For many years was a host of the Telemiracle telethons hosted in Saskatchewan, Canada beginning in the mid-1970s.
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[on 'Sesame Street] It's nothing short of an extraordinary show. When I got hired, I started thinking, 'Hmmm, I'm not really an actor. I wonder what I'm going to be doing?' It was interesting. I kept saying, 'Who am I supposed to be?' I told my wife, 'They're not going to pay me just for going in and being myself for 130 shows'. They did make me the music teacher. I come out of that background, ...
He and Loretta Long are the only two original human cast members remaining on "Sesame Street".