Gary Busey Net Worth

Net Worth: $500 Thousand
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  • Birth Place:

    Goose Creek, Texas, U.S.
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  • Full Name:

    William Gary Busey
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About William Gary Busey

Some of the more famous performances of Gary can be seen in the following films – The Firm, The Buddy Holly Story, Point Break, Lost Highway and Black Sheep, among many others. Interestingly however, Busey started his career as a drummer. He used to play drums as Teddy Jack, Eddy and Sprunk. Eventually however he switched over to acting. It proved to be the right career move.

He has played many roles in television shows as well. Gary has also performed in the Turkish film “Valley of the Wolves: Iraq”. Some of his television shows include HBO’s Entourage, the reality show – Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, and Celebrity Apprentice 4. In 1978, Busey was nominated for an Academy Award and the Best Actor Award of the “National Society of Film Critics” for his work in the movie “The Buddy Holly Story”.

Gary is the son of Dekmer Lloyd Busey and Sadie Virginia. He did his graduation from the Nathan Hale High School. He got married to Judy Helkenberg and they have a son named William Jacob Busey from the marriage. In 2010, his girlfriend Steffanie Sampson gave birth to a boy – he was named Luke Sampson Busey.

Gary had a serious accident in December 1988 when he was driving a motorcycle without a helmet. His brain was severely injured. Some people believed that he had suffered permanent damage. Gary was however able to prove them wrong. The Depakote medication helped him recover and return to acting.