Gary Busey Height Weight Age Net Worth

Gary Busey

Gary Busey
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Birth Date

June 29, 1944


79 years old


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color



5 ft 11¾ in | 182 cm

Net Worth

$1 Million


75 kg | 165 lbs

Shoe size

10 US | 43 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

William Gary Busey was born in Baytown, Texas, United States, on June 29, 1944, is an American actor.

Young Gary Busey first started his career as a drummer in The Rubber Band.

He made his big screen debut in drama film The Love-Ins (1967) in uncredited role as Hippie with Loudspeaker.

He got his television debut in NBC series The High Chaparral (1970) in episode "The Badge", in role as Rafe.

Gary's breakthrough performance came as Buddy Holly in biographical film The Buddy Holly Story (1978).

Gary Busey Height and Weight

How tall is Gary Busey and what is his weight? Gary Busey's height is 5' 11¾" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 182 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, his weight is 165 іn pоunds or 75 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.

Gary Busey Age

Gary Busey is 79 years old.

Gary Busey Net Worth

Gary Busey net worth is around 1 million dollars.

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Actor – Musical/Comedy also won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor for his role as Buddy Holly in biographical film The Buddy Holly Story (1978).

He was nominated for the DVD Premiere Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Richmond Claremont in sports comedy film Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice (2002).

He was nominated for the Laugh or Die Comedy Fest Festival Prize for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Gary in comedy drama movie Confessions of a Womanizer (2014).

He won the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Arnie / God in romantic drama film Candiland (2016).

A Star Is Born (1976) musical romantic drama as Bobby Ritchie

Straight Time (1978) crime drama as Willy Darrin

Silver Bullet (1985) horror thriller as Uncle Red

Lethal Weapon (1987) buddy cop action as Jack Joshua

Predator 2 (1990) science fiction action as Peter Keyes

Point Break (1991) action crime as Angelo Pappas

Under Siege (1992) action thriller as Commander Peter Krill

Surviving the Game (1994) action adventure as Doc Hawkins

Drop Zone (1994) action thriller as Ty Moncrief

Black Sheep (1996) comedy as Drake Sabitch

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) black comedy adventure as Highway Patrolman

Soldier (1998) science fiction action as Church

Best TV Shows

He won the CableACE Award for Actor in a Dramatic Series for his role as Rev. Nolan Powers in HBO mystery horror anthology television series The Hitchhiker (1985) in episode: "W.G.O.D.".

He was nominated for the CableACE Award for Actor in a Dramatic Series for his role as Buzz' Meeks in Showtime neo-noir anthology series Fallen Angels (1993) in episode "Since I Don't Have You".

The Texas Wheelers (1974-1975) NBC sitcom as Truckie Wheeler

Rough Riders (1997) TNT miniseries as Gen. Joseph Wheeler

He starred in Comedy Central television show I'm with Busey (2003) as Himself.

Mr. Box Office (2012-2013) comedy sitcom as John Anderson

He starred in nontraditional comedy court miniseries Gary Busey: Pet Judge (2020).


Attended Bell Junior High School.

Graduated from Nathan Hale High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma (1962).

Studied at Coffeyville Community College and Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas.

Studied theater at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Has English, Irish, Scottish and German ancestry.

He played in a band" Carp", they released one album on Epic Records in 1969.

Has black belts in martial arts: budo-jujitsu, capoeira, hapkido, "Jailhouse Rock" and kendo.

He published an autobiography "Busey-isms" in 2018.

He became a celebrity spokesperson for Amazon Fire TV in 2014.


He dated Angelique Morgan (2008) and Malika Kinison (1994-1995).

He was married to:

Tiani Warden (1996-2001)

Judy Helkenberg (1968-1990), they have one son, William Jacob "Jake" Busey

Has been in relationships with Tracy Hutchinson, they have one daughter, Alectra.

He started dating Steffanie Sampson in 2008, they have one son, Luke.