Saturday, September 4, 2010

Vintage Celebrity Saturday

He's dabbled in a bit of every movie genre, he's a little strange looking & doesn't get the credit he deserves. Can you guess who he is?

  • Was born December 13, 1957 in Brooklyn, NY.
  • Has been married since 1987 & has 1 child.
  • Was a New York City Fireman from 1980 to 1984, with Engine Company #55 in the Little Italy section of NY.
  • After high school graduation, he attended Nassau Community College and then moved to Manhattan to study acting at the famed Lee Strasberg Institute.
  • Stabbed in the throat, head and arm during a barroom brawl at the Firebelly Lounge in Wilmington, North Carolina. The brawl also involved Vince Vaughn, who was arrested for brutalizing one of his attackers. He suffered a deep cut to the face and now has a noticeable scar on his cheek. Heavy make-up is used to hide it in movies. [12 April 2001]
  • Showed up at his old firehouse the day after the World Trade Center tragedy in New York to volunteer. Worked twelve hour shifts for a week after the terrorist act, digging through rubble with his old comrades looking for missing firefighters... anonymously.
  • He went through a variety of interesting jobs before hitting it big as a character actor. He worked as a bartender, drove an ice-cream truck, attempted stand-up comedy, and (that which he is most proud of) was a firefighter (he continues to be a volunteer fire-fighter)
  • He bombed so bad as a comic one night another comic took his place, Paul Reiser. Years later he and Reiser did an episode of "Mad About You" (1992) poking fun at the incident.
  • Frequently is typecast as sleazy or crazed characters, with his roles as Tommy in Trees Lounge (1996) and Seymour in Ghost World (2001) being the closest he has come to being the romantic lead.
  • Auditioned for the part of George Costanza on "Seinfeld" (1990).
  • His character in Reservoir Dogs (1992) refuses to tip waitresses. He later made a cameo as a waiter in Pulp Fiction (1994).
Any idea who it may be? He hasn't changed much, the only thing that's slightly different is he has more wrinkles & shorter hair...it's

Steve Buscemi


  1. Whoo, I'm loving that you've been posting people I can actually recognize from pictures!! It's his eyes-I don't know, they strike me as a little crazy :) So...I guess I don't see how he could do *anything* anonymously, but it's awesome that he volunteered!!

  2. This guy is awesome! He is incredibly talented and definitly doesn't get the credit he deserves.


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