Actor. Singer. Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, at age eleven he made his singing debut with ‘Lead Kindly Light' in his church hall. At thirteen he and his family moved to Canada where he made his professional debut at 16 with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. He attended the Royal Conservatory of Music, University of Toronto, on a scholarship. After graduation he became a popular male ingénue in theatre and on television, finally landing a job as host of the weekly variety show for CBCTV. On December 3, 1960 he made his Broadway debut in the role of Lancelot du Lac in the original run of ‘Camelot' which turned him into an international star. He remained with the play until it closed after 873 performances on January 5, 1963. Goulet won a Grammy Award in 1962 as best new artist and made the singles chart in 1964 with ‘My Love Forgive Me.' he returned to Broadway in 1968 winning the Tony Award for best actor in a musical in ‘The Happy Time.' He also appeared in feature films including "I'd Rather Be Rich' in 1964; ‘Scrooged' in 1988; and ‘Toy Story' in 1999; as well as numerous guest roles on television series including ‘Police Story;' ‘Matt Houston;' and ‘Murder She Wrote.' Goulet's humor was showcased in a recent series of advertisement for Emerald nuts in which he disrupts offices of dozing workers. His last performance was in the one-man show ‘A Man and his Music.' On September 30, 2007, he was hospitalized in Las Vegas, diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis; on October 13 he was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Goulet died there while awaiting an emergency lung transplant.
Bio by: Iola