Quick Facts of Leonard Joseph "Len" Cariou

  • Full NameLeonard Joseph "Len" Cariou
  • Net Worth$6 Million
  • Date of Birth30 September, 1939
  • NicknameLen
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceSt. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada
  • Ethnicity Mixed of (Briton and Irish)
  • Religion Christian
  • ProfessionActor
  • Nationality Canadian
  • Active Year1959-Present
  • Eye colour Grayish Blue
  • Hair colour White
  • BuildMesomorph
  • SpouseHeather Summerhayes (25 October 1986 - present), Susan Barbara Kapilow (1975 - 1978) ( divorced), Patricia Otter (? - ?) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
  • Height5feet 9inches (1.75 m)
  • EducationSt Paul's College
  • Children1
  • Horoscope Libra
Len Cariou

Len Cariou is a Canadian actor who is best known for his portrayal of Sweeney Todd in the original cast of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Moreover, he portrayed the patriarch Henry Reagan, NYPD Police Commissioner (retired), in the multi-generational television series, Blue Bloods on CBS.

Cariou has earned a lot of prestige for her performance and also maintained a lucrative amount of net worth from his profession. Besides, he got married to Heather Summerhayes, an actress. To know more in details about Cariou’s career as well as his personal life, net worth, and height, read the biography of Len Cariou.

Who is Len CariouLeonard Joseph “Len” Cariou? His Bio & Wiki

Len Cariou is one of the greatest Canadian actors in the field of entertainment. Moreover, Cariou also became a lead actor at the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis in the 1960s, where he played Orlando in As You Like It. Also, he has made his appearance as Agamemnon in Tyrone Guthrie’s compilation of The House of Atreus, Iago, Oberon, and the title roles in Henry V and King Lear.

Cariou was born as Leonard Joseph Cariou on 30th September 1939 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Moreover, Cariou’s nationality is Canadian and his ethnicity is mixed of (Briton and Irish). He was raised by his parents, Molly Estelle, a homemaker and George Marius Cariou, a salesman.

Len Cariou Childhood
Len Cariou Childhood

Concerning about Cariou’s education, he attended Miles Macdonell Collegiate for grades 10 and 11 where he directed and starred in the school plays. Later, he enrolled at St Paul’s College located in Lawrenceville, Virginia.

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Inside of Len Cariou’s Career

Talking about Len Cariou’s profession, Cariou made his first appearance in Damn Yankees at Rainbow Stage in 1959 and founding member of the Manitoba Theatre Centre. Moreover, he was offered a scholarship at the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal but, due to financial responsibilities, he was forced to decline the honor. Instead, Len learned his craft by spending 2 years at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival Stratford, Ontario.

Len Cariou at the Emmys in September 2009.
Len Cariou at the Emmys in September 2009.

Cariou currently appears as Henry Reagan, the former NYC police commissioner and patriarch of the current commissioner’s family, on Blue Bloods. More recently, He portrayed Cardinal Law in Spotlight, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture of 2015. He also appeared in the short play, Happy Birthday, Mr. Abernathy by Lloyd Suh for a public radio show and podcast, Playing On Air.

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How much is Len Cariou’s Salary & Net Worth?

Len Cariou has an estimated net worth of $6 Million as of 2019. Moreover, he earns an impressive amount of fortune from his profession. Besides, Cariou earns a lucrative salary however, the actual salary hasn’t disclosed yet. But, we can assume that he has earned a salary in six-figures.

Furthermore, Cariou’s movie, Spotlight has collected $98.3 Million with a budget of $20 Million which was released on November 6, 201,5 in the United States. Moreover, he is starring along with Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan and Will Estes in Blue Bloods.

Len Cariou #masterworksbroadway
Len Cariou #masterworksbroadway

Besides, Moynahan has a lucrative net worth of $25 Million which is greater than Wahlberg’s net worth of $20 Million. Also, Estes is the lowest grossing cast with a net worth of $5 Million. Further, the highest grossing cast’ Selleck has a net worth of $45 Million as of 2019.

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Who is Len Cariou’s Wife? His Marriage & Children

Coming up to Len Cariou’s personal life, Len is now 79 years old married man. Previously, he tied the knot with Patricia Otter. Moreover, the couple spent a lovely time together and had one adorable child. However, their marriage didn’t last for long and they divorced later because of some misunderstandings between them.

Len Cariou with gracious, Wife Heather Summerhayes
Len Cariou with gracious, Wife Heather Summerhayes

After the divorce, Len started dating Susan Barbara Kapilow. Later, the couple married in 1975. Moreover, they enjoyed their company and had a good moment together. However, their relationship didn’t last for long and they separated in 1978 due to irreconcilable differences between them.

Currently, Len is married to Heather Summerhayes since 25 October 1986. Furthermore, the couple is enjoying their life and spends more of their time with each other. Besides, there is no rumors and controversies regarding Len’s career as well as his personal life. Hopefully, we pray for their lives and we wish that the couple will live longer till death.