Steve Buscemi Net Worth 2021: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Steve Buscemi net worth is
$35 Million

Steve Buscemi Wiki Biography

Steven Vincent Buscemi was born on 13 December 1957, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, of Italian (father) and English, Irish and Dutch (mother) descent. Known as Steve Buscemi, he is an actor, writer and director, probably best known for acting in such movies as “New York Stories”, “The Hudsucker”, “The Grey Zone”, “Armageddon”, “The Big Lebowski” and many others. During his career, Steve has been nominated for and has won such awards as Golden Globe Award, Primetime Emmy Award, AFI Award, Boston Society of Film Critics Award and others. The long list of awards and achievements is a perfect proof that Steve is one of the most acclaimed and hardworking actors.

So how rich is Steve Buscemi? It is estimated that Steve’s net worth is now $35 million, with the main source of this sum of money of course being Steve’s career as an actor. In addition to this, he is known as a director and writer, and these activities also add a lot to Buscemi’s net worth. At 57 years of age, Steve still continues his career and will probably work for as long as he can.

Steve Buscemi Net Worth $35 Million

When Steve studied at the Valley Stream Central High School he became interested in acting and a part of the drama club, learning the peculiarities of acting. Despite this fact, he became a firefighter, but then in 1985 Steve acted in his first movie, called “The Way it Is”. After this he received invitations to act in such movies as “Tales from the Darkside”, “Slaves of New York” and “Parting Glances. In 1992 Steve acted in one of his most acclaimed movies, “Reservoir Dogs”, directed by Quentin Tarantino. The success of this movie had a huge impact on the growth of Steve’s net worth.

In 1998 Steve worked on another popular and successful movie, “Armageddon”. During the making of this movie, Buscemi had an opportunity to work with such well-known actors as Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler, Ben Affleck, Keith David, Owen Wilson and many others. Later Steve collaborated with Adam Sandler on his various movies, including “Grown Ups 2”, “The Wedding Singer”, “I Pronounce You Chuck and Larry”, “Billy Madison”, “Airheads” and others. All these movies made Steve’s net worth a lot higher.

In 2004 Steve became a part of one of the most watched televisions shows of all time, “The Sopranos”. As this show became popular all over the world, it is clear that it added a lot to Buscemi’s popularity. In 2014 Steve started his own web show, entitled “Park Bench”, which is also produced by him.

As mentioned, Steve is also known as a director, and he has worked on such movies and television shows as “Homicide: Life on the Street”, “Trees Lounge”, “Lonesome Jim”, “Interview”, “Animal Factory” and others. Steve now works on several upcoming movies, which will probably become successful and acclaimed as well. It is great that his fans can enjoy his talent for so many years and that he works not only as an actor but as a director and writer as well.

If to talk about Steve Buscemi’s personal life, it can be said that in 1987 he married Jo Andres and they have one child together. Steve still remembers his past years when he worked as a firefighter and from time to time he participates in various events that are related to the work of firefighters. One time he was even arrested because of the protest that he participated in. All in all, Steve is a very talented and interesting personality. He has been working from the very young age in order to achieve the acclaim and success that he has. Now Steve is one of the most respected actors in the industry and many people admire him.



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Full Name Steve Buscemi
Net Worth $35 Million
Date Of Birth December 13, 1957
Place Of Birth Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Profession Actor, Film Producer, Television Director, Film director, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Firefighter
Education Nassau Community College, Valley Stream Central High School, Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
Nationality United States of America
Spouse Jo Andres (m. 1987)
Children Lucian Buscemi
Parents Dorothy Wilson, John Buscemi
Siblings Michael Buscemi, Ken Buscemi, Jon Buscemi
Nicknames Steven Vincent Buscemi , Busc , Steven Buscemi , Steven Vincent “Steve” Buscemi
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000114
Awards Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama, Independent Spirit Award for Best Sup…
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, Satellite Award for Best A…
Movies Reservoir Dogs, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, Con Air, Ghost World, Armageddon, Trees Lounge, Pulp Fiction, Airheads, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Desperado, Monsters, Inc., Mr. Deeds, Hotel Transylvania, Miller’s Crossing, Barton Fink, Big Daddy, Monsters University, The Island, Big Fish, Grown Ups,…
TV Shows Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos, Lonesome Dove, Horace and Pete, Portlandia
# Trademark
1 Googly blue eyes
2 Slender frame
3 Often works with the Coen Brothers (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen)
4 Often plays characters mixed up in crime
5 High raspy voice
6 Frequently plays cowardly characters
7 Frequently plays characters who are fast talkers
8 Frequently casts Mark Boone Junior, Seymour Cassel and his brother, Michael Buscemi, in his films.
Title Salary
Boardwalk Empire (2010) $75,000 /episode
# Quote
1 My favorite review described me as the cinematic equivalent of junk mail.
2 (2011, on his grossest on-screen death) On Tales from the Crypt (1989), I played a guy involved with an Agent Orange-y chemical. My body literally rots. They’ve got me in this prosthetic full-body rotting-guy suit, and then I get shot. They had me squibbed up with 12 to 15 little explosives. Those things sting! So now I’m rotting and shot to pieces.
3 (2011) I remember my son once asked me, “Did you ever, like, kiss in high school?” And I told him this long drawn-out story of how shy I was, how I finally got a girlfriend but she broke up with me because I was too shy to try to kiss her, and then I had another girlfriend but still couldn’t figure out kissing. The technique was always a big obstacle in my head, like, How do you kiss? Where does your chin go? Forget about anything beyond kissing-first base was a total mystery to me. So I’m telling my son this long story, and he listens patiently until he finally realizes where I’m going with it, and he says, “Dad, no-did you like Kiss in high school? Kiss, the band!” And I was, “Oh yeah, Kiss…they were good.”
4 (2011, on Trees Lounge (1996)) It was sort of my life. At 19, I was truly directionless, living with my parents. I was driving an ice-cream truck and working at a gas station. There’s nothing wrong with those jobs – it’s hard work. But my boss at the gas station was grooming me to be a mechanic, and that’s not what I wanted. The drinking age was 18 then, so I spent every night hanging out with my friends in bars, drinking.
5 (On working on The Sopranos (1999)) I feel really privileged to have been a part of it and to have worked that closely with it, as a director and as an actor. And as an audience member, I’m still in awe of the show. For me, it never lost that sense of, ‘Holy shit… this is fucking great’.
6 I admire any director who makes his living solely from directing. I’m fortunate enough to earn a decent wage by occasionally playing psychopaths in other people’s movies, allowing me the luxury of not having to depend on the movies I direct to put food on the table. I especially admire independent directors like Tom DiCillo and Alexandre Rockwell, who never stop trying to create their own way.
7 The only thing I can compare the feeling of going onstage to is the fear you feel before going into a burning building. Once you go in there, the fear goes away and you’re operating on adrenaline. And when it’s over, if you’ve done well, it’s something you’ve shared with these people you automatically feel close to.
8 When I get cast, I always flip to the end of the script to see if my character gets beaten up or killed. I really thought that after getting killed on The Sopranos (1999) I should not accept scripts where I die. I mean, there’s nowhere to go after getting killed by Tony Soprano. But then I got offered this great part in The Island (2005). I didn’t even make it a third of the way through the movie. I have been surviving a lot more lately, though.
9 I don’t tend to think of these characters as losers [I play]. I like the struggles that people have, people who are feeling like they don’t fit into society, because I still sort of feel that way.
10 As much as you tell yourself, ‘We made the film and here it is and that is enough,’ you would like to come away with something.
11 It’s weird; I was not a really tough guy in high school, but I end up playing all of these psychopaths and criminals. I don’t really care who they are, as long as they are complicated and going through something that I can understand and put across.
12 In the beginning, it wasn’t even a question of deciding I’m going to do independent film and not commercial films — I wasn’t being offered any commercial films, and there wasn’t an independent scene. I did a lot of “so-called” independent films that were really low-budget films trying to be commercial. But you certainly make choices when you have a script written by Jim Jarmusch or the Coen brothers or Alexandre Rockwell; I think any actor would feel lucky to be able to work on projects like that.
13 My favorite review described me as the cinematic equivalent of junk mail. I don’t know what that means, but it sounds like a dig.
# Fact
1 On Friday, March 4, 2005, Buscemi was presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award as part of Valley Stream Central High School’s 75th anniversary celebration.
2 He and Norm MacDonald voiced as gingerbread men for the famous AT&T Christmas commercial.
3 Best man at his friend Stanley Tucci‘s wedding to Felicity Blunt.
4 Good friends with actor Stanley Tucci.
5 Grew up in Valley Stream, New York, as did actors Edward Burns, James Martin Kelly, and Larry Miller.
6 Fractured his skull when he was hit by the bus when he was young. Some time later, he was hit by a car while chasing a ball which had rolled onto the street. He had cuts and bruises from this accident.
7 Grandmother had 5 children.
8 Went to a Catholic school.
9 Was born on a Friday the 13th.
10 Has three brothers.
11 His father, John, had hoped to be a television cameraman, but he ended up clearing garbage for the sanitation department. His mother, Dorothy, worked as a hostess in the Howard Johnson hotels.
12 Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 2003.
13 Played a character in Desperado (1995) whose character’s name was his own last name.
14 #21 on Tropopkin’s Top 25 Most Intriguing People [Issue #100]
15 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 appearing on Late Night with Conan O’Brien (1993), Buscemi challenged Andy Richter to a wrestling match when he found out Richter was on his high school wrestling team also. Much to Buscemi’s embarrassment, Richter won, although Richter pointed out that being six inches taller and at least one hundred pounds heavier than Buscemi might have given him an edge.
16 His character in Reservoir Dogs (1992) refuses to tip waitresses. He later made a cameo as a waiter in Pulp Fiction (1994).
17 In 2003, as part of a year-long tourist promotion at the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he narrated the facility’s audio tour.
18 Despite Internet rumors, Buscemi never auditioned for the part of George Costanza on the long running US TV show “Seinfeld”. He admitted on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon (Season 2 ep. 181) he had no idea how the rumor started, nor how to get it removed since he didn’t understand how the Internet works.
19 The band “Blessid Union of Souls” makes a reference to him in their hit song, “Hey Leonardo”. They refer to him as “That guy who played in Fargo (1996). I think his name is Steve.”
20 In addition to his acting work, he has gained praise as a director, most notably for Trees Lounge (1996), Animal Factory (2000) and several episodes of The Sopranos (1999).
21 Is one of the most prolific of today’s actors, often starring in about 5 films a year.
22 Frequently is typecast as sleazy or crazed characters, with his roles as Tommy in Trees Lounge (1996) and Seymour in Ghost World (2001) being the closest he has come to being the romantic lead.
23 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 professional firefighter (he continues to be a volunteer firefighter). He bombed so bad as a comic, that one night another comic, Paul Reiser, took his place. Years later, Buscemi made a guest appearance on Reiser’s sitcom, Mad About You (1992), poking fun at the incident.
24 Bears such a strong resemblance to writer-director John Waters that as a joke, Waters sent out cards with a photo of Buscemi made up to look like Waters.
25 Showed up at his old firehouse the day after the World Trade Center tragedy in New York to volunteer. He worked twelve hour shifts for a week after the terrorist act, digging through rubble with his old comrades looking for missing firefighters, doing some anonymously. [September 2001]
26 On April 12, 2001, Buscemi was 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, who was arrested for refusing to disperse when ordered to by police, and charged with misdemeanor assault. Buscemi suffered a deep cut to the face, leaving a noticeable scar on his cheek. Heavy make-up is used to hide it in movies.
27 Has been cast in six movies by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen ((Miller’s Crossing (1990), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), Barton Fink (1991), Fargo (1996), The Big Lebowski (1998), and Paris, je t’aime (2006)). This amounts to more appearances in Coen Brothers films than any other actor, exceeding by two films each Frances McDormand, John Turturro, and John Goodman. Buscemi’s character died in three of those Coen Brothers films: Miller’s Crossing (1990), Fargo (1996), and The Big Lebowski (1998).
28 One son, Lucian Buscemi, born in 1990.
29 Was a New York City fireman from 1980 to 1984, with Manhattan Engine Company #55 in the Little Italy section of New York City.
30 Brother of Michael Buscemi.
31 Graduated in 1975 from Valley Stream Central High School, Valley Stream, NY. After graduation, he attended Nassau Community College and then moved to Manhattan to study acting at the famed Lee Strasberg Institute.
32 Ranked #52 in Empire (UK) magazine’s “The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time” list. [October 1997]
33 His surname is pronounced “Buss-ehm-ee”. He is of Sicilian/Italian ancestry on his father’s side, and has Irish, English, and Dutch ancestry on his mother’s side.

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