Need an actor to portray a creepy but charming lowlife? Then, Steve Buscemi is your guy. The New York native is renowned for his excellent portrayal of neurotic and paranoid personas and has featured in several blockbuster movies. He has also appeared in many highly-acclaimed indie productions and has scooped several awards. Buscemi’s career may have been largely limited to playing supporting roles but he has nevertheless distinguished himself in that area. Find out more about Steve Buscemi below, including his age, height, and other interesting details.
What is Steve Buscemi’s Age?
Steve Buscemi’s age hovers in the 60s as he was born on the 13th of December 1957 in Brooklyn, New York. His nationality is American while his ancestry is Italian, Irish, English and Dutch. Buscemi spent his formative years in Long Island and attended Valley Stream Central High School. While in high school, the young man took an interest in wrestling and drama. He even aspired to pursue a career in the latter but didn’t know how to go about it. He, therefore, veered into the civil service and became a firefighter.
Buscemi spent four years working as a firefighter. During this period, he used his spare time to explore stand-up comedy and this reignited his passion for acting. He subsequently quit firefighting and took acting classes at the Lee Strasberg Institute. Thereafter, he landed his very first role, as an AIDS-suffering rock star named Nick, in the 1986 film Casting Glances.
His Movies & TV Shows
Since his debut, Steve Buscemi has gone on to acquire an impressive filmography. On the big screens, the New York native has featured in movies such as Con Air, Fargo, Armageddon, The Big Lebowski, The Death of Stalin, Grown-Ups, Airheads, I Think I Love My Wife, 28 Days, The Impostors, Domestic Disturbance, The Wedding Singer and Ghost World. Ghost World is a 2001 indie drama which revolves around Enid and Rebecca, two high school outcasts, who are very good friends.
Their friendship is however tasted after Enid takes an interest in a lonely, record-collecting, middle-aged, man named Seymour. Ghost World featured the likes of Scarlett Johansson and Thora Birch while Buscemi portrayed the character of Seymour. His excellent performance fetched him the best actor award from several critics’ societies.
Steve Buscemi’s aged appearance has also come in handy on the small screens. The New York native has appeared in TV series such as Miracle Workers, Horace and Peter, The Sopranos, Miami Vice, The Simpsons, ER, 30 Rock, SpongeBob SquarePants, Mad About You, The Equalizer and Boardwalk Empire. Boardwalk Empire is an HBO crime drama set in the 1920s prohibition era.
In the series, Buscemi portrays the lead role of Nucky Thompson, a corrupt and power-drunk treasurer. Nucky holds sway over Atlantic City, New Jersey, and gets involved with the mafia, mobs as well as bootleggers. The series debuted in 2010 and ran until 2014. Buscemi’s excellent performance on the show earned him two SAG awards and one Golden Globe award for the best male actor in a TV series.
Does Steve Buscemi Have Brother?
Steve Buscemi was born into a family of six. His father’s name is John Buscemi while his mother’s name is Dorothy nee Wilson. The actor also has three brothers namely Jon, Kenneth, and Michael. Michael Buscemi is also an actor as well as a screenwriter. He has featured in several movies and TV series including Gotham, Blue Bloods, Nurse Jackie, River of Grass, Habit, Row Your Boat, Arrival Factory, Margarita Happy Hour, Happy Accidents, Being Flynn, Blended and The Girl Who Invented Kissing.
Steve and his brother, Michael, have worked together on several occasions. Both brothers have featured in some of Steve’s movies including Trees Lounge (1996) and Interview (2007). The two brothers also collaborated on Steve’s talk show, Park Bench. Park Bench is a web-based series that combines elements of sketch comedy, improv, music, and interviews. The series ran from 2014 to 2015 and won an Emmy award for outstanding short-form variety series.
How Tall is He?
Steve Buscemi is 5 feet 9 inches tall (1.75m) and his weight is given as 72kg or 158lbs. His hair color is light brown while his eye color is blue. Movie fans have always been perplexed about Steve Buscemi’s real age and this is as a result of two notable physical features namely, his wrinkled eyes and his misaligned teeth. The wrinkled eyes give him an aged appearance and have certainly come in handy for the creepy characters that he portrays. On the other hand, Buscemi’s misaligned teeth have become the stuff of legends. The actor has however refused to fix it as it is now his trademark feature.