Steve Buscemi (born December 12, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York) is a popular American actor, who is also a former New York City firefighter. His first lead role was opposite Richard Ganoug in Parting Glances. He is an associate member of the experimental theater company The Wooster Group.
The characters that Steve Buscemi chooses to play are generally neurotic and paranoid. Quentin Tarantino uses Buscemi (sometimes uncredited) in nearly all his movies.