Gary Busey Biography


Gary Busey

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Birth Name: Gary Busey
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 6 Feet
Birth Sign: gemini
Age: 73 Years
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Gary Busey is an actor from United States who is popular in the world for starring his role in the movies like Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, The Gumball Rally, Drop Zone, The Buddy Holly Story, Big Wednesday and Silver Bullet. He has also been honored with several prestigious honors. Born as William Gary Busey in Baytown, Texas, United States of America to Sadie Virginia Arnett and Delmer Lloyd Busey, Gary was raised in upper middle class family. He is an American and is of white ethnicity.

On 30th of December 1968, Gary got married to Judy Busey. Judy Busey is an actress and she is famous for her role in American Pie Presents Band Camp. They welcomed their first child, Jake Busey in 1971. They got divorced on 20th of July 1990.

On 23rd of September 1996, Gary got married to Tiani Warden. Tiani Warden is also an actress from United States. They dissolved their married life on 31st of August 2001.

These days, he is engaged to Steffanie Sampson. Steffanie Sampson is also an actress. As a loving couple, they welcomed their first child together a son, Luke Sampson Busey on 23rd of February 2010.

Gary completed his high school graduation from Nathan Hale High School. He graduated from there in 1962. After that he won a football scholarship and then he joined Pittsburg State University. He then joined Oklahoma State University. There he became more interested in acting and then he dropped out from there with just one class short of graduation.

Gary began his career as a drummer in The Rubber Band. Later he joined in the band Carp and he also played an important role to release their debut album in 1969.

Gary made his acting debut in 1968 and that was in the movie, Wild in the Streets. The following year, he appeared in the television series, The High Chaparral. His breakthrough role came in 1974 after he appeared in the movie, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. Till now, he has appeared in more than 100 movies and television series.

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Born in Baytown, Texas

1944 29th of June

Born as William Gary Busey in Baytown, Texas, United States of America to Sadie Virginia Arnett and Delmer Lloyd Busey, Gary was raised in upper middle class family. He is an American and is of white ethnicity.

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Graduated from Nathan Hale High School

1962

Gary completed his high school graduation from Nathan Hale High School. He graduated from there in 1962. After that he won a football scholarship and then he joined Pittsburg State University. He then joined Oklahoma State University.

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Joined The Rubber Band

1967

While he was in Pittsburg State University and Oklahoma State University, he became more interested in acting and then he dropped out from there with just one class short of graduation. Gary began his career as a drummer in The Rubber Band. He also appeared in several of their recordings.

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Began his acting career

1968

As he was more interested in acting than any other thing, Gary made his acting debut in 1968 and that was in the movie, Wild in the Streets. The following year, he appeared in the television series, The High Chaparral.

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Got Married

1968 30th of December

On 30th of December 1968, Gary got married to Judy Busey. Judy Busey is an actress and she is famous for her role in American Pie Presents Band Camp. They welcomed their first child, Jake Busey in 1971.

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First child, Jake Busey

1971 15th of June

Multi talented American actor, Jake Busey is his first child. Jake is also popular as a musician and movie producer. Jake was born to Gary and his first wife Judy on 15th of June 1971. Jake was born in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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Appeared in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

1974

He made his acting debut in 1968 and then be began appearing in several movies and television series. His breakthrough role came in 1974 after he appeared in the movie, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. Till now, he has appeared in more than 100 movies and television series.

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Won Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

1978

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award is also one of the prestigious awards in the acting world. He got nominated in this award for the first time in 1978; he was actually nominated from two different categories. He was honored from one nomination.

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Won National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

1979

Till now, he has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and he has also won several of them. In 1979, he got his first nomination in National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA and he won this award for Best Actor.

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Won CableACE Awards

1987

In 1987, he got nominated in CableACE Awards for the first time in his life. He got nominated in this award for his role in the television series, The Hitchhiker. That year, he was honored with this award for Actor in a Dramatic Series.

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Divorced with Judy Busey

1990 20th of July

Though he became father of a son and got married with Judy Busey for more than two decade, this married life didn't move further than 1990. Gary and Judy decided to dissolve their married life that year and they finalized it on 20th of July.

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Second child, Alectra Busey

1994

He also became father for the second time in his life and that was in 1994. He and his ex partner, Tracy Hutchinson welcomed their first child together that year and that time it was a baby girl and they named her Alectra Busey.

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Married to Tiani Warden

1996 23rd of September

On 23rd of September 1996, Gary got married to Tiani Warden. Tiani Warden is also an actress from United States. They dissolved their married life on 31st of August 2001. They didn't have any children from this married life.

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Third child, Luke Sampson Busey

2010 23rd of February

These days, he is engaged to Steffanie Sampson. Beautiful and sexy Steffanie Sampson is also an actress. As a loving couple, they welcomed their first child together a son, Luke Sampson Busey on 23rd of February 2010.

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