Gary Busey

Gary Busey

  • Highest Rated: 100% Barbarosa (1982)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Behaving Badly (2014)
  • Birthday: Jun 29, 1944
  • Birthplace: Goose Creek, Texas, USA
  • Although American leading man Gary Busey has made distinguished appearances in many films, he has yet to attain the consistent popularity that would make him a major star. Born in Texas, Busey first few years were spent on an Oklahoma ranch where he learned to be a bull rider. He attended three different colleges before finally graduating in 1963, the year he became a professional drummer with the rock group The Rubber Band. Later, he billed himself as Teddy Jack Eddy and played percussion for Leon Russell, Kris Kristofferson, and Willie Nelson. In 1970, Busey made his acting debut in an episode of the TV western High Chaparel. This led to his feature film debut as a biker in Angels Hard as They Come the following year. After that Busey went on to play supporting roles (typically cast as renegades, daredevils, or good ol' boys with dubious morals) until 1978 when he made a major splash playing the lanky lead in The Buddy Holly Story, for which he did all the guitar and vocal work. His impersonation of Holly was remarkable and won him considerable acclaim and an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. Busey then went on to play leads in many films of varying quality during the early to mid-1980s. In the late '80s he returned to supporting roles and co-leads. In 1988, Busey almost died in a motorcycle accident and his near death resulted in enactment of tougher helmet laws in California.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Camp Manna Jack 'Cujo' Parish 2018
No Score Yet Candiland Actor 2017
No Score Yet Confessions Of A Womanizer Gary 2016
15% Sharknado: The 4th Awakens Wilford Wexler 2016
No Score Yet Evil Bong High-5 The Gingerdead Man 2016
No Score Yet Mamaboy Actor 2016
No Score Yet Bikini Model Academy Uncle Seymour Executive Producer 2015
33% Entourage Himself 2015
No Score Yet Mansion of Blood Zacharia 2015
No Score Yet Bikini Model Academy Actor 2015
0% Behaving Badly Chief Howard D. Lansing 2014
No Score Yet Chasing The Dream Actor 2014
No Score Yet Guido Jerry O'Connell 2013
59% Bounty Killer Van Sterling 2013
No Score Yet Matt's Chance Actor 2013
14% Piranha 3DD Clayton $0.4M 2012
No Score Yet Lizzie Actor 2012
74% Piranha 3-D Actor $25M 2010
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy Actor 2009
No Score Yet Hallettsville Actor 2009
No Score Yet Beyond the Ring Tony De Luca 2008
No Score Yet Nite Tales Army Man 2008
No Score Yet If Love Hadn't Left Me Lonely Actor 2008
No Score Yet Maneater Sheriff Grady Barnes 2007
17% Homo Erectus (National Lampoon's The Stoned Age) Actor 2007
No Score Yet Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride Actor 2006
No Score Yet Kurtlar vadisi - Irak (Valley of the Wolves: Iraq) Actor 2006
No Score Yet Soft Target Rouse 2006
No Score Yet Shut Up and Shoot! Actor 2006
82% Cloud 9 Himself 2006
No Score Yet Succubus: Hell Bent Sentinel 2006
No Score Yet Quigley Archie Channing 2005
60% The Gingerdead Man Millard 2005
No Score Yet Buckaroo: The Movie Dr. Brawn 2005
No Score Yet Chasing Ghosts Marcos Alfiri 2005
No Score Yet Crooked Rouse 2005
No Score Yet Trabajo Fácil Actor 2005
No Score Yet Moto X Kids Viper 2004
No Score Yet Latin Dragon Thorn 2004
No Score Yet Ghost Rock Jack Pickett 2004
No Score Yet Border Blues Actor 2004
No Score Yet Lexie Mesdeg 2004
No Score Yet El Padrino Actor 2004
No Score Yet Motocross Kids Viper 2004
No Score Yet Frost: Portrait of a Vampire Actor 2003
No Score Yet The Prize Fighter Actor 2003
No Score Yet Hooded Angels Actor 2002
No Score Yet Sam & Janet Bartender 2002
No Score Yet On the Edge Actor 2002
0% Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice Richmond Claremont 2001
No Score Yet A Crack in the Floor Tyler Trout 2001
No Score Yet G-Men From Hell Lt. Langdon 2001
No Score Yet Frost: Portrait of a Vampire Micah 2001
No Score Yet On the Edge Felix 2000
No Score Yet Tribulation Tom Canboro 2000
No Score Yet Down 'n Dirty D. A. Mickey Casey 2000
No Score Yet Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang The Hooded Fang 1999
No Score Yet No Tomorrow Noah 1999
No Score Yet Hot Boyz Tully 1999
12% Soldier Church 1998
0% Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms Mazur 1998
No Score Yet Detour Mo Ginsburg 1998
No Score Yet The Rage Art Dacy 1998
No Score Yet Two Shades of Blue Jack Reynolds 1998
49% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Highway Patrolman 1998
No Score Yet Two Shades of Blue Actor 1998
No Score Yet The Girl Next Door Sheriff Larson 1998
No Score Yet Rough Riders Gen. Joseph "Fighting Joe" Wheeler 1997
No Score Yet Suspicious Minds Vic Mulvey 1997
No Score Yet Steel Sharks Billy McKay 1997
No Score Yet The Real Thing Foreman 1997
No Score Yet Diary of a Serial Killer Nelson Keece 1997
No Score Yet Coup de circuit Book's Dad 1997
60% Lost Highway Bill Dayton 1997
No Score Yet Plato's Run Actor 1997
No Score Yet Lethal Tender Mr. Turner 1996
64% Carried Away Maj. Nathan Wheeler 1996
28% Black Sheep Drake Sabitch 1996
41% Drop Zone Ty Moncrief 1994
No Score Yet Warriors Actor 1994
No Score Yet Breaking Point Dwight Meadows 1994
No Score Yet Man with a Gun Jack 1994
33% Chasers Sgt. Vince Banger 1994
25% Surviving the Game Hawkins 1994
No Score Yet South Beach Lenny 1993
75% The Firm Eddie Lomax 1993
35% Rookie of the Year Chet Steadman 1993
77% Under Siege Cdr. Krill 1992
No Score Yet Canvas Ozzy Decker 1992
98% The Player Himself 1992
No Score Yet Chrome Soldiers Jim 1992
69% Point Break Angelo Pappas 1991
33% My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys Clint Hornby 1991
29% Predator 2 Peter Keyes 1990
No Score Yet Hider in the House Tom Sykes 1990
No Score Yet Act of Piracy Ted Andrews 1989
No Score Yet The Neon Empire Actor 1989
No Score Yet A Dangerous Life Tony O'Neil 1989
No Score Yet Bulletproof Frank McBain 1988
81% Lethal Weapon Mr. Joshua 1987
No Score Yet Eye of the Tiger Buck Mathews 1986
No Score Yet Half A Lifetime Actor 1986
No Score Yet Let's Get Harry Jack 1986
47% Stephen King's 'Silver Bullet' Uncle Red 1985
69% Insignificance Ballplayer 1985
No Score Yet The Bear Paul 'Bear' Bryant 1984
17% D.C. Cab Dell 1983
No Score Yet Didn't You Hear? Actor 1983
100% Barbarosa Karl Westover 1982
No Score Yet Carny Frankie 1980
No Score Yet Foolin' Around Wes 1980
86% Straight Time Willy Darin 1978
64% Big Wednesday Leroy Smith 1978
100% The Buddy Holly Story Buddy Holly 1978
35% A Star is Born Bobbie Ritchie 1976
30% The Gumball Rally Gibson - Camaro Team 1976
88% Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Curly 1974
No Score Yet The Execution of Private Slovik Feedek 1974
No Score Yet Hex Giblets 1973
80% The Last American Hero Wayne Jackson 1973
No Score Yet Lolly-Madonna XXX (The Lolly-Madonna War) Seb Gutshall 1973
No Score Yet Dirty Little Billy Basil Crabtree 1972
No Score Yet The Magnificent Seven Ride! Hank Allan 1972
No Score Yet Angels Hard as They Come Henry 1971
No Score Yet The Dark Avenger (The Warriors) Frank Vail 1955

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet American M.C.
2017
  • 2017
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
Reality cast member
  • 2015
No Score Yet From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
2014-2016
The Prospector
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004-2017
Reality cast member
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2009
No Score Yet Celebrity Wife Swap
2012-2015
Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2011
63% Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
  • 2011
66% Entourage
2004-2011
Guest Himself
  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Celebrity Paranormal Project
2006
Reality cast member
  • 2006
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2005
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Tommy Vega
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
Ezra Burnham
  • 2000
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1979
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Harve
  • 1975
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Henry
  • 1972
No Score Yet The Apprentice (UK)
2005
Reality cast member
No Score Yet The Hitchhiker
1983-1991

QUOTES FROM Gary Busey CHARACTERS

Millard Findlemeyer
Awww, ain't that sweet? I see a sappy love story brewing. Baby, it's all over but the crying.
Hawkins
I like my meat rare.
Mason
Try well-done, bitch.
Ballplayer
I am not stupid. I just enjoy giving the appearance of being stupid. You see from an early age I have reveled in the appearance of stupidity, it has given me a great deal of time to think.
Buck Mathews
It's time to DELIVER the GARBAGE!
Commander Krill
You're the roadrunner?
William Strannix
Yeah, never been caught. Mee-meep.
Commander Krill
[Krill is dressed as a drag queen] ... Do I look like I need a psychological evaluation?
William Strannix
Not at all.
Dell
Hold on! One more thing or I'm walking too. I don't work on January the 8th, 'cause that's Elvis' birthday.
Dell
Hold on! One more thing or I'm walking too. I don't work on January the 8th, 'cause thatt's Elvis' birthday.