Victor Joseph Garber
Biographical information
Birthdate: March 16, 1949 (age 65)
Birthplace: London, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: Actor, singer
Family: Joe Garber (Father)
Hope Wolf (Mother)

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, Anthony in Sweeney Todd, John Wilkes Booth in Assassins, Jack Bristow in the television series Alias, Max in Lend Me a Tenor, and Thomas Andrews in James Cameron's 1997 film, Titanic.

Early Life[edit | edit source]

Born in London, Ontario, Canada, 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.

At Age 12, Garber 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.

Personal Life[edit | edit source]

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.

Garber publicly mentioned being gay in 2012. As of 2013, he lives in New York with his partner, Rainer Andreesen.

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Notes
1973 Godspell Jesus
1974 Monkeys in the Attic Eric
1988 The Legendary Life of Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway
1992 Singles Child's Father Uncredited appearance
1992 I'll Never Get to Heaven Eric Hoskins
1992 Light Sleeper Tis Brooke
1993 Sleepless in Seattle Greg
1993 Life with Mikey Brian Spiro
1994 Exotica Harold Brown
1994 Mixed Nuts Irate Neighbour Voice role
1995 Jeffrey Tim
1995 Kleptomania Morgan Allen
1996 The First Wives Club Bill Atchison National Board of Review Award for Best Acting by an Ensemble
1997 Titanic Thomas Andrews Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
1997 The Absolution of Anthony Father Carson Short film
1998 How Stella Got Her Groove Back Isaac Uncredited appearance
1999 External Affairs Harry Raymond Nominated—Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
2001 Legally Blonde Professor Callahan
2002 Tuck Everlasting Robert Foster
2002 Home Room Det. Martin Van Zandt
2008 Milk Mayor George Moscone Critics Choice Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2009 Green Lantern: First Flight Sinestro Video, voice role
2009 Star Trek Klingon Interrogator Deleted scene
2010 You Again Mark
2010 The Town Assistant Bank Manager Uncredited appearance
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 Master Thundering Rhino Voice role
2011 The Entitled Bob Vincent
2011 Take Me Home Arnold
2012 Argo Ken Taylor
Year Title Role Notes
1974 Jack: A Flash Fantasy Jack of Hearts Television film
1974 ABC Afterschool Special Christian de Neuvillette Voice role, Episode: "Cyrano"
1975 Hallmark Hall of Fame Marquis de Lafayette Episode: "Valley Forge"
1977 The Best of Families Teddy Wheeler Miniseries
1978 Tartuffe Valere Television film
1983 Charley's Aunt Jack Chesney Television film
1985 I Had Three Wives Jackson Beaudine 5 episodes
1985 Tales from the Darkside Ambrose Cavender Episode: "The Tear Collector"
1985 Private Sessions Jerry Sharma Television film
1986 The Twilight Zone Dr. Kevin Carlson Episode: "A Day in Beaumont / The Last Defender of Camelot"
1986 Roanoak John White Television film
1986 Guiding Light Det. Frank Minnelli Unknown episodes
1988 Liberace: Behind the Music Liberace Television film
1991 Grand Larceny Judge Keeler Television film
1987–91 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd Dennis Widmer 10 episodes
1992 The First Circle Lew Rubin Television film
Nominated—Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
1992 I'll Fly Away Warren Episode: "Fragile Truths"
1992 The Powers That Be Mack Novitz Episode: "Oh, Mack"
1991–93 E.N.G. Adam Hirsch 10 episodes
1993 Alex Haley's Queen Digby Miniseries
1993 Dieppe Lord Louis Mountbatten Television film
Nominated—Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
1993 Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story Frank Marrocco Television film
1994 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Blackwell Episode: "The Innocent"
1995 Law & Order Paul Sandig Episode: "Savages"
1995 Almost Perfect Howard Guthrie Episode: "You Like Me, You Really Like Me"
1996 Hostile Advances Jack Gilcrest Television film
1996 F/X: The Series Andrew Price Episode: "The Brotherhood"
1997 Cinderella King Maximillian Television film
1997 Let Me Call You Sweetheart Geoff Dorso Television film
1997 Liberty! The American Revolution John Dickinson 6 episodes
1999 Summer's End Narrator Voice role, television film
1999 Invisible Child Tim Beeman Television film
1999 Annie Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks Television film
2000 Love and Murder Inspector Philip Millard Television film
2000 Frasier Ferguson Episode: "Taking Liberties"
Nominated—Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
1996–2000 The Outer Limits Ben McCormick 2 episodes
2001 Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows Sidney Luft Television film
Nominated—Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
2001 The Wandering Soul Murders Inspector Philip Millard Television film
2001 A Colder Kind of Death Inspector Philip Millard Television film
2001 Laughter on the 23rd Floor Kenny Franks Television film
2001 Call Me Claus Taylor Television film
2002 Torso: The Evelyn Dick Story J.J. Robinette Television film
2003 The Music Man Mayor Shinn Television film
2003 It's All Relative Jerry / Joffrey Episode: "The Doctor Is Out"
2004 Will & Grace Peter Bovington Episode: "Saving Grace, Again: Part 2"
Nominated—Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
2001–06 Alias Jack Bristow 105 episodes
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2003)
Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television (2003)
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television (2004)
Nominated—Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2002–04)
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Parental Units (2005)
2006–07 Justice Ron Trott 13 episodes
2007 American Masters Narrator Episode: "Novel Reflections: The American Dream"
2007 Ugly Betty Professor Barrett Episode: "Grin and Bear It"
2007–08 ReGenesis Oliver Roth 5 episodes
2009 The Last Templar Monsignor De Angelis Miniseries
2009 Everything She Ever Wanted Walter Allanson Miniseries
2009 Glee Will's Father Episode: "Acafellas"
2009 Nurse Jackie Neil Nutterman 2 episodes
2009 Rex Paul Television film
2009 Web Therapy Kip Wallice Web series, 3 Episodes
2009 National Geographic: America Before Columbus Narrator
2008–09 Eli Stone Jordan Wethersby 26 episodes
2010 Ice Quake Colonel Bill Hughes Television film
2010–12 Republic of Doyle Garrison Steel 3 episodes
2011 Stargate Universe Ambassador Ovirda Episode: "Seizure"
2011 Murdoch Mysteries Detective Malcolm Lamb Episode: "Tattered and Torn"
2011 Flashpoint Dr. Larry Toth Episode: "Fault Lines"
Episode: "Priority of Life"
2011 30 Rock Eugene Gremby Episode: "Respawn"
2011 Law & Order: LA Walter Calvin Episode: "Angel's Knoll"
2011 William & Catherine: A Royal Romance Charles, Prince of Wales Television film
2011– Web Therapy Kip Wallice Main role
2011 Charlie's Angels Charles Townsend Voice role
2012 The Big C Willie Wanker Episode: "Family Matters"

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