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, ...
His two favorite Sesame Street moments are the sequence from "Christmas Eve on Sesame Street" that spoofs "The Gift of the Magi" and the scene from the 1983 episode in which the adults explained Mr. Hooper's death to Big Bird.