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Gary Busey

A blond-haired, fair-complexioned actor with a toothy grin and capable of an unsettling glint in his eyes, Gary Busey was born in Goose Creek, Texas, and was raised in Oklahoma. He is the son of Sadie Virginia (Arnett), a homemaker, and Delmar Lloyd Busey, a construction design manager. He has English, as well as Irish, Scottish, and German, ... See full bio »

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 2016 Camp Manna (post-production)
Jack Cujo Parrish
 2016 King of LA (TV Short) (completed)
Agent Saks
 2016 Mamaboy (post-production)
Coach Dombrowski
 2016 Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (TV Movie) (filming)
Wilford Wexler
 2016 The Gettysburg Address (Documentary) (post-production)
John C. Calhoun (voice)
 2016 Candiland
Arnie / God
 2015 Bikini Model Academy
Uncle Seymour
 2015 From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (TV Series)
The Prospector
- There Will Be Blood (2015) ... The Prospector
 2015 Mansion of Blood
 2014 Behaving Badly
Chief Howard D. Lansing
 2014 American Dad! (TV Series)
Gary Busey
- She Swill Survive (2014) ... Gary Busey (voice)
 2013 Bounty Killer
Van Sterling
 2012-2013 Mr. Box Office (TV Series)
John Anderson
- The Golden Apple (2013) ... John Anderson (credit only)
- Histor-Vention (2012) ... John Anderson
- Money, Money, Money (2012) ... John Anderson
- Pilot (2012) ... John Anderson
 2013 Matt's Chance
 2012 Change of Heart (Short)
Movie star
 2012 Lizzie
Andrew Borden
 2012 Piranha 3DD
 2011 Guido
 2011/II Jenny (Short)
 2011 Two and a Half Men (TV Series)
Gary Busey
 2010 Freaky Saturday Night Fever (Short)
 2009 Nite Tales: The Series (TV Series)
Army Man
- Trapped (2009) ... Army Man
 2008 Beyond the Ring
Tony De Luca
 2007 Lady Samurai
Chief Downs
 2004-2007 Entourage (TV Series)
Gary Busey
- Gary's Desk (2007) ... Gary Busey
 2007 Maneater (TV Movie)
Grady Barnes
 2007 Succubus: Hell-Bent (Video)
 2007 Homo Erectus
 2006 Crooked
John Rouse
 2006 Tom Goes to the Mayor (TV Series)
Coach Red Harris
- Wrestling (2006) ... Coach Red Harris (voice)
 2006 Shut Up and Shoot!
Bob Katz
 2006 Dr. Dolittle 3 (Video)
Butch (voice)
 2006 Scrubs (TV Series)
Gary Busey
 2006 Descansos
The Keeper
 2006 Cloud 9
Gary Busey
 2005 Souled Out
Gabriel (The Angel)
 2005 A Sight for Sore Eyes (Short)
Earl Cooper
 2005 Esenin (TV Mini-Series)
Zinger, Isedora Dunkan's ex-husbund
 2005 Buckaroo: The Movie
Dr. Brawn
 2005 Into the West (TV Mini-Series)
Johnny Fox
 2005 The Baker's Dozen (Video short)
 2005 Shade of Pale
 2005 Overachievers
Blind Master
 2004 El padrino
 2004 Latin Dragon
 2004 If Love Hadn't Left Me Lonely (Video)
 2004 Fallacy
 2003 The Prize Fighter (Video)
Whitey Ferguson
 2003 The Shadowlands
Supreme Regent Onticree
 2003/II Scorched
 2003 Frost: Portrait of a Vampire (Video)
 2003 Russians in the City of Angels (TV Series)
- Priklyuchenie (2003) ... March
- Rebenok. Chast 2 (2003) ... March
- Rebenok. Chast 1 (2003) ... March
 2003 Quigley
Archie Channinng
 2003 Welcome 2 Ibiza
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game)
Phil Cassidy (voice)
 2002 On the Edge
 2002 Hooded Angels
Sheriff Ben Tyler
 2002 Sam & Janet
 2001 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Mad Dog
- Soldier of Misfortune (2001) ... Mad Dog (voice)
 2001 Law & Order (TV Series)
Tommy Vega
- Formerly Famous (2001) ... Tommy Vega
 2001 A Crack in the Floor
Tyler Trout
 2000 The Huntress (TV Series)
Tommy Van Slyke
- What Ralph Left Behind (2000) ... Tommy Van Slyke
 2000 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Ezra Burnham
- Revival (2000) ... Ezra Burnham
 2000 Hot Boyz (Video)
 2000 Tribulation
Tom Canboro
 1999 Shasta McNasty (TV Series)
- The Thanksgiving Show (1999) ... Jack
 1999 No Tomorrow
 1999 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Donovan Riggs
- Special Witness (1999) ... Donovan Riggs
 1998/II The Girl Next Door (TV Movie)
Sheriff Larson
 1998 Detour (Video)
Mo Ginsburg
 1998/I Soldier
 1997 Rough Riders (TV Movie)
Gen. Joseph Wheeler
 1997 Suspicious Minds
Vic Mulvey
 1997 Steel Sharks
Cmdr. Bill McKay
 1997 The Rage
Art Dacy
 1997 Hawaii Five-O (TV Movie)
Jimmy Xavier Berk
 1997 Plato's Run (Video)
 1997 Before They Were Pros (TV Movie)
 1996 One Clean Move (Short)
 1996/I The Chain
Frank Morrisey
 1996 The Real Thing
 1994 Warriors
Frank Vail
 1994 Breaking Point
Dwight Meadows
 1993 Rookie of the Year
Chet Steadman
 1992 Canvas
Ozzy Decker
 1992 Chrome Soldiers (TV Movie)
Jim 'Flash' Gordon
 1991 Wild Texas Wind (TV Movie)
Justice Hayden Parker
 1991 The Neon Empire (TV Movie)
Frank Weston
 1988 A Dangerous Life (TV Mini-Series)
Tony O'Neil
 1986 Half a Lifetime (TV Movie)
 1986 Eye of the Tiger
Buck Matthews
 1986 Let's Get Harry
 1985 Deadly Nightmares (TV Series)
Rev. Nolan Powers
- W.G.O.D. (1985) ... Rev. Nolan Powers
 1985 Insignificance
The Ballplayer
 1984 The Bear
Paul W. Bryant
 1983 Didn't You Hear...
 1983 D.C. Cab
 1982 Barbarosa
Karl Westover
 1980 Foolin' Around
 1980 Carny
 1978 Big Wednesday
Leroy Smith
 1978 Straight Time
Willy Darin
 1976 A Star Is Born
Bobbie Ritchie
 1976 The Gumball Rally
Gibson - Camaro Team
 1975 Baretta (TV Series)
- On the Road (1975) ... Puckett
 1975 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Harve Daley
- The Busters (1975) ... Harve Daley
 1974 The Law (TV Movie)
William Bright
 1974 You and Me
 1974 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Curly (as Garey Busey)
 1974 The Execution of Private Slovik (TV Movie)
Jimmy Feedek
 1973 Blood Sport (TV Movie)
David Lee Birdsong
 1973 Hex
 1973 The Last American Hero
Wayne Jackson
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
- The Ancient Warrior (1973) ... Josh
 1973 Lolly-Madonna XXX
 1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
Henry Johnson
- The Hidden Enemy (1972) ... Henry Johnson
 1972 Dirty Little Billy
Basil Crabtree
 1972 The Magnificent Seven Ride!
Hank Allen
 1971 Dan August (TV Series)
Hippie #2
- The Manufactured Man (1971) ... Hippie #2
 1970 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
- The Badge (1970) ... Rafe
 1968 Wild in the Streets
Concert Attendee (uncredited)
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(1970s) His first appearance in television was in a local (Tulsa, OK) late-night "Monster-Movie" show called "Mazzeppa Pompazoidi's Uncanny Film-Festival and Camp Meeting." It was hosted by Gailard Sartain (featured in Hee Haw (1969) and the "Ernest" movies featuring Jim Varney). Gailard was the host, Mazzeppa, and Gary played ... See more »

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Garey Busey | Gary


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[on being cast in the title role for The Buddy Holly Story (1978)] They finally realized I have the same-sized teeth. See more »


Grandfather of Autumn Rosalia Busey (Jake's daughter), born summer 2012...which makes her only two years younger than her uncle, Luke Samson Busey. See more »


Often plays weird or psychotic characters with bizarre background See more »


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