Brent Carver (born November 17, 1951) is a Canadian actor best known for his performances on Broadway in as Molina, for which he won the Kiss of the Spider Woman Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical in 1993, , and Fiddler on the Roof as Leo Frank. Parade
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Carver was born in
Cranbrook, British Columbia, the son of Lois (Wills), a clerk, and Kenneth Carver, who was in the lumber business. He is of Welsh and Irish descent. [1 ] He has lived in Toronto for most of his life. [2 ]
Carver is known for a variety of stage and film roles, including
, The Wars , Kronborg: 1582 , Lilies , Larry's Party , Elizabeth Rex , Millennium , and Shadow Dancing . Carver originated the role of Gandalf in the Toronto stage production of Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love and has appeared in several The Lord of the Rings Soulpepper Theatre Company productions such as , The Wild Duck and as the Pirate King in the 1985 production of Don Carlos The Pirates of Penzance.
Carver played the character Leo on the
CBC Television series , which aired two seasons from 1977 to 1978. Leo and Me
In 1993, Carver won a Tony Award which he dedicated to the late Canadian actress Susan Wright, who had died two years earlier in a house fire in
Stratford, Ontario. In May 2014, Carver received a Governor General's Performing Arts Award, Canada's highest honour in the performing arts, for his lifetime contribution to Canadian theatre. Carver portrayed Ichabod Crane in the 1999 TV film which aired on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Odyssey. He played the title role in "The Trouble With Harry", an episode of the television series directed by Twice in a Lifetime David Winning. He portrayed [3 ] Leonardo da Vinci in Leonardo: A Dream of Flight in 2002. In 1997 he also starred in a little known film, "Whiskers".
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