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Also Known As: Died:
Born: November 17, 1951 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cranbrook, British Columbia, CA Profession: actor, singer, songwriter

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A former boy soprano, Brent Carver already was a well-established presence on stage in his native Canada when he won legions of new fans playing the role of Molina, the effeminate imprisoned window dresser, in the stage musical version of "Kiss of the Spider Man". Originating the role in the Toronto production, he appeared in London and NYC in the role, picking up numerous accolades including Drama Desk and Tony Awards. On the Canadian stage, the actor had demonstrated his versatility in everything from the classics to operetta to contemporary fare. Post-"Kiss", Carver garnered praise for his work in two Showtime movies targeted for children: "The Song Spinner" (1995) and "Whiskers" (1997). In the latter, he played a feline that had magically been turned into a human and picked up a Daytime Emmy nomination for his efforts. On the big screen, Carver is perhaps best recalled for his dual role as a prisoner and, in flashbacks and without drag, as the Countess, the unstable mother of another inmate in the fanciful "Lilies" (1996), directed by John Greyson. After a five year absence, he returned to the Broadway stage to portray Leo Frank in the musical drama "Parade" (1998).

A former boy soprano, Brent Carver already was a well-established presence on stage in his native Canada when he won legions of new fans playing the role of Molina, the effeminate imprisoned window dresser, in the stage musical version of "Kiss of the Spider Man". Originating the role in the Toronto production, he appeared in London and NYC in the role, picking up numerous accolades including Drama Desk and Tony Awards. On the Canadian stage, the actor had demonstrated his versatility in everything from the classics to operetta to contemporary fare. Post-"Kiss", Carver garnered praise for his work in two Showtime movies targeted for children: "The Song Spinner" (1995) and "Whiskers" (1997). In the latter, he played a feline that had magically been turned into a human and picked up a Daytime Emmy nomination for his efforts. On the big screen, Carver is perhaps best recalled for his dual role as a prisoner and, in flashbacks and without drag, as the Countess, the unstable mother of another inmate in the fanciful "Lilies" (1996), directed by John Greyson. After a five year absence, he returned to the Broadway stage to portray Leo Frank in the musical drama "Parade" (1998).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Event, The (2003) Brian
2.
 Ararat (2002) Philip
3.
 Deeply (2000)
4.
 Whiskers (1997) Whiskers
5.
 Lilies (1996) Countess Marie Laure De Tilly
6.
 Song Spinner, The (1995) Selmo
7.
 Millennium (1989) Coventry
8.
 Shadow Dancing (1988) Alexie Karnov
9.
 Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs (1988) Gunther
10.
 Cross-Country (1983) John Forrest
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Joined a children's theater troupe after college
1978:
Appeared in and contributed the score for the Canadian TV special "One Night Stand"
1979:
First US stage appearance, played Ariel in an L.A. staging of "The Tempest", starring Anthony Hopkins
1985:
Company member at the Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
1988:
US TV debut in "Spies, Lies and Naked Thighs" (CBS)
:
Garnered praise for his performance in the Canadian play "Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love"
:
Played star-making role of Molina in the stage musical "Kiss of the Spider Woman"; debuted in London and then played the role on Broadway
1993:
Film debut, "Cross-Country"
1995:
Acted in the Showtime movie "The Song Spinner"
1996:
Earned praise for his performance in the Canadian feature "Lilies"
1997:
Won plaudits for his dramatic stage role in "High Life"
1997:
Had title role in the Showtime children's movie "Whiskers"; received Daytime Emmy nomination
1997:
Portrayed da Vinci in "Leonardo: A Dream of Flight" (HBO)
1998:
Returned to the NYC stage playing Leo Frank in the musical "Parade"
1999:
Starred as Ichabod Crane in a TV adaptation of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (Odyssey)
2001:
Starred in title role of the stage musical "Larry's Party", performed in Canada
2002:
Cast in the feature drama "Ararat"
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Education

University of British Columbia: Vancouver , British Columbia - 1972

Family close complete family listing

father:
Ken Carver. Trucker, logger.
mother:
Lois Carver. Clerk.

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