Jake Busey

Actor
son of actor Gary Busey, whom he physically favors, Jake Busey grew up in Malibu with actors and musicians all around, but did not take acting seriously as a profession until his late teens. His father's well-publicized ... Read more »
Born: 06/14/1971

Filmography

Actor (59)

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

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Justified 2015 (Tv Show)

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Death Row 2014 (Movie)

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Perception 2014 (Tv Show)

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Play Dead 2014 (Movie)

Merle (Actor)

Reaper 2014 (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

Sparks: The Origin of Ian Sparks 2014 (Movie)

Sledge (Actor)

Fractured 2013 (Movie)

Detective James Harding (Actor)

Psych 2013 (Tv Show)

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Wicked Blood 2013 (Movie)

Bobby Stinson (Actor)

Crazy Eyes 2012 (Movie)

Dan Drake (Actor)

Good Vibes 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Voice

The Finder 2012 (Tv Show)

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CSI: New York 2011 (Tv Show)

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The Closer 2011 (Tv Show)

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The Good Guys 2010 (Tv Show)

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The Killing Jar 2010 (Movie)

Greene (Actor)

The Mentalist 2009 (Tv Show)

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Comanche Moon 2008 (Tv Show)

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Broken 2007 (Movie)

Vince (Actor)

CSI: Miami 2007 (Tv Show)

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Haunted Prison 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Sex, Love & Secrets 2005 (Tv Show)

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Charmed 2004 (Tv Show)

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Christmas with the Kranks 2004 (Movie)

Officer Treen (Actor)

Fastlane 2003 (Tv Show)

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Identity 2003 (Movie)

Robert Maine (Actor)

Karen Sisco 2003 (Tv Show)

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Lost Junction 2003 (Movie)

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Jeremiah 2002 (Tv Show)

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The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest 2002 (Movie)

Darrell (Actor)

The Twilight Zone 2002 (Tv Show)

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Fast Sofa 2001 (Movie)

Rick (Actor)

Gary Busey 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Tomcats 2001 (Movie)

Kyle Brenner (Actor)

Held Up 2000 (Movie)

Beaumont (Actor)

Shasta Mcnasty 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Tail Lights Fade 1999 (Movie)

Bruce (Actor)

Enemy of the State 1998 (Movie)

Krug (Actor)

Gary Busey: The E! True Hollywood Story 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Home Fries 1998 (Movie)

Angus (Actor)

Contact 1997 (Movie)

Joseph (Actor)

Starship Troopers 1997 (Movie)

Ace Levy (Actor)

The Frighteners 1996 (Movie)

Johnny Bartlett (Actor)

Twister 1996 (Movie)

Mobile Lab Technician (Actor)

Quiet Days in Hollywood 1995 (Movie)

Curt (Actor)

S.F.W. 1995 (Movie)

Morrow Streeter (Actor)

I'll Do Anything 1994 (Movie)

Burke's Fired Driver (Actor)

PCU 1994 (Movie)

Mersh (Actor)

The Foot Shooting Party 1993 (Movie)

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Hider in the House 1989 (Movie)

Tom's Teenage Voice (Actor)

Barbarosa 1982 (Movie)

Cook Boy (Actor)

Straight Time 1978 (Movie)

Henry Darin (Actor)

Black Cat Run (TV Show)

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Code Breakers (TV Show)

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Motorcycle Gang (TV Show)

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Shimmer (TV Show)

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Texas Rising (Tv Show)

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Windrunner (TV Show)

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Biography

son of actor Gary Busey, whom he physically favors, Jake Busey grew up in Malibu with actors and musicians all around, but did not take acting seriously as a profession until his late teens. His father's well-publicized bouts with substance abuse as well as just being the son of a famous actor made the going tough at first--the younger Busey auditioned for more than two years without winning a role, as casting directors begged off. Finally, some small roles in TV, and the part of Stephen Dorff's gangling, wannabe murderer sidekick in the flop "S.F.W." (1994) demonstrated to Hollywood that Busey could act.

Relationships

Gary Busey Actor

Father
Born June 29, 1944

Judy Busey

Mother
divorced from Gary Busey

EDUCATION

Jimmy Best Program

Florida
same acting school his father attended

Santa Barbara Community College

Santa Barbara , California
left after one year

Milestones

2007

Cast in the indie film, "Broken" with Heather Graham and Jeremy Sisto

2004

Cast opposite Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis in the holiday comedy "Christmas with the Kranks" directed by Joe Roth

2003

Co-starred in the thriller feature "Identity"

2001

Cast in the comedy feature "Tom Cats"

1999

Debut as TV series regular in the UPN comedy "Shasta" (aka "Shasta McNasty")

1997

Fought intergalactic insects in "Starship Troopers"

1995

Played juvenile hall bully in "Shimmer" for American Playhouse

1994

Had first substantial feature film role, "PCU"

1994

Won first real notice as an actor in "S.F.W."

1994

Won praise for TV role in "Motorcycle Gang" (Showtime)

1992

Had small role in NBC miniseries "Cruel Doubt"

1989

Did teenage voice of Gary Busey in "Hider in the House"

1978

Made film debut playing his father as a boy in "Straight Time"

Bonus Trivia

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"Luck is when preparation meets opportunity . . . " --Jake Busey in DETOUR, November 1996.

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"I had a really good foundation growing up. My Mom was more like a friend, very supportive and very together, while my Dad was the artist, traveling the world, and always taking on these new characters that he would inhabit, or that would inhabit him. I learned my creative focus from my Dad, but got my stability from my Mom . . . I never had anyone tell me 'Why don't you get a real job?'" --Jake Busey in DETOUR, November 1996

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"I don't care whether I live up to my father or not. This is something I want to do."--Jake Busey in US, January 1995.

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"I grew up in a world of drugs. Every adult around me was heavily addicted to one controlled substance or another. But because of that, I have no interest in drugs at all. I have to be in control of my mind, you know?" --Jake Busey in US, January 1995

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