Harry Goz (February 16, 1932 – September 6, 2003) was an American musical theater actor and voice actor.

Harry Goz
Harry Goz

(1932-02-16)February 16, 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
1998 Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night Mayor Huffenmeier 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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