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  • Victor Garber

    Born on March 16, 1949 in London, Ontario, Canada

awards & nominations

Argo (2012)

Victor Garber as "Ken Taylor"

On Nov. 4, 1979, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, taking 66 American hostages. Amid the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge with the Canadian ambassador. Knowing that it's just a matter of time before the refugees are found and likely executed, the U.S. government calls on extractor Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) to rescue them. Mendez's plan is to pose as a Hollywood producer scouting locations in Iran and train the refugees to act as his "film" crew.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Milk (2008)

Victor Garber as "Mayor Moscone"

In 1972, Harvey Milk (Sean Penn) and his then-lover Scott Smith leave New York for San Francisco, with Milk determined to accomplish something meaningful in his life. Settling in the Castro District, he opens a camera shop and helps transform the area into a mecca for gays and lesbians. In 1977 he becomes the nation's first openly gay man elected to a notable public office when he wins a seat on the Board of Supervisors. The following year, Dan White (Josh Brolin) kills Milk in cold blood.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Alias (2001)

Victor Garber as "Jack Bristow"

A young woman learns she has a familial history of undercover work and agrees to become an international spy for a supposed secret branch of the CIA. The secrecy complicates her social and love lives, but it's nothing compared to what happens when she finds out her employer has no ties to the CIA.

Emmy (Primetime) (2004) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2003) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2002) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

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