Creator / Gary Busey

Gary Busey: [to his reflection] HOW AM I DOING TODAY GARY BUSEY?
Gary Busey's Monster Reflection: YOU'RE DOING GREAT!

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 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot and Lethal Weapon. 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 Jake Busey.


Tropes relating to the actor:

  • As Himself: He holds the honor of being the very first 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.
  • Southern-Fried Genius: Busey hails from Goose Creek, Texas.