Steve Buscemi

Steve Buscemi

Dec. 13th, 1957
Born in
Brooklyn, New York, USA
5' 9

Steve Buscemi's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Boardwalk Empire TV Show
Boardwalk Empire
Who Do You Think You Are? (US) TV Show
Who Do You Think You Are? (US)
Lonesome Dove TV Show
Lonesome Dove
Monsters TV Show

Main Movie Roles

2015 - The Cobbler
2013 - Khumba
2013 - The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
2013 - Monsters University
2013 - Grown Ups 2
2012 - On the Road
2012 - Hotel Transylvania
2011 - Fight for Your Right Revisited
2010 - The Chosen One
2010 - Grown Ups
2009 - Handsome Harry
2009 - G-Force
2009 - Saint John of Las Vegas
2009 - John Rabe
2009 - Youth in Revolt
2009 - I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale
2008 - Igor
2007 - Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten
2007 - I Think I Love My Wife
2006 - Monster House
2006 - Art School Confidential
2006 - ...So Goes the Nation
2006 - Delirious
2005 - The Island
2005 - Champion
2004 - Home on the Range
2004 - Coffee and Cigarettes
2003 - Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
2003 - Big Fish
2002 - 13 Moons
2002 - Love in the Time of Money
2002 - Mr. Deeds
2001 - The Grey Zone
2001 - Domestic Disturbance
2001 - Monsters, Inc.
2001 - Ghost World
2001 - Double Whammy
2001 - Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
2000 - 28 Days
2000 - Animal Factory
1998 - The Wedding Singer
1998 - The Impostors
1998 - The Big Lebowski
1998 - Divine Trash
1997 - The Real Blonde
1997 - Con Air
1996 - Trees Lounge
1996 - Escape from L.A.
1996 - Kansas City
1996 - Fargo
1995 - Billy Madison
1995 - Desperado
1994 - Floundering
1994 - Airheads
1994 - Pulp Fiction
1994 - The Hudsucker Proxy
1993 - Twenty Bucks
1993 - Rising Sun
1992 - Reservoir Dogs
1992 - CrissCross
1992 - In the Soup
1991 - Barton Fink
1991 - Billy Bathgate
1991 - Zandalee
1990 - King of New York
1989 - Mystery Train
1989 - New York Stories
1989 - Slaves of New York
1988 - Vibes
1988 - Call Me
1988 - Heart of Midnight
1987 - Kiss Daddy Goodnight
1986 - Parting Glances

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Steve Buscemi was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He became interested in acting during his last year of high school. After graduating, he moved to Manhattan to study acting with John Strasberg. He began writing and performing original theatre pieces with fellow actor/writer Mark Boone Junior. This led to his being cast in his first lead role in Parting Glances (1986). Since then, he has worked with many of the top filmmakers in Hollywood, including Quentin Tarantino, Jerry Bruckheimer, and The Coen Brothers. He is a highly respected actor.

  • (12 April 2001) Stabbed in the throat, head and arm during a barroom brawl at the Firebelly Lounge in Wilmington, North Carolina. The brawl also involved 'Vince Vaughn' (qv), who was arrested for brutalizing one of Buscemi's attackers. He suffered a deep cut to the face and now has a noticeable scar on his cheek. Heavy make-up is used to hide it in movies.
  • Brother of 'Michael Buscemi' (qv).
  • His mother is Irish-American.
  • One son, 'Lucian Buscemi' (qv), born in 1990.
  • Auditioned for the part of George Costanza on _"Seinfeld" (1990)_ (qv).
  • He went through a variety of interesting jobs before hitting it big as a character actor. He worked as a bartender, drove an ice-cream truck, attempted stand-up comedy, and (that which he is most proud of) was a firefighter (he continues to be a volunteer fire-fighter). He bombed so bad as a comic one night another comic took his place, 'Paul Reiser' (qv). Years later Buscemi and Reiser did an episode of _"Mad About You" (1992)_ (qv) poking fun at the incident.
  • Is one of the most prolific of today's actors, often starring in about 5 films a year.
  • Grew up in Valley Stream, New York, as did actors Edward Burns, James Martin Kelly, and Larry Miller.

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