William Gary Busey is an American actor.Gary Busey Family, Parents, Wife, Children, Biography Checkout here.Busey began his show business career as a drummer in The Rubber Band. He appears on several Leon Russell recordings, credited as playing drums under the name “Teddy Jack Eddy” a character he created when he was a cast member of a local television comedy show in Tulsa, Oklahoma, called The Uncanny Film Festival and Camp Meeting on station KTUL.
Gary Busey Biography
|Real Name||William Gary Busey|
|Birth Date ( Birthday)||29 June, 1944|
|Age as (2022)||77 years old|
|Place of Birth||Goose Creek, Texas, United States|
|School/College Name||Oklahoma State University|
Gary Busey Early Life
Busey was born in Goose Creek, Texas, Busey moved from Goose Creek to Tulsa when he was in fourth grade, where he later attended Bell Junior High School before graduating from Nathan Hale High School. Busey attended Coffeyville Community College before attending Pittsburg State University on a football scholarship in Pittsburg, Kansas, where he became interested in acting. He transferred to Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, to study theatre after suffering a knee injury.
Gary Busey Family and parents
Gary Busey Parents name is Sadie Virginia ( Mother ) and Delmer Lloyd Busey ( Father ). His mother was a homemaker and his father was a construction design manager. There is no any information regarding his siblings.
|Father Name||Sadie Virginia|
|Mother Name||Delmer Lloyd Busey|
|Sibling Name||Not Known|
|Spouse / Partner||Judy Lynn Helkenberg, Tiani Warden|
|Children||Jake Busey, Luke Sampson Busey|
Gary Busey Wife and Children
Gary Busey married with wife Judy Helkenberg, they have a son together William Jacob “Jake” Busey. Busey and Helkenberg divorced when Jake was 19 years old. Busey has a daughter named Alectra, born in 1994, from a relationship with stunt coordinator Tracy Hutchinson.In February 2010, Busey’s fiancée, Steffanie Sampson, gave birth to their son.Busey has a pet parakeet named Pee Wee.
Gary Busey Professional Career
Busey began his career in show business as a drummer in The Rubber Band. He appears on several Leon Russell recordings, credited as playing drums under the name “Teddy Jack Eddy,” a character he created while a cast member of The Uncanny Film Festival and Camp Meeting on Tulsa, Oklahoma, television station KTUL.
Busey drew on his American Hero, belligerent, know-it-all character for his Uncanny Film Festival skits. “Take three: Teddy, Jack, and Eddy,” Gailard Sartain said when he told him his character needed a name.
Busey made his major film debut in 1974, as a supporting actor in Michael Cimino’s buddy action comedy Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, starring Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges.In 1976, he was cast as Bobby Ritchie, the road manager to Kris Kristofferson’s character in the remake film A Star Is Born, by Barbra Streisand and her producer-boyfriend Jon Peters. Streisand says on the film’s DVD commentary that Busey was great and that she had seen him on a TV show and thought he had the right qualities for the role.
In 1978, he co-starred with Sartain as rock legend Buddy Holly in The Buddy Holly Story. Busey received the highest critical acclaim of his career for his performance, and the film earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor as well as the National Society of Film Critics’ Best Actor award. In the same year, he appeared in the small but acclaimed drama Straight Time, as well as the surfing film Big Wednesday, which has since become a minor cult classic.
Among Busey’s films from the 1980s were the critically acclaimed western Barbarosa, the comedies D.C. Cab and Insignificance, and the Stephen King adaptation Silver Bullet. In the action comedy Lethal Weapon, he played one of the main antagonists alongside Mel Gibson and Danny Glover.
He had prominent supporting roles in successful action films such as Predator 2, Point Break, and Under Siege in the 1990s. In addition to Rookie of the Year, he appeared in The Firm, Black Sheep, Lost Highway, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Busey performed “Stay All Night” on Saturday Night Live in March 1979 (season 4, episode 14), as well as on the Late Show with David Letterman in the 1990s.
He was announced as a contestant on the 21st season of Dancing with the Stars on September 1, 2015. He was paired with Anna Trebunskaya, a professional dancer. Busey and Trebunskaya advanced to Week 4 of the competition before being eliminated and finishing in 10th place.
On June 17, 2019, he was cast as God in the Off-Broadway musical Only Human at New York’s Theatre at St. Clements.The show was set to begin performances on October 8, 2019, and to officially open on October 21, 2019.Only Human’s plot is as follows: “Before they were enemies, they were coworkers.” Jesus and Lucifer never got along, but when their creative differences get the best of them, all hell breaks loose. Literally.”
“God is everything love is, and that love becomes the beginning of blessings and miracles,” he said in a statement about playing God in the upcoming production. Playing God is simple because I’m not acting; I’m simply believing.” The first season of Gary Busey Pet Judge premiered in May 2020, with Busey serving as a pet court show judge to help resolve problems.