American actor, voice actor, writer, producer andDied when: 64 years 94 days (771 months)
Star Sign: Taurus
Gerald David "Lorenzo" Music (May 2, 1937 – August 4, 2001) was an American actor, voice actor, writer, producer and musician.He was best known as the original voice of Jim Davis' comic strip character Garfield.
Music began his career as a writer and a regular performer on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.He co-created the sitcom The Bob Newhart Show with David Davis and composed its theme music with his wife, Henrietta.
He wrote episodes for The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda.On Rhoda, Music would also get his major voiceover role as the unseen, but often heard, Carlton the Doorman.
In the 1980s, he voiced Garfield on twelve animated specials, and later in cartoons, video games, and commercials.Music's distinctive voice of Garfield is still often used in animated specials in his legacy.