William Gary Busey (born June 29, 1944), known professionally as Gary Busey, is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, voice actor, film producer, composer and musician who played Keyes in the 1990 film Predator 2. Gary is the father of The Predator actor Jake Busey. He is perhaps best-known for playing the title character in the biographical musical drama film The Buddy Holly Story (1978). Other notable films Busey has appeared in include Lethal Weapon (1987), Point Break (1991), Under Siege (1992) and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998). Aside from his work in film, Busey has had an extensive career in television.

Busey has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor (for The Buddy Holly Story) and has won a BAFTA.


Year Title Notes
1968 Wild in the Streets Uncredited
1971 Angels: Hard as They Come
1972 The Magnificent Seven Ride!
Dirty Little Billy
1973 The Lolly-Madonna War
The Last American Hero
1974 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
1975 You and Me
1976 The Gumball Rally
A Star Is Born
1978 Straight Time With Jake Busey, Corey Rand and Harry Dean Stanton
The Buddy Holly Story
Big Wednesday With Steve Boyum and Thomas Rosales, Jr.
1980 Carny With Steve Boyum
Foolin' Around
1982 Barbarosa With Jake Busey
1983 D.C. Cab With Adam Baldwin and Steve Boyum
Didn't You Hear...
1984 The Bear With Harry Dean Stanton
1985 Insignificance
Silver Bullet
1986 Let's Get Harry With Elpidia Carrillo
Eye of the Tiger With Yaphet Kotto and Thomas Rosales, Jr.
1987 Lethal Weapon With Danny Glover, Steve Kahan and Sven-Ole Thorsen
1988 Bulletproof With R. G. Armstrong and Danny Trejo
Act of Piracy
1989 Hider in the House
1990 Predator 2
1991 My Heroes Have Always been Cowboys
Point Break With Julian Reyes
1992 Canvas
Under Siege With Raymond Cruz
1993 The Firm
South Beach
Rookie of the Year With Dan Hedaya
1994 Surviving the Game With Charles S. Dutton
Breaking Point
Drop Zone With Steve Boyum
1995 Man with a Gun
1996 The Real Thing
Black Sheep With William H. Burton, Jr. and David St. James
Sticks and Stones
Acts of Love
The Chain
1997 Lethal Tender
Steel Sharks
Suspicious Minds
The Rage With Henry Kingi
Lost Highway
Plato's Run
1998 Rough Draft
Too Hard to Die
Soldier With William H. Burton, Jr., Carsten Norgaard and Sven-Ole Thorsen, directed by Paul W. S. Anderson
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas With Kim Flowers, Jenette Goldstein and Harry Dean Stanton
1999 Two Shades of Blue
Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang
No Tomorrow
2000 Tribulation
Hot Boyz
G-Men from Hell
2001 A Crack in the Floor
Down n' Dirty
2002 Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice Directed by Steve Boyum
Sam & Janet
Hooded Angels
On the Edge
2003 Quigley
Welcome 2 Ibiza
The Prize Fighter
Ghost Rock
The Shadowlands
Frost: Portrait of a Vampire
2004 Motocross Kids
If Love Hadn't Left Me Lonely
Latin Dragon
El Padrino With Brad Dourif
Border Blues
2005 The Hand Job
Shade of Pale
Souled Out
No Rules
Buckaroo: The Movie
Chasing Ghosts With Mark Rolston and Danny Trejo
The Gingerbread Man
2006 Descansos
Kurtlar Vadisi: Irak
Dr. Dolittle 3
Shut Up and Shoot
Soft Target
The Hard Easy With Henry Kingi
2007 Succubus: Hell-Bent
Dawn of Sex
Lady Samurai
Blizhniy Boy: The Ultimate Fighter With Richard Chaves and Oleg Taktarov
2008 Beyond the Ring
2009 Hallettsville
2010 Down and Distance
2011 Guido
2012 Piranha 3DD
2013 Matt's Chance
Bounty Killer
2014 Confessions of a Womanizer
Behaving Badly
2015 Mansion of Blood

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