It wasn’t because of Jodie Foster’s Golden Globe speech but the timing is eerie: In an interview that ran today with entertainment writer Greg Hernandez, actor Victor Garber confirmed that he’s gay.
Hernandez encountered Garber, 63, at the TV Critics Association press tour, where Garber was promoting his new NBC show, Deception. The writer approached the actor privately and asked if information on Wikipedia about Garber and his longtime boyfriend, artist Rainer Andreesen, was accurate.
I just decided to ask him: “Wikipedia lists Rainer Andreesen as your partner. I wondered if that’s something that’s public, that you’ve confirmed.”
He seemed surprised by the question but said: “I don’t really talk about it but everybody knows.”
Garber then added: “He’s going to be out here with me for the SAG Awards.”
Garber is a veteran actor with film roles including shipbuilder Thomas Andrews in Titanic, San Francisco mayor George Moscone in Milk and most recently, Ambassador Ken Taylor in Argo. On Broadway he’s been nominated for a Tony four times, including for roles in Lend Me a Tenor, Deathtrap and Damn Yankees. On the small screen, Garber had memorable role on shows including Alias, Eli Stone, and now Deception.
Hmm, we wonder if Victor can put us in touch with his old Alias co-star Bradley Cooper?