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Steven Vincent "Steve" Buscemi (/buˈʃɛmi/, 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.

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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

Title

Role

1985

The Way it Is

Willy / Raphael

Tommy's

Tommy

1986

Sleepwalk

Worker

Parting Glances

Nick

No Picnic

Dead Pimp

Film House Fever

Tony

1987

Arena Brains

Agent

Kiss Daddy Goodnight

Johnny

Heart

Nicky

Call Me

Switchblade

1988

Heart of Midnight

Eddy

Vibes

Fred

1989

Coffee and Cigarettes (Short II)

Waiter

Slaves of New York

Wilfredo

Mystery Train

Charlie the Barber

New York Stories

Gregory Stark

Bloodhounds of Broadway

Whining Willie

1990

Tales from the Darkside: The Movie

Edward Bellingham

King of New York

Test Tube

Miller's Crossing

Mink

Force of Circumstance

Farmhand

1991

Zandalee

OPP Man

Barton Fink

Chet

Life Is Nice

Convient Store Clerk

Billy Bathgate

Irving

1992

In the Soup

Aldolpho Rollo

Reservoir Dogs

Mr. Pink

CrissCross

Drug Dealer

What Happens to Pete

Stranger

1993

Twenty Bucks

Frank

Claude

Danny

Rising Sun

Willy "The Weasel" Wilhelm

Ed and His Dead Mother

Ed Chilton

1994

The Search for One-eye Jimmy

Ed Hoyt

The Hudsucker Proxy

Beatnik Barman

Somebody to Love

Mickey

Airheads

Rex

Pulp Fiction

Buddy Holly Waiter

Floundering

Ned

Who Do I Gotta Kill?

Conspiracy Nut

1995

Billy Madison

Danny McGrath

Living in Oblivion

Nick Reve

Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead

Mister Shhh

Desperado

The American

Dead Man

Bartender

1996

Fargo

Carl Showalter

Escape from L.A.

"Map to the Stars" Eddie

Black Kites

The Father

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

Neil Fleming

The Grey Zone

"Hesch" Abramowics

Double Whammy

Jerry Cubbins

Domestic Disturbance

Ray Coleman

Monsters, Inc.

Randall Boggs

2002

Mr. Deeds

Crazy Eyes

13 Moons

Bananas the Clown

Love in the Time of Money

Martin Kunkle

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

Romero

2003

The Twisted Whiskers Movie

Tiny Head

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over

Romero

Coffee and Cigarettes

Waiter

Big Fish

Norther Winslow

2004

Home on the Range

Wesley

2005

Who's the Top

Cymon

The Island

James McCord

Romance & Cigarettes

Angelo

2006

Art School Confidential

Broadway Bob D'Annunzio

Paris, je t'aime

The Tourist

Monster House

Mr. Horace Nebbercracker

Charlotte's Web

Templeton the Rat

Delirious

Les Galantine

2007

I Think I Love My Wife

George Sianidis

Interview

Pierre Peters

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

Clint Fitzer

I'm Dirty!

Backhoe Loader

2008

Igor

Scamper

2009

Rage

Frank

John Rabe

Dr. Robert Wilson

G-Force

Bucky

The Messenger

Dale Martin

I Knew It Was You

John Cazale

Handsome Harry

Thomas Kelley

Saint John of Las Vegas

John Alighieri

Youth in Revolt

George Twisp

2010

Grown Ups

Wiley

Pete Smalls Is Dead

Bernie Lake

The Chosen One

Neal

2011

Fight for Your Right Revisited

Walter

Rampart

Bill Blago

2012

On the Road

Tall Thin Salesman

Hotel Transylvania

Wayne

2013

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Anton Marvelton

Monsters University

Randall "Randy" Boggs[3]

Grown Ups 2

Wiley

Khumba

Skalk the Wild Dog

2014

Time Out of Mind

Art

My Depression

Suicidal thoughts

The Cobbler

Jimmy

2015

Hotel Transylvania 2

Wayne

The Ridiculous 6

Doc Griffin

2016

Mildred & The Dying Parlor

Rick

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

Rabbi Blumenthal

2017

The Boss Baby

Francis E. Francis

Transformers: The Last Knight

Daytrader

Lean on Pete

Del Montgomery

The Death of Stalin

Nikita Khrushchev

2018

Nancy

Leo Lynch

The Week Of

Charles

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Wayne

2019

The Dead Don't Die

Farmer Miller

 

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 — 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 — 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 — Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature (shared with Chris Hanley and Brad Wyman)
Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay
Nominated — 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 — American Film Institute Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
Nominated — Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — 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 — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (2001)
Nominated — 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 — 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 — 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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