Carr was born in Nova Scotia and raised on Prince Edward Island, graduating from Colonel Gray High School. He went on to Acadia University where he studied English and Theatre. In addition to his studies in Theatre, Carr studied Philosophy and English. He worked towards his Masters of Theology at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana, and the Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax. Carr's career has seen him perform on stages across Canada. He has written and performed in radio dramas for CBC and has made appearances in television programs, movies and commercials.