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Victor Garber, Actor In ‘Argo’ And ‘Alias,’ Is Gay And ‘Everybody Knows’

by David Badash on January 15, 2013

in Celebrities,Coming Out,News

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Victor Garber is gay, and “everybody knows,” the 63-year old London-born actor says. Garber, whose incredible career includes well-known roles in “Alias,” “Argo,” “Godspell,” and “Titanic,” mentioned his long-term relationship with his companion, Rainer Andreesen (image, right), in an April 2012 interview to Hal Drucker, but apparently no one except Wikipedia noticed.



Yesterday, Greg Hernandez, who pens the Greg In Hollywood blog, wrote, “I didn’t plan on asking Victor Garber about his private life.”

Last week during the TV Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, the actor was onstage with the cast of the new NBC drama Deception and I knew that I’d want to chat with him one-on-one after the panel.

So I quickly looked at his Wikipedia page and there it was: ‘He lives in New York with his companion of 13 years, Rainer Andreesen.’ I then found all kinds of photos of this most handsome couple together.

I wondered, ‘Did he come out publicly and I missed it?’

Hernandez adds:

We were being rushed off the stage so the next panel could be set up so I thanked him and we parted ways. I sat down but couldn’t help wondering: “Did he come out and I missed it?”

So I got up, walked into the lobby of the Langham Huntington Hotel and found Garber. 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.”

And that was that.

Garber did tell Hernandez that being in the cast of Argo is “such a gratification because of my relationship with Ben (Affleck) and Jennifer (Garner) to see him emerge now as one of the great directors which I’ve always felt since Gone Baby Gone. To be a part of it is like the icing on the cake. It’s incredibly thrilling for me. And the fact that people love the movie so much means the world.”


Image via Andrew Garfield on Imgur

Hat tip: Blabbeando

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bgryphon January 15, 2013 at 9:20 am

Well, Wiki and IMDB. He was asked a direct question and he answered honestly. If the goal of our communities is that being gay (et al) should be seen as "no big deal" than Victor is a great example of success. Sure he could have made a big splash about it, but not everyone is, can or should be an activist.

leliorisen January 15, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Considering Garber's lead role in "Godspell," is it safe to now say that Jesus is gay?


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