Jake Busey is an American actor. Some of the notable roles of Busey are Johnny Bartlett in 1996’s The Frighteners, Ace Levy in 1997’s Starship Troopers. He also appeared in two episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. portraying Mack’s old friend Tony Caine.
Quick Facts of William Jacob Busey
|Full Name||William Jacob Busey|
|Net Worth||$1.5 Million|
|Date of Birth||15 June, 1971|
|Marital Status||In a Relationship|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, The USA|
|Profession||Actor, musician, film producer|
American actor Jake Busey best known for portraying the role in Contact and Starship Troopers wins many hearts through his versatile acting skills. Besides acting, he also enrolled in music and served as the professional drummer of the band Sons of the Lawless.
Jake Busey’s Girlfriend- April
The 48-years-old old actor is in a romantic relationship with his longtime girlfriend, April Hutchinson. The couple has been together for a year now, but the exact date of their dating is still a mystery. Moreover, they rarely share any glimpse of their love life with the media.
Just like other celebrities, Jake is also quite active on social sites like Instagram and Twitter, and in an interview, when he asked about his social media presence, he replied;
“I’m on social media, and I really do try. Unfortunately, I’m old enough that it’s just not in my bloodstream; it’s not second nature. I’m also fairly private. I don’t need the world to know about everything I’m doing.”
“I’d rather focus on the work and the acting and the performance. I’m stone-cold lucky that I’m already established in the industry because I’d never make it today if casting directors asked me how many followers I had. I’ve always been about the work, not about the glitz.”
Besides, Busey and his lady love shared a beautiful daughter, Autumn Rosalia Busey, in 2012. His baby girl is a huge fan of ice cream, and he often shares his adorable pictures on his official Instagram.
How Much Is Jake Busey’s Net Worth?
Starship Troopers actor Jake Busey possesses a net worth of $1.5 million, which he accumulated from his acting, music, and film production career. Usually, an actor earns $54,000 per annum, but Jake makes more than the average figure.
Busey played roles in distinguished productions like Enemy of the State (1998), Tomcats (2001), and television series such as From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (2014 – 2016). What is more, some of his highest grossing movies are enlisted below;
|Year||Movie||Budget||Box-office collection||IMDb rating|
|1998||Starship Troopers||$105 million||$121.2 million||7.2 stars|
|1997||Contact||$90 million||$171 million||7.4 stars|
|1997||Home Fries||$15 million||$10.45 million||5.1 stars|
The actor owned a house in Ventura from 2002 to 2007. After a year, he was financially needy and lived without a car for nearly three years. In 2011, he was homeless and bankrupt. He quit drinking, and his career again flourished after director/producer Robert Rodriguez offered him a role in the series: From Dusk Till Dawn.
Jake Busey’s Hobbies
Gary is fond of flying planes, racing off-road, and building custom motorbikes. Further, he owns a metal shop where he conducts mechanical fabrication and repair.
When not acting, Busey plays violins and drums and sings with his band: Sons of the Lawless, based in Los Angeles. The multitalented actor is also a film producer and a licensed pilot.
Early Life Of Jake Busey
Busey was born in Los Angeles to photographer Judy Lynn Helkenberg and actor Gary Busey on 15 June 1971. He is of English, Scottish, Irish, German, and French ancestry. He also has two half-siblings, a brother Luke and a sister Alectra Elizabeth, a student.
Busey grew up touring with his parents on film sets and music concerts in Malibu, California. As a result, he grew fond of acting and playing drums at five, which later turned into his profession.
Jake made his acting debut in Dustin Hoffman’s “Straight Time” with his father, Gary, at 5. He studied Arts and Sciences at Crossroads School and then joined a college in Santa Barbara.
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