Gailard Sartain

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Birth Name: Gailard Sartain
Born: 09/18/1946
Birth Place: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Sartain served as a regular on other series as well (i.e., "Cher" CBS 1975-76; "Shields and Yarnell" CBS 1978), but none of them lasted very long. He was also ancillary on a number of comedy specials, in support of comics including Robert Klein and Steve Landesberg. TV-movies like "Cooperstown" (TNT, 1993) came later, but Sartain had by then parlayed his vigorous, playful presence into a sizable career in features. He debuted in "The Buddy Holly Story" (1978) as the Big Bopper, one of the rock musicians killed in the plane crash along with Holly, and even sang a rendition of "Chantilly Lace". "Roadie" (1980) marked a first collaboration with quirky auteur Alan Rudolph, and Sartain has since ... Continue Bio >>

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