• Born June 30, 1990 in New York City, USA
• Son of actor, producer, and director Steve Buscemi
• Developed interest in rock and alternative music as a child
• Plays piano, guitar, and bass as a multi-instrumentalist
• Acting career began at 6 years old; involved in soundtracks and sound departments of Hollywood productions
• Formed band Fiasco in 2004; released albums and toured US
• Has an estimated net worth of over $5 million
• Currently, his activities and whereabouts are unknown
Lucian Buscemi is an American musician and actor, born on 30 June 1990 in New York City, USA. He’s known for being the son of actor, producer and director Steve Buscemi.
Lucian is the only child resulting from the marriage between Steve Buscemi and Jo Andres.
Details about Lucian’s educational background are unknown. However, it has been disclosed he spent his childhood in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Despite his parents’ movie-oriented professions, Lucian developed a deep interest in rock and alternative music instead. Influenced by his father, Lucian came to love and grew up listening to the ‘70s legendary punk bands The Ramones and The Clash. He also counts Korn, Blink-182 and Green Day as his influences.
Inspired by various music genres, Lucian Buscemi started learning to play various instruments at an early age. Nowadays he’s considered a multi-instrumentalist, as he plays the piano, guitar and bass.
Hollywood – Actor & Musician
Lucian Buscemi’s career as an actor started very early in life, when he was only six years old, as he was cast in a minor role in the movie “Trees Lounge”. Premiered in 1996 and written and directed by Lucian’s father Steve Buscemi, this film centers around a mechanic named Tommy, who lets life pass by while he makes excuses not to leave his alcoholic ways.
In 2007 Lucian was involved i the soundtrack of “Interview”, with his band Fiasco’s song “0157: H7 (Spy Song)”.
The movie starring and directed by his father Steve, is a remake of “The Departed” and although its script received mixed critiques, it was also well reviewed by experts due to its execution.
In 2011 Lucian collaborated in the original soundtrack (OST) of the movie “4:44 Last Day on Earth”. The film – which received mixed reviews – is a SCI-FI drama directed by Abel Ferreira, and is centered in the story of two lovers spending the end of the world together in New York.
Also in 2011, Lucian worked in the sound department of the movie “Sal”, which is based on the real story of the actor/musician Sal Mineo.
Music Career – Fiasco
Along with Jonathan Edelstein and Julian Bennett Holmes, Lucian Buscemi – who was 16 years old at the time – formed the band Fiasco. Fiasco’s sound didn’t fit in only one genre, as the members of the band were inspired by many bands such as Bad Brains, Don Caballero and Lightning Bolt.
Often defined as a mix of math rock and hardcore punk, Lucian told Gothamist that the band members were musically inspired by their personal experiences and preferences: ‘We basically all got into hardcore punk via word of mouth and the internet, and then we wanted to play that style of music.’ As such, he considers the creation of Fiasco wasn’t determined by their environment or social background: ‘Kids getting into that style of music could happen anywhere.’
Despite starting as a cover band, this didn’t deter the members from experimenting with their sound, slowly improving and developing a more unique style: ‘It got noisier and more complex I guess. We started to play in odd time signatures, and the riffs we started writing became harder to play.’ Regardless of the changes the band went through, Fiasco still preserved their punk influences throughout its career.
After signing with the independent company Impose Records, in 2007 Fiasco released their first album – “God Loves Fiasco” – which contained 23 tracks and gained the band recognition in the local music scene of Brooklyn. After that they released various albums such as “Native Canadians” in 2008, “Fabolous Bozo FP” in 2009, and the single “Sinus Rhythm Breakdown” in 2012. These works were highly acclaimed by the public, leading the band to be showcased by not only rock music-especialized magazines, but by several mainstream media platforms.
Fiasco also toured the US several times but entered an indefinite hiatus in 2012, although apparently while in production of the single “Sinus Rhythm Breakdown”.
Its members concentrated on their personal projects – Buscemi has done more acting, in movies such as in “Interview”, “Tree Lounges” and “The Sopranos”, and has also been involved in the soundtracks of several Hollywood productions.
It’s unknown exactly what Lucian Buscemi is doing nowadays.
Lucian Buscemi maintains his romantic life in private. Due to this there’s no information about his partners or marital status, but he’s presumed to be single, and doesn’t have children.
Father – Steve Buscemi
Lucian’s father is Steve Buscemi, the highly acclaimed American actor, writer and director who has appeared in movies such as “Reservoir Dogs” and “Desperado”.
Steven Vicent Buscemi was born in New York, the son of John and Dorothy Buscemi of Italian and Irish descent. Along with his parents and three brothers, Steve moved from Brooklyn to Nassau County. Steve matriculated from Valley Stream Central High School in 1975, then enrolled into Nassau Community College, though he later transferred to the Manhattan-based Lee Strasberg Institute.
Although Steve was always interested in acting, his first job was as a firefighter. He worked in New York from 1980 to 1984, when he moved to Los Angeles and made his Hollywood debut in the No Wave Cinema’s movie “The Way It Is”. After that he was cast in various minor roles in productions such as “Parting Glances” and “Miami Vice”.
In 1989 he appeared in the movie “Mystery Train”, for which he was nominated as the Best Supporting Male at the Spirit Awards of that year.
His outstanding performance in said movie helped him to gain a spot in the cast of the movie “Millers Crossing” in 1990.
In 1992 Steve Buscemi finally obtained his first starring role, as Adolpho Rollo in the movie “In The Soup”. The same year he would be cast as Mr. Pink in “Reservoir Dogs”, one of his most memorable roles to date, and for which Buscemi won the category of Best Supporting Male at the Spirit Awards.
In 1996 Buscemi acted in the movie “Fargo” as the protagonist Carl Showalter. This role was positively received by experts, and was followed by other character roles in productions such as “Con Air” in 1997, the 1998 film “The Big Lebowski”, and “Ghost World” of 2001. For the latter he won the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards category for Best Supporting Actor.
During these years, Buscemi also debuted as a voice actor, giving his voice to various memorable characters of animated movies “Monsters, Inc.” and its prequel, “Home On The Range” of 2004, and the 2006’s “Monster House”.
Other important roles of Buscemi’s career have been as Tony Blundetto in the classic “The Sopranos” of 2004, and as Enoch Thompson in the series “Boardwalk Empire”, a role for which he won the Best Actor category at the Golden Globe Awards in 2010.
In 1992 Steve Buscemi made his debut as a director, with the short film “What Happened to Pete”, which was followed by “Trees Lounge” in 1996. In the 2000s he also directed “Animal Factory”, “Lonesome Jim” and “Interview”.
Happy Birthday to the living legend, Mr. Steve Buscemi.
Buscemi’s career as a series director has also been successful, having worked on the web show “Love”, and TV series “The Sopranos” and “30 Rock”.
Mother – Jo Andres
Although less prominent than her husband, Lucian’s mother Jo Andres was a talented film-maker, dancer and artist. Her artistic works were featured in several galleries in New York, while she also worked and collaborated with Wooster Group, Rockefeller Study Center and Yaddo. Her most acclaimed work was the movie “Black Kites” of 1996, which was screened in several renowned international film festivals.
Andres also directed the short film “Liquid Tara” in 2012, and Diana Krall’s music video for the song “When The Curtain Comes Down”.
Buscemi & Andres’ Story
Steve Buscemi and Jo Andres met in 1983, and started dating immediately. In 1987 they married, and managed to maintain a happy family life for decades, despite their busy careers.
Unfortunately, Jo Andres died in January 2019 after battling ovarian cancer for several years. Regarding his loss, in 2020 Buscemi told GQ Magazine: ‘If I should happen to go not suddenly, I hope I could be as present as Jo was. She led the way. She was surrounded by friends and family.’
Lucian Buscemi has an estimated net worth of over $5 million, which is largely the result of his career as a musician.
Lucian Buscemi is a man of white ethnicity. He has brownish-blonde hair and green eyes. He’s 5feet 8ins (1.72m) tall, but his weight is unknown.
Other Interesting Facts
All of Fiasco’s band members were multi-instrumentalists.
Lucian doesn’t have any public social media accounts.
One of Buscemi’s favorite concert venues in New York was Silent Barn.
Although his band Fiasco often cited big name musicians as their influences, Lucian told Impose Magazine otherwise: ‘We also have influences that suck but you just don’t hear them’.