Jake Busey

Busey in 2011, photo by DFree/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: William Jacob Busey

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 15, 1971

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, Irish, German, French

Jake Busey is an American actor, musician, and film producer. He is also credited as Jacob Busey.

He is the son of actor Judy, a photographer, and actor Gary Busey (William Gary Busey). His half-brother is actor Luke Busey. He has a daughter with his partner April Hutchinson.

Jake’s paternal grandfather was Delmar/Delmer Lloyd Busey (the son of William L. Busey and Mary Ellen/Ella O’Donnell). Delmar was born in Oklahoma. William was the son of James K. Polk Busey and Ida Louisa Proctor. Mary Ellen/Ella was the daughter of Robert Joseph O’Donnell and Hilda Jane Ketchum.

Jake’s paternal grandmother was Sadie Virginia Arnett (the daughter of Calvin Leroy Arnett and Mattie Eula Billingsley). Sadie was born in Louisiana. Calvin was the son of David William Arnett and Eudora Caroline Kavanaugh. Mattie was the daughter of Locke Kemp/Kent Billingsley and Zenobia Scott.

Jake’s maternal grandfather was Homer Leo Helkenberg (the son of John Frederick Helkenberg and Lizzie/Elizabeth Emaline/Emeline Ready). Homer was born in Oklahoma. John was the son of William Frederick Helkenberg, who was German, and of Margaret Ann Groom. Lizzie was the daughter of Thomas Vickers/Victor Ready and Nancy Emaline/Emeline Barnes.

Jake’s maternal grandmother was Rosalia Simpson (the daughter of H. Clay/Clyde Simpson and Eva Bell Fremole/Freemole). Rosalia was born in Kansas. H. Clay was the son of Nathan Lipscomb Simpson and Mariah/Maria A. Meeker. Eva was the daughter of Matthew Freemole/Fremole and Rosalia Jones.

Sources: Genealogy of Jake Busey – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Jake’s paternal great-grandmother, Mattie Eula Billingsley (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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