Garfield is a comic strip created by Jim Davis. Published since June 19, 1978, it chronicles the life of the title character, the cat Garfield (named after Davis' grandfather); his owner, Jon Arbuckle; and Arbuckle's dog, Odie. As of 2007, it was syndicated in roughly 2,580 newspapers and journals, and held the Guinness World Record for being the world's most widely syndicated comic strip. As of December 16, 2015, the strip has 13,695 issues.
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Lorenzo Music (b. Gerald David Music; May 2, 1937 - August 4, 2001) was an American actor, voice actor, writer, producer and musician, best known as the voice of Garfield from 1982 to 2001. On hiring Music, Jim Davis stated, "I looked into the room full of actors and there was Lorenzo, quietly licking himself." Music also co-wrote Garfield on the Town with Davis.
A common trait associated with Music is that he was almost never seen on camera. This was often due to the fact that publicity photographs often showed Music in a recording studio with the back of his head shown, as well as his off-camera role on Rhoda. Music had played upon that image, although he did reveal his image in autographed pictures of him with Garfield.
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