 
1999 Walker, Texas Ranger 
1998 Detour 
1998 Soldier 
1998 Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms
1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
1998 Rough Draft
1998 The Girl Next Door
1997 Rough Riders 
1997 The Rage 
1997 Steel Sharks
1997 Plato's Run 
1997 Hawaii Five-O
1997 Lethal Tender
1997 Lost Highway 
1997 Suspicious Minds
1997 Before They Were Pros
1996 The Chain
1996 Sticks & Stones
1996 Black Sheep
1996 Carried Away
1996 One Clean Move 
1996 The Real Thing 
1995 Man with a Gun
1995 Warriors
1994 Drop Zone
1994 Breaking Point 
1994 Chasers 
1994 Surviving the Game 
1993 Fallen Angels
1993 South Beach 
1993 Rookie of the Year
1993 The Firm 
1992 Under Siege 
1992 Canvas 
1992 Chrome Soldiers 
1991 Wild Texas Wind
1991 Point Break
1991 My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys 
1990 Predator 2
1990 Act of Piracy 
1989 Hider in the House
1989 The Neon Empire 
1988 A Dangerous Life 
1988 Bulletproof 
1987 Lethal Weapon 
1986 Eye of the Tiger
1986 Let's Get Harry
1986 Half a Lifetime
1985 The Hitchhiker
1985 Silver Bullet
1985 Insignificance
1984 The Bear 
1983 D.C. Cab 
1983 Didn't You Hear...
1982 Barbarosa 
1980 Foolin' Around 
1980 Carny 
1978 Big Wednesday 
1978 The Buddy Holly Story 
1978 Straight Time 
1976 A Star Is Born 
1976 The Gumball Rally 
1975 Baretta
1974-1975 The Texas Wheelers
1975 You and Me 
1975 Gunsmoke 
1974 The Law 
1974 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot 
1974 The Execution of Private Slovik 
1973 Blood Sport 
1973 Hex 
1973 The Last American Hero 
1973 Kung Fu
1973 Lolly-Madonna XXX
1972 Dirty Little Billy
1972 Bonanza
1972 The Magnificent Seven Ride! 
1971 Angels Hard as They Come
1971 Dan August
1970 The High Chaparral
1968 Wild in the Streets







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