Hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, a condition that usually requires a lung transplant (October 22, 2007).
Won Broadway's 1968 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for "The Happy Time."
Is of French-Canadian extraction.
Guest-starred in an episode of "Police Squad!" (1982) as himself. He later co-starred in The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991).
Longstanding rumor that his real name is Stanley Applebaum is false, although many web sites and even reference books continue to report this. The rumor results from an in-joke that Goulet tried to make to a group of reporters that wasn't understood. Goulet tells the story behind the rumor on his web site.
Has been awarded a 'Fellowship' at the Royal Conservatory of Music, University of Toronto, Canada, his alma mater.
He appeared in 'Weird Al' Yankovic's "You Don't Love Me Anymore" music video.
Had a cancerous prostate removed. (December 1993)
Spouse: Vera Goulet (17 October 1982 - 30 October 2007) (his death); Carol Lawrence (12 November 1963 - 1981) (divorced) 2 children; Louise Longmore (1956 - March 1963) (divorced) 1 child