Steve Buscemi Net Worth

How much is Steve Buscemi Worth?

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Steve Buscemi Net Worth:
$35 Million

Steve Buscemi's Salary

$75 Thousand Per Episode

Steve Buscemi net worth: Steve Buscemi is a well known American actor, writer, director, producer, and former firefighter who has a net worth of $35 million. Buscemi is perhaps best known for his supporting roles in the Coen brothers films Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink, The Hudsucker Proxy, Fargo, and The Big Lebowski, as well as his roles in the Quentin Tarantino films Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction.

Early Life: Steven Vincent Buscemi was born on December 13, 1957, in Brooklyn, New York to John, a sanitation worker and Korean War veteran, and Dorothy, a hostess at a Howard Johnson's restaurant. His father was of Sicilian descent while his mother was of Irish, English, and Dutch ancestry. He has three brothers: Jon, Ken, and Michael. Buscemi was raised Catholic. During his childhood, his family moved to Valley Stream in Nassau County, New York. Steve was on the wrestling team and in the drama club at Valley Stream Central High School. He graduated in 1975.

Buscemi briefly attended Nassau Community before moving to New York City to study at the Lee Strasberg Institute.  In 1976, Buscemi took a civil service test and became a New York City firefighter in 1980. He was a member of FDNY's Engine CO. 55 in Little Italy for four. years.

Career:  Steve Buscemi made his acting debut in the 1985 film The Way It Is. His other early films include 1986's Parting Glances, 1988's Slaves of New York, and 1990's Tales from the Darkside. In 1990 Buscemi had additional crime roles. He played the henchman of Laurence Fishburne named Test Tube in Abel Ferrara's King of New York. He also played Mink in the Coen Brothers' Miller's Crossing. He had to audition twice for this role, and it was the first of five of the Coen Brothers' films in which Buscemi performed.

In 1991, he played the bellboy, Chet, in the Coen Brothers film Barton Fink. His first lead role was as Adolpho Rollo in 1992's In the Soup.  He gained wider attention as Mr. Pink in Quentin Tarantino's 1992 film Reservoir Dogs. He also appeared in Tarantino's next film, Pulp Fiction, in which he acts as a waiter at the 1950s-themed restaurant patronized by Mia Wallace and Vincent Vega. Buscemi's other most notable character roles include Carl Showalter in Fargo, Garland Greene in Con Air, Donny in The Big Lebowski, Rockhound in Armageddon, Seymour in Ghost World (for which he won several awards), Randall Boggs in Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University, Romero in Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, Norther Winslow in Big Fish, Mr. Wesley in Home on the Range, Mr. Horace Nebbercracker in Monster House, Templeton the Rat in Charlotte's Web and Wayne the Werewolf in Hotel Transylvania, Hotel Transylvania 2 and Hotel Transylvania 3.

In 2004 Buscemi joined the cast of The Sopranos as Tony Soprano's cousin and childhood friend, Tony Blundetto, a role that earned him an Emmy Award nomination. Buscemi starred in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, as Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, a corrupt Atlantic City politician who rules the town during the Prohibition era. He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama for the role. In 2011 he hosted NBC's Saturday Night Live.

Buscemi often plays characters who are neurotic and paranoid. He has frequently appeared in Adam Sandler films, such as Airheads, Billy Madison, The Wedding Singer, Big Daddy, Mr. Deeds, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2, and The Cobbler. He has also worked regularly with Tim Burton, Quentin Tarantino, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Jim Jarmusch, Robert Rodriguez, and Michael Bay.

In addition to acting in feature films, Buscemi also directed the Netflix Web Series Love,  episodes of Homicide: Life on the Street; four episodes of The Sopranos, including one of the most critically acclaimed episodes: "Pine Barrens;" as well as two episodes of HBO's prison-drama series Oz, entitled "U.S. Male" and "Cuts Like a Knife." He has also directed two episodes of 30 Rock, and six episodes of Showtime's Nurse Jackie.

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Personal Life: Buscemi married Jo Andres in 1987; they were married until her death in early January 2019. They had one son.

He was born on Friday the 13th.

Buscemi's crooked smile has helped him portray lowlifes, criminals, and losers throughout his career. Dentists have offered to fix the actor's teeth, but he always turns them down, as his sinister smile is part of his brand.

In April 2001, Buscemi was in Wilmington, North Carolina, shooting the film Domestic Disturbance. He was stabbed multiple times after intervening in a bar fight between Vince Vaughn, Scott Rosenberg, and two local men, and was released from hospital after treatment.

After September 11, 2001, Buscemi returned to Engine Co. 55 and worked 12-hour shifts alongside other firefighters to sift through the rubble of the World Trade Center for several days. In 2003, at a union rally, he gave a speech supporting higher wages for firefighters. In 2014 he was appointed an Honorary Battalion Chief of the FDNY.

Buscemi grew up pronouncing his name as boo-SEM-ee. In Sicily, where his ancestors are from, it is pronounced as boo-SHEM-ee. He once remarked, "I had to go to Sicily to find out I pronounce my name wrong."

In the middle of 2011, he joined rallies against the threat of the closing of eight Brooklyn firehouses during the administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, saying "Closing [these firehouses] is no way to protect New York."

Salary Highlights: Steve Buscemi's salary is $75,000 per episode of Boardwalk Empire.

Real Estate: In 2009, Steve Buscemi listed his three-bedroom, three-bathroom home in Los Angeles above the Sunset Strip for $6.25 million. Most of the rooms in the home look over the pool and a grassy lawn with an unobstructed view of Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean. Buscemi renovated and expanded the house while he owned it.

Buscemi also owns a brownstone on 5th Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Steve Buscemi Net Worth

Steve Buscemi

Net Worth:$35 Million
Salary:$75 Thousand Per Episode
Date of Birth:Dec 13, 1957 (62 years old)
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Profession:Actor, Film Producer, Television Director, Film director, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Firefighter
Nationality:United States of America
Last Updated:2020
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