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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 30 September 1939Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Birth NameLeonard Joseph Cariou

Mini Bio (1)

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.

Spouse (3)

Heather Summerhayes (25 October 1986 - present)
Susan Kapilow (1975 - 1978) (divorced)
Patricia Otter (? - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (8)

Lived with Glenn Close in the '70s.
Accomplished singer/actor in numerous Broadway shows. He won a Best Actor (Musical) Tony Award in 1979 for "Sweeney Todd". He was also Tony-nominated in the same category in 1970 for "Applause," and in 1973 for "A Little Night Music," a role he recreated in the film version of the same name, A Little Night Music (1977).
Won a Canadian Genie Award for Best Actor in "One Man".
Daughter, Laurel.
Member of the Theatre Hall of Fame.
Although he plays Tom Selleck's father in Blue Bloods (2010), he is only 5 years his senior in real life.
Performing in the CanStage production of Frost/Nixon at the Bluma Appel theatre in Toronto. [October 2008]
New York, NY USA: An NYU Faculty Coach for workshops leading up to the 2011 National High School Musical Theater Awards. [June 2011]

Personal Quotes (1)

[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.

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