Gary Busey

American actor (born 1944)

William Gary Busey (born June 29, 1944) is an American actor.[2] He has appeared in many movies and television shows since the 1970s. In 1988, He was involved in a motorcycle accident, but he recovered.[3] He was born in Goose Creek, Texas and grew up in Oklahoma.[4] He was a heavy cocaine user for many years, before giving it up and becoming a born-again Christian. His elder son Jake Busey (born 1971) is also an actor.

Gary Busey
Busey in October 2007
William Gary Busey[1]

(1944-06-29) June 29, 1944 (age 79)
Years active1967–present
Judy Helkenberg
(m. 1968; div. 1990)

Tiani Warden
(m. 1996; div. 2001)
Partner(s)Steffanie Sampson
Children3; including Jake

Busey was a contestant in two celebrity series of The Apprentice (2011 and 2013). He won the August-September 2014 series of Celebrity Big Brother UK.


  1. "William Gary Busey : Texas Birth Index". Retrieved August 18, 2017.
  2. "Gary Busey". TV Guide. Retrieved February 20, 2016.
  3. Edward J. Boyer (December 5, 1988). "Actor Gary Busey Critically Hurt in Culver City Motorcycle Crash". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 20, 2016.
  4. "Gary Busey Biography". Bio?A&E Television Network, LLC. Retrieved February 20, 2016.

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