Dave Goelz

After becoming intrigued by the puppetry and set design on the hit children's television show "Sesame Street," puppeteer and voice actor Dave Goelz was able to get a meeting with one with the show's creators, Jim ... Read more »
Born: 07/16/1946

Filmography

Actor (25)

The Muppets 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Voice

Inside Out 2015 (Movie)

Subconscious Guard Frank (Voice)

Muppets Most Wanted 2014 (Movie)

The Great Gonzo/Dr. Bunsen Honeydew/Zoot/Beauregard/Waldorf (Voice)

The Muppets 2011 (Movie)

Gonzo/Dr. Bunsen Honeydew/Zoot/Beauregard/Waldorf/Kermit Moopet (Voice)

Studio DC: Almost Live 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Muppets From Space 1999 (Movie)

of Gonzo/Bunsen Honeydew/Waldorf/The Birdman (Voice)

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland 1999 (Movie)

of Humongous Chicken (Voice)

Jim Henson's Animal Show 1994 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Muppets Tonight 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Muppet Christmas Carol 1992 (Movie)

Betina Cratchit (Actor)

The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jim Henson Hour 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

A Muppet Family Christmas 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Voice

Fraggle Rock 1982 - 1988 (Tv Show)

Voice

Down at Fraggle Rock... Behind the Scenes 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Christmas Toy 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Voice

The Muppets: a Celebration of 30 Years 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Voice

The Muppets Take Manhattan 1984 (Movie)

of Gonzo/Chester Rat/Bill the Frog/Zoot (Voice)

The Dark Crystal 1982 (Movie)

Fizzgig (Actor)

The Great Muppet Caper 1981 (Movie)

of Gonzo/Chester Rat/Bill the Frog/Zoot (Voice)

The Muppet Show 1976 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The Muppet Movie 1979 (Movie)

of Gonzo/Zoot/Dr Bunsen Honeydew (Voice)

The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (TV Show)

Actor
Physical Effects (5)

Jim Henson's Animal Show 1994 - 1996 (TV Show)

Puppets Design

Jim Henson's The Secret Life of Toys 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Puppets Design

Holiday Greetings From the Ed Sullivan Show 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Puppets Design

The Muppet Movie 1979 (Movie)

Muppet design (Puppets Design)
Music (1)

The Muppet Movie 1979 (Movie)

("Movin' Right Along" "Can You Picture That?" "This Looks Familiar") (Song Performer)

Biography

After becoming intrigued by the puppetry and set design on the hit children's television show "Sesame Street," puppeteer and voice actor Dave Goelz was able to get a meeting with one with the show's creators, Jim Henson, and was offered a job as a Muppet builder. Goelz's first "appearance" on a Muppet-related program was 1974's half-hour special, "The Muppets Valentine Show," for which Goelz created and performed the character Brewster. Afterwards, he was offered a full-time job, and worked on another special, 1975's "The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence," for which he built the show's host, Nigel. However, the late 70s was when Goelz truly came into his own in the Muppet world, providing the voice for several characters in the popular holiday program "Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas" (1977). But more significantly, a year earlier, Goelz became a major player in the creation and performance of various Muppets on the prime-time television series "The Muppet Show," for which he performed such beloved characters as Gonzo, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, and Zoot. In the wake of the show's success (for which Goelz and his co-workers won an Emmy in 1978), he has either voiced or performed puppetry for the television show "Fraggle Rock" and the movie "Labyrinth," and is the voice actor for Disney's Figment.

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