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Len Cariou (actor)

born - September 30, 1939 in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Len Cariou

Len Cariou is a Winnipeg born actor made his Broadway debut in The House of Atreus in 1968. He had his first starring role in Applause two years later which earned him a Tony Award nomination as Best Actor in a Musical and won him the Theatre World Award.

In 1973 Cariou garnered a second Tony nomination for A Little Night Music. Six years later he finally won both a Tony and a Drama Desk Award for his portrayal of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street a Stephen Sondheim musical.

His next foray in the the musical Dance a Little Closer (1983), and in Teddy & Alice (1987) was far less successful.

From 1992-1997 he has narrated Major League Baseball's World Series films.

He has recorded a number of books.

Cariou's film credits include:

  • Flags of Our Fathers
  • About Schmidt
  • Thirteen Days
  • The Four Seasons
  • A Little Night Music
  • 1408

On television, Cariou has appeared in:

  • The West Wing
  • Law & Order
  • Star Trek: Voyager
  • The Practice
  • Ed
  • The Outer Limits
  • Murder, She Wrote

In 2004, he was elected to the American Theatre Hall of Fame.