Former head of Goldman Sachs Stephen Friedman seems to have traded the world of finance for the realm of warriors and dragons – if only for a few brief seconds.
Clad in peasant robes, Friedman appears for a few seconds at the beginning of the episode and walks down a dirt path carrying a basket with his real-life wife, Barbara, by his side.
Though the small screen isn’t Friedman’s usual domain, his appearance might not come as surprise to “Game of Thrones” aficionados who know that Friedman’s son, David Benioff, is one of the show’s creators.
Author William D. Cohen, who had interviewed Friedman for a book on Goldman Sachs, helped spread the news by tweeting about his discovery.
David benioff's father, steve friedman, former head of Goldman Sachs, has cameo in fabulous season four premiere of #GameOfThrones
— William D. Cohan (@WilliamCohan) March 19, 2014
In response to his performance, Friedman said in a statement, ““I have been advised not to give up my day job.”
The highly anticipated fourth season of “Game of Thrones” premieres April 6.