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.

Known For

Birth Location Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Born 1959-03-16

Movies

Sound of Freedom as Earl Buchanan
2020
The Irishman as Frank 'Fitz' Fitzsimmons
2019
Little Italy as Vince
2018
American Animals as Warren Lipka Senior
2018
Suburbicon as Uncle Mitch
2017
Dallas, Sunday Morning as Jack Ruby
2016
2013
2013
The Smurfs 2 as Hefty Smurf (voice)
2013
Hornet's Nest as Seth
2012
The Smurfs as Hefty Smurf (voice)
2011
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 as Jerry Pollard, motorman
2009
Recount as Clay Roberts
2008
Charlotte's Web as Homer Zuckerman
2006
2006
K-9: P.I. as Pete Timmons
2002
Unfaithful as Detective Mirojnick
2002
Guilty Hearts as Matt Moran
2002
Man of Miracles as Ernie Blevins
1999
Striptease as Alberto
1996
1995
The War as Dodge
1994
1994
For Their Own Good as Roy Wheeler
1993
Afterburn as Bill Decker
1992
Fried Green Tomatoes as Grady Kilgore
1991
Little Sweetheart as Barkeeper
1989
The Last Temptation of Christ as Andrew, Apostle
1988
No Mercy as Joe Collins
1986
One Magic Christmas as Jack Grainger
1985
Sweet Dreams as Woodhouse
1985
Alamo Bay as Leon
1985
Gary Basaraba hasn't worked on any movies or TV shows