Actor George Morfogen, whose Broadway appearances included An Inspector Calls, Fortune’s Fool, and A Man for All Seasons, died March 8 at his home in New York City. He was 86.
Born in 1933 in the Bronx, New York, Morfogen was a graduate of Brown University and the Yale School of Drama. Morfogen is best known for playing Bob Rebadow on the HBO series Oz. His television appearances also included Saint Elsewhere, Deadly Matrimony, Blood Feud, and Sherlock Holmes.
His films included They All Laughed, What's Up Doc, Daisy Miller, and She’s Funny That Way.
Morfogen began his Broadway career as stage manager for The Fun Couple in 1962, and later as standby in John Gabriel Borkman and Kingdoms. He also appeared in the Broadway productions of Arms and the Man, the 1994 revival of An Inspector Calls, Fortune’s Fool, and the 2008 revival of A Man for All Seasons. He spent 17 years as a resident actor with the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
His Off-Broadway credits were numerous. He last appeared in The Traveling Lady at the Cherry Lane Theatre in 2017. He was also seen in A Picture of Autumn, Golden Age, View Carre, Uncle Vanya, Othello, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, and Henry V.
Morfogen is survived by his husband, Gene Laughorne, and by his nieces Leslie Brauman and Amanda Brauman King.