|Birth Date||March 16, 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. In children's work, 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.
In the 2011 Smurfs movie as well as its 2013 sequel, The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol, The Smurfs: The Legend Of Smurfy Hollow, and The Smurfs 2: The Video Game, Gary Basaraba was the voice of Hefty Smurf.