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Leonard Joseph Cariou is a Canadian actor most known for being the lead actor in the original cast of the musical 'Sweeney Todd'.
Cariou learned acting at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Ontario for two years. He came back in 1981 to lead Manitoba Theatre Centre and play characters such as Brutus, Coriolanus, Prospero, and many more.
Cariou has the distinction of being the first actor to play Walt Disney in the movie 'A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story'. Moreover, Len Cariou played Buck Helm in the 1993 TV movie 'Miracle on Interstate 880'. As of now, he plays retired NYPD Police Commissioner Henry Reagan in the CBS police drama 'Blue Bloods' since 2010.
Len Cariou has a net worth of $4 million.
His estimated yearly earnings are $1 million.
The actor is 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) tall.
Born on September 30, 1939, Carious is 82 years old as of 2022.
Len Cariou was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba. His mother's name is Molly Estelle and his father's name is George Marius Cariou. He is a mix of Irish and Breton heritage. Cariou studied at Miles Macdonell Collegiate until grade 11 where he also directed school plays and later attended St Paul's College.
About his family life, Len Carious married Heather Summerhays in 1985. The couple is still together. Len Cariou has a daughter named Laurel from his previous marriage.
Cariou's debut on Broadway happened in 1968 with the play 'The House of Atreus'. However, it was in 1970 that he got his first leading role, in 'Applause' opposite Lauren Bacall.
Cariou also played the character of Cardinal Law in the Academy Award-winning movie 'Spotlight' in 2015. Other films where Cariou has acted are 'Flags of Our Fathers', 'The Four Seasons', 'One Man', and 'About Schmidt'.
While Cariou won the Tony Award for his performance in 'Sweeney Todd', in the Best Actor in a Musical category in 1979, he also has three Tony nominations in his career. For his performance in the movie 'Into the Storm', he earned an Emmy nomination in 2009. The American Theater Hall of Fame inducted him in 2004.
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