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Steve Buscemi was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Dorothy (Wilson), a restaurant hostess, and John Buscemi, a sanitation worker. He is of Italian (father) and English, Dutch, and Irish (mother) descent. He became interested in acting during his last year of high school. After graduating, he moved to Manhattan to study acting with John Strasberg. He... See full bio »

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 2015 The Ridiculous 6 (post-production)
Doc Griffin
 2015 The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Series)
Steve Buscemi
- Wonderful (2015) ... Steve Buscemi
 2015 Hotel Transylvania 2
Wayne (voice)
 2011-2015 Portlandia (TV Series)
Milton / Marty / Book Store Customer
- House for Sale (2015) ... Milton
- Celery (2014) ... Marty
- Farm (2011) ... Book Store Customer
 2014 The Cobbler
 2014 Time Out of Mind
Building Manager
 2014 My Depression (TV Movie)
 2013 Khumba
Skalk (voice)
 2013 Monsters University
Randy (voice)
 2012 Hotel Transylvania
Wayne (voice)
 2012 On the Road
Tall Thin Salesman
 2011 Rampart
Bill Blago
 2011 Fight for Your Right Revisited (Short)
 2010 Grown Ups
 2009 Youth in Revolt
George Twisp
 2009 G-Force
Bucky (voice)
 2009/I Rage
 2009/I The Messenger
Dale Martin
 2008 Igor
Scamper (voice)
 2008 ER (TV Series)
Art Masterson
- The Chicago Way (2008) ... Art Masterson
 2008 I'm Dirty! (Video short)
Backhoe Loader (voice)
 2007 The Simpsons (TV Series)
 2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
Clint Fitzer
 2006 Monster House
Nebbercracker (voice)
 2006 Paris, je t'aime
Le touriste (segment "Tuileries")
 2004-2006 The Sopranos (TV Series)
Tony Blundetto / Man
- Mayham (2006) ... Man
- Cold Cuts (2004) ... Tony Blundetto
 2006 Art School Confidential
Broadway Bob D'Annunzio (uncredited)
 2005 Who's the Top? (Short)
 2004 Home on the Range
Wesley (voice)
 2003 Coffee and Cigarettes
Danny (segment "Twins")
 2002 Monsters, Inc. (Video Game)
Randall Boggs (voice)
 2002 Love in the Time of Money
Martin Kunkle
 2002 The Laramie Project (TV Movie)
Doc O'Connor
 2001 Monsters, Inc.
Randall Boggs (voice)
 2001 The Grey Zone
'Hesch' Abramowics
 2001 Double Whammy
Jerry Cubbins
 1994-2000 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Billy / Host / Mr. Pink
- Tobey Maguire/Sisqo (2000) ... Billy (uncredited)
- Steve Buscemi/Third Eye Blind (1998) ... Host
- John Travolta/Seal (1994) ... Mr. Pink (uncredited)
 2000 28 Days
 2000 Animal Factory
A.R. Hosspack
 1998 Louis & Frank
 1998 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Mr. Marchetti
- Mr. Louder's Birthday Party (1998) ... Mr. Marchetti
 1996 Kansas City
Johnny Flynn
 1996 Black Kites (Short)
The Father
 1995 Billy Madison
Danny McGrath (uncredited)
 1995 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Gordon Pratt
- End Game (1995) ... Gordon Pratt
 1994 Somebody to Love
 1994 Airheads
 1994 Floundering
 1994 The Hudsucker Proxy
Beatnik Barman
 1993 Ed and His Dead Mother
Ed Chilton
 1993 The Last Outlaw (TV Movie)
 1993 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
- Forever Ambergris (1993) ... Ike
 1993 Rising Sun
Willy 'the Weasel' Wilhelm
 1993 Twenty Bucks
 1992 What Happened to Pete (Short)
 1992 Mad About You (TV Series)
- Token Friend (1992) ... Howie
 1992 CrissCross
 1992 Claude
 1992 In the Soup
Aldolpho Rollo
 1991 Life Is Nice
Convienent Store Clerk
 1991 L.A. Law (TV Series)
David Lee
- Spleen It to Me, Lucy (1991) ... David Lee
 1991 Billy Bathgate
 1991 Zandalee
 1991 Barton Fink
 1990 Against the Law (TV Series)
Timmy Lowell
- Where the Truth Lies (1990) ... Timmy Lowell
 1990 Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
Bellingham (segment "Lot 249")
 1990 Monsters (TV Series)
John Dennis
- Bed and Boar (1990) ... John Dennis
 1989 Bloodhounds of Broadway
Whining Willie
 1989 Borders (TV Movie documentary)
 1989 Mystery Train
Charlie the Barber (segment "Lost in Space")
 1989 Slaves of New York
 1989 New York Stories
Gregory Stark (segment "Life Lessons")
 1989 Lonesome Dove (TV Mini-Series)
- Return (1989) ... Luke (credit only)
- The Plains (1989) ... Luke
- On the Trail (1989) ... Luke
- Leaving (1989) ... Luke (credit only)
 1989 Coffee and Cigarettes II (Short)
 1988 Heart of Midnight
 1988 Vibes
 1988 Call Me
 1987 Heart
 1987 Kiss Daddy Goodnight
 1987 Arena Brains (Short)
The Agent
 1987 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Archie, the Electronics Store Clerk
- Re-Entry (1987) ... Archie, the Electronics Store Clerk
 1986 Film House Fever
 1986 No Picnic
Dead Pimp
 1986 Miami Vice (TV Series)
- El Viejo (1986) ... Rickles
 1983-1986 Not Necessarily the News (TV Series)
Neil / Theo
- Theo (1983) ... Theo
 1986 Sleepwalk
 1985 Tommy's (Short)
 1985 The Way It Is
Willy / Raphael
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Show Show Producer (11 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (6 credits)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (18 credits)
Show Show Self (91 credits)
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Stage: Appeared in "Dreaming Out Loud", Wooster Group Performing Garage, NYC. See more »

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In the beginning, it wasn't even a question of deciding I'm going to do independent film and not commercial films -- I wasn't being offered any commercial films, and there wasn't an independent scene. I did a lot of "so-called" independent films that were really low-budget films trying to be commercial. But you certainly make choices when you have a script written by Jim Jarmusch or the Coen ... See more »


Showed up at his old firehouse the day after the World Trade Center tragedy in New York to volunteer. Worked twelve hour shifts for a week after the terrorist act, digging through rubble with his old comrades looking for missing firefighters... anonymously. See more »


Often plays characters mixed up in crime See more »



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