Dave Goelz


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A longtime puppet designer and performer, Goelz was picked up by Jim Henson and company to design Muppets for various television projects in the early 70's. By the time Jim Henson and Frank Oz were beginning work on "The Muppet Show", they managed to convince Dave to come work as a puppeteer. He soon began to perform and develop such memorable ... See full bio »

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Fraggle Songs Boober Fraggle / Uncle Travelling Matt / Philo / World's Oldest Fraggle / Large Marvin Fraggle / Wrench Doozer / Sidebottom / Young Matt Fraggle / 7-Words-Max / Clerk Fraggle / Doozer #1 / Fritz Poohbah / Green Fragglette / Man on Rollercoaster / Skenfrith / Uncle Travelling MattSidebottom
(1983-1987)
The Muppet Show Gonzo / Zoot / Beauregard / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / The Great Gonzo / Muppy / Pig / Boppity / Luncheon Counter Monster / Miss Kitty / Whatnot Dancer / Zucchini Brother / Brewster / Chicken / Marvin / Pigs / Walter Tell / Whatnot / Additional Muppets / African Mask / Alfredo the Mop Dancer / Ali Baba / Alien / Angus McGregor / Atrics Drummer / Atrics drummer / Avocado / Baby / Banananose Moledenaldo / Baskerville the Hound / Beaker clones / Behemoth / Borcellino Brother / Brown Bat / Bug / Bullets Barker / Bun-Bun Brother / Cabbage / Chopped-Liver Monster / Clam / Construction Worker / Cowboy / Crocodile / Dancer / Dancers / Dancing Sponge / Dick / Doctor / Dr. Salamander / Figurehead / Frog Scout / Full Body Whatnot / George / Geri and the Atrics Drummer / Gingerbread Man / Gorgon Heap / Groupie / Inspector LaBrea / Jabberwock / Jogger / Johnny / Jugband Member / Kermit the Pig / Kid / Klaus Mueller / Koozebanian Spooble / Lenny Lizard / Leslie the Dancing Cucumber / Lobster / Lubbock Lou / Luis Greco / Mackerel / Mean Mama / Merdlidop / Merry Men / Mildred / Monks / Mr. Dawson / Muppaphones / Ohboy Bird / Otto the Automatic Entertainer / Paul 2 / Pig Minister / Prairie Dog / Purple Heap / Rock / Ronald Duck / Salsburg Sauerkraut Singer / Sheik's Wife / Signor Baffi / Skier / Soldier / Spy / Sundance / Swinetrek Crewmember / The Guru (Brewster) / Timmy Monster / Tree / Viking Pig / Walrus / Warren / Warthog / Whatnot Dancers / Whatnot Hunter / Wig Trainer / Winky Pinkerton / Wolfhound / Zoot the Sax Player
(1976-1981)
The Muppets Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot / Beauregard / Waldorf / Kermit Moopet
(2011)
The Muppet Christmas Carol The Great Gonzo / Robert Marley / Bunsen Honeydew / Betina Cratchit / Rat / Zoot
(1992)

Filmography

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  The Muppets Mayhem (TV Series) (post-production)
Zoot (voice)
 2022 Fraggle Rock (TV Series)
Boober / Uncle Travelling Matt / World's Oldest Fraggle
- Four Wembleys and a Birthday (2022) ... Boober / Uncle Travelling Matt (voice)
- The Merggle Moon Migration (2022) ... Boober / World's Oldest Fraggle / Uncle Travelling Matt (voice)
- Red and the Big Jump (2022) ... Boober / Uncle Travelling Matt (voice)
- All of Us (2022) ... Boober / Uncle Travelling Matt (voice)
- Into the Trash (2022) ... Boober / Uncle Travelling Matt / World's Oldest Fraggle (voice)
 2021 Muppets Haunted Mansion (TV Special)
The Great Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot / ... (voice)
 2020 Muppets Now (TV Series)
Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Gonzo / Chip the I.T. Guy / ...
- Socialized (2020) ... Dr. Bunsen Honeydew (voice)
- The I.T. Factor (2020) ... Chip the I.T. Guy / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew (voice)
- Sleep Mode (2020) ... Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot / Chip the I.T. Guy (voice)
- Getting Testy (2020) ... Waldorf / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Gonzo (voice)
- Fever Pitch (2020) ... Beauregard / Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew (voice)
 2020 Fraggle Rock: Rock On! (TV Series short)
Boober Fraggle / Uncle Travelling Matt
- Party Down in Fraggle Rock! (2020) ... Boober Fraggle / Uncle Travelling Matt (voice)
- A Common Connection (2020) ... Boober Fraggle / Uncle Travelling Matt (voice)
- The Fraggletastic Talent Show! (2020) ... Boober Fraggle / Uncle Travelling Matt (voice)
- The Cave of the Silly Creatures (2020) ... Uncle Travelling Matt (voice)
- Shine On! (2020) ... Boober Fraggle (voice)
 2019 The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (TV Series)
Baffi / Baffi - puppeteer
- A Single Piece Was Lost (2019) ... Baffi (voice)
- Time to Make... My Move (2019) ... Baffi - puppeteer
- What Was Sundered and Undone (2019) ... Baffi (voice)
 2018 Ask the StoryBots (TV Series)
Mr. Caterpillar
- How Do Flowers Grow? (2018) ... Mr. Caterpillar (voice)
 2018 The Muppets Take the O2 (Video)
The Great Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot / ... (voice)
 2017 The Muppets Take The Bowl (Video)
The Great Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot / ... (voice)
 2015-2016 The Muppets. (TV Series)
Zoot / The Great Gonzo / Waldorf / ...
- Because... Love (2016) ... Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew (voice)
- Generally Inhospitable (2016) ... The Great Gonzo / Waldorf / Zoot / ... (voice)
- Little Green Lie (2016) ... The Great Gonzo / Waldorf / Zoot / ... (voice)
- Got Silk? (2016) ... The Great Gonzo / Zoot (voice)
- A Tail of Two Piggies (2016) ... The Great Gonzo / Zoot (voice)
 2015 The Muppets: Flowers on the Wall (Short)
Dr. Bunsen Honeydew
 2015 The Muppets: Jungle Boogie (Video short)
Zoot
 2015 The Muppets: First Look Presentation (Short)
The Great Gonzo / Waldorf / Zoot / ...
 2015/I Inside Out
Subconscious Guard Frank (voice)
 2015 mental_floss: The Big Question (TV Series)
Bunsen Honeydew
- Why Do Things Taste Bad After You Brush Your Teeth? - Feat. The Muppets! (2015) ... Bunsen Honeydew (voice, as Bunsen Honeydew)
 2015 The Muppets Destroy the Key of Awesome Guys (Video short)
Waldorf
 2015 Muppet Moments (TV Series short)
The Great Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew
 2014 The Muppets Movie Adventures (Video Game)
Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew
 2014 Muppets Most Wanted
The Great Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot / ... (voice)
 2013 Lady Gaga & the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular (TV Movie)
The Great Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Waldorf / ... (voice)
 2012 The Muppets All-Star Comedy Gala (TV Movie)
The Great Gonzo (voice)
 2012 CeeLo Green Feat. The Muppets: All I Need Is Love (Music Video short)
Gonzo / Waldorf / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / ... (voice)
 2012 Just for Laughs (TV Series)
The Great Gonzo / Waldorf / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / ...
- The Muppets in Montreal (2012) ... The Great Gonzo / Waldorf / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / ... (voice, as The Great Gonzo)
 2012 Ben Folds Five: Do It Anyway (Music Video short)
Boober Fraggle / Uncle Travelling Matt (voice)
 2012 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series)
Zoot
- Episode #10.137 (2012) ... Zoot (voice)
 2012 The Soup (TV Series)
Waldorf
- Episode #9.12 (2012) ... Waldorf (voice)
 2012 The Secret Policeman's Ball (TV Special)
Waldorf (voice)
 2004-2011 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
The Great Gonzo / Waldorf
- Jason Segel/Florence and the Machine (2011) ... The Great Gonzo / Waldorf (voice, uncredited)
- Robert De Niro/Destiny's Child (2004) ... The Great Gonzo (uncredited)
 2011 Good Morning America (TV Series)
Gonzo
- Episode dated 17 November 2011 (2011) ... Gonzo
 2011 The Muppets
Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot / ... (voice)
 2011 WWE Raw (TV Series)
Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Gonzo / Waldorf
- Episode #19.44 (2011) ... Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Gonzo / Waldorf (voice)
 2011 OK Go & The Muppets: Muppet Show Theme Song (Music Video)
Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / The Great Gonzo / Penguin / ... (voice)
 2011 LittleBigPlanet 2 (Video Game)
Gonzo / Bunsen Honeydew / Waldorf (voice)
 2010 The Muppets Kitchen with Cat Cora (TV Series short)
Muppet Performer
 2009 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series)
Gonzo / Waldorf
- Episode dated 23 December 2009 (2009) ... Gonzo (uncredited)
- Episode dated 20 March 2009 (2009) ... Waldorf (voice, uncredited)
 2009 Muppet Labs Experiment: Ghost Hunt (Short)
Bunsen
 2009 Ode to Joy: Muppet Music Video (TV Mini Series)
Waldorf
 2009 Rolling with the Skateboarding Dog!: Muppets (TV Mini Series)
Gonzo
 2009 Skateboarding Dog Gets Served!: Muppet Video (TV Mini Series)
Waldorf
 2009 The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody (Music Video)
Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Beauregard / ... (voice)
 2009 The Muppets: Classical Chicken (TV Mini Series)
Gonzo
 2009 The Muppets: Stars & Stripes Forever (Music Video)
Waldorf
 2009 America's Got Talent (TV Series)
Muppet Chicken
- Episode #4.22 (2009) ... Muppet Chicken
 1993-2008 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Mr. Between / Piño / Lovey Dwarf / ...
- Granny Bird Might Visit Sesame Street (1996) ... Lovey Dwarf
- Episode #25.47 (1994) ... China Shop Clerk
 2008 A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (TV Movie)
The Great Gonzo / Waldorf / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / ... (voice)
 2008 Studio DC: Almost Live! (TV Series)
Gonzo / Waldorf
- The Second Show (2008) ... Gonzo / Waldorf (voice)
- The First Show (2008) ... Gonzo / Waldorf (voice)
 2007 2007 Muppet Presentation Pilot (Video short)
Gonzo (voice)
 2007 The Muppets on 'the Muppets' (Video short)
The Great Gonzo (voice)
 2006 Muppets Spotlight (TV Movie)
 2005 Pepe's Profiles (Video short)
Gonzo the Great / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Waldorf (voice)
 2005 Kermit: A Frog's Life (Video short)
Waldorf / Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew (as Statler & Waldorf)
 2005 The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (TV Movie)
The Great Gonzo / The Great Gonzo as the Tin Thing / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / ... (voice)
 2005 Statler and Waldorf: From the Balcony (TV Series)
Waldorf
 2003 Muppets Party Cruise (Video Game)
The Great Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Waldorf / ... (voice)
 2002 Weezer: Keep Fishin' (Music Video)
Gonzo / Waldorf (uncredited)
 2002 It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (TV Movie)
The Great Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Waldorf (voice)
 2002 On the Set Gag Reel (Video short)
The Great Gonzo (uncredited)
 2002 Kermit's Swamp Years (TV Movie)
Waldorf (voice)
 2002 I Love Muppets (TV Special)
The Great Gonzo (voice)
 2000 Muppet Monster Adventure (Video Game short)
The Great Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew (voice)
 2000 Muppet Race Mania (Video Game)
The Great Gonzo / Zoot the Sax Player / Bunsen / ... (voice)
 1999 Animal Show (TV Series)
Stinky the Skunk / Baby Bear / Baby Kangaroo
- The Eagle ... Stinky the Skunk (voice)
- Grizzly Bear & Hedgehog ... Stinky the Skunk / Baby Bear (voice)
- Tiger & Tiger Beetle ... Stinky the Skunk (voice)
- Zebra & Lion ... Stinky the Skunk (voice)
- Chimpanzee & Hyena ... Stinky the Skunk (voice)
 1999 Bear in the Big Blue House (TV Series)
Jack the Dog
- A Berry Bear Christmas: Part 2 (1999) ... Jack the Dog (voice)
- A Berry Bear Christmas: Part 1 (1999) ... Jack the Dog (voice)
 1999 The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
Humongous Chicken (voice)
 1999 Muppets from Space
Gonzo / Bunsen Honeydew / Waldorf / ... (voice)
 1996-1998 Muppets Tonight (TV Series)
Waldorf / The Great Gonzo / Randy Pig / ...
- Johnny Fiama Leaves Home (1998) ... Bill the Bubble Guy / Waldorf / Randy Pig (voice)
- Andie MacDowell (1998) ... Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / The Great Gonzo / Bill the Bubble Guy / ... (voice)
- The Gary Cahuenga Episode (1997) ... Gary Cahuenga / The Great Gonzo / Waldorf / ... (voice)
- The Best of Muppets Tonight! (1997) ... The Great Gonzo / Co-Dependence Day Therapist / Randy Pig (voice)
- The Cameo Show (1997) ... Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Waldorf / Bill the Bubble Guy / ... (voice)
 1996 The Muppet CDROM: Muppets Inside (Video Game)
Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / The Great Gonzo / Waldorf
 1996 Muppets Treasure Island (Video Game)
The Great Gonzo (voice)
 1996 The Big Breakfast (TV Series)
The Great Gonzo
- Episode dated 21 May 1996 (1996) ... The Great Gonzo (voice)
 1996 ABC TGIF (TV Series)
The Great Gonzo / Waldorf / Gonzo
- Muppets Tonight (1996) ... The Great Gonzo / Waldorf
- Aliens in the Family (1996) ... Gonzo (voice)
 1996 Muppet Treasure Island
The Great Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Waldorf / ... (voice)
 1995 Rudy Coby: The Coolest Magician on Earth (TV Special)
Gonzo (as Gonzo The Great)
 1994 Muppet Classic Theater (Video)
The Great Gonzo / Randy Pig (voice)
 1994 The Secret Life of Toys (TV Series)
Rugby and Ditz
- Who Shares Wins/It's a Giveaway! (1994) ... Rugby and Ditz (voice)
- Mr. and Mrs. Rugby/I Spy (1994) ... Rugby and Ditz (voice)
- Baby Balthazar/True Mew (1994) ... Rugby and Ditz (voice)
- Down with Dinkybeard/The Sky Is Falling! (1994) ... Rugby and Ditz (voice)
- More than a Mouse/Happy Hortense to You (1994) ... Rugby and Ditz (voice)
 1994 It's Not Easy Being Green (Video)
Gonzo / Wendell / Otto the Octopus / ... (voice)
 1992 Muppet Breaking Point (Video short)
Smerdley / Mr. Mulligan / Franklin (voice)
 1992 Muppet Mayhem (Video short)
Chairman Budget (voice)
 1992 What's Up Doc? (TV Series)
Gonzo the Great
- Episode #1.16 (1992) ... Gonzo the Great (voice, as Gonzo)
 1992 The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Great Gonzo / Robert Marley / Bunsen Honeydew / ... (voice)
 1991-1992 Dinosaurs (TV Series)
Earl Sinclair / Earl Sinclair (face) / General Chow / ...
- The Clip Show (1992) ... Earl Sinclair
- When Food Goes Bad (1991) ... Earl Sinclair / General Chow
- Employee of the Month (1991) ... Earl Sinclair
- Endangered Species (1991) ... Earl Sinclair / Male Grapdelite (voice)
- Charlene's Tale (1991) ... Earl Sinclair
 1991 Muppet*vision 3-D (Short)
Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / The Great Gonzo / Zoot (voice)
 1989-1990 The Jim Henson Hour (TV Series)
Gonzo / Digit / Luncheon Counter Monster / ...
- Food (1990) ... Gonzo / Digit / Luncheon Counter Monster (voice)
- Garbage (1989) ... Gonzo / Digit (voice)
- Videotape (1989) ... Gonzo / Digit (voice)
- Fitness (1989) ... Digit / Gonzo / Cabbage / ... (voice)
- First Show (1989) ... Gonzo / Digit (voice)
 1990 Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special (TV Special)
Gonzo (voice)
 1990 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
The Great Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Beauregarde / ...
- The Muppets at Walt Disney World (1990) ... The Great Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Beauregarde / ... (voice)
- Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration (1990) ... The Great Gonzo (voice)
 1990 The Earth Day Special (TV Special)
Old Frog (voice, as The Muppets)
 1990 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
The Great Gonzo / Digit
- Cliff's Nightmare (1990) ... The Great Gonzo / Digit (voice)
 1988 Muppet Madness (Video short)
Gonzo the Great / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew (voice)
 1988 Muppet Studios Presents: You're the Director (Video short)
Gonzo (voice, uncredited)
 1987 Inner Tube (TV Short)
Jake / Digit (voice)
 1987 A Muppet Family Christmas (TV Movie)
The Great Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Boober Fraggle / ... (voice)
 1983-1987 Fraggle Songs (TV Series)
Boober Fraggle / Uncle Travelling Matt / Philo / ...
- Change of Address (1987) ... Boober Fraggle / Uncle Travelling Matt / Philo (voice)
- The Honk of Honks (1987) ... Boober Fraggle / Philo (voice)
- The Gorg Who Would Be King (1987) ... Boober Fraggle / Philo / Large Marvin Fraggle (voice)
- Inspector Red (1987) ... Boober Fraggle / Uncle Travelling Matt / World's Oldest Fraggle (voice)
- Ring Around the Rock (1987) ... Boober Fraggle / Uncle Travelling Matt / Philo (voice)
 1986 The Christmas Toy (TV Movie)
Rugby / Ditz / Dauntless Dragon (voice)
 1986 Labyrinth
Didymus / The Hat / The Four Guards / ... (voice)
 1986 The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (TV Movie)
The Great Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Beauregard / ... (voice)
 1985 Muppet Video: Gonzo Presents Muppet Weird Stuff (Video)
The Great Gonzo
 1985 Muppet Video: Rock Music with the Muppets (Video)
Zoot / Gonzo
 1985 Muppet Video: Rowlf's Rhapsodies with the Muppets (Video)
The Great Gonzo
 1985 Little Muppet Monsters (TV Series)
Gonzo
- In the Beginning (1985) ... Gonzo (voice)
 1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan
Gonzo / Chester the Rat / Bill the Frog / ... (voice)
 1982 The Dark Crystal
Fizzgig, a Friendly Monster (performer) / General, Garthim Master (performer)
 1981 The Great Muppet Caper
The Great Gonzo / Beauregard / Zoot / ... (voice)
 1981 The Muppets Go to the Movies (TV Movie)
The Great Gonzo / Joe / Beauregard / ... (voice)
 1976-1981 The Muppet Show (TV Series)
Gonzo / Zoot / Beauregard / ...
- Buddy Rich (1981) ... Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Beauregard (voice)
- Chris Langham (1981) ... Gonzo (voice)
- Debbie Harry (1981) ... Gonzo / Timmy Monster / Frog Scout (voice)
- Wally Boag (1981) ... Dr. Salamander / Zoot (voice)
- Gene Kelly (1981) ... Gonzo / Beauregard (voice)
 1979 The Muppet Movie
The Great Gonzo / Zoot / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / ... (voice)
 1979 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
The Great Gonzo
- Episode dated 2 April 1979 (1979) ... The Great Gonzo (voice)
 1977 Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (TV Movie)
Wendell / Pop-eyed Catfish / Will Possum (voice)
 1975 Muppet Picker Upper (Short)
Gonzo (voice)
 1975 Julie: My Favourite Things (TV Movie)
Varoius Muppets
 1975 Muppets No-Nonsense Show (TV Movie) (voice)
 1961 The Parent Trap
Teenager (uncredited)
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TV commercials (performing Gonzo) for Polaroid One-Step (1981). See more »

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Alternate Names:

Bunsen | David Goelz | Gonzo | The Great Gonzo | Gonzo The Great | Bunsen Honeydew | The Muppets | Statler & Waldorf | Waldorf

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)

Spouse:

Debra Freeman  (2 children)
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Jim had five children of his own, and by nature was extremely playful. He related well to children because he could access that part of himself. The fascinating thing was that while he functioned as an astute businessman, he could integrate play into the process.

I now have children of my own, and have come to believe that we are all born perfect - well, maybe not absolutely perfect, but certainly ... See more »

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He and Dave Goelz are the only Muppeteers to have been featured in all 8 theatrical Muppet movies (The Muppet Movie (1979), The Great Muppet Caper (1981), The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984), The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992), Muppet Treasure Island (1996), Muppets from Space (1999), The Muppets (2011) and Muppets Most Wanted (2014)). Goelz and Whitmire also contributed to the two theatrical Sesame... See more »

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