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Len Cariou Biography

Birth Name:
Leonard Joseph Cariou
Birth Place:
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Fast Facts

  • Sang in a church choir and at weddings as a boy soprano
  • Made his stage debut in the chorus of a Canadian production of Damn Yankees in 1959
  • Starred alongside Angela Lansbury in the original 1979 Broadway production of Sweeney Todd; the pair teamed up again when Cariou landed a recurring role as a spy on Lansbury's series Murder, She Wrote
  • Narrated the Oscar-winning 1989 documentary short film The Johnstown Flood
  • Elected into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2004
  • Featured as corrupt billionaire Louis Tobin in season three of Damages


  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated