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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 18 September 1946Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Graduated from the University of Tulsa with a BFA. A successful illustrator, Sartain's artistic credits range from record cover designs such as Leon Russell's "Will O' the Wisp" to illustrations for nationally published magazines. Sartain created and hosted Tulsa's first late night off-the-wall comedy program, "Dr. Mazeppa Pompazoidi's Uncanny Film Festival and Camp Meeting". Guest stars included Gary Busey and 'Jim "Buck" Millaway'. Following "Dr. Mazeppa Pompazoidi's Uncanny Film Festival and Camp Meeting", Sartain has maintained a successful acting career in television and motion pictures.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: MJS

Spouse (1)

Mary Jo Regier (? - ?)

Trade Mark (1)

Often cast in 'Alan Rudolph' (I) films.

Trivia (6)

Gary Busey got his start on the Gailard Sartain show in Oklahoma.
A memorable character that he played on KOTV in Tulsa, OK was Dr. Mazeppa Pompazoidi, who hosted a late night weekend film festival of old movies. Mazeppa dressed as a wizard, wearing a dark blue robe and pointed wizard's cap. The local late-night program featured B-movies, with Jim Millaway (who also wrote for country legend Hank Thompson) Sartain and Gary Busey writing and performing skits between the movie segments. Featuring characters such as Yahoudi Menu (a nameplay on the famous violin afficianado, played by Armin Sebran) and a featured Gary Busey character, Teddy Jack Eddie.....with the third member of the troupe, Jim Millaway, playing "Sherman Oaks" and "Dr Menlo Park"....wearing a receding-hairlined half-mask, the Mazeppa Pompazoidi's Uncanny Film Festival and Camp Meeting met Saturday nights at 10:30pm after the local late news (Gailard was a cameraman for the news show). There were other incidental characters, played by his then girlfriend (??) such as "Little Dar-Leen" and "Judy Judy". Local personalities instantly gained even more local fame when appearing on his program, some like the rock band "Bread". He even had local late-night competition, "Fantastic Theatre". Somewhat of a cult following started from his talented improvisational skills and there began the career of G. Ailard S. Artain.......
An accomplished artist.
Was considered for the role of Otis in Superman (1978).
Went to High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma with author S.E. Hinton who wrote The Outsiders, he had a part in the movie.
Bears a striking resemblance to Jonathan Winters.

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