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Victor Garber's first big break came when originating the role of Jesus in the famed Toronto production of "Godspell", part of a boasting who's who of future stars, including Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Gilda Radner, Dave Thomas and Martin Short, while Paul Shaffer served as musical director.
In 1973, Garber reprised the role in a big screen adaptation, the sole member of the Toronto cast who made it into the movie.
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Victor Garber made his Broadway debut in 1977, and has appeared in numerous productions on the Great White Way since then. Among them: Sweeney Todd, Deathtrap, Noises Off, Lend Me a Tenor, Damn Yankees, and, most recently, a 2018 revival of Hello, Dolly!.
Garber's stage work has been recognized with four Tony nominations.
'Liberace: Behind The Music' (1988)
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Victor Garber began booking television roles in the mid-1970s, ranging from a 1974 after-school special to playing a cop on daytime soap "Guiding Light".
In 1988, he was cast in the leading role as Liberace in a made-for-TV biopic, which hit the air the year after the flamboyant pianist's 1987 death.
'The First Wives Club' (1996)
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Following a string of small roles in films including "Sleepless in Seattle" and the Steve Martin-starring "Mixed Nuts", Garber was seen in "The First Wives Club", playing the ex-husband of Goldie Hawn's character.
In his most memorable scene in the film, he watched a crew of movers take his desk out of his office as he sat behind it, while his ex watched in glee.
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Anyone who's seen Oscar-winning blockbuster "Titanic" will remember Victor Garber as Thomas Andrews, the naval architect who oversaw the design of the doomed ocean liner, and perished during its maiden voyage.
Garber's performance earned him his first Screen Actors Guild Award nomination.
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Victor Garber made an impression when he guest starred on "Frasier" as Ferguson, a butler hired by Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer).
Garber's single-episode stint on the show brought him one of his six Emmy nominations.
'Legally Blonde' (2001)
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Garber once again demonstrated his uncanny instinct for picking hit projects when he was cast as Professor Callahan alongside Reese Witherspoon in "Legally Blonde", which went on to rake in more than $141 million at the box office.
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In 2001, Garber settled into a five-season stint on television when he joined "Alias", playing ruthless spy Jack Bristow, estranged father of star Jennifer Garner's Sydney Bristow.
Garber's work on the show landed him three Emmy nominations.
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Following the end of "Alias", Garber returned to the big screen for "Milk", the Oscar-winning biopic starring Sean Penn as San Francisco comptroller Harvey Milk, who was assassinated after becoming California's first openly gay elected official. Garber played the city's mayor, George Moscone, who was also assassinated.
The film clearly resonated with Garber, who is openly gay, having publicly come out in 2013.
'William & Catherine: A Royal Romance' (2011)
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In 2011, Victor Garber dipped into royalty to portray Prince Charles in a made-for-TV biopic dramatizing the romance of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
The cast also included Jane Alexander as the Queen, and Jean Smart as Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
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Following his portrayal of the Prince of Wales, in 2012 Garber played another real-life person in the Ben Affleck-directed "Argo". Garber played Canadian diplomat Ken Taylor, who famously engineered the famed "Canadian Caper" that rescued a group of Americans trapped in Iran by securing them all fake Canadian passports.
Garber won a SAG Award for his performance.
'Sleepy Hollow' (2014)
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Fans of "Sleepy Hollow" will recall Victor Garber in a pivotal guest starring role as the father of the series' protagonist, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison).
'DC's Legends Of Tomorrow' (2016-2017)
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Fans of The CW's various DC superhero series got a big dose of Victor Garber during his two seasons on the outrageously bonkers "DC's Legends of Tomorrow".
Here, Garber played Professor Martin Stein, one half of the conjoined superhero Firestorm.
'Family Law' (2021)
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Garber returned to Canada for Global's drama "Family Law", playing the patriarch of a family of lawyers who welcomes his reluctant estranged daughter (played by Jewel Staite of "Firefly" fame) into the family law firm, which just happens to specialize in family law.