Quick Facts of Leonard Joseph Cariou

  • Full NameLeonard Joseph Cariou
  • Net Worth$4 million
  • Date of Birth30 September, 1939
  • NicknameLen Cariou
  • Marital Status Married
  • Birthplace Saint Boniface, Winnipeg, Canada
  • Ethnicity Breton and Irish descent.
  • ProfessionActor
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1959 – present
  • Hair colour White
  • Spouse Heather Summerhayes (m. 1986), Susan Kapilow (m. 1975–1978)
  • Height1.75 m
  • Weight 82 kilograms.
  • Children1
  • Horoscope Libra

One of the theater world’s most beloved artists, Len Cariou is a master of his craft. Moreover, he is a Tony Award-winning theater and movie veteran with a career spanning more than five decades. Please get to know him more in this article!

Who is Len Cariou?

Len Cariou is an incredible Canadian actor and stage director. Len is a member of the Fame Theatre Hall and a preeminent interpreter of Steven Sondheim’s music. He has been best-known for his role on Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber on Fleet Street, for which he earned the Tony Award of Best Music Actor.

Len Cariou performs The 2014 American Theatre Wing Gala
Len Cariou performs The 2014 American Theatre Wing Gala. Image source: zimbio.com

Moreover, the NYPD Police Commissioner (retiree) Patriarch Henry Reagan, in the Blue Bloods CBS multi-generational broadcasting series. Len enjoys golf almost as much as he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Therefore, He’s a Friar, a passionate sports fan, and an expert at gin rummy.

Len Cariou Age, Height, and Education

Cariou was born on September 30, 1939, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. His birth name is  Leonard Joseph Cariou. His father was George Marius, a Breton, and His mother, Molly Estelle, of Irish descent. Len is 82 years old,1.75 m tall, with a weight of  82 kilograms.

Carious in his twenties
Carious is in his twenties. Image source: golden throats.fandom

Furthermore, Cariou attended Miles Macdonell Collegiate before graduating from St Paul’s College, earning two honorary degrees. He was awarded a scholarship at the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal.

However, he had to renounce the honor because he was married and had financial obligations. Instead, he spent two years at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario, honing his skill.

Who are his wife and children?

Len Cariou has been married to Heather Summerhayes since October 25, 1986. She is an award-winning actress. Moreover, She is a writer and ethnographer. Heather is mostly known as the author of Sixtyfive Roses: A Sister’s Memoir.

Len Cariou with his wife
Len Cariou with his wife.Image source: Zimbio

The couples have been married for over 35 years. Although there are fewer details of their relationship, the pair walked down the aisle on October 25, 1986. The pair do not have children. However, Len was previously married twice.

Later on, the 82-year-old actor was married to Susan Barbara Kapilow in 1975. They divorced after 3 years of their marriage in 1987. Subsequently, Len married Patricia Otter. They had one daughter together. Her name is Laurel Cariou. He currently resides on the Hudson River’s shore in New Jersey with his wife, Heather Summerhayes.

Len Cariou’s networth

Cariou has been in the entertainment industry for more than 60 years. He began his career in 1959 and is still active. He is an actor who has a net worth of $4 million. All thanks to his career. Cariou made his stage debut in Damn Yankees in 1959 at the Rainbow Stage in Winnipeg.

Moreover, in the 1960s, Cariou rose to prominence as a lead performer at Minneapolis’ Tyrone Guthrie Theatre. Cariou made his Broadway debut in The House of Atreus in 1968.

attend the CBS Upfront 2012
Cariou attending the CBS Upfront 2012. Image source: Zimbio

Furthermore, Cariou has appeared in numerous regional productions in theaters around North America, including The Kennedy Center, the Mark Taper Forum, the Lincoln Center, the Long Wharf Theatre, and the Old Globe.

Cariou appeared in several episodes of the popular television mystery series Murder, She Wrote with his friend and old Sweeney Todd co-star Angela Lansbury from 1985 to 1992.

In addition, Cariou’s film credits include One ManFlags of Our FathersAbout SchmidtThirteen DaysThe Four Seasons, and many more.

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