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Jerry Nelson (I) (1934–2012)


Puppeteer, actor, musician, and master of voices, Jerry Nelson originally joined Henson & Company as a temporary replacement for Frank Oz, who had been drafted into the armed services in the 60's. He later re-joined the crew as a full-time performer in the 70's, and has since been heavily involved in almost every major Muppet project, including ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

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 1970-2013 Sesame Street (TV Series)
News Flash Announcer / Two-Headed Monster / Herry Monster / ...
- Finish the Splat (2013) ... Mr. Johnson (voice)
- Sesame Street-O-Saurus (2013) ... Mr. Johnson (voice)
- The Very End of X (2012) ... Number Guy (voice)
- Afraid of the Bark (2012) ... Mr. Johnson (voice)
- Practice Makes Proud (2012) ... Count von Count (voice)
 2011 The Muppets
Telethon Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 2007-2010 Learn Along with Sesame (TV Series)
The Count
- Math Is Everywhere (2010) ... The Count
- Get Healthy Now Show (2007) ... The Count
 2007 Elmo's Christmas Countdown (TV Movie)
Count von Count (voice)
 2006 Guess That Shape and Color (Video short)
 2003 Muppets Party Cruise (Video Game)
Statler / Camilla the Chicken / Crazy Harry / ... (voice)
 2002 It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (TV Movie)
Robin the Frog / Statler / Announcer / ... (voice)
 2002 Kermit's Swamp Years (Video)
Statler (voice)
 2000 Muppet Monster Adventure (Video Game)
Robin the Frog / Herry Monster / Frazzle / ... (voice)
 2000 Muppet Race Mania (Video Game)
Floyd Pepper / Robin the Frog / Statler / ... (voice)
 1999 Cinderelmo (TV Movie)
Count von Count / Mr. Johnson (voice)
 1999 The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
Count / Pestie / Grouch Mayor / ... (voice)
 1999 Muppets from Space
Robin / Statler / Ubergonzo (voice)
 1999 Kids' Favorite Songs (Video short)
Count von Count / Wolf (voice)
 1996-1998 Muppets Tonight (TV Series)
Statler / Mama Fiama / The President / ...
- Andie MacDowell (1998) ... Statler (voice)
- The Best of Muppets Tonight! (1997) ... The President / Statler (voice)
- The Cameo Show (1997) ... Statler (voice)
 1997 123 Count with Me (Video short) (voice)
 1996 Elmo Saves Christmas (Video)
Count von Count / Mr. Johnson / News Flash Announcer (voice)
 1996 Elmo Says Boo (Short)
Count von Count / Frazzle / Maurice Monster
 1996 Imagine That! (Video short)
Mumford (voice)
 1996 Muppets Treasure Island (Video Game)
:Blind Pew / Mad Monty / Island Heads / ... (voice)
 1996 Muppet Treasure Island
Blind Pew / Mad Monty / Statler / ... (voice)
 1996 Do the Alphabet (Video short) (voice)
 1994 All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! (TV Movie)
Count von Count / Herry Monster (voice)
 1994 The Secret Life of Toys (TV Series)
Balthazar
 1993 Sesame Songs: Sing-Along Earth Songs (Video short) (voice)
 1992 Muppet Breaking Point (Video short)
Announcer (voice)
 1992 Muppet Mayhem (Video short) (voice)
 1991 Muppet*vision 3-D (Short)
Camilla (voice)
 1990 The Radicals
George Blaurock (as Jerry L. Nelson)
 1990 RoboCop 2
Darren Thomas
 1990 The Muppets at Walt Disney World (TV Movie)
Camilla / Ma Bear / Floyd / ... (voice)
 1990 Sing Yourself Silly! (Video short)
Count von Count / Duck (voice)
 1990 Sesame Songs: Monster Hits! (Video short)
Herry Monster / Announcer / Frazzle / ... (voice)
 1990 Sesame Songs: Rock & Roll (Video short)
Jackman Wolf / Little Jerry / The Count / ... (voice)
 1989-1990 The Jim Henson Hour (TV Series)
Beard / Whatnot / Bubba / ...
- Food (1990) ... Beard (voice)
- Dog City (1989) ... Bubba / Spot (voice)
- Garbage (1989) ... Beard / Garbage / Raccoon / ... (voice)
- Musicians (1989) ... Beard (voice)
- Health and Fitness (1989) ... Jack the Upright / Ralph Robin / Beard / ... (voice)
 1988 Sesame Street, Special (TV Movie)
Pretty Great Performances Announcer / Mr. Johnson / Count Von Count / ... (voice)
 1988 Count It Higher: Great Music Videos from Sesame Street (Video short)
Count Von Count / Biff / 'Over the Top' Lead Singer / ... (voice)
 1987 Sing Along (Video short)
Biff / Farley / Two-Headed Monster (voice)
 1983-1987 Fraggle Rock (TV Series)
Gobo Fraggle / Pa Gorg / Marjorie the Trash Heap / ...
- Change of Address (1987) ... Gobo Fraggle / Marjory the Trash Heap / Pa Gorg / ... (voice)
- The Honk of Honks (1987) ... Gobo Fraggle / Marjory the Trash Heap (voice)
- The Gorg Who Would Be King (1987) ... Gobo Fraggle / Marjory the Trash Heap / Pa Gorg (voice)
- Inspector Red (1987) ... Gobo Fraggle (voice)
- Ring Around the Rock (1987) ... Gobo Fraggle / Pa Gorg (voice)
 1987 Winners Take All
Head Official
 1987 Learning to Add and Subtract (Video short) (voice)
 1986 The Christmas Toy (TV Movie)
Balthazar (voice)
 1986 Getting Ready to Read (Video short)
Green / Two-Headed Monster (voice)
 1986 Learning About Numbers (Video short)
Count von Count / Pumpkin Tarnish Brother (voice)
 1985 Muppet Video: Gonzo Presents Muppet Weird Stuff (Video)
All of Me Singing Monster
 1983 Big Bird in China (TV Movie)
Two-Headed Monster (voice)
 1982 The Dark Crystal
High Priest / Dying Emperor (voice)
 1976-1981 The Muppet Show (TV Series)
Floyd Pepper / Announcer / Dr. Julius Strangepork / ...
- Buddy Rich (1981) ... Crazy Harry (voice)
- Chris Langham (1981) ... Pops / Robin the Frog / Floyd Pepper (voice)
- Debbie Harry (1981) ... Robin the Frog / Dr. Julius Strangepork / Mulch / ... (voice)
- Wally Boag (1981) ... Pops (voice)
- Gene Kelly (1981) ... Dr. Julius Strangepork / Announcer / Wolfhound / ... (voice)
 1979 The Muppets Go Hollywood (TV Movie)
Floyd Pepper (voice)
 1978 Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (TV Movie)
Snuffy / The Count (voice)
 1977 Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (TV Movie)
Emmet Otter / Weasel / Doc Bullfrog / ... (voice)
 1975-1976 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Scred / Scred (segment 'The Land of Gorch') / Scred (segment 'Dregs and Vestiges')
- Lily Tomlin/James Taylor (1976) ... Scred (voice, as Jim Henson's Muppets)
- Madeline Kahn/Carly Simon (1976) ... Scred (as Jim Henson's Muppets)
- Raquel Welch/Phoebe Snow, John Sebastian (1976) ... Scred (voice, as Jim Henson's Muppets)
- Ron Nessen/Patti Smith Group (1976) ... Scred (credit only)
- Anthony Perkins/Betty Carter (1976) ... Scred (voice, as Jim Henson's Muppets)
 1975 Julie Andrews: One to One (TV Movie)
T.R. / Catgut / The King of Phumph (voice)
 1975 Muppets No-Nonsense Show (TV Movie) (voice)
 1975 Muppet Picker Upper (Short)
P. Fenton Cosgrove (voice)
 1974 Out to Lunch (TV Movie)
The Count / Herry Monster / Anything Muppet Dog (voice)
 1974 The Muppets Valentine Show (TV Movie)
Droop / Frog / Miss Mousey / ... (voice)
 1971 Pure Goldie (TV Movie)
Snivelly (voice)
 1970 The Great Santa Claus Switch (TV Movie)
Thog / Zippity / Snivelly (voice)
 1969 Hey Cinderella! (TV Movie)
Featherstone / Stepsister #2 (voice)
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Other Works:

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Alternate Names:

Jim Henson's Muppets | The Muppets | Jerry L. Nelson
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Trivia:

Worked on Sesame Street for 42 years until his death. See more »

Trademark:

Most known for the characters The Count, Herry Monster, Robin the Frog, Crazy Harry See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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