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Rainer Andreesen & Victor Garber

Victor Joseph Garber (born March 16, 1949) is a Canadian film, stage and television actor and singer. Garber is known for playing Jesus in Godspell, John Wilkes Booth in Assassins, Jack Bristow in the television series Alias, Max in Lend Me a Tenor, Thomas Andrews in James Cameron's Titanic, and as Canadian ambassador to Iran, Ken Taylor, in Argo.

Garber referred publicly to his homosexuality in 2012. In 2013, he said "I don't really talk about it but everybody knows." As of 2013, he lives in New York with his partner since 2000, Rainer Andreesen.

Born in London, Ontario, Garber is of Russian Jewish descent; his parents were Joe Garber (died 1995), and wife, Hope Wolf (an actress, singer, and the host of At Home with Hope Garber). He has a brother, Nathan, and a sister, Alisa.

When Garber was twelve, he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. He attended Ryerson Elementary School. He also was enrolled in the children's program of the Grand Theatre, and at age 16 he was accepted at a six-week summer theatre training program at the University of Toronto taught by Robert Gill. (
Picture: Rainer Andreesen)

Garber began acting at the age of nine, and studied at the University of Toronto's Hart House at age 16. In 1967, after a period working as a folk singer, he formed a folk band called The Sugar Shoppe with Peter Mann, Laurie Hood and Lee Harris. The group enjoyed moderate success, breaking into the Canadian top 40 with a version of Bobby Gimby's song "Canada" in 1967. Three other Sugar Shoppe songs made the lower reaches of the Canadian top 100 in 1967 and '68, and the band even performed on The Ed Sullivan Show and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson before breaking up.


Victor Joseph Garber is a Canadian film, stage and television actor and singer. Garber is known for playing Jack Bristow in the television series Alias, Max in Lend Me a Tenor, Thomas Andrews in James Cameron's Titanic, and as Canadian ambassador to Iran, Ken Taylor, in Argo.Garber referred publicly to his homosexuality in 2012. In 2013, he said "I don't really talk about it but everybody knows." As of 2013, he lives in New York with his partner since 2000, Rainer Andreesen.





He has worked in various American and Canadian films and television, including James Cameron's Titanic (1997), in which he used a Northern Irish accent to play the shipbuilder Thomas Andrews, and CTV's E.N.G. (1991–1993), on which he had a recurring guest role.

Other well-known appearances include Godspell (Canadian stage version, 1972, and film version, 1973) as Jesus, Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Annie (1999), Legally Blonde (2001), and Tuck Everlasting (2002).

He is most well known for his portrayal of Jack Bristow on ABC's show, Alias, for which he earned three Emmy nominations. He recently appeared on the now-canceled television series Justice on Fox and ABC's Eli Stone. His most recent TV appearance is as a mysterious character named "Olivier Roth" in 4 episodes of the Canadian science drama ReGenesis. He appeared in the third episode of the Fox series Glee as Will's father.

He appeared on Broadway in the original productions of Deathtrap, Sweeney Todd and Noises Off, and in the original Off Broadway cast of Assassins, as well as the 1990s revival of Damn Yankees. He has been nominated for four Tony awards and opened the Tony Awards program in 1994 (the year he was nominated for the Tony Award for Damn Yankees).

In 1998, he co-starred on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning play Art with Alan Alda and Alfred Molina. He continues to be a sought-after theatrical performer in musicals, comedies and dramatic productions. In 2005, he played the role of Frederic in the LA Opera's production of Sondheim's A Little Night Music. He played the male lead in a critically hailed Encores presentation of Follies in 2007, with Donna Murphy. In mid-2007, he played the role of Garry Essendine in a production of Noel Coward's Present Laughter at Boston's Huntington Theatre. He reprised the role in the Roundabout Theatre's New York production which opened in January 2010 to generally favorable reviews.

In 2009, Garber took on the role of the DC Comics super villain Sinestro in the direct-to-video animated film, Green Lantern: First Flight. The same year Garber played a Klingon interrogator in J. J. Abrams' Star Trek film; however, his scenes were deleted from the finished film.

In June 2010, due to an RTÉ production error, a picture of Victor Garber was accidentally used in an opinion poll on RTÉ News. The production team mistook the actor as Enda Kenny, the leader of Fine Gael, at that time the main opposition party in Ireland. RTÉ immediately apologized to both men for the mistake. Garber did not comment on the incident.

Recently, Garber had an uncredited cameo in The Town as a bank manager. The film was directed by Alias co-star Jennifer Garner's husband, Ben Affleck. In late 2012, he appeared in Affleck's film Argo, about the Iranian hostage crisis; Garber portrayed Canadian ambassador Kenneth D. Taylor. In December 2010, for their annual birthday celebration to "The Master", The Noel Coward Society invited Garber as the guest celebrity to lay flowers in front of Coward's statue at New York's Gershwin Theatre, thereby commemorating the 111th birthday of Sir Noel.

Garber prefers to keep his personal life private and has largely stayed out of the tabloids, except for an incident in 2008 when he revealed that his Alias co-star, Jennifer Garner, was pregnant. "I thought everybody knew," he explained.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Garber

Further Readings:

The Victor Garber Handbook - Everything you need to know about Victor Garber by Emily Smith
Paperback: 366 pages
Publisher: Emereo Publishing (February 4, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 148646260X
ISBN-13: 978-1486462605
Amazon: The Victor Garber Handbook - Everything you need to know about Victor Garber

Victor Joseph Garber (born March 16, 1949) is a Canadian film, stage and television actor and singer. Garber is known for playing Jesus in Godspell, John Wilkes Booth in Assassins, Jack Bristow in the television series Alias, Max in Lend Me a Tenor, Thomas Andrews in James Cameron's Titanic, and as Canadian ambassador to Iran, Ken Taylor, in Argo.

This book is your ultimate resource for Victor Garber. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more.

In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Victor Garber's Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: Contents, Victor Garber, Acafellas, Alex Haley's Queen, Alias (TV series), Annie (1999 film), Arcadia (play), Argo (2012 film), Assassins (musical), Charlie's Angels (2011 TV series), Damages (TV series), Damn Yankees, Deathtrap (play), Deception (U.S. TV series), Dieppe (film), Eli Stone, Exotica (film), George Moscone, Godspell (film), Green Lantern: First Flight, Home Room (film), Hope Garber, Hostile Advances, Invisible Child, Jack Bristow, James Cameron, Jeffrey (film), Jennifer Garner, Kenneth D. Taylor, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, Kung Fu Panda 2, Legally Blonde, Lend Me a Tenor, Liberace, Liberace: Behind the Music, Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows, Life with Mikey...and more pages!

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( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
shadownyc
Mar. 16th, 2013 11:53 am (UTC)
He is a wonderful actor!
elisa_rolle
Mar. 16th, 2013 12:04 pm (UTC)
he is and did you see how handsome is his partner?
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