Gary Busey Net Worth

Gary Busey Net Worth is $500 Thousand (as of 2020)

A couple of years ago there was a huge buzz around Gary Busey net worth, as it became clear that the actor is in a considerable debt. He filed for bankruptcy in 2012. Few details were provided on that occasion, but it was clear that the actor has more than a dozen potential creditors, that his assets are worth only $50 million and that his debt amounts to $500 thousand. As far as we know, his financial situation has not significantly improved to this day, even though during the period 2012-2014 he has featured in a several movie and television projects. Fun fact – this makes Gary Busey net worth sort of “opposite to that of his son. Jake Busey, an American film producer, actor and musician, currently has some $500 thousand in his disposal. Jake is the son of Gary and Judy Helkenberg, his wife until the year 1990. But instead of speaking about his son (who, by the way, is pretty gorgeous), let‘s take a look at the rice and demise of Gary.

Quick facts

Net Worth:$500 Thousand
Age:78 years old
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.82 m)
Date of birth:Jun 29, 1944
Nationality:United States of America
Occupation:Actor, Musician, Voice Actor
Last Updated:2023

Gary started his Professional career in 1968, appearing on Wild in the Streets and went on to film for variety of other movies, such as The Magnificent Seven Ride!, The Last American Hero, The Execution of Private Slovik and Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. In 1978 he gained critical acclaim for the performance in The Buddy Holly Story. This biographical film, telling the story of talented musician Buddy Holly, has grossed more than $14 on an estimated budget of $2 million and even more importantly, garnered Gary a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actor. Even though he did not win, this was the highest form of critical recognition the actor has ever received.

Since the premiere of The Holly Buddy Story Gary has featured on variety of prominent movies, including the Lethal Weapon (with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in the lead, it grossed $120 million against a budget of $15 million), Breaking Point (with Gary, alongside Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves, in the lead, it grossed $83.5 million against a budget of $24 million), Under Siege (with Gary, Steven Seagal and Tommy Lee Jones in the lead, the movie grossed an amazing $156 million on a budget of $35 million), comedy film Black Sheep and horror comedy The Gingerhead Man. Each of these movies has contributed to the rapid growth of Gary Busey net worth.

So what happened to Gary‘s career during the later years? It is likely that his eventual professional demise was made inevitable by the severe brain injury he experienced in 1988, when included into a tragic motorcycle accident without a helmet. According to the psychiatrist Charles Sophy, the injury has weakened his mental “filters” and caused him to speak and act impulsively. This impulsiveness might be the reason why Gary Busy net worth has started to decline, as it made it difficult for him to get roles.

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