Gary Basaraba

16 Mar 1959


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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Filmography (23 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···Little Italy
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Vince)
(movie, 2018)
···American Animals
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Warren Lipka Senior)
(movie, 2017)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Uncle Mitch)
Genre: Animation
Role: Actor (as Hefty Smurf (voice))
(movie, 2013)
···The Smurfs 2
Genre: Fantasy, Family, Comedy, Animation
Role: Actor (as Hefty Smurf (voice))
Genre: Comedy, Family, Animation, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Hefty (Voice))
(movie, 2011)
···The Smurfs
Genre: Animation, Family, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Hefty Smurf (voice))
(movie, 2009)
···The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Jerry Pollard)
(movie, 2006)
···Charlotte's Web
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Homer Zuckerman)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Norman Shaw)
(movie, 2002)
···K-9: P.I.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Pete Timmons)
(movie, 2002)
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Detective Mirojnick)
(movie, 2002)
···Guilty Hearts
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Matt Moran)
(movie, 2002)
···K-9: P.I.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Pete Timmons)
(movie, 1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Role: Actor (as John)
(movie, 1995)
···A Horse for Danny
Genre: Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Solly)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Heywood Broun)
(movie, 1991)
···Fried Green Tomatoes
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Grady Kilgore)
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Leland Winters)
(movie, 1991)
···The Dark Wind
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Larry)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Andrew, Apostle)
(movie, 1986)
···No Mercy
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Joe Collins)
(movie, 1985)
···One Magic Christmas
Genre: Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Jack Grainger)