- 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."
- 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
- Debra Freeman — Wife
- Los Angeles College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California, United States
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