Victor Garber Discusses His Partner

1.15.2013

By Jerry Portwood

The actor has always been open about his sexuality, so why the big deal now?

Although everyone has been making a fuss about Jodie Foster's equivocal message about being gay, others are still trying to get out actors on the record. In case you didn't realize it, character actor Victor Garber is also gay.

Perhaps best known for Titanic and the TV series Alias, Garber is currently onscreen in Argo, and as Greg in Hollywood blogger Greg Hernandez recent confirmed in a press junket interview: Yep, Garber is gay.

Hernandez met Garber last week at the TV Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif., when he asked Garber about a Wikipedia entry that stated he lives in New York with his partner Rainer Andreesen. “I wondered if that’s something public, that you’ve confirmed,” Hernandez said to Garber. “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.’”

So the big question is, since Garber has always been out and proud, why make a big deal about it now? We suppose because it's awards season and that it's nice to have an out actor who makes no bones about it. Oh, and don't forget those rumors about Garber and Bradley Cooper.

"I think it's awesome," Cooper said about the rumors. "Victor Garber is one of my best friends, and I'll never forget when we went to some event together and people thought we were dating. It was all over the Internet. It was the first time I read a rumor like that about me, and I just thought it was fantastic. But if you believe those rumors, every single male in Hollywood is gay."

Garber also currently appears in the TV series Deception, playing corporate executive and family patriarch Robert Bowers and San Francisco mayor George Moscone in Milk. He has appeared frequently on Broadway and has four Tony Award nominations, along with six Emmy nominations for his TV work—including one for a 2004 guest shot on Will & Grace.

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