->'''Gary Busey:''' ''[to his reflection]'' HOW AM I DOING TODAY GARY BUSEY?
->'''Gary Busey's Monster Reflection:''' YOU'RE DOING GREAT!
->'''Gary Busey:''' GOOD! WELL THEN I'LL KEEP IT UP!
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''

Gary Busey (born June 29, 1944) is an American actor and a crazy man. Originally from Texas, Busey began his career in 1968 and his popularity sky-rocketed with ''The Buddy Holly Story''. From there, Busey had acclaimed and memorable roles such as ''Film/ThunderboltAndLightfoot'' and ''Film/LethalWeapon''. A motorcycle enthusiast, he was famous for not wearing a helmet. That would all change on December 4, 1988, when he got into a motorcycle accident and seriously damaged his skull in the process. He suffered brain damage that weakened his mental filters. This went unnoticed by doctors for a long time, and the general view of him was that he was absolutely crazy. It's not an unfair assessment. Busey has something of a cult following due to his hammy performances. He also battled with drug abuse and in 1995, he had a cocaine overdose and never did drugs again. He's also the father of Creator/JakeBusey.

* 1978: ''Film/TheBuddyHollyStory'' as Music/BuddyHolly
* 1978: ''Film/BigWednesday'' as Leroy "The Masochist" Smith
* 1985: ''Film/SilverBullet'' as Uncle Red
* 1987: ''Film/LethalWeapon'' as Mr. Joshua
* 1990: ''Film/{{Predator 2}}''
* 1991: ''Film/{{Point Break|1991}}''
* 1992: ''Film/UnderSiege'' as Commander Krill
* 1993: ''Film/RookieOfTheYear''
* 1994: ''Film/SurvivingTheGame''
* 1994: ''Film/DropZone'' as Ty Moncrief
* 1996: ''Film/BlackSheep1996''
* 1998: ''Film/{{Soldier}}''
* 2000: ''[[Film/{{Apocalypse}} Tribulation]]''

!!Tropes relating to the actor:
* AsHimself: He holds the honor of being the very first ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'' target to be fully based on a real person, and even voiced his virtual counterpart.
* {{Irony}}: Busey was famous for riding a motorcycle without a helmet, which led to his 1988 motorcycle accident.
* SouthernFriedGenius: Busey hails from Goose Creek, Texas.