Busey, Gary

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Busey, Gary Gender: M
William Gary Busey
born on 29 June 1944 at 11:50 (= 11:50 AM )
Place Baytown, Texas, 29n44, 94w59
Timezone CWT h5w (is war time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 07°47' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 18°36 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 17°03'

Gary Busey
photo: Toglenn, license gfdl


American character actor with a roller coaster career of over 150 film credits intermixed with cocaine, booze and weight problems. He received an Oscar nomination for The Buddy Holly Story in 1978, and in 1987, received considerable notice for Lethal Weapon. Among his TV credits, he played in the mini-series, A Dangerous Life.

He performed his own dangerous life script on Sunday, 4 December 1988 when he got his customized $15,000 Harley-Davidson motorcycle out of the shop. Busey was barely 100 feet into the street when his motorcycle skidded, throwing him onto the street, wearing no helmet. He was taken into emergency surgery to repair the damage, but faced a long recovery. By the middle of the week, Busey was able to speak with his wife Judy and 17-year-old son Jake. California was, at that time, one of 28 states with no helmet law. His accident brought public attention to the dangers of head injuries and led to the passage of helmet laws.

It was not the first time that he had been close to death. When he was 22, he survived a serious auto accident, and in 1985 he rode a thin line with alcohol and cocaine addiction.

Busey has dabbled in music since his teen-age years in Texas and Oklahoma and began his career as a singer-drummer in the late '60s with a group called "Carp," which released an album for Epic. With ex-members of The Band, bassist Rick Danko and keyboardist Garth Hudson, he set up a mini-tour of three Southern California concert dates in 1989. He was also booked into a several picture contracts.

Busey's career continued in films, not music, which remained a secondary love. However his marriage to Judy folded along the way.

On 23 September 1996, he married actress Tiani Warden, 29, in Dallas, the second marriage for them both. She had saved his life the year before on 4 May 1995 when she found him unconscious from a drug OD and called 911. They celebrated their wedding with sobriety, he for 16 months and she for ten months, as rededicated Christians. He filed divorce action from Tiani on 9 June 1998, divorced, irreconcilable differences. Soon after, he and Tiani reconciled due to Busey becoming a born-again-Christian with Bible classes and counseling. His salvation was short-lived as cops arrested Busey on 25 January 1999 for spousal battery. Tiani called the cops to report that Busey had tackled her and knocked her to the ground during an argument. He was released on $2,500 bail. The final divorce action was filed on 27 June 2000 in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. On 2 December 2001, Busey was arrested at his Malibu home for spousal abuse after his ex-wife, Tiani, called police for help.

In May 1997 he had surgery to remove a plum-sized tumor from his sinus cavity. He underwent radiation therapy until September.

His son Jake Busey has become a noted actor, musician, and film producer.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • other associate with Harrell, James N. (born 3 September 1918). Notes: film co-workers
  • role played of/by Holly, Buddy (born 7 September 1936). Notes: 1978 film "The Buddy Holly Story"


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1978 (Oscar nomination, The Buddy Holly Story)
  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) 4 December 1988 (Motorcycle, severely injured)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Misc. : Mystical Experience 1995 (Born-again Christian)
  • Misc. : Retain professional help May 1995 (Alcohol rehab)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Health : Acute illness 4 May 1995 (Found unconscious, drug OD)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Marriage 23 September 1996 (Second marriage, Tiani Warden)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 9 June 1998 (Tiani Warden, filed divorce action)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Misc. : Retain professional help August 1998 (Christian classes and counseling)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Crime : Arrest 25 January 1999 (Spousal battering of Tiani)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 27 June 2000 at 12:00 noon in Los Angeles, CA (Filed divorce action from Tiani)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Crime : Arrest 2 December 2001 (Arrested for battery of ex-wife)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Linda Clark quotes him (He knew his chart, the Moon and ASC, sure of the time)


  • Traits : Body : Weight (Weight up and down)
  • Traits : Personality : Difficult/ mean spirited
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury (Motorcycle, injured severely)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol (Longtime alcohol use, rehab)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Longtime cocaine use)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage less than 3 Yrs (Second marriage less than two years)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted (Jake Busey, actor)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Extreme ups and downs (Career ups and downs)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Conversion/ Born again (Born again Christian)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (TV, film, video games)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star (Miniseries)