Glee character: Will's father
Full name: Victor Joseph Garber
Date of birth: March 16, 1949
Hometown: London, Ontario, Canada
Victor Garber began acting at age 9 and studied at the University of Toronto's Hart House when he was 16. In 1967, after a period working as a folk singer, he formed a folk band called The Sugar Shoppe. We're immediately going to stop what we're doing and look them up on Youtube! The group enjoyed moderate success, performing on The Ed Sullivan Show and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson before breaking up. He has performed on Broadway for over two decades, appearing in Deathtrap, Sweeney Todd, Noises Off, and other productions. He was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for Deathtrap (1978), a Tony for Best Actor in a Musical for Little Me (1982), a Tony for Best Actor in a Play for Lend Me a Tenor (1989), and a Tony for Best Actor in a Musical for Damn Yankees (1994). As an actor, he has appeared in Titanic, Sleepless in Seattle, Legally Blonde, Tuck Everlasting, and Milk, and he had a major supporting part in the television series Alias, where he starred alongside an ass-kicking Jennifer Garner. Not a bad gig at all.
Random factoid: Victor was the officiant (and only guest) at Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's wedding.