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How is Mike Busey related to Gary Busey? Party host cameos Tiger King

Yasmine Leung November 18, 2021
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Tiger King season 2 features a cameo from Mike Busey, the Sausage Castle king, in episode 1. His surname sounds familiar: is he related to actor Gary Busey?

Tiger King season 2 has finally returned and with a host of new faces.

Kimberley Craft, Brian Rhyne and Ashley Webster are just some of the names, but fans who have already watched episode 1 would’ve noticed Mike Busey.

Although he’s not part of the official cast, viewers are intrigued by him and his Sausage Castle business after he is seen speaking with FBI informant James Garretson.

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Who is the Sausage Castle king?

Mike is a host and entertainer from New Orleans.

Born 19 December 1980 as Michael Andrew Ward, the 40-year-old is best known for his Sausage Castle empire, which was created in 2001.

In 2017, it was mysteriously burned down in a fire but ‘America’s wildest home’ reopened a year later.

A mansion for crazy sex parties, customers can rent out rooms to live out their fantasies and hang out with the famous Busey Beauties, who have partied with the likes of Post Malone, Cardi B and Wiz Khalifa.

He was raised in a religious household, but began his party lifestyle after getting kicked out of Florida Christian College.

“It’s one of the few places where I find some kind of sick, twisted contentment and inner joy and peace amid the ridiculousness of what I call my life,” he told Vice.

When he’s not hosting, the entertainer works on his Mike Busey Show podcast with comedian Miguel Colon.

Mike has a net worth of $250,000, according to Biography Tribune.

Is Mike Busey related to Gary Busey?

Some Tiger Fans have mistaken Mike as the son of the Oscar-nominated actor, but he’s actually Gary Busey’s nephew.

The podcast host doesn’t widely speak about it, though many reports about him include his famous link.

However, he did upload of a video of him hanging out with his uncle on Facebook in 2019.

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Yasmine is a third-year Anthropology and Media student at Goldsmiths University with a new obsession with League of Legends, despite being really bad. She's always on social media keeping on top of the latest news and trends and is HITC’s expert in Korean pop culture. She also loves music, TV and fashion - her favourite things to write about.