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Gary Basaraba

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.


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Born:
Mar 16, 1959 In Edmonton - Alberta - Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
49
First Appeared:
In the series Miami Vice 1984-09-16
Latest Project:
Movie Suburbicon 2017-10-26
Known For
Poster of Person of Interest
Poster of The Smurfs
Poster of Castle
Poster of Everybody Hates Chris
Filmography
Movie Suburbicon Uncle Mitch 2017-10-26
Series Forever Norman Sontag 2014-09-22
Movie The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow Hefty Smurf (voice) 2013-09-12
Movie The Smurfs 2 Hefty Smurf (voice) 2013-07-30
Series Partners 2012-09-24
Movie Hornet's Nest Seth 2012-03-31
Movie The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol Hefty (Voice) 2011-11-26
Series Person of Interest Stu Sommers 2011-09-22
Movie The Smurfs Hefty Smurf (voice) 2011-07-29
Series Blue Bloods Jimmy Burke 2010-09-24
Series Castle Ralph Carbone 2009-03-08
Movie The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Jerry Pollard 2009-06-11
Movie Charlotte's Web Homer Zuckerman 2006-12-15
Movie Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise Norman Shaw 2006-04-30
Series Numb3rs Unknown 2006-03-05
Series Everybody Hates Chris Unknown 2005-09-22
Series Close to Home Unknown 2005-09-20
Series Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
Series Las Vegas Unknown 2003-09-22
Series Nip Tuck Unknown 2003-07-22
Movie Unfaithful Detective Mirojnick 2002-05-10
Movie Recipe for Murder 2002-05-04
Movie K-9: P.I. Pete Timmons 2002-07-30
Series Everwood Unknown 2002-09-16
Series Boomtown 2002-09-29
Series CSI - Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Series Third Watch Unknown 1999-09-23
Series Law and Order - Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Series Family Law Unknown 1999-09-20
Series Judging Amy Unknown 1999-09-19
Movie Man of Miracles Ernie Blevins 1999-03-28
Series Brooklyn South 1997-09-22
Movie What Happened to Bobby Earl? 1997-01-28
Series Early Edition Unknown 1996-09-28
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1995-03-26
Movie A Horse for Danny Solly 1995-04-08
Movie The War Dodge 1994-11-04
Movie Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Heywood Broun 1994-09-07
Movie For Their Own Good Roy Wheeler 1993-04-05
Series Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown 1993-01-31
Movie Afterburn Bill Decker 1992-05-30
Movie Fried Green Tomatoes Grady Kilgore 1991-12-27
Series Law and Order Unknown 1990-09-13
Movie Little Sweetheart Barkeeper 1989-10-19
Movie The Last Temptation of Christ Andrew, Apostle 1988-08-12
Movie No Mercy Joe Collins 1986-12-19
Movie One Magic Christmas Jack Grainger 1985-11-22
Movie Sweet Dreams Woodhouse 1985-10-02
Series Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16