Gary Busey – ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 21 Contestant

Gary Busey

Gary Busey is an Academy Award-nominated actor who has become a household name for his behavior, which some deem as odd. Many wonder about Busey and why he is the way he is, though many talk about his good heart rather than his strange quirks. On December 4, 1988, Busey was severely injured in a motorcycle accident as he was not wearing a helmet. Sadly, his skull was fractured and doctors feared that he had suffered permanent brain damage as a result. In addition to his injuries and his acting skills, Busey is also known for his famous son, actor Jake Busey, who has appeared in movies including The Frighteners, Starship Troopers, Enemy of the State and many other projects. Another thing that Busey is know for are his epic quotes. Check out some of his best quotes below:

"If you take shortcuts, you get cut short."

"I don't know where I come from but I'm here now so deal with it."

"Fear is the dark room where the Devil develops his negatives."

"You know what 'FAILING' stands for? It stands for 'Finding An Important Lesson, Inviting Needed Growth.'"

Currently, Gary Busey is participating as a season 21 contestant on Dancing With the Stars opposite pro partner Anna Trebunskaya. For more information on Busey, click through our gallery of his best photos. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)