Steve Buscemi’s Net Worth

Steve Buscemi's Net Worth

Steve Buscemi is one of the most interesting actors out there if you ask me. You might know him from his roles kin popular films including “Reservoir Dogs,” “Con Air,” and “Big Fish.” Or if you’re more of a small screen person, then perhaps you’re most familiar with his role on “Boardwalk Empire.” On the other hand, if you like animation then you might name his voice acting work on films like “Monsters Inc.” But, I have to be honest, it’s his personal life that captures my own attention. And, of course, if you’re interested in celebrity money then you can’t help but ask about Steve Buscemi’s net worth.

Who Is Steve Buscemi?

According to his IMDB profile, Steve Buscemi was born in Brooklyn in December 1957. His mother, Dorothy, worked as a waitress. His father, John, worked in the city’s sanitation department. He has a brother named Michael who is a few years younger than him and who also works as an actor. Wikipedia says that he has two other brothers as well. Buscemi became interested in acting by the time he was in high school, performing in the drama group there. Therefore, he headed to New York City right after graduation in order to study acting under John Strasberg.

Steve Buscemi Live Performances

Initially, he began working in theatre. His live performances have included a variety of different roles. Additionally, he frequently performed stand-up comedy. This can be such a great way to develop your skills in acting. It builds your wit, resilience and character.

Steve Buscemi in Film and TV

By 1985, Buscemi began to get small screen parts as well. IMDB lists two performances that year. However, it was the following year when he had his first huge role. He played Nick, a character with AIDS, in “Parting Glances.” That was no small role in to play in the mid-1980s, and he played it well. And Buscemi hasn’t stopped ever since. Take a look at IMDB and you’ll see that there’s not a single year missing from 1985 until now. He’s played roles both big and small, in films and TV, along with animation voice work. Most years he has quite a few credits to his name.

Steve Buscemi’s Important Films

We won’t list everything that the well-known actor has been in. Having worked with Jim Jarmusch, Martin Scorsese, the Coen Brothers, Jerry Bruckheimer, and Quentin Tarantino (among others), Buscemi has been a part of a number of important films. Moreover, he’s well-recognized as a high-quality actor among these well-known names. Steve Buscemi’s net worth is directly tied both to his prolific acting work and the quality of that work.

In a fabulous in-depth article about the actor’s life, GQ mentions that he’s played such a huge variety of character types in major movies. The article lists his roles in:

  • “Airheads”
  • “Fargo”
  • “Ghost World”
  • “In The Soup”
  • “Living in Oblivion”
  • “Mr. Deeds.”
  • “Reservoir Dogs”
  • “The Big Lebowski”

Other major Steve Buscemi films we want to highlight include  “Armagedoon,””Big Fish,” “Coffee and Cigarettes,” “Con Air,” “Kiss Daddy Goodnight, “Rising Sun,” and “Pulp Fiction.”

Steve Buscemi’s Key TV Roles

In addition to all of his roles on the big screen, Steve Buscemi’s net worth comes from his small screen work as well. Some of this best known TV roles include performances in:

  • “Miracle Workers”
  • “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
  • “Portlandia”
  • “Horace and Pete”
  • “Boardwalk Empire”
  • “30 Rock”
  • “The Sopranos”
  • “Lonesome Dove”

Additionally, he’s been in one or two episodes of other well-known television shows. For example, he was on “Miami Vice” and “L.A. Law.”

Steve Buscemi’s Personal Life

As aforementioned, I’m personally interested in his personal life. As we’ve seen, he began acting prolifically in 1985.

Steve Buscemi: Firefighter

However, did you know that for the four years before that he worked as a New York firefighter? According to TIME, his father told all of the sons that they should take a civil service test as soon as they turned 18. He choose FDNY. He took a leave of absence in 1985 because his acting career was taking off. However, hhe always figured he’d return.

Although he didn’t have to go back since his acting was going well, he did eventually return for a time. Specifically, he was called to volunteer as soon as 9/11 happened. And although it’s been 20 years since that time, he has not forgotten what happened on that day. He was there for one week but the ramifications kicked in immediately. He was glad that he’d already started therapy.

Steve Buscemi: Marriage

He might Jo Andres when he was still a working firefighter. They married in 1987. And they stayed married in love until her death from cancer just a few short years ago. While rumor has it that he’s now happily dating a much younger woman, the loss of his wife was one of the hardest times of his life. GQ shares that the hardest part was the years of watching his wife go through pain before she died.

He credits her with helping him through so many different things in life. Apparently,he’s very much in his head. This, combined with PTSD from firefighting as well as other incidents (a stabbing, car accidents), has led him to cope with a lot of anxiety. His wife helped him learn to calm down and trust his own intuition. In the end, he says, she set an astounding example for being present while dying. Today, he tries to learn to live without her. He paints, he putters, he considers taking a creative writing class then thinks it might be too intimidating.

Steve Buscemi’s Net Worth

Although his personal life is what interests me the most, he’s obviously best known for all of his acting. And a lot of people wonder, what is Steve Buscemi’s net worth? Interestingly, there was a point where it might have gone a different way and been less than what it’s turned out to be. According to GQ, Buscemi really thought he was done with acting and would just direct. Then he got the role on “Boardwalk Empire.” Considering he won a Best Actor Golden Globe for that, it’s certainly contributed to Steve Buscemi’s net worth overall.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, he earned $75,000 per episode for that show alone. They place Steve Buscemi’s net worth at about $35 million. Wealthy Gorilla and The Richest give the same number. Therefore, we can say with decent certainty that his current net worth is $35 million.

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