Carver, Brent 1951(?)–
Carver, Brent 1951(?)–
Born November 17, 1951 (some sources cite 1952), in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada; son of Ken (a trucker and logger) and Lois (a clerk) Carver. Education: Attended University of British Columbia, 1969–72.
Addresses: Agent—Ralph Zimmerman, Great North Artists Management, Inc., 350 Duponte, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5R 1V9.
Career: Actor. Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario, Canada, member of company, 1985–88; Soulpepper Theatre Company, Toronto, Ontario, performer, beginning 1998; also performed in children's theatre productions.
Awards, Honors: Etrog Award, Canadian Film Awards, 1978, for One Night Stand; Dora Mavor Moore Award, best actor, Toronto Theatre Alliance, 1982, for Bent; Dora Mavor Moore Award, outstanding performance in a small theatre, 1990, for Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love; Dora Mavor Moore Award, outstanding actor in a musical, Antoinette Perry Award, best actor in a musical, Drama Desk Award, best actor in a musical, and Theatre World Award, outstanding New York debut, all 1993, for Kiss of the Spider Woman; Gemini Award, best supporting actor in a dramatic program or miniseries, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1996, for "Last Rights: Parts 1 & 2," Street Legal; Dora Mavor Moore Award, outstanding actor in a mid-size theatre, 1996, for High Life; Daytime Emmy Award nomination, 1997, and Gemini Award nomination, best performance in a children's or youth program or series, 1999, both for Whiskers; Gemini Award, best guest actor in a dramatic series, 1998, for "I Coulda Been a Defendant," Due South; Gemini Award, best performance of host in a variety program or series, 1998, for Young at Heart; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actor in a musical, Drama Desk Award, outstanding actor in a musical, and Outer Circle Critics Award nomination, outstanding actor in a musical, all 1999, for Parade; Gemini Award nomination, best guest actor in a dramatic series, 2000, for "The Trouble with Harry," Twice in a Lifetime; Gemini Award nomination, best leading actor in a dramatic program or miniseries, 2000, for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow; Gemini Award, best actor in a dramatic program or miniseries, and Toronto Award, outstanding male performance, Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television, and Radio Artists, both 2004, for Elizabeth Rex.
Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Arts Club Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 1972.
Ariel, The Tempest, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1978–79.
Pirate king, The Pirates of Penzance, Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario, Canada, 1985.
Emcee, Cabaret, Stratford Festival, 1987.
Tartuffe, Canadian Stage Company, Toronto, Ontario, 1992.
Luis Molina, Kiss of the Spider Woman (musical), Toronto, 1992, then London, later Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1993–95.
Donnie, High Life, World Stage Festival, Du Maurier Theatre Centre, Toronto, 1996, 1997, then produced off-Broadway, 1997.
Title role, Don Carlos, Soulpepper Theatre Company, Du Maurier Theatre Centre, 1998.
Leo Frank, Parade (musical), Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1998–99.
Ned Lowenscroft, Elizabeth Rex, Stratford Festival, Tom Patterson Theatre, 2000.
Tevye, Fiddler on the Roof (musical), Stratford Festival, 2000.
Title role, Larry's Party (musical), Canadian Stage Company, Bluma Appel Theatre, Toronto, Canada, 2001.
Narrator (older Marcel), My Life with Albertine, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, 2003.
Edgar, King Lear, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, 2004.
Kemp, Vigil, Canadian Stage Company, 2004.
Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings, Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto, Canada, 2006.
Appeared as Horst, Bent; as Dubedat, The Doctor's Dilemma; and as Jesus, Godspell; in Stratford Festival productions of Foxfire, Hamlet, Long Day's Journey into Night, Mother Courage, and Much Ado about Nothing; also appeared in productions of The Beggar's Opera, Comedians, Cyrano de Bergerac, Fool for Love, The Importance of Being Earnest, Canadian Stage Company, The Misanthrope, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love, and A View from the Bridge.
Donnie, High Life, Canadian cities, 1997.
Robert Ross, The Wars, International Spectrafilm, 1983.
John Forrest, Cross Country, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1983.
Alexei Karnov, Shadow Dancing, Source Productions, 1988.
Coventry, Millennium, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989.
Kevin, The Shower, 1992.
Countess Marie Laure de Tilly, Lilies (also known as Lilies—Les feluettes), Turbulent Arts, 1996.
Singer and dancer, Margie Gillis: Wild Hearts in Strange Times, 1996.
Porter, Deeply (also known as Sur fond d'ocean), Myriad Pictures, 2002.
Philip, Ararat, Miramax, 2002.
Brian, The Event, ThinkFilm, 2003.
Television Appearances; Series:
Inside Canada, CBC, 1973–74.
Leo, Leo and Me, CBC, 1976.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Rafe, One Night Stand, CBC, 1977.
Aaron Kornylo, Crossbar, CBC, 1979.
Anne's Story, 1984.
Love & Larceny, CBC, 1985.
Don John, Much Ado About Nothing, CBC, 1987.
Gunther, Spies, Lies, & Naked Thighs, CBS, 1988.
Selmo, The Song Spinner, Showtime, 1995.
Title role, Whiskers (also known as Moustaches), Showtime, 1997.
Geoff, Balls Up, 1997.
Ichabod Crane, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (also known as La legende de Sleepy Hollow), Odyssey Network, 1999.
Maurice, The Tale of Teeka (also known as L'histoire de l'oie), 1999.
Ned, Elisabeth Rex, CBC, 2003.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Pirate king, The Pirates of Penzance, CBC, 1985.
All for One, CBC, 1985.
The 47th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1993.
Leonardo da Vinci, "Leonardo: A Dream of Flight," The Inventors' Specials, HBO, 1997.
The 53rd Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1999.
Television Appearances; Miniseries:
Tony Merchant, Love and Hate: The Story of Colin and Joanne Thatcher (also known as Love and Hate: A Marriage Made in Hell), NBC, 1989.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Josef, "Room 2426," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1988.
Jesse, "Unto Us a Child Is Born," War of the Worlds (also known as War of the Worlds: The Second Invasion), syndicated, 1989.
Arthur Fraticelli, "See No Evil," Street Legal, CBC, 1989.
The second Scott Farrow, "Last Rites: Parts 1 & 2," Street Legal, CBC, 1994.
Bruce Spender, "I Coulda Been a Defendant," Due South (also known as Un tandem du choc), CBS, 1997.
Harry, "The Trouble with Harry," Twice in a Lifetime, PAX, 2000.
This Is Wonderland, CBC, 2005.
Kiss of the Spider Woman (original cast recording), RCA Victor, 1992.
Maclean's, June 7, 1993, pp. 58-59; March 10, 1997, p. 67.
Playbill, March 19, 2004.
Time, May 3, 1993, p. 70.
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