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Harry Goz (June 23, 1932 – September 6, 2003) was an American musical theater actor and voice actor.

Harry Goz
Harry Goz

(1932-06-23)June 23, 1932
DiedSeptember 6, 2003(2003-09-06) (aged 71)
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1964–2003



Goz debuted in the 1964 Broadway production of Bajour, co-starring Chita Rivera and Nancy Dussault.[1] Goz played Tevye in the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof from 1966 to 1968, both as understudy and lead actor.[2] He appeared in musicals such as Two by Two and Chess, for which he was nominated in 1988 for a Drama Desk Award in the Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical category,[3] and comedies such as The Prisoner of Second Avenue.[2]

Goz had a number of TV and movie guest appearances throughout his career. He starred as The Big Apple in Fruit of the Loom underwear TV commercials during the 1970s and 80s.[4] He portrayed Dr. Tom Walz in Bill, a 1981 television film.[5] The same year, Goz portrayed Pepsi-Cola chairman and Joan Crawford's last husband, Alfred Steele, in the film adaption of Christina Crawford's book Mommie Dearest. In his later years, Goz became known to a new audience with his role as the voice of Captain Hazel "Hank" Murphy in the Cartoon Network Adult Swim series Sealab 2021.[2]


Goz died from multiple myeloma at the age of 71 on September 6, 2003.[2]

Goz was survived by his wife, three children and nine grandchildren.[2] His son, Michael Goz, took over as a new character on Sealab 2021 following his father's death.[6]


Year Title Role Notes
1976 Marathon Man Jewelry Salesman #1
1977 Looking Up Sylevine
1981 Mommie Dearest Alfred Steele
1981 Bill Dr. Tom Walz
1985 Rappin' Thorndike
1987 Dead Aim Androsov
1995 Die Schelme von Schelm Gronam Ox Voice


  1. ^ "Bajour – 1964 Original Cast Recording". Masterworks Broadway. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Harry Goz, 71; Played Lead in 'Fiddler'". The New York Times. October 1, 2003. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  3. ^ "Awards Search: Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical". Internet Broadway Database. June 2, 1988. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  4. ^ Buchalter, Gail (June 1, 1986). "'Fruits' Of Success, Briefly". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  5. ^ "Bill (TV Movie 1981) - Full Credits". IMDb. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  6. ^ "Michael Goz at the Internet Movie Database". IMDb. Retrieved December 12, 2016.

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