Jake Busey – MovieActors.com
Jake Busey in IDENTITY (2003).
About Jake Busey (1971 – )
Jake Busey was born as William Jacob Busey on June 15, 1971, in Los Angeles, California, to parents Judy Helkenberg and actor Gary Busey. Jake has a half sister, Alectra and a half- brother, Luke.
Jake Busey is known for his wicked smile, and good-natured personality.
Jake is the son of Gary Busey. Gary credits his son, Jake, as being the one who helped him let go of his serious cocaine addiction, and with helping him recover from a serious motorcycle accident.
At an early age, Jake spent a lot of time on film sets, watching his father, Gary Busey perform, and traveling with his father's rock bands. He took up the drums himself at the age of five. Jake started his acting career at the age of seven, in the 1978 film, STRAIGHTTIME; acting with his father, Gary and Dustin Hoffman.
In his second film, at age 11, Jake co-starred with Willy Nelson in the 1982 western, BARBAROSA, about the adventures of a highway robber and a boy on the run from the law.
In his earlier films, Jake was cast as the wise-acre, big-mouthed character; (STORMTROOPERS), or the villain, as he was in the supernatural thriiler, FRIGHTENERS. As he has matured, Jake has gotten a variety of supporting actor roles, making his career an interesting one.
In the early 90s, Jake appeared in two MTV promos. Busey like to ride motorcycles, and has a pilot's license.
In 1997, during the filming of STARSHIP TROOPERS, Jake Busey nearly suffered a heat stroke. As a result, several large holes were cut in his shirt, underneath the armor on his costume, so he could cool off.
Busey plays the drums in a band called FEEDBACK.
Jake and his father Gary Busey have both appeared in adaptations of John Grisham novels. Gary Busey was in THE FIRM, and Jake appears in CHRISTMAS WITH THE KRANKS.
Jack lives with his signigicant other, April Hutchonson, and they have a daughter, Autumn Rosalia Busey.
Jake Busey's notable movie credits include...
TIME BOMB (2008)
ROAD HOUSE 2: LAST CALL (2006)
WAR OF THE WORLDS (2005)
THE RAIN MAKERS (2005)
THE HITCHER II: I'VE BEEN WAITING (2003)
ENEMY OF THE STATE (1998)
STARSHIP TROOPERS (1997)
THE FRIGHTENERS (1996)
I'LL DO ANYTHING (1994)
STRAIGHT TIME (1978)
Jake (left) in STARSHIP TROOPERS (1997).