Born in North Carolina, grew up in Beaumont, Texas, Harry Goaz did not become interested in acting until after he graduated from the University of Texas. He then settled in Los Angeles and studied acting under Bill Traylor at The Loft while working as a driver. He first met David Lynch while driving him to a memorial tribute to Roy Orbison where Lynch decided to cast him for the role of the weak-willed, not-so-bright Deputy Andy Brennan in the TV series Twin Peaks. He then went on to work on the critically acclaimed Eerie Indiana. Harry is now a staple of independent films.
It’s not that the stuttering deputy had a problem with communication, it was just the TALKING. In the waning years of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks and a hop-skip with Stephen Soderbergh, Harry Goaz found himself on set dreaming of a life at sea. However, his tempermental cerebellum was not going to go down without a fight; due to a severe imbalance in his auditory fluid, Goaz found himself confined to a life on North American terrain. That’s when he discovered a proclivity toward ranch life and animals - the problem here, was the split. Did he depart from the sets of Hollywood for the old world, near-forgotten vaudeville of ranch life? He knew where that answer lay - in the animals. Goaz spent the better part of the next five years developing a morse code language that relied on neuronic transmissions between his very body and the internal stimuli in free roaming animals. The letters started coming in, ‘We in Germany would be so obliged to have you speak at our conference. Bulgaria bows it’s head to you, Mr. Goaz’. Not particularly interested in the fanfare or in educating others yet, Goaz played the card that he really couldn’t speak well in front of others. Having just completed his book, ‘Sugarboots, Any Ideas?” Goaz went into something of a post-partum. That’s when he got the call from David Lowery that put him back on film. He is truly thankful to be working with the best of the best.