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Who Do You Think You Are?: How Well Do You Know Steve Buscemi?

March 22, 2011 02:00 PM by Shayla Perry

NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? is finally returning with an all  new episode this Friday (March 25). This week, Steve Buscemi will be featured. How well do you know the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor? Test your “Steve smarts” here!

How well do you know Steve Buscemi?

Test your knowledge of the Boardwalk Empire actor here, then read below to see how you did!

1. Steve Buscemi was born in New Jersey.   True     False

2. At age 3, the actor was involved in a horrible bus accident.   True   False

3. In high school, Steve Buscemi wanted to be a clown.   True   False

4. He played soccer and wrestled at the Varsity level.   True   False

5. Buscemi was encouraged to move to Hollywood by his father.   True   False

6. Steve Buscemi once worked as a stand-up comedian.   True   False

7. Before working as an actor full-time, Buscemi served as a firefighter in New York City.       True   False

8. Steve Buscemi got his first film role in 1989.   True   False

9. Buscemi was nominated for an Emmy for his role on the HBO series, The Sopranos.   True   False

10. In addition to Fargo, Steve Buscemi has appeared in 4 other Coen Brothers films.   True   False



Steve Buscemi was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised Roman Catholic along with his three brothers.

At the age of 4, Buscemi was hit by a bus and fractured his skull.

In high school, Buscemi wanted to be a ventriloquist, played on the soccer team and wrestled.

Steve’s father encouraged him to use the remaining money from the bus accident settlement to move to Hollywood.

In 1977, Buscemi studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute, then moved to Alphabet City, got a job moving furniture, and did a few stand-up gigs.

Steve Buscemi became a New York City Fireman for Little Italy’s Company 55. After the events of 9/11, Buscemi returned to the firehouse, which had lost 5 men, and volunteered to work 10-hour shifts for a week.

Buscemi’s first film roles were booked in 1985, but it wasn’t until he played Mr. Pink in Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs in 1992, that the actor gained notoriety.

In 2004, Steve joined the cast of HBO’s Sopranos and was nominated for an Emmy for his role as Tony’s Soprano’s cousin.

As of last year, Buscemi has appeared in six Cohen Brothers films — more than any other actor. His character has died in three of those films — Miller’s Crossing, Fargo, and The Big Lebowski.

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