Gary Busey has been accused of a hit-and-run accident leaving his son in a complete state of surprise. But how do you know him? Read on as we will bring you exclusive information about Gary Busey’s son, Jake Busey.
Who is Gary Busey Son?
Yes, Gary Busey has a son called Jake Busey from his first marriage to Judy Helkenberg, an American actress born on January 2, 1944, in Coffeyville, Kansas, United States. The pair after dating for a while married in 1960 and Their marriage led to the birth of one child named Jake Busey before their marriage ended in 1990.
Gary Busey Biography
Gary Busey is an American actor born on June 29, 1944, in Goose Creek, Texas, United States of America but moved from Goose Creek to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he later attended Bell Junior High School.
He also attended and graduated from Nathan Hale High School and went on to attend Offeyville Community College before attending Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas, on a football scholarship, where he became interested in acting.
After a knee injury, he transferred to Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, to study theatre. He however quit school just one unit short of graduation.
In 1974, Busey made his major film debut with a supporting role in Michael Cimino’s buddy action caper Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, starring Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges.
In 1976, he was hired by Barbra Streisand and her producer-boyfriend Jon Peters to play Bobby Ritchie, the road manager to Kris Kristofferson’s character in the remake film A Star is Born. On the DVD commentary of the film, Streisand says Busey was great and that she had seen him on a TV series and thought he had the right qualities to play the role.
In 1978, he starred as rock legend Buddy Holly in The Buddy Holly Story with Sartain as The Big Bopper. For his performance, Busey received the greatest critical acclaim of his career and the movie earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and the National Society of Film Critics’ Best Actor award for him.
In the same year, he also starred in the small yet acclaimed drama Straight Time and the surfing movie Big Wednesday, which is now a minor cult classic.
In the 1980s, Busey’s films included the critically acclaimed western Barbarosa, the comedies D.C. Cab and Insignificance, and the Stephen King adaptation Silver Bullet.
He played one of the primary antagonists opposite Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in the action comedy Lethal Weapon.
In the 1990s, he had prominent supporting roles in successful action films such as Predator 2, Point Break and Under Siege. He also appeared in Rookie of the Year, The Firm, Black Sheep, Lost Highway, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Gary Busey sang the song “Stay All Night” on Saturday Night Live in March 1979 (season 4, episode 14), and on the Late Show with David Letterman in the 1990s
Who Is Jake Busey, Gary Busey Son?
Born as William Jacob Busey, He is an American Actor who is known very well as the son of Gary Busey.
Jake spent his childhood on film sets and touring with bands in which his father sometimes played, such as Leon Russell, Willie Nelson and Little Feat.
Jake Busey’s motion picture debut was in the 1978 film Straight Time with his father Gary and Dustin Hoffman. His two most notable appearances are as the murderous religious fanatic opposite Jodie Foster in Contact and as smart-mouthed soldier Ace Levy in Starship Troopers.
He made an appearance in H. G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, one of three 2005 film adaptations of the novel by H. G. Wells, alongside C. Thomas Howell.
Additionally, he has had major roles in Tomcats opposite Jerry O’Connell and Shannon Elizabeth, in James Mangold’s thriller Identity, with C. Thomas Howell in The Hitcher II, Michael J. Fox in Peter Jackson’s The Frighteners and Road House 2. Busey played the role of “Backfire” in Patrick Durham’s movie Cross which was released directly to DVD and download in May 2011, and stars in the independent film Don’t Pass Me By.