Victor Garber is a Canadian actor and singer, who is well known for his theater and TV roles. He started his career as a performer in 1967 when he formed the folk band, The Sugar Shoppe. The band reached moderate success with hits landing in Canada’s Top 40 and Top 100 from 1967-1968. They also made appearances on such shows as The Ed Sullivan Show and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson before the band separated and pursued solo ventures. Victor’s love of acting began at a young age, and was bolstered in his teenage years by his study at Hart House, University of Toronto’s student activity center.
After The Sugar Shoppe broke up in 1968, Victor began focusing his energies on the theater playing such roles as Jesus in the 1972 production of Godspell, and in the 1983 Broadway production of Sweeney Todd. Shortly thereafter, he began his foray into film, beginning with the 1973 filming of Godspell, where he played the same role he had in the 1972 Canadian stage production. In the early 90’s he made appearances in notable films such as, Sleepless in Seattle, and James Cameron’s Titanic, where he played the role of the shipbuilder, Thomas Andrews. He became most renowned for his role in ABC’s Alias, where he played the father of main character Sydney Bristow, and received three consecutive Emmy nominations for this role.
Garber connected with actress Jennifer Garner on the set, and eventually used his ULC ordination to officiate the actress’s wedding to Ben Affleck in 2005. Victor has received a whopping 31 award nominations, winning on 7 different occasions, including multiple wins for his role in Alias, as well as his ensemble appearances in Milk, and Argo. In more recent years, he has played Dr. Martin Stein / Firestorm in the TV series, The Flash, and the spinoff, Legends of Tomorrow.
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