Brent Carver

Actor, Singer, Songwriter
A former boy soprano, Brent Carver already was a well-established presence on stage in his native Canada when he won legions of new fans playing the role of Molina, the effeminate imprisoned window dresser, in the stage ... Read more »
Born: 11/17/1951 in Cranbrook, British Columbia, CA

Filmography

Actor (17)

Romeo and Juliet 2014 (Movie)

Friar Laurence (Actor)

The Event 2003 (Movie)

Brian (Actor)

Ararat 2002 (Movie)

Philip (Actor)

Deeply 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 53rd Annual Tony Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Lilies 1997 (Movie)

Countess Marie Laure de Tilly (Actor)

The 47th Annual Tony Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Millennium 1989 (Movie)

Coventry (Actor)

Shadow Dancing 1988 (Movie)

Alexie Karnov (Actor)

Cross-Country 1982 (Movie)

John Forrest (Actor)

The Wars 1982 (Movie)

Robert Ross (Actor)

Leonardo: A Dream of Flight (TV Show)

Actor

Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs (TV Show)

Actor

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (TV Show)

Actor

The Song Spinner (TV Show)

Actor

Whiskers (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A former boy soprano, Brent Carver already was a well-established presence on stage in his native Canada when he won legions of new fans playing the role of Molina, the effeminate imprisoned window dresser, in the stage musical version of "Kiss of the Spider Man". Originating the role in the Toronto production, he appeared in London and NYC in the role, picking up numerous accolades including Drama Desk and Tony Awards. On the Canadian stage, the actor had demonstrated his versatility in everything from the classics to operetta to contemporary fare. Post-"Kiss", Carver garnered praise for his work in two Showtime movies targeted for children: "The Song Spinner" (1995) and "Whiskers" (1997). In the latter, he played a feline that had magically been turned into a human and picked up a Daytime Emmy nomination for his efforts. On the big screen, Carver is perhaps best recalled for his dual role as a prisoner and, in flashbacks and without drag, as the Countess, the unstable mother of another inmate in the fanciful "Lilies" (1996), directed by John Greyson. After a five year absence, he returned to the Broadway stage to portray Leo Frank in the musical drama "Parade" (1998).

Relationships

Ken Carver

Father

Lois Carver

Mother

EDUCATION

University of British Columbia

Vancouver , British Columbia 1972

Milestones

2002

Cast in the feature drama "Ararat"

2001

Starred in title role of the stage musical "Larry's Party", performed in Canada

1999

Starred as Ichabod Crane in a TV adaptation of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (Odyssey)

1998

Returned to the NYC stage playing Leo Frank in the musical "Parade"

1997

Portrayed da Vinci in "Leonardo: A Dream of Flight" (HBO)

1997

Won plaudits for his dramatic stage role in "High Life"

1997

Had title role in the Showtime children's movie "Whiskers"; received Daytime Emmy nomination

1996

Earned praise for his performance in the Canadian feature "Lilies"

1995

Acted in the Showtime movie "The Song Spinner"

1993

Film debut, "Cross-Country"

1988

US TV debut in "Spies, Lies and Naked Thighs" (CBS)

1985

Company member at the Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario, Canada

1979

First US stage appearance, played Ariel in an L.A. staging of "The Tempest", starring Anthony Hopkins

1978

Appeared in and contributed the score for the Canadian TV special "One Night Stand"

Played star-making role of Molina in the stage musical "Kiss of the Spider Woman"; debuted in London and then played the role on Broadway

Garnered praise for his performance in the Canadian play "Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love"

Joined a children's theater troupe after college

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