Victor Valentine was born as Victor Anthony Wilmes in Missouri. He was known professionally as Victor Valentine.
Victor began his professional career as an actor/dancer performing regionally in such shows as "Dames at Sea", "Cabaret" and "Romeo & Juliet." He went on to co-found Rainbow Children's Theater in Billings, Montana.
Among his other credits, Victor directed the Tokyo, Boston, Honolulu and Philadelphia companies of "Little Shop of Horrors" on-stage and the Birmingham production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" for the Nederlander Organization.
Recently, Victor directed and produced the Broadway Benefit at BAM for the Gay Men's Health Crisis and choreographed/directed industrial shows for such clients as McDonald's, Avon and Little Caesar's.
Victor died at his home in Santa Monica of complications from AIDS. He was 40. Hewas survived by his longtime companion Skip Chasey.