Birth Name: Len Cariou
Birth Place: Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA
Born on Sept. 30, 1939 in St Boniface, Manitoba, Canada, Cariou was raised in modest surroundings by his father, George, a salesman, and his mother, Molly. Starting his acting career as a youth, Cariou became active in the drama department at Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, a prep school in Winnipeg, where he starred in and directed several plays. He continued performing at St Paul's College in Manitoba, and after graduating, he began working in local theater. Cariou was the main attraction at the Manitoba Theatre Centre for much of the 1960s, essaying the leads in "King Lear," "Macbeth" and "Henry V." In 1968, Cariou made the leap to Broadway, appearing in "The House of Atreus." The success of...