Gary Busey

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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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Lethal Weapon Joshua
Under Siege Commander Krill


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  Rabere (pre-production)
  The Gettysburg Address (Documentary) (post-production)
John C. Calhoun (voice)
 2021 Hitman 3 (Video Game)
Gary Busey (voice, credit only)
 2020 Gary Busey: Pet Judge (TV Series)
Gary Busey: Pet Judge
 2018 Hitman 2 (Video Game)
Gary Busey (voice, credit only)
 2018 The Last Sharknado: It's About Time (TV Movie)
Wilford Wexler (as Gary Busy)
 2018 Camp Manna
Jack Cujo Parrish
 2016 King of LA (TV Movie)
Agent Saks
 2016 The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show (TV Series short)
Alternate Universe Peabody
- The Wrath of Hughes (2016) ... Alternate Universe Peabody (voice)
 2016 Mamaboy
Coach Dombrowski
 2016 Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (TV Movie)
 2016 Candiland
Arnie / God
 2016 Hitman (Video Game)
Gary Busey (voice)
 2015 From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (TV Series)
The Prospector
- There Will Be Blood (2015) ... The Prospector
 2015 Bikini Model Academy (Video)
Uncle Seymour
 2015 Mansion of Blood
 2015 Entourage
Gary Busey
 2015 Killing Floor 2 (Video Game)
Badass Santa (voice)
 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
Steve Kaufman
 2011/II Jenny (Short)
 2011 Two and a Half Men (TV Series)
Gary Busey
- Frodo's Headshots (2011) ... Gary Busey
 2010 Down and Distance
Bo Vonarb
 2010 Freaky Saturday Night Fever (Short)
 2009 Nite Tales: The Series (TV Series)
Army Man
- Trapped (2009) ... Army Man
 2009 Hallettsville
Sheriff David Ketchum
 2008 Beyond the Ring
Tony De Luca
 2007 Homo Erectus
 2007 Lady Samurai
Chief Downs
 2004-2007 Entourage (TV Series)
Gary Busey
- Gary's Desk (2007) ... Gary Busey
- The Boys Are Back in Town (2005) ... Gary Busey
- Busey and the Beach (2004) ... Gary Busey
 2007 Maneater (TV Movie)
Grady Barnes
 2007 Succubus: Hell-Bent (Video)
 2006 The Hard Easy
 2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Video Game)
Phil Cassidy (voice)
 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
- My Missed Perception (2006) ... Gary Busey
 2006 Descansos
The Keeper
 2006 Cloud 9
Gary Busey
 2005 No Rules
Leroy Little
 2005 Overachievers
Blind Master
 2005 Souled Out
Gabriel (The Angel)
 2005 The Gingerdead Man
Millard Findlemeyer
 2005 Esenin (TV Mini Series)
Zinger, Isedora Dunkan's ex-husbund
- Episode #1.5 ... Zinger, Isedora Dunkan's ex-husbund
- Episode #1.1 ... Zinger, Isedora Dunkan's ex-husbund
- Episode #1.2 ... Zinger, Isedora Dunkan's ex-husbund
- Episode #1.4 ... Zinger, Isedora Dunkan's ex-husbund
- Episode #1.3 ... Zinger, Isedora Dunkan's ex-husbund
 2005 Chasing Ghosts
Marcos Alfiri
 2005 Buckaroo: The Movie
Dr. Brawn
 2005 Into the West (TV Mini Series)
Johnny Fox
- Wheel to the Stars (2005) ... Johnny Fox
 2005 The Baker's Dozen (Video short)
 2005 Shade of Pale
 2005 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Gary Busey
- On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister (2005) ... Gary Busey (voice)
 2004 Border Blues (Video)
LAPD medium Michael March
 2004 El padrino
 2004 Latin Dragon
 2004 A Sight for Sore Eyes (Short)
Earl Cooper
 2004 If Love Hadn't Left Me Lonely (Video)
 2004 Fallacy
 2004 Motocross Kids
 2003 The Prize Fighter (Video)
Whitey Ferguson
 2003 The Shadowlands
Supreme Regent Onticree
 2003/II Scorched
 2003 Ghost Rock
Jack Pickett
 2003 Frost: Portrait of a Vampire (Video)
 2003 Welcome 2 Ibiza
 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
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game)
Phil Cassidy (voice)
 2002 On the Edge
 2002 Hooded Angels
Sheriff Ben Tyler
 2002 Sam & Janet
 2002 Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice (Video)
Richmond Claremont
 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 G-Men from Hell
Lt. Langdon
 2000 Down 'n Dirty
D. A. Mickey Casey
 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 Best Actress (TV Movie)
Gary Busey
 2000 Hot Boyz (Video)
 2000 Tribulation
Tom Canboro
 1999 Shasta McNasty (TV Series)
- The Thanksgiving Show (1999) ... Jack
 1999 No Tomorrow
 1999 Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang
The Hooded Fang
 1999 Two Shades of Blue
Jack Reynolds
 1999 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Donovan Riggs
- Special Witness (1999) ... Donovan Riggs
 1998/II The Girl Next Door (TV Movie)
Sheriff Larson
 1998/I Soldier
 1998 Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms (TV Movie)
Otto Mazur
 1998 Detour (Video)
Mo Ginsburg
 1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Highway Patrolman
 1998 Rough Draft
Nelson Keece
 1997 Rough Riders (TV Mini Series)
Gen. Joseph Wheeler
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Gen. Joseph Wheeler
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Gen. Joseph Wheeler
 1997 Suspicious Minds
Vic Mulvey
 1997 The Rage
Art Dacy
 1997 Hawaii Five-O (TV Movie)
Jimmy Xavier Berk
 1997 Steel Sharks
Cmdr. Bill McKay
 1997 Plato's Run (Video)
 1997 Lost Highway
Bill Dayton
 1996 One Clean Move (Short)
 1996 Lethal Tender
Mr. Turner
 1996 Sticks & Stones
Book's Dad
 1996/I The Chain
Frank Morrisey
 1996 Black Sheep
Drake Sabitch
 1996 Carried Away
Major Wheeler
 1996 The Real Thing
 1995 Man with a Gun
Jack Rushton
 1994 Drop Zone
Ty Moncrief
 1994 Warriors
 1994 Chasers
Sergeant Vince Banger
 1994 Surviving the Game
Doc Hawkins
 1994 Breaking Point
Dwight Meadows
 1993 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Buzz' Meeks
- Since I Don't Have You (1993) ... Buzz' Meeks
 1993 South Beach
 1993 Rookie of the Year
Chet Steadman
 1993 The Firm
Eddie Lomax
 1992 Under Siege
Commander Krill
 1992 Canvas
Ozzy Decker
 1992 Chrome Soldiers (TV Movie)
Jim 'Flash' Gordon
 1992 The Player
Gary Busey
 1991 Wild Texas Wind (TV Movie)
Justice Hayden Parker
 1991 Point Break
 1990 Predator 2
Peter Keyes
 1989 The Neon Empire (TV Movie)
Frank Weston
 1989 Hider in the House
Tom Sykes
 1988 Act of Piracy
Ted Andrews
 1988 A Dangerous Life (TV Mini Series)
Tony O'Neil
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Tony O'Neil
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Tony O'Neil
 1987 Bulletproof
Frank McBain
 1987 Lethal Weapon
 1986 Half a Lifetime (TV Movie)
 1986 Eye of the Tiger
Buck Matthews
 1986 Let's Get Harry
 1985 The Hitchhiker (TV Series)
Rev. Nolan Powers
- W.G.O.D. (1985) ... Rev. Nolan Powers
 1985 Silver Bullet
Uncle Red
 1985 Insignificance
The Ballplayer
 1984 The Bear
Paul W. Bryant
 1983 D.C. Cab
 1982 Barbarosa
Karl Westover
 1980 Foolin' Around
 1980 Carny
 1978 Big Wednesday
Leroy Smith
 1978 The Buddy Holly Story
 1978 Straight Time
Willy Darin
 1976 A Star Is Born
Bobby Ritchie
 1976 The Gumball Rally
Gibson - Camaro Team
 1975 Baretta (TV Series)
- On the Road (1975) ... Puckett
 1974-1975 The Texas Wheelers (TV Series)
Truckie Wheeler
- The Rebel (1975) ... Truckie Wheeler
- The Call (1975) ... Truckie Wheeler
- The Music Box (1975) ... Truckie Wheeler
- The Bookmobile (1975) ... Truckie Wheeler
- The Twister (1974) ... Truckie Wheeler
 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 The Uncanny Film Festival and Camp Meeting (TV Series)
Teddy Jack Eddy
 1971 Dan August (TV Series)
Hippie #2
- The Manufactured Man (1971) ... Hippie #2
 1970 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
- The Badge (1970) ... Rafe
 1970 Didn't You Hear?
 1968 Wild in the Streets
Concert Attendee (uncredited)
 1967 The Love-Ins
Hippie with Loudspeaker (uncredited)
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Show Show Composer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (7 credits)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (132 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (27 credits)

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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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Alternate Names:

Garey Busey | Gary Busy | Gary


5' 11¾" (1.82 m)


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Jake Busey


Delmer Lloyd Busey | Sadie Virginia Arnett

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You know what "SOBER" stands for? It stands for "Son Of a B****, Everything's Real"! See more »


Was considered for the role of Jay Pritchett on Modern Family (2009). See more »


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