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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 16 March 1949London, Ontario, Canada
Birth NameVictor Jay Garber
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Victor Garber has been in some of the most memorable projects of the past four decades. Victor is currently appearing in The Slap, The Flash, Motive and Web Therapy. He will soon star in Greg Berlanti's new Untitled DC Comics Superhero series for Warner Bros/CW. He has shared in two Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® nominations for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast, the latest for Milk (2008), and previously as a member of the cast of Titanic (1997) as well as winning with the cast of Argo (2012). Garber received three Emmy® nods for his role on Alias (2001-2006) and has also earned Emmy® nominations for Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001), and his guest roles on Frasier (2000) and Will & Grace (2004). He is also an accomplished stage actor, whose extensive credits encompass lead roles in both plays and musicals, and has earned four Tony Award® nominations, for his work in Damn Yankees (1994-1995), Lend Me a Tenor (1989-1990), Little Me (1982) and Deathtrap (1978-1982. Victor also starred in the 1998 Tony Award winning Best Play, Art.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Chris Highland

Spouse (1)

Rainer Andreesen (10 October 2015 - present)

Trivia (22)

Received Tony Award nominations for "Deathtrap" (Featured Actor), "Little Me' (Actor - Musical), "Lend Me a Tenor" (Actor), and "Damn Yankees" (Actor - Musical).
Originated the role of Anthony in the 1979 Stephen Sondheim musical "Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street."
Originated the role of John Wilkes Booth in the 1990 Stephen Sondheim musical "Assassins".
He has a brother and a sister. His mother was Hope Garber, who died in 2005; his father passed away in 1993.
Jack Bristow, Garber's character on Alias (2001), was ranked #29 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].
Originated the role of Clifford Anderson in the 1978 New York City production of "Deathtrap."
Has played both Jesus (in Godspell) and the Devil (in Damn Yankees) in major stage productions.
Has been nominated for Broadway's Tony Award four times: as Best Actor (Featured Role -Play) in 1978 for "Deathtrap;" as Best Actor (Musical) in 1982 for a revival of "Little Me" and in 1994 for a revival of "Damn Yankees!"; and as Best Actor (Play) in 1989 for "Lend Me a Tenor."
Not only was he the one and only guest at Alias (2001) co-star Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's wedding, but he officiated at the ceremony after learning how to do so on the Internet.
License plate on his on-set bike at Disney is "SPYDAD."
Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 12.
In 2008, he co-presented a gallery show for Canadian-born, LA and New York-based portrait painter Rainer Andreesen.
He studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City, and still lives in the neighborhood.
Is in a long-term romantic relationship with artist and ex-model (and fellow Canadian) Rainer Andreesen. They have lived together in New York's Greenwich Village for 13 years (as of April 2012).
Played the uncredited role as assistant bank manager in friend Ben Affleck's movie The Town (2010).
Godfather of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's daughter Violet.
Starring in Noel Coward's Present Laughter for the Roundabout theatre company in New York City. [January 2010]
New York, NY, USA: Living with his partner of 13 years, artist Rainer Andreesen. [January 2013]
Was lead singer of Toronto pop group Sugar Shoppe.
As of 2014, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Titanic (1997), Milk (2008) and Argo (2012). Titanic (1997) and Argo (2012) are winners in the category.
His parents were of Russian Jewish descent.
Is a close friend of Ben Affleck. Both Affleck and Garber have portrayed DC comic book characters. Affleck is portraying Batman in the upcoming film "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" (2016) while Garber plays Dr. Martin Stein in the TV series "The Flash" (2014).

Personal Quotes (35)

I have no interest in directing. I've no talent for it.
I had done some TV movies that were great experiences but, no, I wasn't looking to do a series.
Being on a television series is sort of life-altering on every level.
And when I go to see plays, I marvel at how people can do that. I've done it all my life, but I still find it mystical.
I believe that acting in any medium is the same thing, it's discovering the truth in where you are.
My theory about Jack is that he's not a very good parent.
My mother couldn't have been happier when I said I was moving to New York.
If you were to come to the set of Alias, you'd know how silly we all are. And I mean, silly.
I'm very serious about acting.
I think from a very young age I always have this desire to perform.
Then I did one fight scene, and they said it looked good. Because I did it well enough, they've given me more.
Theatre demands different muscles and different aspects of one's personality.
The stage is where I feel most comfortable, and I miss it all the time.
The most sinister aspect of Jack is his detachment, his ability to distance himself from his feelings.
The hardest thing for me is not to keep laughing. Jennifer particularly is like a clown.
I find out more about Jack every week. Essentially, I'm the same character, but I'm having more fun this season because I'm doing more aliases, you know. I like the surprise of not knowing.
You have to find something there that relates to the characters and reality on some level.
You can only do so much theatre.
When I first read the script a few years ago I thought it was one of the best written scripts I had ever read.
What I realized was how difficult an hour show is and how miserable you can be if you're not happy doing it.
In our show you have to pay attention and know what happened before. I think it's very intelligent entertainment. It makes demands of viewers that a lot of shows don't.
I've been amazed that it's so popular with people. But it's been fantastic. People are very excited when I walk into a place and they recognize me from the series.
I remember the first reading of the script we had and everybody was sitting around the table. I was very impressed with the level of acting that was in the room, particularly with Jennifer who has so much responsibility.
I like the fact that Jack is always wearing a tie except when he's on a mission. I do like it when I get out there and dress up, or dress down, a little bit.
I find that everything I do is demanding, like Jack Bristow is a complicated man and I do a lot of explaining in the show, it takes a lot of energy and concentration.
Sometimes, his methods and his motives are questionable and even his morals are questionable in the way he does things. But I think his intention is always to protect his daughter.
Sometimes his methods are questionable, and even his morals are questionable, but his intention is always to protect Sydney. So in that way I think he's a good parent.
One day, we were doing a serious scene and fast talking like we do and we could not stop laughing and the director had to stop the production. We had to go to our trailer and calm down and do it all again.
It's disgusting that a Broadway show can't try out anymore, that no matter where they are in the world, there is this massive dialogue going on between people damning or praising it.
It's about these people who are inextricably together for whatever reasons, and they happen to be in the spy world. It's about relationships, and the bottom line is, that's why you care.
We, some cast members and I, even went on a weekend trip together and spent the weekend at an inn, because we enjoy each other's company so much, and it was so cool.
The first thing I read was of my character on the phone talking to Sydney's fiancé. Though short, it was so beautifully written, and it made me laugh. I thought if I wanted to play a character, this would be it.
The crew loves working on the show, even though we have to work really hard. There's nobody in the show that's difficult. We really have a great group.
That's why, when Alias came along, I knew I'd be OK if the show was on for five or six years because the writing was so good and the creative team was so strong.
Thank goodness I started getting movie roles and then television shows came along. So I was very fortunate to be able to do all three and I like all of them.

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