Dave Goelz

Active - 1977 - 2017  |   Born - Jul 16, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, United States  |   Genres - Children's/Family, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

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  • Worked for American Airlines and Hewlett Packard as an industrial designer.
  • Met famed puppeteer Frank Oz at the 1972 New York Puppetry Festival, which led to him beginning to attend tapings of Sesame Street.
  • Joined the roster of Muppets performers in 1974 after meeting Jim Henson and providing the puppeteer with his portfolio.
  • Created the character the Great Gonzo, who made his first appearance in 1975 in the inaugural season of The Muppet Show.
  • Created a variety of different Muppets characters during his puppetry career, including the Muppet Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Fraggle Rock lead character Boober Fraggle.
  • Dubbed his voice to provide singing for the Ben Folds Five music video "Do It Anyway."