Dave Goelz

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  • Birth Name: David Charles Goelz
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Puppeteert, Voice-overs, Actor
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Fast Facts

  • 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."

Awards

  • 1979, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy - Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1980, Emmy — Outstanding Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series: Nominee
  • 1978, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series: Winner
  • 1981, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program: Nominee

Relationships

  • Debra Freeman — Wife

College

  • Los Angeles College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: David Charles Goelz
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Puppeteert, Voice-overs, Actor

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