Gary Busey is a popular American actor and a producer who has played major roles both in the films as well as in the stage. He plays in crazy and weird characters in the movies which are enhanced by his big toothy grin with an additional hoarse voice. He has been seen to play these roles movies such as ‘Under Siege’, and ‘Lethal Weapon’.
He began his career as a professional drummer but later embarked in acting fully. With this, he has appeared in many movies in which he has also been seen in the music industry. Today, let’s have a close look at the net worth of Gary Busey in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Gary Busey was born on 29th June in the year 1944 in Baytown, Texas in the United States. His birth name is William Gary Busey and he was born to his parents who were known as Delmer Lloyd Busey, his father who was a design manager, and his mother Sadie Virginia Arnett. He has two siblings by the name Carol Barraza and David Busey.
Gary Busey then joined schooling at Nathan Hale High School which is located at Tulsa from which he graduated in the year 1962. On his high school completion, he got a football scholarship to Pittsburg State University where he attended but later transferred to Oklahoma State University though he quitted the school before his graduation. At college, Gary Busey used to play percussion with other musicians such as Willie Nelson and Leon Russell.
Gary Busey has married twice in which he married an actress known as Judy Helkenberg in the year 1968 though they later separated in 1990. They had one son who was known as Jake Busey who is currently an actor as well as a musician. After their separation, he married the second time in which he married Tiani Warden in the year 1996 but later separated in 2001 having one daughter. He is currently in a relationship with Steffanie Sampson.
Career, Awards & Nominations
He began his career as a professional drummer in which he used to play for a band known as ‘The Rubber’. He then joined another band known as Carp. He then joined in the film industry through which in the 1970s he appeared in several TV movies through his major commencement on his career got root in the year 1974 on a crime drama movie known as ‘Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. He also got one of his major popularity in one of the comedy series he acted in the same year which was known as ‘The Texas Wheelers’ which has been seen as one of the major important TV series he has had in his career.
In his participation in a musical drama movie known as ‘A Star Is Born’ together with a biographical drama music known as The Buddy Holly Story got him many breakthroughs in the success of his career. This is so as his participation drew the attention of the public making it a success. Some of the other movies he has been featured include; Predator 2, Lethal Weapon and Point Break. He has also acted in a drama movie in 2018 known as Raber. He has had several nominations such as the Oscar Award for Best Actor. He has also won several awards such as New Generation Award, among others.
Net Worth & Earnings
Gary Busey has an estimated net worth of $1 million. He has earned the wonderful net worth from the fortunate earnings he has had from different TV movies he has featured for a long period of time.
In the year 1988, Gary Busey had a fatal accident from a motorcycle which led to severe injuries in his head as he had no helmet. He has for a long period remained an addict of drugs though he claims to have been clean in the past years.