Robert Gerard Goulet is an American singer and actor. Cast as Sir Lancelot and originating the role in the 1960 Broadway musical Camelot starring opposite established Broadway stars Richard Burton and Julie Andrews, he achieved instant recognition with his performance and interpretation of the song "If Ever I Would Leave You" which became his signature song. His debut in Camelot marked the beginning of an award-winning stage, screen, and recording career.
Season 1 Edit
In an attempt to get money for the already struggling American Century, Julie Silver calls in Robert Goulet to come into the studio to record his upcoming Christmas LP in order to generate money. He meets with Richie Finestra as well as Hannibal, the latter who recognizes him from his role as Sir Lancelot in Camelot, and suggests to Finestra that the album should open with a song of his own about the day after Christmas stating that "it's an untouched market" much to the dismay of Silver who says that the song "will make you want to stick your head in the oven" implying for its mediocre tone. With the already chaotic day going on at the office, Finestra allows Goulet to perform the song believing that he may be onto something.
Later in the evening, the song, "Christmas You Go So Fast", is being recorded by Goulet in the studio and being overheard by Silver and Zak Yankovich, both realizing that they were right and that the song is terrible.
- Robert Goulet is portrayed by Broadway star Matt Bogart who also portrayed Sir Lancelot in a production of Camelot.
- Goulet released four Christmas albums during the span of his career, two of them came out before 1973; This Christmas I Spend with You (1963) and Robert Goulet's Wonderful World of Christmas (1968). In fact, Goulet never released an album in 1973. He also never wrote a song (or any song) called "Christmas You Go So Fast" for like some of the other material featured on Vinyl, it was written specifically for the show.