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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 »

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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)
 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)
 2002 It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (TV Movie)
Robin the Frog / Statler / Announcer / ... (voice)
 1999 Cinderelmo (TV Movie)
Count von Count / Mr. Johnson (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)
 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
 1990 The Muppets at Walt Disney World (TV Movie)
Camilla / Ma Bear / Floyd / ... (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)
 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)
 1986 The Christmas Toy (TV Movie)
Balthazar (voice)
 1983 Big Bird in China (TV Movie)
Two-Headed Monster (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 'Dregs and Vestiges') / Scred (segment 'The Land of Gorch')
- 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)
 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:

Pupeteer for Statler in a TV Commercial for Denny's Diner (2002) See more »

Alternate Names:

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

Daughter Christine Nelson was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when she was a little girl. Jim Henson may have adjusted the "ceiling" (the limit one gets before paying out of pocket) on the health insurance for his workers, to ensure her many hospital visits would be covered. He also allowed her to cameo with her father - since her dream was to be a movie star. She passed away before seeing herself... See more »

Trademark:

His puppetry and voice acting with Muppets See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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