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Dave Goelz


A longtime puppet designer and performer, Goelz was picked up by Jim Henson and company to design Muppets for various television projects in the early 70's. By the time Jim Henson and Frank Oz were beginning work on "The Muppet Show", they managed to convince Dave to come work as a puppeteer. He soon began to perform and develop such memorable ... See full bio »
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 2013 The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (TV Movie)
Gonzo (voice)
 2012 All I Need Is Love (Video short)
Beauregard / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / The Great Gonzo / ... (voice)
 2012 Just for Laughs (TV Series)
The Great Gonzo / Waldorf / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / ...
- The Muppets in Montreal (2012) ... The Great Gonzo / Waldorf / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / ... (voice, as The Great Gonzo)
 2012 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series)
Zoot
- Episode #10.137 (2012) ... Zoot (voice)
 2012 The Soup (TV Series)
Waldorf
- Episode #9.12 (2012) ... Waldorf (voice)
 2012 The Secret Policeman's Ball (TV Movie)
Waldorf (voice)
 2011 The Muppets
Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot / ... (voice)
 2011 The Muppet Show Theme (Video short)
Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / The Great Gonzo / Penguin / ... (voice)
 2009 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series)
Gonzo / Waldorf
- Episode #1.172 (2009) ... Gonzo (uncredited)
- Episode #1.15 (2009) ... Waldorf (voice, uncredited)
 2008 Studio DC: Almost Live! (TV Series)
Gonzo / Waldorf
- The Second Show (2008) ... Gonzo / Waldorf (voice)
- The First Show (2008) ... Gonzo / Waldorf (voice)
 2007 The Muppets on 'The Muppets' (Video short)
The Great Gonzo (voice)
 2007 2007 Muppet Presentation Pilot (Video short)
Gonzo (voice)
 2005 Pepe's Profiles (Video short)
Gonzo the Great / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Waldorf (voice)
 2005 Kermit: A Frog's Life (Video short)
Waldorf / Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew (as Statler & Waldorf)
 2003 Muppets Party Cruise (Video Game)
The Great Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Waldorf / ... (voice)
 2002 Kermit's Swamp Years (Video)
Waldorf (voice)
 2000 Muppet Race Mania (Video Game)
The Great Gonzo / Zoot the Sax Player / Bunsen / ... (voice)
 1999 Bear in the Big Blue House (TV Series)
Jack the Dog
- A Berry Bear Christmas: Part 2 (1999) ... Jack the Dog (voice)
- A Berry Bear Christmas: Part 1 (1999) ... Jack the Dog (voice)
 1999 The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
Humongous Chicken (voice)
 1999 Muppets from Space
Gonzo / Bunsen Honeydew / Waldorf / ... (voice)
 1996 Muppets Treasure Island (Video Game)
The Great Gonzo (voice)
 1996 Muppet Treasure Island Sing-Along (Video)
The Great Gonzo (voice, uncredited)
 1995 Rudy Coby: The Coolest Magician on Earth (TV Movie)
Gonzo (as Gonzo The Great)
 1994 Animal Show (TV Series)
Stinky the Skunk / Baby Bear / Baby Kangaroo
- Grizzly Bear & Hedgehog ... Stinky the Skunk / Baby Bear (voice)
- Tiger & Tiger Beetle ... Stinky the Skunk (voice)
- Zebra & Lion ... Stinky the Skunk (voice)
- Chimpanzee & Hyena ... Stinky the Skunk (voice)
- Raccoon & Polar Bear ... Stinky the Skunk (voice)
 1994 It's Not Easy Being Green (Video short)
The Great Gonzo / Wendell / Otto the Octopus / ... (voice)
 1994 The Secret Life of Toys (TV Series)
Rugby and Ditz
- Who Shares Wins/It's a Giveaway! (1994) ... Rugby and Ditz (voice)
- Mr. and Mrs. Rugby/I Spy (1994) ... Rugby and Ditz (voice)
- Baby Balthazar/True Mew (1994) ... Rugby and Ditz (voice)
- Down with Dinkybeard/The Sky Is Falling! (1994) ... Rugby and Ditz (voice)
- More than a Mouse/Happy Hortense to You (1994) ... Rugby and Ditz (voice)
 1993-1994 Sesame Street (TV Series)
China Shop Clerk / Mr. Between
- Episode #25.17 (1993) ... Mr. Between (voice)
 1991-1992 Dinosaurs (TV Series)
Earl Sinclair / General Chow / Male Grapdelite
- When Food Goes Bad (1991) ... Earl Sinclair / General Chow
- Endangered Species (1991) ... Earl Sinclair / Male Grapdelite (voice)
 1992 Muppet Breaking Point (Video short)
Smerdley / Mr. Mulligan / Franklin (voice)
 1992 Muppet Mayhem (Video short)
Chairman Budget (voice)
 1990 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
The Great Gonzo / Digit
- Cliff's Nightmare (1990) ... The Great Gonzo / Digit (voice)
 1989-1990 The Jim Henson Hour (TV Series)
Gonzo / Digit / Luncheon Counter Monster / ...
- Food (1990) ... Gonzo / Digit / Luncheon Counter Monster (voice)
- Dog City (1989) ... Frisky (voice)
- Garbage (1989) ... Gonzo / Digit (voice)
- Musicians (1989) ... Gonzo / Digit (voice)
- Health and Fitness (1989) ... Digit / Gonzo / Cabbage / ... (voice)
 1988 Muppet Madness (Video short)
Gonzo the Great / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew (voice)
 1983-1987 Fraggle Rock (TV Series)
Boober Fraggle / Traveling Uncle Matt Fraggle / Philo / ...
- Change of Address (1987) ... Boober Fraggle / Traveling Uncle Matt Fraggle / Philo (voice)
- The Honk of Honks (1987) ... Boober Fraggle / Philo (voice)
- The Gorg Who Would Be King (1987) ... Boober Fraggle / Philo / Large Marvin Fraggle (voice)
- Inspector Red (1987) ... Boober Fraggle / Traveling Uncle Matt Fraggle / World's Oldest Fraggle (voice)
- Ring Around the Rock (1987) ... Boober Fraggle / Traveling Uncle Matt Fraggle / Philo (voice)
 1987 Inner Tube (TV Short)
Jake / Digit (voice)
 1986 The Christmas Toy (TV Movie)
Rugby / Ditz (voice)
 1986 Labyrinth
Didymus / The Hat / The Four Guards / ... (voice, as David Goelz)
 1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan
Gonzo / Chester the Rat / Bill the Frog / ... (voice)
 1982 The Dark Crystal
Fizzgig, a Friendly Monster (performer) / General, Garthim Master (performer)
 1981 The Muppets Go to the Movies (TV Movie)
The Great Gonzo / Joe / Beauregarde / ... (voice)
 1976-1981 The Muppet Show (TV Series)
Gonzo / Zoot / Beauregard / ...
- Buddy Rich (1981) ... Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Beauregard (voice)
- Chris Langham (1981) ... Gonzo (voice)
- Debbie Harry (1981) ... Gonzo / Timmy Monster / Frog Scout (voice)
- Wally Boag (1981) ... Dr. Salamander / Zoot (voice)
- Gene Kelly (1981) ... Gonzo / Beauregard (voice)
 1979 The Orson Welles Show (TV Movie)
Gonzo (voice)
 1979 The Muppets Go Hollywood (TV Movie)
Pig / The Great Gonzo / Zoot (voice)
 1978 Julie Andrews: One Step Into Spring (TV Movie)
Gonzo (voice)
 1977 Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (TV Movie)
Wendell / Pop-eyed Catfish / Will Possum (voice)
 1975 Julie Andrews: One to One (TV Movie)
Brewster (voice)
 1975 Muppets No-Nonsense Show (TV Movie) (voice)
 1975 The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence (TV Movie)
Avarice / Zoot / Righton Bird / ... (voice)
 1975 Muppet Picker Upper (Short)
Gonzo (voice)
 1974 The Muppets Valentine Show (TV Movie)
Brewsters / Crumpet / Additional Muppets (voice)
Show Show Soundtrack (15 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (7 credits)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (24 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercials (performing Gonzo) for Polaroid One-Step (1981). See more »

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Alternate Names:

Bunsen | David Goelz | Gonzo | The Great Gonzo | Gonzo The Great | The Muppets | Statler & Waldorf | Waldorf

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

Jim had five children of his own, and by nature was extremely playful. He related well to children because he could access that part of himself. The fascinating thing was that while he functioned as an astute businessman, he could integrate play into the process.

I now have children of my own, and have come to believe that we are all born perfect - well, maybe not absolutely perfect, but certainly ... See more »

Trivia:

He and Steve Whitmire are the only Muppeteers to have been featured in all 8 theatrical Muppet movies (The Muppet Movie (1979), The Great Muppet Caper (1981), The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984), The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992), Muppet Treasure Island (1996), Muppets from Space (1999), and The Muppets (2011)). Goelz and Whitmire also contributed to the two theatrical Sesame Street movies (Sesame ... See more »

Trademark:

Best known for his association with The Muppets and in particular the character of The Great Gonzo which he has performed since 1970.

Star Sign:

Cancer

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