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Len Cariou

Len Cariou was born on September 30, 1939 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada as Leonard Joseph Cariou. He is an actor, known for Blue Bloods (2010), Prisoners (2013) and Secret Window (2004). He has been married to Heather Summerhayes since October 25, 1986. He was previously married to Susan Kapilow and Patricia Otter. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Blue Bloods
Blue Bloods Henry Reagan
Prisoners Father Patrick Dunn
Secret Window
Secret Window Sheriff Dave Newsome
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 2014 The Sonnet Project (TV Series)
- Sonnet #76 (2014)
 2013 Wallander (TV Series)
- Den orolige mannen (2013) ... Atkins
 2009 Power, Privilege & Justice (TV Series documentary)
- Phil Spector (2009) ... Narrator
- Dirty Secrets Down Under (2009) ... Narrator
- Strange Bedfellows (2009) ... Narrator (voice)
- Robert Blake (2009) ... Narrator
- Programmed for Murder (2009) ... Narrator
 2009 Into the Storm (TV Movie)
Franklin J Roosevelt
 2008 Army Wives (TV Series)
Randall Meade
- Great Expectations (2008) ... Randall Meade
 1993-2008 Law & Order (TV Series)
Edgar Beezley / Mac Geller / Capt. Allard Bunker
- Excalibur (2008) ... Edgar Beezley
- Aftershock (1996) ... Mac Geller
- Conduct Unbecoming (1993) ... Capt. Allard Bunker
 2007 War Stories (TV Series)
- Remembering Vietnam: The Wall at 25 (2007) ... Narrator (voice)
 2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Frank McCarty
- Law of Gravity (2007) ... Frank McCarty
 2005 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Alan Emrick
- Unaired Pilot (2005) ... Alan Emrick
 2004 Sex Traffic (TV Mini-Series)
Magnus Herzoff
- Episode #1.2 (2004) ... Magnus Herzoff
- Episode #1.1 (2004) ... Magnus Herzoff
 2003 Ed (TV Series)
Mr. Stuckey
- History Lessons (2003) ... Mr. Stuckey
 2000 The West Wing (TV Series)
Pharmaceutical Executive
- In This White House (2000) ... Pharmaceutical Executive
 2000 Nuremberg (TV Mini-Series)
Francis Biddle
 2000 D.C. (TV Series)
Senator William Abbott
- Pilot (2000) ... Senator William Abbott
 1995-2000 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Doc Wells / Father Anton Jonascu
- Seeds of Destruction (2000) ... Doc Wells
 1999 In the Company of Spies (TV Movie)
The President
 1999 Border Line (TV Movie)
Jerry, Allison's Associate
 1999 The Practice (TV Series)
Defense Attorney Weiland
- Lawyers, Reporters and Cockroaches (1999) ... Defense Attorney Weiland
 1997 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
- New York Underground (1997) ... Narrator (voice)
 1997 F/X: The Series (TV Series)
Charles Emery
- Double Image (1997) ... Charles Emery
 1996 The Summer of Ben Tyler (TV Movie)
Spencer Maitland
 1996 Swift Justice (TV Series)
Michael Swift
 1996 A Brother's Promise: The Dan Jansen Story (TV Movie)
Harry Jansen
 1995 Derby (TV Movie)
Henry Woods
 1995 The Man in the Attic (TV Movie)
Joseph Heldmann
 1994 Love on the Run (TV Movie)
Noah Cross
 1994 Witness to the Execution (TV Movie)
Jake Tyler
 1993 North of 60 (TV Series)
Mike Birkett
- Bless This House (1993) ... Mike Birkett
 1993 The Sea Wolf (TV Movie)
Dr. Picard
 1993 Class of '61 (TV Movie)
Dr. Leland Peyton
 1993 Miracle on Interstate 880 (TV Movie)
Buck Helm
 1992 Street Legal (TV Series)
Christian Peveril
- Break-ups and Mergers (1992) ... Christian Peveril
 1992 The Ray Bradbury Theater (TV Series)
- The Anthem Sprinters (1992) ... Douglas
 1991 Monkey House (TV Series)
Ambassador Kelly
- All the King's Horses (1991) ... Ambassador Kelly
 1990 Gabriel's Fire (TV Series)
Judge Norton Heller
- Judgements (1990) ... Judge Norton Heller
 1989 American Playwrights Theater: The One-Acts (TV Series)
Pat Sweeney
- The Rope (1989) ... Pat Sweeney
 1986 Killer in the Mirror (TV Movie)
Jason Howell
 1985 There Were Times, Dear (TV Movie)
Bob Millard
 1985 Surviving (TV Movie)
David Brogan
 1984 100 Centre Street (TV Movie)
Judge Charles Felt
 1984 Louisiana (TV Movie)
 1983 Cold Storage (TV Movie)
Richard Landau
 1983 The Tempest (TV Movie)
 1981 Madame X (TV Movie)
John Abbott
 1979 The Great Detective (TV Series)
 1978 Who'll Save Our Children? (TV Movie)
Matt Laver
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
- The Master Builder (1964) ... Ragner
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He played Ebenezer Scrooge in a stage production of Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol" at the Symphony Space in New York, which featured MacIntyre Dixon, Raul Julia, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Harold Scott, Bille Brown, and Carole Shelley. See more »


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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[on why violence is so common an element in entertainment media] It appeals to the little badness all of us have in our makeup.It's part of human nature and, being privy to that kind of thing, people find it somewhat fascinating and the more you give them, the more they want.


Won a Canadian Genie Award for Best Actor in "One Man". See more »

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