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Gailard Sartain

Highest Rated: 100% Songwriter (1984)

Lowest Rated: 3% Getting Even With Dad (1994)

Birthday: Sep 18, 1946

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

A hefty, beaming character player and comedian of TV and films with tousled hair and an often hearty manner, Gailard Sartain has played a wide range of roles but has been most typically cast as small-town country bumpkins. He began in entertainment operating a camera for a small Oklahoma TV station while pursuing graduate studies in fine arts at the University of Tulsa. Encouraged by friends, he auditioned to replace a fired radio interview host, successfully held the job for a time, and was noticed by a talent scout. The hit CBS comedy-variety series "Hee Haw" had recently been let go by the network in a corporate decision to eliminate lowbrow entertainment in favor of more prestigious fare. But syndication had the last laugh and Sartain chuckled along, joining the series in 1972 and staying for nearly 20 seasons of country music, neo-vaudeville shtick and wooden plank slaps in the rear amid the goings-on in Kornfield Kounty.

Highest rated movies




28% 66% Elizabethtown Charles Dean (Character) $26.8M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Round and Round Gailard Sartain (Character) - 2002
41% 66% The Replacements Pilachowski (Character) $44.7M 2000
89% 89% Pirates of Silicon Valley Ed Roberts (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 89% Existo Colette Watchuwill (Character) $12.2K 1999
No Score Yet 50% For Love or Mummy Oliver Fattius Hardy (Character) - 1999
20% 31% The Patriot Floyd Chisolm (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in Mind Charlie (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joe Torre: Curveballs Along the Way Don Zimmer (Character) - 1997
36% 76% The Spitfire Grill Sheriff Gary Walsh (Character) $12.6M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Open Season George Plunkett (Character) $5.2K 1995
3% 25% Getting Even With Dad Carl (Character) $18.1M 1994
11% 34% Speechless Kratz (Character) $19.6M 1994
33% 41% Equinox Dandridge (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cooperstown Georgia State Trooper (Character) - 1993
22% 28% The Real McCoy Gary Buckner (Character) $6.3M 1993
11% 21% Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot Munroe (Character) $26.6M 1992
65% 54% Guilty by Suspicion Chairman Wood (Character) $8.4M 1991
74% 91% Fried Green Tomatoes Ed Couch (Character) $81.2M 1991
13% 48% Ernest Goes to Jail Chuck (Character) $25M 1990
73% 48% Blaze LaGrange (Character) $19M 1989
36% 42% Ernest Saves Christmas Chuck (Storage Agent) (Character) $28.1M 1988
84% 90% Mississippi Burning Sheriff Ray Stuckey (Character) $33.7M 1988
50% 83% Made in Heaven Sam Morrell (Character) $4.6M 1987
62% 51% Ernest Goes to Camp Jake (Character) $23.4M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Leader of the Band Elmo De Lavallard (Character) - 1987
100% 44% Songwriter Mulreaux (Character) - 1984
94% 72% Choose Me Mueller (Character) - 1984
63% 82% The Outsiders Jerry (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 29% Hard Country Johnny Bob (Character) - 1981
14% 70% The Hollywood Knights Bimbeau (Character) - 1980
14% 56% Roadie B.B. Muldoon (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smokey and the Good Time Outlaws Arthur Leddy (Character) - 1978


No Score Yet 71% King of the Hill Case Manager (Guest Voice) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hey Vern, It's Ernest! Chuck (Character) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dukes of Hazzard A.C. Tate Jr. (Guest Star) 1983


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