Fran Brill


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Fran Brill was born on September 30, 1946 in Chester, Pennsylvania, USA as Frances Joan Brill. She is an actress, known for Sesame Street (1969), What About Bob? (1991) and Midnight Run (1988). See full bio »

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Sesame Street Prairie Dawn / Zoe / Muppet / Little Bird / Polly Darton / Arlene Frantic / Nora Nicks / Betty Lou / Jungle Girl / Lavender J Friend / Big Grad Wolf / Girl / Little Red Riding Hood / Mother 'Listen to the Bells' / Roxie Marie / Additional Muppet Performer / Alice / Billy / Billy Monster / Carol the Baker / Lavender AM Girl / Mouse / Numberella / Reporter / Rita Rucci / 'Let's Go Driving in a Car' daughter / Additional Muppets / Bird / Cafeteria Member / Casey the Rabbit / Countess / Cuckoo Bird / Daughter (Princess) / Debra Starr / Det. Olivia Benson / Fairy Godmother / Fat Blue Miner / Flower 2 / Grandmother / Grouch / Head Villager / Henry / Hot Pink Subject / I. C. DeForrest / Imogene / June Moon / Lifeguard / Linda / Little Bo Peep / Mary / Monotone / Mrs. Crustworthy / Norah Nicks / Nurse / Omagrossa / Plate / Plumber / Princess Cutie / Princess Geraldine / Queen Quinella / Quinn Fabray Muppet / Roxie Marie Callahan / Rubber Balls / SMV Hostess / SMV Video Jockey / Sandy / Small Bird / Snow Grouch / Summer Squall / Sylvia Little, Betty Lou / Transylvanian Woman / Ursula / Vertigo / Vivian / Vocalist / Wanda Cousteau / Woman
(1970-2015)
(1991)
Midnight Run Dana Mardukas
(1988)
Being There Sally Hayes
(1979)

Filmography

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 1970-2015 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Prairie Dawn / Zoe / Muppet / ...
- Grover Does It All (2015) ... Zoe (voice)
- The Cookie Thief (2015) ... Prairie Dawn (voice)
- Number 15's Quinceañera (2014) ... Zoe (voice)
- The Enthusiastic Penelope Penguin (2014) ... Mrs. Crustworthy (voice)
- Bert's Training Wheels (2014) ... Zoe (voice)
 2014 Sesame Street: Monster Manners (Video)
Prairie Dawn (voice)
 2014 Wallykazam! (TV Series)
Lightening Snail / List Text
- Dragon Hiccups (2014) ... Lightening Snail / List Text (voice)
 2013 Little Children, Big Challenges (TV Series)
Zoe / Prairie Dawn / Mr. Betancourt
- Episode dated 10 December 2013 (2013) ... Prairie Dawn / Zoe / Mr. Betancourt (voice)
- Incarceration (2013) ... Zoe (voice)
 2013 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series)
Zoe
- Episode dated 25 September 2013 (2013) ... Zoe (voice)
 2002-2013 Play with Me Sesame (TV Series)
Prairie Dawn / Additional Muppets / Zoe / ...
 2012 Sesame Street: Old School, Volume 3 (Video)
Betty Lou
 2012 Sesame Street: Best of Friends (Video)
Zoe
 2011 Sesame Street: The Best of Sesame Spoofs Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 (Video)
Mariska / Nurse / Stuckweed / ... (voice)
 2010 When Families Grieve (TV Movie)
Mae
 2009 Sesame Street: Bedtime with Elmo (Video short)
Zoe (voice)
 2008 Abby in Wonderland (Video)
Zoe as Mousey the Hatter Helper (voice)
 2008 Count on Sports (Video short)
Prairie Dawn / Zoe
 2008 Sesame Street: Love the Earth! (Video)
Zoe (voice)
 1990-2008 Law & Order (TV Series)
Maureen Donovan / Mrs. Stark / Mrs. Leah Bartlett / ...
- Betrayal (2008) ... Maureen Donovan
- Carrier (1998) ... Mrs. Stark
- Privileged (1995) ... Mrs. Leah Bartlett
- Prisoner of Love (1990) ... Sondra More
 2007 Elmo's Christmas Countdown (TV Movie)
Prairie Dawn / Zoe (voice)
 2007 Ready for School (Video)
 2007 Kids' Favorite Country Songs (Video)
Polly Darton (voice)
 2007 Sesame Beginnings: Moving Together (Video short)
Prairie Dawn
 2007 Learn Along with Sesame (TV Series)
Apple / Senorita Miami Orange / Anna
- Get Healthy Now Show (2007) ... Apple / Senorita Miami Orange / Anna
 2006 Sesame Beginnings: Exploring Together (Video short)
Prairie Dawn
 2006 Elmo's Potty Time (Video)
Prairie Dawn / Baby Prairie Dawn (voice)
 2006 Elmo's World: Pets! (Video)
 2006 Sesame Beginnings: Beginning Together (Video short)
Prairie Dawn
 2006 Sesame Beginnings: Make Music Together (Video short)
Prairie Dawn
 2006 Guess That Shape and Color (Video short)
 2005 Elmo Visits the Doctor (Video)
 2005 Sesame Street: All-Star Alphabet (Video)
Zoe / Prairie Dawn (voice)
 2004 Sesame Street: A Celebration of Me, Grover (Video)
Zoe (voice)
 2004 Sesame Street: A Magical Halloween Adventure (Video short)
Zoe (voice)
 2004 What's the Name of That Song (Video)
Letter A (voice)
 2004 The West Wing (TV Series)
Zoe
- Eppur Si Muove (2004) ... Zoe
 2003 Sesame Street: Zoe's Dance Moves (Video short)
Zoe
 2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Ilene Maxwell
- The Gift (2003) ... Ilene Maxwell
 2003 Sesame Street 4-D (Short)
Zoe
 2002 Sesame Street: Bert & Ernie's Word Play (Video)
Prairie Dawn / Zoe / Backup singer (voice)
 2002 Courage the Cowardly Dog (TV Series)
The Stitch Sisters
- The Quilt Club/Swindlin' Wind (2002) ... The Stitch Sisters (voice)
- Dome of Doom/Snowman's Revenge (2002) ... (voice)
- Fishy Business/Angry Nasty People (2002) ... (voice)
- Mondo Magic/Watch the Birdies (2002) ... (voice)
 2001 Sesame Street: Kids' Favorite Songs 2 (Video)
Zoe / Mary (voice)
 2001 Sesame Street Sports (Video Game)
Zoe (voice)
 1999 Cinderelmo (TV Movie)
Zoe (voice)
 1999 Third Watch (TV Series)
Mrs. Simpson
- Welcome to Camelot (1999) ... Mrs. Simpson
 1999 The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
Zoe / Pestie / Prairie Dawn (voice)
 1996-1999 Disney's Doug (TV Series)
- Doug's Marriage Madness (1999) ... (voice)
- Doug's Grand Band Plan (1999) ... (voice)
- Quailman vs the Little Rubber Army (1999) ... (voice)
- Doug's Adventures On-Line (1999) ... (voice)
- Doug: I, Rubbersuit (1999) ... (voice)
 1999 Doug's 1st Movie
Mrs. Perigrew (voice)
 1999 Kids' Favorite Songs (Video short)
Prairie Dawn (voice)
 1999 Sesame Street: Let's Eat! Funny Food Songs (Video short)
Little Miss Muffet (voice)
 1998 A Brief History of Motion Pictures (Short)
Zoe / Prairie Dawn / Countess Dahling von Dahling (voice)
 1998 Sesame Street: The Alphabet Jungle Game (Video)
Zoe (voice)
 1996-1998 Big Bag (TV Series)
Nina (segment "Samuel and Nina")
- Parrot Patrol (1998) ... Nina (segment "Samuel and Nina") (voice)
- Bathtub Blues (1998) ... Nina (segment "Samuel and Nina") (voice)
- Fair Play at the Country Fair (1998) ... Nina (segment "Samuel and Nina") (voice)
- Chelli's in Charge (1998) ... Nina (segment "Samuel and Nina") (voice)
- Case to the Missing Sock (1998) ... Nina (segment "Samuel and Nina") (voice)
 1998 Elmopalooza! (TV Movie)
Prairie Dawn / Zoe / Penguin (voice)
 1998 Big Bird Gets Lost (Video short) (voice)
 1997 Sesame Street: Fiesta! (Video short)
Zoe / Betty Lou (voice)
 1997 Sesame Street: 123 Count with Me (Video short) (voice)
 1997 Sesame Street: Quiet Time (Video short)
Zoe (voice)
 1996 Elmo Saves Christmas (Video)
Zoe (voice)
 1996 Kids' Guide to Life: Learning to Share (Video short)
Zoe / Prairie Dawn (voice)
 1996 Search & Learn Adventures (Video Game)
Zoe
 1996 Sesame Street: Imagine That! (Video short)
Zoe (voice)
 1996 Sesame Street: Get Set to Learn! (Video Game)
Zoe (voice)
 1996 City Hall
Angie
 1996 Sesame Street: Do the Alphabet (Video short)
Zoe (voice)
 1992-1995 Dog City (TV Series)
Colleen Barker / Terri Springer
- The Dog Days of Summer Vacation (1995) ... Terri Springer (voice)
- The Dog Pound (1992) ... Colleen Barker (voice)
- Taming of the Screw (1992) ... Colleen Barker (voice)
 1995 Sesame Street: Big Bird Sings! (Video short)
 1995 Sesame Street: Cookie Monster's Best Bites (Video)
Lavender Anything Muppet Girl (voice)
 1995 Sesame Street: Let's Make a Word! (Video Game)
Zoe (voice)
 1994 The Best of Elmo (Video short)
Zoe / Prairie Dawn (voice)
 1994 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Mrs. DiFazio
- Same Difference (1994) ... Mrs. DiFazio
 1992-1994 Doug (TV Series)
Loretta LaQuigley / Miss Elaine Perigrew
- Doug Graduates/Doug's Bad Trip (1994) ... (voice)
- Doug's Christmas Story (1993) ... (voice)
- Doug Ripped Off!/Doug's Babysitter (1993) ... (voice)
 1993 Sesame Songs: Sing-Along Earth Songs (Video short)
Flo / Female Bird (voice)
 1993 Sesame Street Stays Up Late! (TV Movie)
Prairie Dawn / Zoe (voice)
 1993 Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration (TV Movie)
Prairie Dawn (voice)
 1993 Billy Bunny's Animal Songs (Video short)
Frog / Porcupine (voice)
 1992 Ghostwriter (TV Series)
Mrs. Ferguson
- Ghost Story: Part 5 (1992) ... Mrs. Ferguson
 1991 The Tale of Peter Rabbit (TV Short)
Bluejay / Sparrow (voice)
 1991 What About Bob?
Lily
 1991 Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake (TV Movie)
Prairie Dawn / Little Bird (voice)
 1991 Against the Law (TV Series)
- Miss Mass (1991)
 1991 Sesame Street: Sing, Hoot & Howl with the Sesame Street Animals (Video short)
Polly Darton / Little Bird (voice)
 1989-1990 The Jim Henson Hour (TV Series)
Vicki / Zondra / Merlin's Assistant / ...
- Food (1990) ... Vicki / Zondra (voice)
- Garbage (1989) ... Vicki (voice)
- Musicians (1989) ... Vicki (voice)
- Health and Fitness (1989) ... Louise the Upright / Vicki / Merlin's Assistant (voice)
- The Ratings Game - Miss Piggy's Hollywood (1989) ... Vicki / Zondra (voice)
 1990 Hyde in Hollywood (TV Movie)
Betty Armstrong
 1990 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Pink Frackle / Patina / Tomato
- Cliff's Nightmare (1990) ... Pink Frackle / Patina / Tomato (voice)
 1989 Routed (Short)
 1988 Lip Service (TV Movie)
Debbie
 1988 Midnight Run
Dana Mardukas
 1988 A Year in the Life (TV Series)
Katherine
- Glory Days (1988) ... Katherine
 1987 Learning to Add and Subtract (Video short) (voice)
 1987 Shalom Sesame (TV Series)
- Tel Aviv (1987) ... (voice)
- Kibbutz (1987) ... (voice)
 1987 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Joan Cahill
- My Brother's Keeper (1987) ... Joan Cahill
 1986 Seize the Day
Mother
 1986 Sesame Street: Getting Ready to Read (Video short)
Green (voice)
 1986 Kate & Allie (TV Series)
 1985 Look Back in Anger (TV Movie)
Helena Charles
 1985 Three Sesame Street Stories (Video short)
Little Bird / Mrs. Washington / Squirmy (voice, uncredited)
 1985 Five Sesame Street Stories (Video short)
Prairie Dawn / Betty Lou / Narrator (segment "Big Bird Brings Spring to Sesame Street") / ... (voice, uncredited)
 1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan
Additional Muppet Performer / News Reporter (uncredited)
 1984 Old Enough
Mrs. Sloan
 1984 My Little Pony (TV Short) (voice)
 1982 NBC Special Treat (TV Series)
Kaye
- Oh, Boy! Babies! (1982) ... Kaye
 1982 Nurse (TV Series)
Jenny Simmons
- Father (1982) ... Jenny Simmons
 1980 Amber Waves (TV Movie)
Suze Winter
 1979 Being There
Sally Hayes
 1979 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Pauline Enders
- Master of Deception (1979) ... Pauline Enders
 1979 Family (TV Series)
Gwen Ingersoll
- Malicious Mischief (1979) ... Gwen Ingersoll
 1976 The Muppet Show (TV Series)
Pretty Woman / Mary Louise
- Charles Aznavour (1976) ... Pretty Woman (voice)
- Paul Williams (1976) ... Mary Louise (voice)
 1975-1976 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Vazh / Vazh (segment 'The Land of Gorch')
- Raquel Welch/Phoebe Snow, John Sebastian (1976) ... Vazh (voice, as Jim Henson's Muppets)
- Candice Bergen/Martha Reeves/The Stylistics (1975) ... Vazh (voice, uncredited)
- Robert Klein/ABBA, Loudon Wainwright III (1975) ... Vazh (segment 'The Land of Gorch') (voice, uncredited)
- Candice Bergen/Esther Phillips (1975) ... Vazh (segment 'The Land of Gorch') (voice, uncredited)
 1974-1975 How to Survive a Marriage (TV Series)
Fran Bachman (1974) / Fran Bachman
- Episode #1.320 (1975) ... Fran Bachman (1974)
- Episode #1.319 (1975) ... Fran Bachman (1974)
- Episode #1.317 (1975) ... Fran Bachman (1974)
- Episode #1.318 (1975) ... Fran Bachman (1974)
- Episode #1.314 (1975) ... Fran Bachman (1974)
 1975 Muppet Picker Upper (Short)
Janice (voice)
 1975 First Ladies Diaries: Rachel Jackson (TV Movie)
Rachel D. Jackson
 1970 The Great Santa Claus Switch (TV Movie)
Snerf (voice)
 1952 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Beverly (1997)
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Other Works:

She voiced Prairie Dawn, Betty Lou, and Roxie Marie for the audio version of Liza Alexander's book "Big Bird Meets the Orchestra" in the "Sesame Street: Learn About Music" series. See more »

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Trivia:

Although she started out as a film actress, she has been a puppeteer for "Sesame Street" almost since its inception in 1969. Her best-known Muppet characters are "Zoe" and "Prairie Dawn," although, like the other puppeteers, she has many different characters and also plays "Anything Muppets" as well. See more »

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