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Victor Garber is an actor equally at home on film, stage, or television. For the latter medium, he currently stars on the series Eli Stone, which is in its second season.
He began acting at the age of ten, in children’s productions at the Grand Theatre in his hometown of London, Ontario, Canada. At age sixteen, he moved to Toronto, where he joined the singing group The Sugar Shoppe, which was then featured on the Ed Sullivan and Johnny Carson TV shows.
One of his first film roles was for director George Bloomfield in the telefilm Paradise Lost. Soon after, he landed the lead role in the Toronto production of the musical Godspell, which he then reprised in the film version directed by David Greene.
Broadway beckoned, and over the decades Mr. Garber has earned four Tony Award nominations; these came for his performances in Damn Yankees, Deathtrap, Little Me, and Lend Me a Tenor. He starred in the Tony Award-winning play Art opposite Alan Alda and Alfred Molina, on both the East and West Coasts; performed in Sam Mendes’ workshop of Stephen Sondheim’s Wiseguys, with Nathan Lane; and was in the original Broadway casts of Arcadia, The Devil’s Disciple, Noises Off, and Sweeney Todd.
More recently, he starred in two more notable stagings of Stephen Sondheim’s works, A Little Night Music at the Music Center in Los Angeles and Follies for City Center’s “Encores!” in New York City (directed by Casey Nicholaw); and in Noel Coward’s Present Laughter, at the Huntington Theatre, directed by Nicholas Martin.
His portrayal of Jack Bristow on the television series Alias garnered him three Emmy Award nominations. Mr. Garber was also an Emmy Award nominee for his guest appearances on Frasier and Will & Grace, as well as for playing Sid Luft in the miniseries Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (directed by Robert Allan Ackerman). He was a Gemini Award nominee for his performance as Lord Mountbatten in John Smith’s telefilm Dieppe, and for his work in Sheldon Larry’s telefilm The First Circle.
Also among his notable telefilm credits are the musicals Annie, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and Meredith Willson’s The Music Man, directed by Rob Marshall, Robert Iscove, and Jeff Bleckner, respectively. He next stars opposite Mira Sorvino in the miniseries The Last Templar, directed by Paolo Barzman.
In James Cameron’s multi-Oscar-winning blockbuster Titanic, Mr. Garber starred as the great ship’s architect Thomas Andrews. His many other films include Robert Luketic’s Legally Blonde; Hugh Wilson’s The First Wives Club; Atom Egoyan’s Exotica; and Nora Ephron’s Sleepless in Seattle.