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Victor Garber Confirms a Fact 'Everybody Knows': He's Gay

Entertainment blogger Greg Hernandez had a hunch that notoriously private actor Victor Garber (Smash, Titanic) had never publicly discussed his sexuality, even though, at least in the Broadway community and among industry insiders, he was living in a glass closet. So Hernandez decided to ask during an interview during the TV Critics Association Press Tour:

GarberWe 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 there you have it.

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  1. #ThingsCanadiansKnew

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 14, 2013 8:40:01 PM

  2. http://foreveryoungnews.com/posts/1711-victor-victorious-victor-garber-on-success-family-and-friends

    Posted by: Alfie | Jan 14, 2013 8:45:33 PM

  3. LOVE HIM. Not because of this, which has been known for-truly-ever but just because he is so damned likable.

    Posted by: aneas taint | Jan 14, 2013 8:46:02 PM

  4. My sister is going to be crushed to have his official confirmation--she's had it BAD for him since "Titanic."

    Posted by: Dback | Jan 14, 2013 8:52:14 PM

  5. Nice. I saw him at Good in the W Village like 15 years ago when I was new to NYC and barely knew who he was. I think I had just seen him in First Wives Club. He was at a table of gay guys and I thought, "Hmmm. I guess he's gay." I've checked here and there over the years to see if he ever came out. Glad he finally did!

    Posted by: Chris | Jan 14, 2013 8:59:31 PM

  6. why am I always the last to know?

    Posted by: GThomas | Jan 14, 2013 9:02:04 PM

  7. Bravo, Victor!

    Posted by: hugo | Jan 14, 2013 9:07:06 PM

  8. Damn I had no idea.

    Posted by: Anthony | Jan 14, 2013 9:22:01 PM

  9. Ok, this guy is like 65 and didn't say anything at all about being gay till now, yet he gets all the praise. But Jodie Foster did the unforgivable yesterday (if you go by the amount of negative comments on this website) and she's an old irrelevant hoe who should shut her pipe hole. Got it, gays.

    Posted by: topher | Jan 14, 2013 9:22:43 PM

  10. About 20 years ago I was filming a scene as an extra in the movie "Singles" and he had a cameo. At the lunch break, he sat down at the table with me and my friend and struck up a conversation. We chatted for about an hour, neither my friend nor I realizing who he was (I knew him from "Godspell" but had no idea that this actor with one line was Victor Garber). He was so cool, classy and easygoing. I like to tell myself he was flirting and I missed a great opportunity. Oh well. :)

    Posted by: Warren | Jan 14, 2013 9:28:18 PM

  11. I knew that when he cruised me many years ago.

    Posted by: Patrick | Jan 14, 2013 9:28:51 PM

  12. You have class Victor.

    So glad to see you feeling comfortable out and about.

    Here is to your future endeavors! (endeavours for our Canadien friends)

    Posted by: bkmn | Jan 14, 2013 9:36:27 PM

  13. I had no idea - seriously!

    Posted by: Reality | Jan 14, 2013 9:36:46 PM

  14. I knew from the first episode of Alias he was in. Come on, gays, get your gaydar checked!

    Posted by: Robert | Jan 14, 2013 9:38:37 PM

  15. Everybody knew. There's no reason he couldn't have been open about it before now. I think there's a lot of pressure on actors (from their agents and from producers) to stay in the closet. I'm glad everyone is cutting him some slack but I agree with the other poster that this is no different than Jodie Foster. He never tried to hide it. He just never talked about it.

    Posted by: Houndentenor | Jan 14, 2013 9:55:32 PM

  16. Wow, he actually said it. I guess he should prepare for his reality show now, Here Comes Victor Boo Boo, right Jodie?

    Posted by: ChristopherM | Jan 14, 2013 9:59:00 PM

  17. Wow, he actually said it. I guess he should prepare for his reality show now, Here Comes Victor Boo Boo, right Jodie?

    Posted by: ChristopherM | Jan 14, 2013 9:59:02 PM

  18. Peoples obsession with actors, comedians, sports figures, or politicians coming out or not does nothing but quite frankly sicken me.

    A person's sexual proclivities is no one but that person's business. I'm not going to go see more movies or less movies by an actor/actress simply because they are or are not a member of the LGBT community.

    Coming out as gay does not affect my believing of an actor's character portrayal, talent does.

    Quite frankly, I respect actors who make it a non-issue. Simply saying my private life is my own. Neither denying nor affirming their sexuality.

    To be honest most peoples sexuality is fluid and changes over time. You may have had experiences or u may not have had them yet. You may go from a top, to versatile, to bottom, to asexual to varying combinations over time.

    The only time a person's sexual activities are of any concern to me is if I am currently in a sexual relationship with that person.

    Sexuality has nothing to do with ones abilities as an actor, comedian, politician, cleric, sports figure or any other public or private profession. Skill, talent, & education does.

    Posted by: Chad Hunt | Jan 14, 2013 10:02:00 PM

  19. Wow and he didn't feel the need to throw every brave soul who came before him (including Honey Boo Boo) under the bus as he did this, impressive.

    Posted by: Jersey | Jan 14, 2013 10:12:55 PM

  20. ok, he did not say "i am GAY", he said "I don’t really talk about it but everybody knows.", so why are people not crucifying him like Jodie Foster. What's the difference between what he said and what she said, other than the extra 10 minutes blahing she did?

    Anyways congrats Victor

    Posted by: johnosahon | Jan 14, 2013 10:13:48 PM

  21. Damn! Victor Garber -pick me, pick me! I knew from your guest role on Will & GRac e, i could just tell!!

    Posted by: Ted | Jan 14, 2013 10:48:09 PM

  22. Victor's boyfriend is smokin'hot. You can find lots of pictures of them together on Google.

    Believe it or not, back in the day Victor used to go with

    (wait for it)

    Nathan Lane.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jan 14, 2013 10:50:01 PM

  23. I guess the difference between him and Jodie Foster is that he didn't give this odd and slightly angry diatribe that sort of inadvertently criticized people who do live a more public life.

    Posted by: Stefan | Jan 14, 2013 11:32:33 PM

  24. @Chad Hunt:
    Right, because no one knows anything about straight celebrities' dating/marriage/sex lives. Let's all focus on something totally irrelevant and pretend there isn't a double standard. Lalalalalalalala... homophobia doesn't exist... lalalalalalalalalalala

    Posted by: Josh | Jan 14, 2013 11:37:02 PM

  25. Forget "Titanic"! He was the first Anthony in "Sweeney Todd" and the first John Wilkes Booth in "Assassins." (Gotta go for the Sondheim credits here.) A really fine stage performer.

    Posted by: Prof Sancho Panza | Jan 14, 2013 11:44:53 PM

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