Full name, Gary James Bond; born February 7, 1940, in Alton, Hampshire, England; died of cancer, October 12, 1995. Actor. Gary Bond was one of the best-known performers of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber's work. He established the character of Joseph in the Lloyd Webber-Rice musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at its debut at the Edinburgh Festival in August, 1972. Bond attended the Central School of Speech and Drama on a scholarship during the1950s. He made his stage debut in Not in the Book in 1963. In 1964, he appeared in the Embassy film Zulu, and in the television programs A Dragon to Kill, Monica, Great Expectations, and Frontier during the 1960s. Bond portrayed two other Lloyd Webber roles during his career, one in 1978, when he took overthe part of Che Guevara in the London production of Evita, and in 1994, whenhe played George Dillingham in Aspects of Love. He also toured in a production composed of Lloyd Webber songs during the 1980s.