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Van Snowden (1939–2010)

Puppeteer Van Charles Snowden was born on February 9, 1939 in San Francisco, California. His parents were Wyatt Estes Snowden and Ortha Dufree. Snowden was raised on a farm in Branson, Missouri. Van started his career in Hollywood by donning the suit of the famous titular dragon H.R. Pufnstuf in the 1970 theatrical film "Pufnstuf." Snowden went on... See full bio »

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 1985 Dumbo's Circus (TV Series) (1985)
 1984 The Hoboken Chicken Emergency (TV Movie)
 1978 The Bay City Rollers Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1978)
 1978 The Bay City Rollers Meet the Saturday Superstars (TV Movie)
Various Characters
 1975 Land of the Lost (TV Series)
- Baby Sitter (1975) ... Zarn
- Gravity Storm (1975) ... Zarn
- The Zarn (1975) ... Zarn
 1974 The NBC Saturday Morning Preview Revue (TV Movie)
Petey the Peacock
 1973 Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (TV Series)
Sweet Mama Ooze / Sweet Mama Ooze, The Wolfman, Dr. Cyclops / Dr. Cyclops
- Puppy Love (1973) ... Sweet Mama Ooze
- The Nasty Nephew (1973) ... Sweet Mama Ooze
- Trick or Treat (1973) ... Sweet Mama Ooze
- The Wild Weekend (1973) ... Sweet Mama Ooze
- The Monster Who Came to Dinner (1973) ... Sweet Mama Ooze
 1970-1971 The Bugaloos (TV Series)
- The Good Old Days (1971) ... Tweeter
- Benita the Beautiful (1970) ... Tweeter
- The Bugaloos Bugaboo (1970) ... Tweeter
- On a Clear Day (1970) ... Tweeter
- Lady, You Don't Look Eighty (1970) ... Tweeter
 1971 Lidsville (TV Series)
Tonsolini the Opera Hat / Pierre de Sewer / Pufnstuf
- Turn in Your Turban, You're Through (1971) ... Tonsolini the Opera Hat
- The Old Hat Home (1971) ... Tonsolini the Opera Hat / Pierre de Sewer
- The Great Brain Robbery (1971) ... Tonsolini the Opera Hat / Pierre de Sewer
- Oh, Brother (1971) ... Tonsolini the Opera Hat
- Mommy Hoodoo (1971) ... Tonsolini the Opera Hat
 1970 Pufnstuf
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5' 10" (1.78 m)

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