Gary Busey
Gary Busey
Celebrated Name: Gary Busey
Real Name/Full Name: William Gary Busey
Gender: Male
Age: 80 years old
Birth Date: 29 June 1944
Birth Place: Baytown, Texas, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.82 m
Weight: 77 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): Tiani Warden (m. 1996–2001), Judy Helkenberg (m. 1968–1990)
Children: Yes (Jake Busey, Alectra Busey, Luke Sampson Busey)
Profession: American actor
Net Worth in 2024: $1 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Gary Busey is an actor and producer from America. He has been acting in TV movies and series since the 70s. Gary Busey received an Oscar Award nomination for one of his early movies, “The Buddy Holly Story.”

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Early Life

William Gary Busey was born on June 29, 1944, in Baytown city in Texas, United States. His father, Delmer Lloyd Busey, was a design manager, mainly a construction one, and his mother’s name is Sadie Virginia Arnett. Gary Busey’s siblings are David Busey and Carol Barraza.

It is not confirmed about the location of where Gary Busey was grown and raised, but he finished his schooling from the Nathan Hale High School. He got a scholarship to the Pittsburg State University and then transferred to Oklahoma State University and dropped out just very short to graduation.

Gary Busey’s first marriage was to actress Judy Helkenberg from 1968 – 1990. Gary and Judy gave birth together to 1 son, his name is Jake Busey, and he’s an actor and musician. Gary Busey’s second marriage was to Tiani Warden from 1996 – 2001. Gary Busey also has one daughter from his relationship with Tracy Hutchinson, and her name is Alectra Busey.

Gary Busey is currently in a relationship with the comedian, actress, and producer Steffanie Sampson. Gary and Steffanie are the parents of 1 son, his name is Luke Sampson Busey, and he was born in 2010.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 29 June 1944, Gary Busey is 80 years old as of today’s date 18th July 2024. His height is 1.82 m tall, and his weight is 77 Kg.


Gary Busey was first a drummer for a band called The Rubber, and he worked with another band called “Carp.” He appeared in a few TV movies at the beginnings of the 1970s, but his debut movie work is considered to be in the 1974 crime drama movie titled “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot.” His debut major acting role in a series was in the same year of his debut movie, in a comedy series titled “The Texas Wheelers” and it might be his only important acting role in a TV series.

Gary Busey’s breakthrough career success began with the musical drama movie, which grossed at 10s of millions “A Star Is Born” and with the biographical drama music “The Buddy Holly Story.” His most successful movies of all time including the crime thriller “Lethal Weapon,” the science-fiction thriller “Predator 2”, and the action crime movie “Point Break.”

Gary Busey’s 2018 – 2019 work, including a drama movie titled “Rabere’, and a biographical documentary drama music titled “Raised On Rock: the Burnette Family Legacy.”

Awards & Achievements

Gary Busey has received a good number of award nominations and winnings. His most important nominations were the Oscar Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role nomination for “The Buddy Holly Story” movie. For “The Buddy Holly Story,” Gary Busey won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association New Generation Award and the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor.

Gary Busey has two more award winnings to mention, the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actor for “Candyland” movie, and the CableACE Award for Actor in a Dramatic Series for “The Hitchhiker.”

Net Worth & Salary of Gary Busey in 2024

Gary Busey Net Worth
Gary Busey Net Worth

As of July 2024, The estimated net worth of the actor and producer Gary Busey is $1 million. He made his millions from the TV movies that he has been starring in for decades. Gary Busey starred in “Lethal Weapon,” which grossed more than $120 million at the box office, and “Point Break” grossed more than $83 million at the box office.

Gary Busey is a very talented actor who has scored more than 170 credited major, guest, and minor acting roles in TV movies and series. His only credited work as a producer was in a horror movie called “Hallettsville.” Gary Busey is currently with Steffanie Sampson, and they are happy together.


  1. He also starred in the series, “I’m with Busey”. We loved him in “Black Sheep” and “Major League”.


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