17 Facts About Brent Carver


Brent Carver was a Canadian actor best known internationally for performances in both London's West End and on Broadway in Kiss of the Spider Woman as Molina, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical in 1993 and was nominated for an Olivier Award.


Brent Carver was the third of seven children, none of whom went into show business, apart from himself.


Brent Carver almost became a teacher, but continued participating in theatre.


Brent Carver attended the University of British Columbia from 1969 to 1972.


Brent Carver sang from an early age, with his father who played guitar.


Brent Carver was known for a variety of stage and film roles, including The Wars, Kronborg: 1582, Lilies, Larry's Party, Elizabeth Rex, Millennium, Shadow Dancing, and Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love.


Brent Carver originated the role of Gandalf in the Toronto stage production of The Lord of the Rings and appeared in several Soulpepper Theatre Company productions such as The Wild Duck, Don Carlos and as the Pirate King in the 1985 production of The Pirates of Penzance.


Brent Carver played the character Leo on the series Leo and Me, which aired from 1977 to 1978.


Brent Carver made his US debut in The Tempest, playing Ariel to Anthony Hopkins's Prospero.


In 1993, Brent Carver won a Tony Award which he dedicated to the late Canadian actress Susan Wright, who had died two years earlier in a fire in his Stratford house, Ontario.


In May 2014, Brent Carver received a Governor General's Performing Arts Award, Canada's highest honour in the performing arts, for his lifetime contribution to Canadian theatre.


Brent Carver portrayed Ichabod Crane in the 1999 TV film The Legend of Sleepy Hollow which aired on Odyssey.


Brent Carver played the title role in "The Trouble with Harry", an episode of the television series Twice in a Lifetime.


Brent Carver portrayed Leonardo da Vinci in Leonardo: A Dream of Flight in 2002.


In 2003, Brent Carver appeared in the Off-Broadway production of My Life With Albertine at Playwrights Horizons, where he portrayed older Marcel and the Narrator.


In 2016, Brent Carver performed in a musical show titled Walk Me to the Corner at the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company in Toronto.


Brent Carver died on August 4,2020, at the age of 68 at home in Cranbrook.