William Gary Busey (born June 29, 1944) is an American actor. He has appeared in many movies and television shows since the 1970s. In 1988, He was involved in a motorcycle accident, but he recovered and tells people to wear helmets. He was born in Goose Creek, Texas and grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was also a heavy drug user for many years, before giving it up and becoming a born-again Christian. His elder son Jake Busey (born 1971) is also an actor.