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Gary Basaraba (born March 16, 1959) is a Canadian actor best known for playing American police officers. He appeared as Sergeant Richard Santoro on Steven Bochco's Brooklyn South and Officer Ray Heckler on Boomtown.

According to the DVD commentary for the first season of the police drama Boomtown, he did most of his driving stunts in the series and he made sure he accurately portrayed police procedures.

Basaraba played Heywood Broun, one of the greatest American journalists of the 20th Century, in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle in 1994. He played Sheriff Grady Kilgore in Fried Green Tomatoes. He also played Saint Andrew in The Last Temptation of Christ, and had a role in Sweet Dreams.

Basaraba played Homer Zuckerman in the remake of Charlotte's Web. Basaraba also portrayed the father, Jack Grainger, in One Magic Christmas, opposite Mary Steenburgen. Since 2007, he has appeared in the Canadian television series Mixed Blessings.

Basaraba has also made three appearances in the Law & Order franchise, as a bartender in the original series titled "Point of View", as a corrections officer in the Law and Order episode "The Brotherhood" in 2004 and in the fifth season of SVU.

It has been announced that Basaraba will be the voice of Hefty Smurf in the live-action/CG family film The Smurfs.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gary Basaraba (born March 16, 1959) is a Canadian actor best known for playing American police officers. He appeared as Sergeant Richard Santoro on Steven Bochco's Brooklyn South and Officer Ray Heckler on Boomtown.

According to the DVD commentary for the first season of the police drama Boomtown, he did most of his driving stunts in the series and he made sure he accurately portrayed police procedures.

Basaraba played Heywood Broun, one of the greatest American journalists of the 20th Century, in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle in 1994. He played Sheriff Grady Kilgore in Fried Green Tomatoes. He also played Saint Andrew in The Last Temptation of Christ, and had a role in Sweet Dreams.

Basaraba played Homer Zuckerman in the remake of Charlotte's Web. Basaraba also portrayed the father, Jack Grainger, in One Magic Christmas, opposite Mary Steenburgen. Since 2007, he has appeared in the Canadian television series Mixed Blessings.

Basaraba has also made three appearances in the Law & Order franchise, as a bartender in the original series titled "Point of View", as a corrections officer in the Law and Order episode "The Brotherhood" in 2004 and in the fifth season of SVU.

It has been announced that Basaraba will be the voice of Hefty Smurf in the live-action/CG family film The Smurfs.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 59

Birthday 1959-03-16

Place of Birth Edmonton - Alberta - Canada

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 The Irishman as Frank 'Fitz' Fitzsimmons
2018 Little Italy as Vince
2018 American Animals as Warren Lipka Senior
2017 Suburbicon as Uncle Mitch
2016 Dallas, Sunday Morning as Jack Ruby
2014 Forever (1 episode) as Norman Sontag
2014 The Leftovers (1 episode) as Neil
2013 The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow as Hefty Smurf (voice)
2013 The Smurfs 2 as Hefty Smurf (voice)
2012 Partners (13 episodes)
2012 Hornet's Nest as Seth
2011 The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol as Hefty (Voice)
2011 Person of Interest (1 episode) as Stu Sommers
2011 The Smurfs as Hefty Smurf (voice)
2010 Blue Bloods (1 episode) as Jimmy Burke
2009 The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 as Jerry Pollard, motorman
2009 Castle (2 episodes) as Ralph Carbone
2008 The Mentalist (1 episode) as Stephen Hannigan
2007 Mad Men (26 episodes) as Herb Rennet
2006 Charlotte's Web as Homer Zuckerman
2006 Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise as Norman Shaw
2006 Numb3rs (1 episode)
2005 Criminal Minds (1 episode) as James Odenkirk
2005 Everybody Hates Chris (2 episodes)
2005 Close to Home (1 episode)
2003 Cold Case (2 episodes)
2003 Las Vegas (1 episode)
2003 Nip/Tuck (1 episode)
2002 Boomtown (21 episodes)
2002 Everwood (1 episode)
2002 K-9: P.I. as Pete Timmons
2002 Unfaithful as Detective Mirojnick
2002 Recipe for Murder
2002 Guilty Hearts as Matt Moran
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (1 episode)
1999 Third Watch (1 episode)
1999 Family Law (1 episode)
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1 episode)
1999 Judging Amy (3 episodes)
1999 Holy Joe as Ernie Blevins
1997 Brooklyn South (22 episodes)
1997 What Happened to Bobby Earl?
1996 Early Edition (1 episode)
1995 A Horse for Danny as Solly
1995 The Outer Limits (1 episode)
1994 The War as Dodge
1994 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle as Heywood Broun
1993 For Their Own Good as Roy Wheeler
1993 Homicide: Life on the Street (1 episode)
1992 Afterburn as Bill Decker
1991 Fried Green Tomatoes as Grady Kilgore
1991 Manhunt in the Dakotas as Leland Winters
1990 Law & Order (2 episodes)
1989 Little Sweetheart as Barkeeper
1988 The Last Temptation of Christ as Andrew, Apostle
1986 No Mercy as Joe Collins
1985 One Magic Christmas as Jack Grainger
1985 Sweet Dreams as Woodhouse
1984 Miami Vice (2 episodes)

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