Gary Busey
Gary Busey
Real Name/Full Name William Gary Busey
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Gary Busey
Birth Place: Goose Creek, Texas, USA
Date Of Birth/Birthday: June 29 1944
Age/How Old: 79 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 182 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
Weight: In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 165 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Golden
Parents Name: Father –Delmer Lloyd Busey
Mother –Sadie Virginia Arnett
Siblings: David Busey, Carol Barraza
School: Bell Junior High School
College: Pittsburg State University
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: Steffanie Sampson
Wife/Spouse Name: Tiani Warden (m. 1996–2001), Judy Helkenberg (m. 1968–1990)
Kids/Children Name: Jake Busey, AlectraBusey, Luke Sampson Busey
Profession: Actor
Net Worth: $600 Thousand
Last Updated: May 2024

If you have seen the movies like A Star is Born and Lethal Weapon, you must be familiar with Gary Busey’s name. She has acted in many films like Point Break, Under Siege, The Firm, Lost Highway, The Gingerdead Man, and many more. She was also seen in many other TV shows, like Gunsmoke, Walker, Impractical Jokers, Scrubs, Entourage, and many more.

He was even nominated for the Academy Award for the Best Actor for The Buddy Holly Store, and there he was portrayed as Buddy Holly. He then won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor for the same movie.

Well, how well do you know about Gary Busey? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Gary Busey’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Gary Busey to date.

Biography and Early Life

Gary Busey was born on June 29, 1944, and he was born in Goose Creek, Texas. His mother’s name is Sadie Virginia, and his father’s name is Delmer Lloyd Busey. Gary moved to Tulsa while he was in fourth grade. He then attended the Bell Junior High School and later graduated from the Nathan Hale High School.

Later he went to attend Coffeyville Community College and then attended the Pittsburg State University. He went to the university through a football scholarship and later there he started acting. She then got transferred to Oklahoma State University, and there he quit school.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Gary Busey in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Gary Busey’s age is 79 years old as of today’s date 24th May 2024 having been born on 29 June 1944. Though, he is 6′ 00″ in feet and inches and 182 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165 lbs in Pound and 75 kg in Kilograms.


Gary went to Nathan Hale High School, and later he got into Oklahoma State University. He quit college before his graduation.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Gary’s first wife was Judy Hulkenberg, and then she gave birth to their son in the year 1971, and later they both got divorced when their son was 19 years old. He also has a daughter whose name is Alectra, and she was born in 1994, and she was born from a relationship with Tracy Hutchinson.

In 1988, he was severely injured due to a bike accident as he was not wearing a helmet. Due to this, his skull was fractured, and he suffered from severe brain damage.

He was then also overdosed due to cocaine in 1995, and this strengthened his religious faiths. Later he got married to the actress Tiani Waded, and she was his co-star in three movies, The Chain, The Rage, and Plato’s Run. But they didn’t last much longer, and then they got divorced in the year 2001.

Gary also had a tumour, and he underwent surgery in 1997 to get it removed from his sinus cavity. When there was the filming of Celebrity Rehab, he was even referred to a psychiatrist Charles Sophy. We realised that most of his actions are inspired by his brain surgery, and he said that it was weakening his mental “filters” and this was causing him to speak and act impulsively.

Later, Charles recommended him to take valproic acid. Later in 2010, his fiancée Stefani Sampson gave birth to his son. Gary is a supporter of Donald Trump.

Is Gary Busey Gay?

No, Gary is not gay as he has been involved with many ladies and three children. He is also the father of American Actor Jake Busey.

Professional Career

Gary got prominence when he made his major film debut in the movie Thunderbolt and Lightfoot and in this movie he got the supporting role. Barbra Streisand then hired him, and then he got a role in one of the most prominent films, A Star is Born. He was also seen in The Buddy Holly Story, and there he starred as Buddy Holly. He was critically acclaimed for this movie, and he even received the Academy Award nomination for this.

He has been starred in many films like Predator 2, Point Break, Rookie of the Year and Under Siege. He has also been cast as the character Phil Cassidy in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and even was given a role in the second version of this game. He was also seen in the Comedy Central reality show, I’m with Busey. In 2015 it was announced that he would appear on Dancing with the Stars.


Gary Busey has been nominated for many awards including the Academy Award. He was won the Nation Society of Film Critics Award for the Best Actor. He is a great actor and is critically acclaimed for the movies like The Buddy Holly Story.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Gary Busey in 2024

Gary Busey Net Worth
Gary Busey Net Worth

As of 2024, Gary Busey is 79 years old, and his net worth is estimated to be around $600 thousand. He has earned most of his money from the movies he has done and some investments. However, he has lost most of his money due to cocaine addiction and rehab.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Gary Busey was once in a bike accident, and he suffered from brain damage.
  • He also has been in rehab multiple times and was once referred to a psychiatrist.
  • He is the father of actor Jake Busey who has done some great movies.

This was all about one of the most critically acclaimed and famous actors of all time who has been acting for a long time. He has done many great roles and has been in many good movies. Although he suffered from addiction now, he has recovered from all of it.


  1. You really need to spell check your document because in the first paragraph alone you referred to Gary as a she not a he just thought you should know.


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