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Garber, Victor 1949–

GARBER, Victor 1949


Full name, Victor Joseph Garber; born March 16, 1949, in London, Ontario, Canada; son of Hope Garber (an actress).

Addresses: Agent Gersh Agency, 232 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Gersh Agency, 41 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010.

Career: Actor. Began acting with local children's theater troupe, 1958; joined University of Toronto's Hart House acting group, c. 1964; The Sugar Shoppe (folk group), member, c. 1968; formed The Shop (a band).

Awards, Honors: Theatre World Award, 1973, for Ghosts; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actor in a play, 1978, for Deathtrap; Antoinette Perry Award, best actor in a musical, 1982, for Little Me; Drama Desk Award (with others), outstanding ensemble performance, 1984, for Noises Off; Drama Desk Award nomination, 1986, for You Never Can Tell; Obie Award, Village Voice, 1988, for Wenceslas Square; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actor in a play, 1989, for Lend Me a Tenor; Helen Hayes Award, outstanding lead actor in a nonresident production, 1989; Gemini Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a leading role in a dramatic program or miniseries, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, 1992, for The First Circle; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actor in a musical, 1994, for Damn Yankees; Gemini Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a leading role in a dramatic program or miniseries, 1995, for Dieppe; National Board of Review Award (with others), best ensemble performance, 1996, for The First Wives Club; Outer Critics Circle Special Achievement Award (with others), best ensemble performance, 1998, for Art; Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by a cast, 1998, for Titanic; Gemini Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a leading role in a dramatic program or miniseries, 2000, for External Affairs; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or a movie, 2001, for Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding guest actor in a comedy series, 2001, for Frasier; Emmy Award nominations, outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, 2002, 2003, Golden Satellite Award, best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a seriesdrama, 2003, Saturn Award, best supporting actor in a television series, 2003, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, Saturn Award nomination, best supporting actor in a television series, 2004, all for Alias.


Stage Appearances:

Member of ensemble, Godspell, Royal Alexandra Theatre, then Playhouse Theatre, both Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1972.

(OffBroadway debut) Osvald Alving, Ghosts, Roundabout Theatre, 1973.

Gaston, The Waltz of the Toreadors, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Philadelphia, PA, 1973.

The Soldier's Tale, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1974.

The Knight of the Burning Pestle, Long Wharf Theatre, 1974.

Don Juan, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, 1975.

Lurk, Joe's Opera, Theatre at St. Clement's Church, New York City, 1975.

Sammy, Cracks, Theatre de Lys, New York City, 1976.

As You Like It, American Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford, CT, 1976.

The House of Mirth, Daarlin' Juno, Long Wharf Theatre, 1976.

The Autumn Garden, Long Wharf Theatre, 1976.

Valere, Tartuffe, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1977.

Clifford Anderson, Deathtrap, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1978.

Anthony Hope, Sweeney Todd, Uris Theatre, New York City, 1979.

Vernon Gersch, They're Playing Our Song, Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Noble Eggleston, Val du Val, Fred Poitrine, and Noble Junior, Little Me, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Valere, The Miser, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 1982.

John, The Importance of Being Earnest, Old Globe Theatre, 1982.

Garry Lejeune, Noises Off, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 19831984, then Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1984.

Valentine, You Never Can Tell, Circle in the Square, 19861987.

Wenceslas Square, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1988.

Richard Dudgeon, The Devil's Disciple, Circle in the Square, 1988.

Max, Lend Me a Tenor, Morris Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore, MD, then Royale Theatre, New York City, both 1989.

Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall, Theatre at Carnegie Hall, New York City, 1992.

A Cheever Evening, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1993.

Applegate, Damn Yankees, Old Globe Theatre, 19931994, then Marquis Theatre, New York City, 19941995.

Easter Bonnet Competition: A Salute to 100 Years of Broadway, Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 1994.

Gypsy of the Year, St. James Theatre, New York City, 1994.

Easter Bonnet Competition: Back to Basics, Palace Theatre, New York City, 1995.

Bernard Nightingale, Arcadia, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1995.

Serge, Art, Royale Theatre, 19981999, then Los Angeles, c. 1999.

Wiseguys, Workshop production, 1999.

Appeared on Broadway in Two Shakespearean Actors; appeared offBroadway in Assassins and A Christmas Memory, and as Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, Love Letters; also appeared with Santa Fe Festival Theatre, Santa Fe, NM.

Major Tours:

Vernon Gersch, They're Playing Our Song, U.S. cities, 19791981.

Film Appearances:

Jesus, Godspell, Columbia, 1973.

Eric, Monkeys in the Attic, 1974.

Ernest Hemingway, The Legendary Life of Ernest Hemingway (also known as Hemingway, festa e morte ), 1988.

Tis, Light Sleeper, Grain of Sand Productions, 1991.

Walking the Dog, 1991.

Eric Hoskins, I'll Never Get to Heaven, 1992.

(Uncredited) Kid's dad, Singles, 1992.

Greg, Sleepless in Seattle, TriStar, 1993.

Brian Spiro, Life with Mikey (also known as Give Me a Break ), Buena Vista, 1993.

Voice of irate neighbor, Mixed Nuts (also known as Lifesavers ), 1994.

Harold Brown, Exotica, Miramax, 1994.

Morgan Allen, Kleptomania, Warner Bros., 1995.

Tim, Jeffrey, Orion Classics, 1995.

Reader, "The Day Is Done," The Neon Bible, 1995.

Bill Atchison, The First Wives Club, Paramount, 1996.

(Uncredited) Minister, Marvin's Room, 1996.

Thomas Andrews, Titanic, Twentieth CenturyFox/Paramount, 1997.

Father Carson, The Absolution of Anthony, 1997.

(Uncredited) Isaac, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1998.

Harry Raymond, External Affairs, 1999.

Professor Callahan, Legally Blonde, MetroGoldwyn Mayer, 2001.

Himself, Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows: A BehindtheScenes Look (documentary), 2002.

Detective Martin Van Zandt, Home Room, Innovation Film Group, 2002.

Robert Foster, Tuck Everlasting, Buena Vista, 2002.

Narrator, Human Trials: Testing the AIDs Vaccine (documentary), Avanti Pictures, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Jackson Beaudine, I Had Three Wives, CBS, 1985.

Dennis Widmer, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, 1987.

Adam Hirsch, E.N.G., 19911993.

Jonathan "Jack" Donahue Bristow, Alias, ABC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Teddy Wheeler, The Best of Families, PBS, 1977.

John White, Roanoak, PBS, 1986.

Lew Rubin, The First Circle, 1991.

Frank Marrocco, Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story (also known as Woman on Trial: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story ), NBC, 1993.

Digby, Queen (also known as Alex Haley's Queen ), CBS, 1993.

John Dickinson, LIBERTY! The American Revolution (documentary), PBS, 1997.

Michael Sidney "Sid" Luft, Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows, ABC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Marquis de Lafayette, Valley Forge, NBC, 1975.

Title role, Liberace: Behind the Music, CBS, 1988.

Grand Larceny, CBC, 1991.

Lord Louis Mountbatten, Dieppe, CBC, 1993.

Jack Gilcrest, Hostile Advances: The Kerry Ellison Story, Lifetime, 1996.

Geoff Dorso, Let Me Call You Sweetheart (also known as Mary Higgins Clark's Let Me Call You Sweetheart ), The Family Channel, 1997.

King Maximilian, Cinderella (also known as Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella ), ABC, 1997.

Tim Beenan, Invisible Child, Lifetime, 1999.

Narrator, Summer's End, Showtime, 1999.

Daddy Warbucks, Annie, ABC, 1999.

Inspector Philip Millard, Love and Murder (also known as Crimes et passion and Criminal Instincts: Love and Murder ), CTV and Lifetime, 2000.

Inspector Philip Millard, Deadly Appearances (also known as Criminal Instincts: Deadly Appearances ), Lifetime and CTV, 2000.

Kenny Franks, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Showtime, 2001.

Taylor, Call Me Claus, TNT, 2001.

Inspector Philip Millard, The Wandering Soul Murders (also known as Criminal Instincts: The Wandering Soul Murders ), CTV and Lifetime, 2001.

Inspector Philip Millard, A Colder Kind of Death (also known as Manipulation and Criminal Instincts: A Colder Kind of Death ), CTV and Lifetime, 2001.

J. J. Robinette, Torso: The Evelyn Dick Story (also known as Torso ), CTV, 2002.

Mayor Shinn, The Music Man, ABC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Jerry Sharma, Private Sessions, NBC, 1985.

Live Broadway USA, syndicated, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Jack of Hearts, Jack: A Flash Fantasy, CBC, 1972.

Voice of Christian de Neuvillette, Cyrano (animated), ABC, 1974.

Arthur, Ah, Wilderness!, PBS, 1976.

Valere, Tartuffe, PBS, 1978.

Jack Chesney, Charley's Aunt, The Entertainment Channel, 1983.

Himself, Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall, PBS, 1993.

Himself, Gilda Radner: The E True Hollywood Story (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 1997.

Thomas Andrews, Jr., Titanic: Breaking New Ground (documentary), Fox, 1998.

Narrator, Beyond Titanic (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 1998.

Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Amy Irving, Lifetime, 1999.

Voice of Claude Monet, The Impressionists (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Himself, The 8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2002.

Himself/various roles, Gilda Radner's Greatest Moments, ABC, 2002.

Himself, The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2002.

Himself/Mayor George Shinn, Behind the Scenes: The Music Man (documentary), 2002.

Jack Bristow (Alias skit), ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration, ABC, 2003.

Presenter, The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 2003.

Also appeared as Ernest Hemingway, The White House.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

The Ed Sullivan Show, 1968.

Himself, Toast of the Town, CBS, 1969.

Ryan's Four, ABC, 1983.

Ambrose Cavender, "The Tear Collector," Tales from the Darkside, syndicated, 1985.

Dr. Kevin Carlson, "A Day in Beaumont," Twilight Zone, CBS, 1986.

"Fragile Truths," I'll Fly Away, NBC, 1992.

"Since Walter," I'll Fly Away, NBC, 1992.

Mack Novitz, "Oh, Mack," The Powers That Be, NBC, 1992.

Blackwell, "The Innocent," Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, 1994.

Paul Sandig, "Savages," Law & Order, NBC, 1995.

Howard Guthrie, "You Like Me, You Really Like Me," Almost Perfect, CBS, 1995.

Dr. Ben Warfield, "Out of Body," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 1996.

Andrew Price, "The Brotherhood," F/X: The Series, 1996.

Dr. Edward Normandy, "Glitch," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 2000.

Ferguson, "Taking Liberties," Frasier, NBC, 2000.

Himself, The View, 2002.

Party planner, "The Doctor Is Out," It's All Relative, ABC, 2003.


Taped Readings:

Sullivan's Sting, 1990.

Arthur Hailey's Hotel, 1992.

Jay McInerney's Brightness Falls, 1992.

Danielle Steel's Five Days in Paris, BDD, 1995.

Video Games:

Voice of Agent Jack Bristow, Alias, Acclaim Entertainment, 2004.

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