Jake Busey net worth: Jake Busey is an American actor, musician and film producer who has a net worth of $500 thousand. Jake Busey gained his net worth by appearing in films like Starship Troopers,Tomcats and Identity. Jake, the son of notorious actor Gary Busey, was born in California but grew up in Malibu spending his childhood on film sets and touring with bands in which his father played. Even though he made his film debut at the age of five in Straight Time (1978), along with his father and Dustin Hoffman, Busey did not take acting seriously as a profession at the time. It was when he start taking drama classes "on a whim" while attending Santa Barbara College that he began favoring the idea of becoming an actor himself. But it took him three years to finally make his career breakthrough in the early 90′s. After his slow kick off, Busey worked steadily over the decade, making minor appearances in high profile studio movies, like I'll Do Anything (1994) and Twister (1996), as well as playing more substantial parts in smaller films, such as S.F.W. (1994) and Tail Lights Fade (1999). Meanwhile, he made a name for himself in the science-fiction cult classic Starship Troopers (1997), where he starred as a cocky soldier, Ace Levy. Busey has since appeared in high-profile productions such as Enemy of the State (1998), Tomcats (2001) and television series such as CSI: Miami (CBS, 2002-2012), The Closer (TNT, 2005-2012) and The Mentalist (CBS, 2008-). As for his off-screen time, Busey spends it playing drums and singing in the Los Angeles-based band, Sons of the Lawless. Also, he is a licensed helicopter pilot.