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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:
41
First Appeared:
In the movie Sweet Dreams 1985-10-02
Latest Project:
Movie The Irishman 2019-01-01
Known For
Poster of Blue Bloods
Poster of Castle
Poster of Nip/Tuck
Filmography
Movie The Irishman Frank 'Fitz' Fitzsimmons 2019-01-01
Movie American Animals Warren Lipka Senior 2018-06-01
Movie Suburbicon Uncle Mitch 2017-10-26
Movie Dallas, Sunday Morning Jack Ruby 2016-05-05
Series Forever Norman Sontag 2014-09-22
Series The Leftovers Neil 2014-06-29
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 The Smurfs Hefty Smurf (voice) 2011-07-29
Movie The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol Hefty (Voice) 2011-11-26
Series Person of Interest Stu Sommers 2011-09-22
Series Blue Bloods Jimmy Burke 2010-09-24
Movie The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Jerry Pollard 2009-06-11
Series Castle Ralph Carbone 2009-03-08
Series The Mentalist Stephen Hannigan 2008-09-23
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 Close to Home Unknown 2005-09-20
Series Everybody Hates Chris Unknown 2005-09-22
Series Las Vegas Unknown 2003-09-22
Series Nip/Tuck Unknown 2003-07-22
Series Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
Series Boomtown 2002-09-29
Series Everwood Unknown 2002-09-16
Movie K-9: P.I. Pete Timmons 2002-07-30
Movie Unfaithful Detective Mirojnick 2002-05-10
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Series Judging Amy Unknown 1999-09-19
Movie Holy Joe Ernie Blevins 1999-03-28
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Series Family Law Unknown 1999-09-20
Series Third Watch Unknown 1999-09-23
Series Brooklyn South 1997-09-22
Movie A Horse for Danny Solly 1995-04-08
Movie Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Heywood Broun 1994-09-07
Movie Fried Green Tomatoes Grady Kilgore 1991-12-27
Movie No Mercy Joe Collins 1986-12-19
Movie One Magic Christmas Jack Grainger 1985-11-22
Movie Sweet Dreams Woodhouse 1985-10-02