Jake Busey

Jake Busey

Highest Rated: 100% Barbarosa (1982)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Killing Jar (2010)

Birthday: Jun 15, 1971

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Part of a burgeoning "second generation" of Hollywood actors, Jake Busey, the long-limbed son of Gary Busey, established himself as a reliable character actor in the 1990s. Though he made his film debut at age five in Straight Time (1978), Busey had no plans to become an actor until he took a drama class "on a whim" while attending Santa Barbara College. Busey spent three years auditioning before he finally broke through in the early '90s. Despite the slow start, Busey worked steadily throughout the decade, alternating between small roles in high profile studio movies, including I'll Do Anything (1994) and Twister (1996), and more substantial parts in smaller films, such as S.F.W. (1994) and Tail Lights Fade (1999). Busey starred a member of the gung ho young battalion in Paul Verhoeven's ironic, effects-laden science fiction adventure Starship Troopers (1997), but he was back to supporting duties in big movies when he and the more diminutive second generationer Scott Caan were paired as government assassins in Enemy of the State (1998). Happy to do more than dodge special effects, Busey played Luke Wilson's bully older brother in the romantic comedy Home Fries (1998) and co-starred with Jamie Foxx in the crime comedy Held Up (2000). Busey's foray into series TV as the laid-back Dennis on UPN's Shasta McNasty (1999) proved short-lived. Returning to movies after his unfortunate foray into series TV, Busey appeared in the weak Jamie Foxx comedy Held Up (2000). Busey then co-starred as a resolute bachelor moved to compete with Jerry O'Connell for Shannon Elizabeth's love in the tasteless comedy Tomcats (2001). Tomcats, however, mercifully failed at the box office. Busey's next comedy, the office farce The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest (2002), suffered a similar fate. Busey finally added a success to his resume, though, with the creepy murder by numbers thriller Identity (2003). Featuring Busey as a snarling convict trapped in a motel with other Agatha Christie-esque little Indians John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Ray Liotta and Clea DuVall, Identity reveled in movie-literate scares and deftly survived the pre-summer blockbuster late spring box office lull.


Highest Rated Movies



64% Dead Ant Merrick 2019
No Score Yet Ghost in the Graveyard Actor 2019
No Score Yet Ghost in the Graveyard Actor 2019
No Score Yet Adventures of Dally & Spanky Actor 2019
32% The Predator Keyes 2018
80% A Boy Called Sailboat Actor 2018
73% Growing Up Smith (Good Ol' Boy) Actor $15.4K 2017
No Score Yet Dead Again in Tombstone Colonel Jackson Boomer 2017
No Score Yet Dead Again in Tombstone Actor 2017
No Score Yet Deserted Clay 2016
No Score Yet Last Man Club Diamond Jim 2016
40% Most Likely to Die Tarkin 2016
No Score Yet Arbor Demon (Enclosure) Sean 2016
No Score Yet Swing State Woody Woodrow 2016
No Score Yet A Christmas Reunion Dylan 2015
No Score Yet Reaper Bill 2015
No Score Yet Fractured Actor 2014
83% Sparks Sledge 2014
No Score Yet Wicked Blood Bobby Stinson 2014
No Score Yet Alongside Night Actor 2014
No Score Yet The Devil's Dozen Actor 2013
No Score Yet Don't Pass Me By Fred Norwick 2013
No Score Yet Peace and Riot (Girl Meets Boy) Richard 2013
25% Crazy Eyes Dan Drake $6.6K 2012
No Score Yet Nazis at the Center of the Earth Adrian Reistad 2012
No Score Yet Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta! Actor 2012
No Score Yet Code Breakers Actor 2011
No Score Yet Cross Backfire Producer 2011
0% The Killing Jar Greene 2010
No Score Yet Play Dead Merle Jones 2009
No Score Yet Comanche Moon Tudwal 2008
67% Wristcutters: A Love Story Brian $0.3M 2007
12% Broken Vince 2007
No Score Yet Time Bomb Actor 2007
No Score Yet Haunted Prison Marco 2006
No Score Yet Road House 2 Wild Bill 2006
No Score Yet CodeBreakers Straub 2005
No Score Yet Hg Wells War of the Worlds Lt. Samuelson 2005
No Score Yet The Rain Makers Shaw 2005
No Score Yet Invasion Actor 2005
5% Christmas With the Kranks Officer Treen $73.8M 2004
78% Overnight Actor 2004
No Score Yet The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting Jack 2003
No Score Yet Lost Junction Matt 2003
11% The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest Darrell 2002
14% Tomcats Kyle Brenner $12.9M 2001
No Score Yet Fast Sofa Rick 2001
17% Held Up Beaumont 2000
0% Tail Lights Fade Bruce 1999
31% Home Fries Angus 1998
72% Enemy of the State Krug 1998
No Score Yet Black Cat Run Norm 1998
64% Starship Troopers Ace Levy 1997
65% Contact Joseph 1997
No Score Yet Quiet Days in Hollywood Actor 1997
63% The Frighteners Johnny Charles Bartlett 1996
57% Twister Mobile Lab Technician 1996
No Score Yet Motorcycle Gang Sonny 1994
No Score Yet Windrunner David Promisco 1994
61% I'll Do Anything Burke's Fired Driver 1994
12% S.F.W. Morrow 1994
No Score Yet The Stoned Age Otis Muldoon 1994
47% PCU Mersh 1993
No Score Yet Hider in the House Teenage Tom 1990
81% Predator The Son of Peter Keyes 1987
100% Barbarosa Cook Boy 1982


93% Stranger Things
Bruce 2019
94% Swamp Thing
No Score Yet Conan
Guest 2018
95% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Tony Caine 2018
No Score Yet NCIS
Whit Dexter 2018
No Score Yet Freakish
Earl 2017
No Score Yet From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
Aiden Tanner Aiden "Sex Machine" Tanner 2016
No Score Yet From Dusk Till Dawn
89% Psych
57% The Finder
Bobby the Twin 2012
No Score Yet CSI: NY
70% Good Vibes
Voice 2011
33% Sons of Tucson
Tony 2010
71% The Good Guys
Brody 2010
No Score Yet The Mentalist
Vern Nichols 2009
No Score Yet Comanche Moon
Tudwal 2008
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
Phillip Craven 2007
No Score Yet Charmed
Nigel 2004
95% Karen Sisco
Peter Dillard 2003
47% The Twilight Zone
Vince 2002
82% Tales from the Crypt
No Score Yet Shasta McNasty


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