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

2010 - The Chosen One
2010 - Grown Ups
2009 - Youth in Revolt
2009 - G-Force
2009 - I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale
2009 - John Rabe
2009 - Saint John of Las Vegas
2008 - Igor
2007 - I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
2007 - I Think I Love My Wife
2007 - Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten
2006 - Charlotte's Web
2006 - Art School Confidential
2006 - Delirious
2006 - Paris, je t'aime
2006 - Monster House
2005 - Romance & Cigarettes
2005 - The Island
2005 - Champion
2004 - Coffee and Cigarettes
2004 - Home on the Range
2003 - Big Fish
2003 - Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
2002 - The Laramie Project
2002 - Mr. Deeds
2001 - Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
2001 - Monsters, Inc.
2001 - Double Whammy
2001 - Domestic Disturbance
2001 - Ghost World
2001 - The Grey Zone
2000 - 28 Days
2000 - Animal Factory
1999 - Big Daddy
1998 - The Impostors
1998 - Armageddon
1998 - The Big Lebowski
1998 - The Wedding Singer
1997 - The Real Blonde
1997 - Con Air
1996 - Fargo
1996 - Trees Lounge
1996 - Escape from L.A.
1996 - Kansas City
1995 - Living In Oblivion
1995 - Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead
1995 - Desperado
1995 - Billy Madison
1994 - The Hudsucker Proxy
1994 - Airheads
1994 - Floundering
1994 - Pulp Fiction
1993 - Rising Sun
1992 - Reservoir Dogs
1991 - Barton Fink
1991 - Billy Bathgate
1991 - Zandalee
1990 - Miller's Crossing
1990 - King of New York
1989 - Mystery Train
1989 - New York Stories
1988 - Vibes
1988 - Call Me
1987 - Kiss Daddy Goodnight
1986 - Parting Glances

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Tony Blundetto
Lenny Wosniak
Celery Guy
Dwight (Voiced)
Art Masterson
[Complete List]


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.

  • Grew up in Valley Stream, New York, as did actors Edward Burns, James Martin Kelly, and Larry Miller.
  • Grandmother had 5 children.
  • Was good enough to be a varsity wrestler (105 lb weight class) on the wrestling team in high school. He was also a soccer player, and was considered a "jock" rather than a scholar. Years later, while on _"Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993)_ (qv), Buscemi challenged 'Andy Richter (I)' (qv) to a wrestling match when he found out Richter was on a high school wrestling team also. Much to Buscemi's embarrassment, Richter won, although Richter noted that fact the he is six inches taller and at least 100 pounds heavier might have given him an edge.
  • Was suppose to attend the Kosmorama International Film Festival in Trondheim, Norway in 2007, but canceled two weeks before.
  • 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.
  • Was a New York City Fireman from 1980 to 1984, with Engine Company #55 in the Little Italy section of NY.
  • (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.
  • Has been cast in six movies by 'Joel Coen' (qv) and 'Ethan Coen' (qv), more appearances in Coen Brothers films than any other actor, exceeding by two films 'Frances McDormand' (qv), 'John Turturro' (qv) and 'John Goodman (I)' (qv). His character died in three of them: _Miller's Crossing (1990)_ (qv), _Fargo (1996)_ (qv), and _The Big Lebowski (1998)_ (qv).

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