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Overview (3)

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Birth NameLeonard Joseph Cariou
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Len Cariou was born on September 30, 1939 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for About Schmidt (2002) and Blue Bloods (2010). He has been married to Heather Summerhayes since October 25, 1986. He was previously married to Susan Barbara Kapilow and Patricia Otter.

Family (2)

Spouse Heather Summerhayes (25 October 1986 - present)
Susan Barbara Kapilow (1975 - 1978)  (divorced)
Patricia Otter (? - ?)  (divorced)  (1 child)
Parents Cariou, Molly Estelle
Cariou, George Marius

Trivia (10)

Lived with Glenn Close in the 1970s.
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, 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 City, New York, USA: An NYU Faculty Coach for workshops leading up to the 2011 National High School Musical Theater Awards. [June 2011]
Len Cariou sang in both the NYC Broadway "What the World Needs Now" and the Broadway for Orlando on Maya & Marty singing to benefit the LGBT Center of Central Florida.
He was awarded the 1985 Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for "Traveler in the Dark" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California. In 1998 the Drama-Logue Awards were replaced by the Back Stage West Garland Awards.,.

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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