To KRAD: Who would you cast as Captain Gold of the USS Da Vinci? I know this thread has 44 pages and I haven't read all of them. I keep picturing Jerry Orbach of Law and Order filling that role.
Well, Jerry Orbach has the distinct disadvantage of being dead.
Having said that, he might've been able to pull it off.
But the template for Gold has always
been Harry Morgan's portrayal of Colonel Sherman Potter on M*A*S*H
, only Jewish.