Gary Busey

Gary Busey

Highest Rated: 100% The Buddy Holly Story (1978)

Lowest Rated: 0% Behaving Badly (2014)

Birthday: Jun 29, 1944

Birthplace: Goose Creek, Texas, USA

Though he received a great deal of acclaim early in his career for his performance as Buddy Holly in "The Buddy Holly Story" (1978), actor Gary Busey let his best work become overshadowed by increasingly bizarre personal behavior and speculation that a near-fatal motorcycle accident in 1988 had rendered him with a degree of brain damage. Adding fuel to the fire was a long struggle with cocaine and alcohol abuse, and occasional descents into violent behavior, which led Busey to embody an unsettling persona both on and off the screen. With film roles like the psychotic henchman Mr. Joshua in "Lethal Weapon" (1987) and an aging detective in "Point Break" (1991), the actor worked steadily in a wide array of popular movies and usually stole every scene he was in. Following solid supporting turns in "Under Siege" (1992) and "The Firm" (1993), Busey seemed destined to have a long, lucrative career as a talented character actor. But his increasingly troubled public appearances, which were marked by rambling bouts of armchair spirituality and sudden shifts in demeanor, generally earned more attention. While consistently working as a B-movie villain throughout the following decades, Busey occasionally winked at his public perception, as he did with his recurring stint as a crazier version of himself on "Entourage" (HBO, 2004-11). Though he seemed to confirm his troubled personal life with an appearance on "Celebrity Rehab" (VH1, 2008-12), Busey nonetheless remained one of the most - if not the most - unique performer working in Hollywood.

Photos

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 97% Camp Manna Jack Cujo Parrish (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 62% Mamaboy Coach Dombrowski (Character) - 2016
14% 24% Sharknado: The 4th Awakens Wilford Wexler (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 56% Candiland Arnie/God (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bikini Model Academy Uncle Seymour (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mansion of Blood Zacharia (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 89% Confessions of a Womanizer Gary (Character) - 2014
0% 29% Behaving Badly Chief (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 40% Matt's Chance Bill (Character) - 2013
59% 45% Bounty Killer Van Sterling (Character) - 2013
13% 22% Piranha 3DD Clayton (Character) $370.9K 2012
No Score Yet 7% Lizzie Andrew Borden (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guido Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 3% Hallettsville Sheriff (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 54% Beyond the Ring Tone De Luca (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 18% Maneater Grady Barnes (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 16% Succubus: Hell-Bent Sentinel (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chasing the Dream Narrator - 2007
17% 10% National Lampoon's Homo Erectus Krutz (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 75% Valley of the Wolves: Iraq Doctor (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 24% Soft Target John Rouse (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 68% Shut Up and Shoot! Bob Katz (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 35% The Hard Easy Vinnie (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Descansos The Keeper (Character) - 2006
60% 28% The Gingerdead Man Millard Findlemeyer (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 36% Chasing Ghosts Marcos Alfiri (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 60% Buckaroo: The Movie Dr. Brawn (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 11% Latin Dragon Thorn (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 40% Border Blues LAPD Medium Michael March (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 65% Moto X Kids Viper (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 76% El Padrino: The Latin Godfather Lars (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 26% Quigley Archie Channinng (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prize Fighter Whitey Ferguson (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 35% Ghost Rock Jack Pickett (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lexie Mesdeg (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Edge Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 55% On the Edge Felix (Character) - 2002
0% 36% Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice Richmond Claremont (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sam & Janet Bartender (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 11% A Crack in the Floor Tyler Trout (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 7% Frost: Portrait of a Vampire Micah (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Best Actress Himself (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 38% Hooded Angels Sheriff (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 67% Tribulation Tom Canboro (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Down 'n Dirty D. A. Mickey Casey (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 25% No Tomorrow Noah (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 32% Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang The Hooded Fang (Character) $16.6K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Shades of Blue Jack Reynolds (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 71% Hot Boyz Tully (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 14% Detour Mo Ginsburg (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 17% Soldier Captain Church (Character) $14.6M 1998
49% 89% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Highway Patrolman (Character) $10.6M 1998
0% 9% Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms Otto Mazur (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 42% The Girl Next Door Sheriff Larson (Character) - 1998
61% 87% Lost Highway Bill Dayton (Character) $3.9M 1997
No Score Yet 75% Rough Riders Unknown (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 27% The Rage Art Dacy (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 20% Plato's Run Plato (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lethal Tender Mr. Turner (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 35% Diary of a Serial Killer Nelson Keece (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspicious Minds Vic Mulvey (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chain Frank Morrisey (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 33% Steel Sharks Cmdr. Bill McKay (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 12% Man With a Gun Jack Rushton (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 82% Sticks and Stones Book's Dad (Character) - 1996
28% 70% Black Sheep Drake Sabitch (Character) $30.6M 1996
64% 40% Carried Away Major Nathan Wheeler (Character) $155.6K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Livers Ain't Cheap Foreman (Character) - 1995
24% 48% Surviving the Game Doc Hawkins (Character) $7.7M 1994
No Score Yet 29% Warriors Frank Vail (Character) - 1994
33% 21% Chasers Sgt. Vince Banger (Character) $1.3M 1994
41% 31% Drop Zone Ty Moncrief (Character) $26.7M 1994
No Score Yet 14% Breaking Point Dwight Meadows (Character) - 1994
35% 52% Rookie of the Year Chet Steadman (Character) $53.1M 1993
75% 64% The Firm Eddie Lomax (Character) $157M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Canvas Ozzy Decker (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 0% South Beach Lenny (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chrome Soldiers Jim `'Flash'` Gordon (Character) - 1992
79% 62% Under Siege Cmdr. Krill (Character) $82.3M 1992
33% 81% My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys Clint Hornby (Character) $3.6M 1991
70% 79% Point Break FBI Agent Angelo Pappas (Character) $40.5M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Texas Wind Justice Hayden Parker (Character) - 1991
31% 44% Predator 2 Peter Keyes (Character) $28.3M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Neon Empire Frank Weston (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 46% Hider in the House Tom Sykes (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Act of Piracy Ted Andrews (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 62% A Dangerous Life Tony O'Neil (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 28% Bulletproof Frank McBain (Character) - 1988
81% 86% Lethal Weapon Mr. Joshua (Character) $61M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Half a Lifetime Bart (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 27% Let's Get Harry Jack (Character) $141K 1986
No Score Yet 46% Eye of the Tiger Buck Matthews (Character) - 1986
71% 66% Insignificance The Ballplayer (Character) - 1985
45% 56% Silver Bullet Uncle Red (Character) $10.8M 1985
No Score Yet 70% The Bear Paul W. Bryant (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Didn't You Hear? James (Character) - 1983
13% 53% D.C. Cab Dell (Character) - 1983
100% 72% Barbarosa Karl Westover (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 60% Foolin' Around Wes (Character) - 1980
50% 52% Carny Frankie (Character) - 1980
67% 87% Big Wednesday Leroy Smith (Character) - 1978
75% 83% Straight Time Willy Darin (Character) - 1978
100% 77% The Buddy Holly Story Buddy (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Summer of Innocence Leroy Smith (Character) - 1978
36% 64% A Star Is Born Bobbie Ritchie (Character) - 1976
30% 65% The Gumball Rally Gibson (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet You and Me Unknown (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 64% The Execution of Private Slovik Jimmy Feedek (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Law William Bright (Character) - 1974
90% 73% Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Curly (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 33% Lolly Madonna XXX Zeb (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hex Giblets (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bloodsport David Lee Birdsong (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hard Driver Wayne Jackson (Character) - 1973
80% 49% The Last American Hero Wayne Jackson (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 65% Dirty Little Billy Basil Crabtree (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 22% The Magnificent Seven Ride! Hank Allan (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 22% Angels, Hard as They Come Henry (Character) - 1970

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gary Busey, Pet Judge Unknown (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nashville Squares Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars Contestant 2015
No Score Yet 73% From Dusk Till Dawn The Prospector (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Box Office Unknown (Character) 2012-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elvira's 10 Nights of Halloween Millard Findlemeyer (Character) 2014
No Score Yet 90% American Dad Gary Busey (Guest Voice) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Apprentice Contestant 2013 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Wife Swap Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
65% 65% Two and a Half Men Gary Busey (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew Unknown (Character) 2008
66% 83% Entourage Gary Busey (Guest Star) 2007 2004-2005
83% 87% Scrubs Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
85% 76% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shasta Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rough Riders Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hitchhiker Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Harve Daley (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dan August Hippie 2 (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1970

QUOTES FROM Gary Busey CHARACTERS

Millard Findlemeyer says: Awww, ain't that sweet? I see a sappy love story brewing. Baby, it's all over but the crying.

Hawkins says: I like my meat rare.

Mason says: Try well-done, bitch.

Ballplayer says: 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 says: It's time to DELIVER the GARBAGE!

Commander Krill says: You're the roadrunner?

William Strannix says: Yeah, never been caught. Mee-meep.

Commander Krill says: [Krill is dressed as a drag queen] ... Do I look like I need a psychological evaluation?

William Strannix says: Not at all.

Dell says: Hold on! One more thing or I'm walking too. I don't work on January the 8th, 'cause that's Elvis' birthday.

Dell says: Hold on! One more thing or I'm walking too. I don't work on January the 8th, 'cause thatt's Elvis' birthday.