Stage and voice actor Harry Goz passed away Sept. 6, 2003 at the age of 71 of cancer at a hospital in Manhasset, New York. Goz was the voice of Captain Murphy in the popular Adult Swim series SEALAB 2021, which airs on Cartoon Network
The co-creators of SEALAB 2021, Adam Reed and Matt Thompson, said in a statement, We are devastated by the loss of our good friend, Harry Goz. Working with him was always sheer joy, and his talent was beyond compare. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, and we shall all miss him dearly.
Goz made his Broadway debut in a minor role in BAJOUR in 1964, but filled in for the lead when Herschel Bernardi caught the chicken pox. He was Bernardi's understudy again, as the lead role in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, and filled in for Bernardi 112 times before Bernardi left the production in 1967. Goz played the role of Tevye for more than a year on Broadway and also played the role on the road. He played the part of Shem in the Richard Rodgers musical TWO BY TWO, but filled in for the lead when danny kaye broke his ankle. He was in PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE and CHESS, worked in TV and film and had an extensive career as a voice over actor in commercials. Most recently he worked in cartoons and was best known as Captain Murphy in the cult hit, SEALAB 2021.
Besides his wife, Margaret, he survived by three children, Michael, Geoffrey and Melissa; a sister, Jane, and nine grandchildren.