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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 6 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Fraggle Rock
Fraggle Rock Gobo Fraggle / Pa Gorg / Marjorie the Trash Heap / Architect Doozer / Marjory the Trash Heap / Feenie Fraggle / Uncle Gobo Fraggle / Archbanger Fraggle / Balsam the Minstrel / Fishface Fraggle / Judge / Mervin Merggle / Parrot / Radio Announcers
(1983-1987)
The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show Floyd Pepper / Announcer / Dr. Julius Strangepork / Pops / Robin the Frog / Lew Zealand / Louis Kazagger / Chicken / Crazy Harry / Pig / Robin / Camilla / House / Uncle Deadly / Whatnot / Baskerville the Hound / Jerry / Slim Wilson / Chickens / Herman / Quongo / Sgt. Floyd Pepper / T.R. Rooster / Cow / Cowboy / Dr. Strangepork / Fleet Scribbler / Frog / Loud Woman / Miss Mousey / Old Skyball Paint / Shouting Lady / Thog / Vendaface / Whatnot Man / Arab / Baskerville / Beautiful Day Monster / Bust of Beethoven / Droop / Eric the Parrot / Geri / Gills Brother / Goat / Gramps / Horse / J.P. Grosse / Jugband Member / Muppaphones / Paul / Paul Revere / Pigs / Prairie Dog / Singing Owl / Stalagmite / Sundance the Lion / The Announcer / The Bust of Beethoven / Tree / Whatnots / William Tell / Youknow Bird / Zucchini Brother / African Mask / Angus McGonagle / Ant / Aquarius Singer / Artichoke / Atrics Tambourine Player / Automatic Wastebasket / Baby / Bar Patron / Barber's Customer / Beaker clones / Beaver / Behemoth / Benny / Billy the Bear / Blue Frackle / Borcellino / British Chap / British Man / Brown Dog / Bruno / Bug / Bun-Bun Brother / Burlington Bertie / Canary / Centurions / Chester Pugh / Chris Rudolph / Chucky / Clam / Construction Worker / Count von Count / Crocodile / Dancer / Dancers / Dancing Clown / Delivery Guy / Doctor / Dodo / Dog / Doglion / Eel / Fazoob / Feather Duster / Featherstone / Female Dancer / Female Koozebanian / Flo Chicken / Floyd / Floyd's dancing partner / Food / Forcryingoutloud Bird / Fozzie Pig / Fungus / Gambler / Gingerbread Man / Gnu / Gopher / Gorgon Heap / Granny the Gouger / Half of the Two-Headed Singer / Harold the Woodpecker / Herbie / Humpty Dumpty / Indian / Irving Bizarre / Kangaroo / Koozebanian Phoob / Lee / Lenny the Lizard / Lew Zeland / Lineman / Lobster / Luncheon Counter Monster / Male Monster / Mean Mama / Merdlidop / Merry Men / Mexican Hat Dancer / Mickey Moose / Milton Miller / Mulch / Muskrat / Octopus / Old Gypsy Lady / Opossum / Parrot / Paul 1 / Penguin / Penguins / Pierre Lacousse / Pig Bartender / Pirate / Pole Vaulter / Policeman / Professor Albert Flan / Punching Bag / Quongo the Gorilla / Rat / Salesman / Salsburg Sauerkraut Singer / Scallions / Scotsman / Screaming Thing / Shakey Sanchez / Shark / Singing Fireman / Skier / Sleeze Brother / Snake / Soldier / Sopwith the Camel / Sphinx / Spy / Statler's Grandson / Super Sheep / Talking Machine / Tarantula / The Devil / The Idol / The Queen / The Sarcophagi / Thudge McGerk / Tiki Idol / Tom / Train Conductor / Vampire / Vampire's Dancing Partner / Vendawish / Viking Pigs / Violinist / Waiter / Walrus / Warren the Dancing Cucumber / Weasel / Whatnot Commander / Whatnot Dancer / Whatnot Dancers / Whatnot Girl / Whatnot Girls / Whatnot Gypsy / Whatnot Monster / Whatnot Singer / Witch Doctor / Wolfhound / Yellow Creature / Yorick / Zelda Rose / Zuzu Fitzwaller
(1976-1981)
The Muppet Movie
The Muppet Movie Floyd Pepper / Crazy Harry / Robin the Frog / Lew Zealand / Camilla / Blue Frackle
(1979)
Sesame Street
Sesame Street Two-Headed Monster / News Flash Announcer / Count von Count / The Count / Herry Monster / Mr. Johnson / Announcer / The Amazing Mumford / Biff / Sherlock Hemlock / Muppet / Mr. Snuffleupagus / Simon Soundman / Big Bad Wolf / Herbert Birdsfoot / Farley / Frazzle / Herry / Count / Little Jerry / Count Von Count / Tina Twiddlebug / Phil Harmonic / Super Grover Announcer / Cinderella / Fred the Wonder Horse / Additional Anything Muppets / Jerry / Mr. Chatterly / Simon / 'Casey McPhee' Singer / Angry / Chunky Cheese / Harry Monster / Hot Pink Alphabeat / London Frog / Singer 'Don't Waste Water' / Trevor Trout / Barry Rhymie / Dr. Livingstone / Father Bird / Frankie Monster / Frog / High Singer / Japanese Storyteller / Lefty's Boss / Librarian / Mary Rhymie / Newsboy / Nick Normal / Pink Martian / Pumpkin Orange Brother / Ricardo Monsterban / Singer 'I'm the Big One Now' / Singer 'There's a Lot of Different Ways to Get to School' / Vern / Well-Clad Wolf / Adam T. Glaser / Baby Rocky / Bennett Snerf / Blue Martian / Boy / Christopher Columbus / Cousin Monster / Delivery Man / Emperor / Fat Blue Spider Actor / Frazzletone / George / Green AM Boy / Green Singer / Hickory Dickory Duck / Little Miss Muffet / London Hog / Lord Hog / Mervin / Mr. Foot / Oak Tree / One of the Tarnish Brothers / Painting of a Bowl of Fruit / Parker Monster / Pierre / Potato / Pretty Great Performances Announcer / Professor Nucleus Von Fission / Pumpkin J Friend / Pumpkin Tarnish Brother / Sun / Tablecloth / The Big Bad Wolf / The Hare / 'News Flash' Announcer / 'Over the Top' lead singer / 'Something Comes Between' Us / Admiral / Andy / Angry Man #1 / Animal Shelter Owner / Anouncer / Anything Muppets / Baby Sparrow / Bad Humor Man / Balladeer / Bass Barber Singer / Big Barney / Bill Compton Muppet / Bill Smith / Birdnardo Birdaluchi / Blue Man / Bowler Hat / Boy Who Cried Monster / Carlos / Cartoon Mouse / Channel Announcer / Clothing Store Clerk / Construction Foreman / Cowboy / Custodian / Customer / Cyranose De Bergerac / DJ / Dr. Livingston / Dr. Wolf / Drippy / Ederly man / Ernest the Grouch / Fat Blue Cowboy / Fat Blue Sailor / Fat Blue Subject / Female Teacher / Fico / Fiddler on the roof singer / Firefighter Monster / Fireman / Fred the Horse / French Toast / Genie / Girl Circler / Granny Grouch / Greaser in the Park / Green Guy Named Ed / Guardian Angel / Harry / Hopalong Hamster / I.M. Pig / Ice Cream Man / Jerome / Jimmy / Joe / Kid with Kermit / King / Last / Lavender Arab / Lavender Witch / Lefty the Salesman's Boss / Little Bo Peep / Little Jack Horner / Little Miss Muffett / Long-Haired Customer / Lord Chatterly / Louie / Lover #1 / Magic Mirror / Magic Painting Lady / Man / Maurice Monster / Mommy Snuffleupagus / Monkey Flip Counter / Mouse / Mr. Big / Mr. Lucky / Mumford / Natalie the Cow / News Flash Anouncer / Nick Normal and the Nickmatics / Number Guy / Old King Cole / Old Man / Old Man at Movies / Old Man with Cane / Over the Top / Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich / Pig #2 / Pilot / Piper Piper / Plane Flier / Prince #1 / Princess / Professor Huggins / Pumpkin Man / Pumpkin Monotone / Radio Announcer / Red Monster / Rick / Rodeo Rosie / Royal Doctor / Royal Postman / Sam the Robot / Sandy the Snake / School Teacher / Sergeant Thursday / Short Red Monster / Simon the Soundman / Singer 'In My Book' / Singer 'The Inside Story' / Singer 'Thirteen Turkeys' / Sir John Feelgood / Sleeping Beauty / Sneaky / Snookey / Snuffy / Son #2 / Sparkey / Subject / Teeth / The Animal Shelter Customer / The Country Mouse / The Gonk / The Miller's Daughter / The Short King / The Two-Headed Monster / Tornado / Tough Eddie / Two Headed Monster / Two Headed Monster [Left] / Uncle Louie / Usher / Various Muppets / Villager / Walter / Witch / Xavier / Young George Washington
(1970-2013)

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 2011 Elmo's World: Penguins and Friends (Video)
Channel Announcer (voice)
 2010 The Best of Elmo 2 (Video short)
Dr. Sigmund Sillystuff
 2008 Abby in Wonderland (Video)
Count von Count as the Counter-pillar (voice)
 2007 Kids' Favorite Country Songs (Video)
The Count / Noel Cowherd / Balladeer (voice)
 2006 Guess That Shape and Color (Video short)
 2005 Elmo Visits the Doctor (Video)
The Count
 2005 Sesame Street: All-Star Alphabet (Video)
The Count (voice)
 2004 Sesame Street: A Celebration of Me, Grover (Video)
Mr. Johnson / Fred the Wonder Horse / Maurice Monster (voice)
 2004 Sesame Street: A Magical Halloween Adventure (Video short)
Mumford the Magician (voice)
 2004 What's the Name of That Song (Video)
Number 8 (voice)
 2002 Bert & Ernie's Word Play (Video) (voice)
 2002 On the Set Gag Reel (Video short)
Ghost of Christmas Present (uncredited)
 2002 Elmo Visits the Firehouse (Video short)
Count von Count / Penguin (voice)
 2002 Kermit's Swamp Years (Video)
Statler (voice)
 2001 Elmo's Musical Adventure: Peter and the Wolf (Video)
Two-Headed Monster / The Count (voice)
 1999 Kids' Favorite Songs (Video short)
Count von Count / Wolf (voice)
 1999 Sesame Street: Let's Eat! Funny Food Songs (Video short)
Mr. Johnson (voice)
 1997 Sesame Street: Fiesta! (Video short)
Carlos / Parker / Fico (voice)
 1997 123 Count with Me (Video short) (voice)
 1996 Elmo Saves Christmas (Video)
Count von Count / Mr. Johnson / News Flash Announcer (voice)
 1996 Imagine That! (Video short)
Mumford (voice)
 1996 Kids' Guide to Life: Learning to Share (Video short)
The Big Bad Wolf / Two-Headed Monster / Herry (voice)
 1996 Muppet Treasure Island Sing-Along (Video)
Mad Monty / Boar / Lew Zealand / ... (voice)
 1996 Do the Alphabet (Video short) (voice)
 1995 Sesame Street: Cookie Monster's Best Bites (Video)
Green Anything Muppet Boy / Announcer (voice)
 1994 The Best of Elmo (Video short)
Herry Monster (voice)
 1994 Muppet Classic Theater (Video)
Robin the Frog / Big Bad Wolf / Royal Advisor / ... (voice)
 1993 Billy Bunny's Animal Songs (Video short)
Cecil Bear / Frog / Raccoon / ... (voice)
 1993 Sesame Street: We All Sing Together (Video)
Herry Monster / Count (voice)
 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 Sesame Street: Elmo's Sing-Along Guessing Game (Video)
Mr. Johnson / Count von Count (voice)
 1991 Sesame Street: Sing, Hoot & Howl with the Sesame Street Animals (Video short)
Wolf / Farmer Brown / Boy (voice)
 1990 Sesame Songs: Dance Along! (Video short)
Count von Count / Maurice Monster / Bartender (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)
 1988 Count It Higher: Great Music Videos from Sesame Street (Video short)
Count Von Count / Biff / 'Over the Top' Lead Singer / ... (voice)
 1988 Big Bird's Favorite Party Games (Video short)
Bill Smith / Announcer (voice)
 1988 The Alphabet Game (Video short)
Sammy the Snake (voice)
 1988 Magic on Sesame Street (Video short)
The Count (voice)
 1988 Muppet Madness (Video short)
Dr. Julius Strangepork / Lew Zealand / Announcer (voice)
 1988 Muppet Studios Presents: You're the Director (Video short)
Dr. Julius Strangepork / Robin the Frog / Lew Zealand (voice, uncredited)
 1987 Sing Along (Video short)
Biff / Farley / Two-Headed Monster (voice)
 1987 Learning to Add and Subtract (Video short) (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
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Alternate Names:

Jim Henson's Muppets | The Muppets | Jerry L. Nelson
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Worked on Sesame Street for 42 years until his death. See more »

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Cancer

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