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Victor Joseph Garber (born March 16, 1949) is a Canadianmarker film, stage and television actor and singer. Garber is perhaps best known for playing Jesus in Godspell, Jack Bristow in the television series Alias and Thomas Andrews in James Cameron's Titanic.

Personal life

Garber was born in London, Ontariomarker, Canadamarker and is of Russianmarker 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 Torontomarker'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 Americanmarker and Canadianmarker movies and television, including James Cameron's Titanic (1997), in which he used a Northern Irishmarker 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 include 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 Broadwaymarker 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 interrogator in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek movie; however, his scenes were deleted from the finished film.






  1. CANOE - JAM! Music - Pop Encyclopedia - Sugar Shoppe
  2. Present Laughter May 18, 2007

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