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Steven Vincent "Steve" Buscemi (/buΛˆΚƒΙ›mi/, boo-SHEM-ee; born December 13, 1957) is an American actor, writer and film director. An associate member of the renowned experimental theater company The Wooster Group, he has starred in successful Hollywood and indie films including Miller's Crossing, Reservoir Dogs, Desperado, Fargo, Con Air, The Big Lebowski, Armageddon, and Big Fish, as well as in the TV series The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire, the latter of which earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama.

Steve Buscemi was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Dorothy, who worked as a hostess at Howard Johnson's, and John Buscemi, a sanitation worker and Korean War veteran. Buscemi's grandfather was a Sicilian from the town of Menfi in the south of Sicily, and his mother was Irish American.[3][4][5] He has three brothers: Jon, Ken, and Michael. Buscemi was raised Roman Catholic.

He graduated in 1975 from Valley Stream Central High School in Valley Stream, New York, a school which he attended with actress Patricia Charbonneau. In high school, Buscemi wrestled for the varsity squad and participated in the drama troupe, at the time it was directed by Mr. Lynne C. Lappin. Buscemi's 1996 film Trees Lounge, in which he not only starred but served as screenwriter and director, is set in and was largely shot in his childhood village of Valley Stream.

Buscemi briefly attended Nassau Community College before moving to Manhattan to enroll in the Lee Strasberg Institute. In the early 1980s, Buscemi also worked as a firefighter for four years on FDNY Engine 55. After 9/11, Buscemi returned to Engine 55 and worked alongside other firefighters to sift through the rubble from the World Trade Center.

Steve was a New York City fireman from 1980 to 1984, with Engine Company #55 in the Little Italy section of New York.

In April 2001, while shooting the film Domestic Disturbance in Wilmington, North Carolina, Buscemi was slashed and badly scarred on the face while intervening in a bar fight at the Firebelly Lounge between his friend Vince Vaughn, screenwriter Scott Rosenberg and a local man, who allegedly instigated the brawl.

On March 4, 2005, Buscemi returned to his old high school where he was presented the Distinguished Alumni Award as part of the school's 75th anniversary celebration.

Buscemi has one son, Lucian, with his wife Jo Andres.

Filmography

Year Film Role
1985 Tommy's Tommy
1986 The Way It Is Willy/Raphael
Parting Glances Nick
Sleepwalk Worker
1987 Kiss Daddy Goodnight Johnny
Heart Nicky
No Picnic Dead Pimp
1988 Call Me Switchblade
Heart of Midnight Eddy
Arena Brains
1989 Slaves of New York Wilfredo
Mystery Train Charlie the Barber
Lonesome Dove Luke
New York Stories Gregory Stark
Borders Ted
Bloodhounds of Broadway Whining Willie
1990 Tales from the Darkside: The Movie Bellingham
Force of Circumstance
King of New York Test Tube
Miller's Crossing Mink
1991 Life Is Nice Convenience Store Clerk
Zandalee OPP Man
Barton Fink Chet
Billy Bathgate Irving
1992 In the Soup Aldolpho Rollo
Reservoir Dogs Mr. Pink
CrissCross Drug Dealer
1993 Twenty Bucks Frank
Rising Sun Willy 'the Weasel' Wilhelm
The Adventures of Pete & Pete Phil Hickle
Ed And His Dead Mother Ed Chilton
Trusting Beatrice aka Claude
Tales from the Crypt Ike
1994 The Search for One-eye Jimmy Ed Hoyt
The Hudsucker Proxy Beatnik Barman at Ann's 440
Airheads Rex
Pulp Fiction "Buddy Holly" waiter
The Last Outlaw Former Confederate soldier and outlaw Philo
Floundering Ned
Somebody to Love Mickey
Who Do I Gotta Kill?
1995 Billy Madison Danny McGrath
Living in Oblivion Nick Reve
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Mister Shhh
Desperado Buscemi
1996 Fargo Carl Showalter
Escape from L.A. Map to the Stars Eddie
Trees Lounge Tommy
Kansas City Johnny Flynn
1997 Con Air Garland 'The Marietta Mangler' Greene
The Real Blonde Nick Reve
1998 The Big Lebowski Theodore Donald 'Donny' Kerabatsos
Divine Trash Himself
The Impostors Happy Franks
The Wedding Singer David 'Dave' Veltri
Armageddon Rockhound
Louis & Frank Drexel
1999 Big Daddy Homeless Guy
2000 28 Days Cornell Shaw
Animal Factory A.R. Hosspack
2001 Ghost World Seymour
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Officer Neil
The Grey Zone 'Hesch' Abramowics
Double Whammy Jerry Cubbins
Domestic Disturbance Ray Coleman
Monsters, Inc. Randall Boggs
2002 Deadrockstar Reverend Ely
Love in the Time of Money Martin Kunkle
Mr. Deeds Crazy Eyes
13 Moons Bananas The Clown
The Laramie Project Doc O'Conner
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Romero
2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Romero
Coffee and Cigarettes Waiter (Segment "Twins")
Big Fish Norther Winslow
2002–2006 The Sopranos Tony Blundetto / Man
2004 Home on the Range Wesley
2005 Lonesome Jim
The Island James McCord
2006 Art School Confidential Broadway Bob D'Annunzio
Monster House Nebbercracker
Charlotte's Web Templeton the Rat
Dust to Dust: The Health Effects of 9/11 Narrator
2007 I Think I Love My Wife George Sianidis
Paris, je t'aime The tourist (segment 'Tuileries')
Interview Pierre Peters
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Clint Fitzer
The Simpsons Dwight
Delirious Les Galantine
Romance & Cigarettes Angelo
30 Rock Lenny Wosniak
2008 ER Mr. Masterson
Igor Scamper
2009 Rage Frank
John Rabe Dr. Robert Wilson
G-Force Bucky
The Messenger Dale Martin
Handsome Harry Thomas Kelley
2010 Saint John of Las Vegas John Alighieri
Youth in Revolt George Twisp
Grown Ups Wiley
The Chosen One Neal
Pete Smalls Is Dead Bernie Lake
2010 Boardwalk Empire Enoch "Nucky" Thompson
2011 Portlandia
On the Road
Rampart

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Year Film Role Note
1985 Tommy's Tommy
1986 The Way It Is Willy/Raphael
Parting Glances Nick
Sleepwalk Worker
1987 Kiss Daddy Goodnight Johnny
Heart Nicky
No Picnic Dead Pimp
1988 Call Me Switchblade
Heart of Midnight Eddy
Arena Brains

1989 Slaves of New York Wilfredo
Mystery Train Charlie the Barber Nominated β€” Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor
Lonesome Dove Luke TV
New York Stories Gregory Stark
Borders Ted
Bloodhounds of Broadway Whining Willie
1990 Tales from the Darkside: The Movie Bellingham Segment: "Lot 249"
Force of Circumstance

King of New York Test Tube
Miller's Crossing Mink
1991 Life Is Nice Convenience Store Clerk
Zandalee OPP Man
Barton Fink Chet
Billy Bathgate Irving
1992 In the Soup Aldolpho Rollo
Reservoir Dogs Mr. Pink Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor
CrissCross Drug Dealer
1993 Twenty Bucks Frank
Rising Sun Willy 'the Weasel' Wilhelm
The Adventures of Pete & Pete Phil Hickle TV
Ed And His Dead Mother Ed Chilton
Trusting Beatrice aka Claude

Tales from the Crypt Ike TV
1994 The Search for One-eye Jimmy Ed Hoyt
The Hudsucker Proxy Beatnik Barman at Ann's 440
Airheads Rex
Pulp Fiction "Buddy Holly" waiter
The Last Outlaw Former Confederate soldier and outlaw Philo TV
Floundering Ned
Somebody to Love Mickey
Who Do I Gotta Kill?
Uncredited
1995 Billy Madison Danny McGrath Uncredited
Living in Oblivion Nick Reve
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Mister Shhh
Desperado Buscemi
1996 Fargo Carl Showalter Nominated β€” Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture – Drama
Escape from L.A. Map to the Stars Eddie
Trees Lounge Tommy Also writer and director
Nominated β€” Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature (shared with Chris Hanley and Brad Wyman)
Nominated β€” Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay
Nominated β€” Chlotrudis Award for Best Director
Kansas City Johnny Flynn
1997 Con Air Garland 'The Marietta Mangler' Greene
The Real Blonde Nick Reve
1998 The Big Lebowski Theodore Donald 'Donny' Kerabatsos
Divine Trash Himself
The Impostors Happy Franks
The Wedding Singer David 'Dave' Veltri Uncredited
Armageddon Rockhound
Louis & Frank Drexel
1999 Big Daddy Homeless Guy
2000 28 Days Cornell Shaw
Animal Factory A.R. Hosspack Also director
2001 Ghost World Seymour Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor
Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Village Voice Film Poll - Best Supporting Performance
Nominated β€” American Film Institute Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated β€” Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
Nominated β€” Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated β€” Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Officer Neil Voice
The Grey Zone 'Hesch' Abramowics
Double Whammy Jerry Cubbins
Domestic Disturbance Ray Coleman
Monsters, Inc. Randall Boggs Voice
2002 Deadrockstar Reverend Ely
Love in the Time of Money Martin Kunkle
Mr. Deeds Crazy Eyes
13 Moons Bananas The Clown
The Laramie Project Doc O'Conner
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Romero
2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Romero
Coffee and Cigarettes Waiter (Segment "Twins")
Big Fish Norther Winslow
2002–2006 The Sopranos Tony Blundetto / Man TV (16 Episodes)
Nominated β€” Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (2001)
Nominated β€” Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor - Drama Series (2004)
2004 Home on the Range Wesley Voice
2005 Lonesome Jim
Director
The Island James McCord
2006 Art School Confidential Broadway Bob D'Annunzio Uncredited
Monster House Nebbercracker Voice
Charlotte's Web Templeton the Rat Voice
Dust to Dust: The Health Effects of 9/11 Narrator TV
2007 I Think I Love My Wife George Sianidis
Paris, je t'aime The tourist (segment 'Tuileries')
Interview Pierre Peters Also director
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Clint Fitzer
The Simpsons Dwight Voice
TV (Episode: I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings)
Delirious Les Galantine
Romance & Cigarettes Angelo
30 Rock Lenny Wosniak TV (4 Episodes)
Nominated β€” Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor - Comedy Series (2008)
2008 ER Mr. Masterson TV (1 Episode)
Igor Scamper Voice
2009 Rage Frank
John Rabe Dr. Robert Wilson Nominated β€” German Film Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (2008)
G-Force Bucky Voice
The Messenger Dale Martin
Handsome Harry Thomas Kelley
2010 Saint John of Las Vegas John Alighieri
Youth in Revolt George Twisp
Grown Ups Wiley
The Chosen One Neal
Pete Smalls Is Dead Bernie Lake
2010 Boardwalk Empire Enoch "Nucky" Thompson Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
2011 Portlandia
TV
On the Road
post-production
Rampart
 

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