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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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Mar 16, 1959 In Edmonton - Alberta - Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Sweet Dreams 1985-10-02
Latest Project:
Movie The Irishman 2019-11-28
Known For
Poster of Dallas, Sunday Morning
Poster of Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise
Movie The Irishman Frank 'Fitz' Fitzsimmons 2019-11-28
Movie American Animals Warren Lipka Senior 2018-06-01
Movie Little Italy Vince 2018-08-24
Movie Suburbicon Uncle Mitch 2017-10-27
Movie Dallas, Sunday Morning Jack Ruby 2016-05-05
Movie The Smurfs 2 Hefty Smurf (voice) 2013-07-30
Movie The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow Hefty Smurf (voice) 2013-09-12
Movie Hornet's Nest Seth 2012-03-31
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
Movie The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Jerry Pollard, motorman 2009-06-11
Movie Charlotte's Web Homer Zuckerman 2006-12-07
Movie Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise Norman Shaw 2006-04-30
Movie Recipe for Murder 2002-05-04
Movie Unfaithful Detective Mirojnick 2002-05-10
Movie K-9: P.I. Pete Timmons 2002-07-30
Series Boomtown 2002-09-29
Movie Holy Joe Ernie Blevins 1999-03-28
Movie What Happened to Bobby Earl? 1997-01-28
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 The War Dodge 1994-11-04
Movie For Their Own Good Roy Wheeler 1993-04-05
Movie Afterburn Bill Decker 1992-05-30
Movie Manhunt in the Dakotas Leland Winters 1991-05-12
Movie Fried Green Tomatoes Grady Kilgore 1991-12-27
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 Sweet Dreams Woodhouse 1985-10-02
Movie One Magic Christmas Jack Grainger 1985-11-22