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Victor Joseph Garber (born March 16th, 1949) is a Canadian film, stage and television actor and singer. Garber is perhaps best known for playing Jack Bristow in the television series Alias and Thomas Andrews in James Cameron`s Titanic.
Garber was born in London, Ontario, Canada and is of Russian descent. His mother, Hope Garber (née Wolf), was an actress and singer. Victor was also her caregiver until her death from Alzheimer`s disease. When Garber was 12 he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.
Garber began acting at the age of nine, joining the University of Toronto`s Hart House at age 15. In 1967, he formed a folk band called The Sugar Shoppe with Peter Mann, Laurie Hood and Lee Harris. The group enjoyed moderate success, even performing on The Ed Sullivan Show and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson before breaking up. He has worked in various American and Canadian movies and television, including James Cameron`s Titanic (1997), in which he used a Northern Irish accent to play the shipbuilder Thomas Andrews, and CTV`s E.N.G. (1991-1993), on which he had a recurring guest role.
Other well-known appearances including Godspell (1973) as Jesus, Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Legally Blonde (2001), Annie (1999), and Tuck Everlasting (2002). In the late 1980s, he received an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Liberace in the made-for-TV movie, Liberace: Behind the Music.
He is most well known for his portrayal of Jack Bristow on ABC`s show, Alias, for which he earned three Emmy nominations. He recently appeared on the now-cancelled television series Justice on FOX and ABC`s Eli Stone. His most recent TV appearance is as a mysterious character named "Olivier Roth" in 4 episodes of the Canadian science drama ReGenesis. He will have a recurring role in the upcoming FOX series Glee.
He appeared on Broadway in the original productions of Deathtrap, Sweeney Todd, and Noises Off and in the original off-Broadway cast of Assassins, as well as in the 1990s revival of Damn Yankees. He continues to be a sought-after theatrical performer in musicals, comedies and dramatic productions. In 2005 he played the role of Frederic in the LA Opera`s production of Sondheim`s A Little Night Music. He played the male lead in a critically hailed Encores presentation of Follies in 2007, with Donna Murphy. He has been nominated for four Tony awards. In mid-2007, he played the role of Garry Essendine in a production of Noel Coward`s Present Laughter at Boston`s Huntington Theatre. He is slated to reprise the role in the Roundabout Theatre`s New York production of "Present Laughter" in winter 2009-2010. In 2009, Victor Garber takes on the role of he DC Comics super villain Sinestro in the direct-to-video animated film film, Green Lantern: First Flight. Also in 2009, Garber played a Klingon interrogater in J.J. Abrams` Star Trek movie; however, his scenes were deleted from the finished film.
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Victor Joseph Garber (born March 16, 1949) is a Canadian film, stage and television actor and singer. He is known for playing Jesus in Godspell, John Wilkes Booth in Assassins, Jack Bristow in the television series Alias, Max in Lend Me a Tenor, Thomas Andrews in James Cameron's Titanic and as Canadian ambassador to Iran Ken Taylor in Argo. He currently guest stars as Dr. Martin Stein on The Flash and will appear as a regular on Legends of Tomorrow.
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