Gary Busey


Gary Busey Trivia


  • Trivia

    • "All this in 1944" ...Perhaps fittingly for the man who would be "Buddy Holly," Busey was born just 23 days after composer-musician Edgar Froese (of Tangerine Dream fame); and just ten weeks before singer-songwriter Peter Cetera (of Chicago fame).

    • Height
      5' 11½" (1.82 m)

      Tiani Warden (23 September 1996 - 2001) (divorced)--
      Judy Helkenberg (30 December 1968 - 1990) (divorced) 1 child--


      Arrested and released on bail after a fight with his wife. [25 January 1999]--

      Had a plum-sized tumor removed from his sinus cavity. [May 1997]--

      He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care."--

      Father of Jake Busey.--

      Nearly died of head injuries in a motorcycle accident in December 1988.--

      Starred with Russell Wong in the unreleased 1997 pilot episode of Hawaii Five-O. This pilot episode was filmed in Hawaii, but was not released due to a decision from CBS-TV executives.--

      Made a rare public appearance at the "Ray & Sharon Courts Hollywood Collectors & Celebrities Show" at the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn in North Hollywood. He sold personally autographed pictures from his own collection and charged $15.00 to take a picture with him. [October 4, 1999]--

      Was the last man killed on the TV show "Gunsmoke"--

      Attended Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas in the Early 1960s.--

      Filed for divorce from Tiani Warden; later withdrawn. [9 June 1998]--

      Transferred to Oklahoma State University, where he quit school one class short of graduation.--

      Had a successful local band, The Rubber Band, in Stillwater, OK. Moved to Hollywood to pursue his music career.--

      Appeared on Tulsa television as character "Teddy Jack Eddy" along with host Gailard Sartain, in Mazeppa's Uncanny Film Festival and Camp Meeting.--

      As of June, 2003, has started taking pilot lessons at a flight school at the Santa Monica airport. The same flight school where Jake Busey did his flight training.--

      He was in a band called Carp (showed David Letterman an old LP of the band on Late Night with David Letterman)--

      Member of the Promise Keepers, a Christian-based mens' organization.--

  • Quotes

    • Gary Busey: Imagine the peace symbol. The peace symbol has three pieces in it. One piece is emotion, that's your body. Another piece has spirit in it, that's your fuel. Another piece has intellect in it and that's your steering wheel. You can never overdo the fuel that goes into the body, which is the emotions and the steering wheel to drive it.

    • Gary Busey: Nothing changes like changes, because nothing changes but the changes.

    • Gary Busey: Drinking your own blood is the paradigm of recycling.

    • Gary Busey: It's good for everyone to understand that they are to love their enemies, simply because your enemies show you things about yourself you need to change. So in actuality enemies are friends in reverse.