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Dave Goelz

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 ...

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Jul 16, 1946 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Down at Fraggle Rock... Behind the Scenes
Latest Project:
Movie Reflections of 'The Dark Crystal' 2016-03-08

Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 11 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Inside Out
Poster of The Dark Crystal
Poster of The Muppet Show
Poster of The Muppet Christmas Carol
Series Animal Show Stinky the Skunk / ... 2017
Movie Journey Into Imagination: With Figment Figment 2017
Movie It's Not Easy Being Green Gonzo / Wendell / Otto the Octopus / Boober Fraggle 2017
Movie 2007 Muppet Presentation Pilot Gonzo 2016-03-06
Movie Reflections of 'The Dark Crystal' Himself 2016-03-08
Series mental_floss: The Big Question Unknown 2015
Series Crash Course: Economics Unknown 2015
Series mental_floss: The List Show Unknown 2015
Series Muppet Moments The Great Gonzo / ... 2015-04-03
Movie Inside Out Unknown 2015-06-19
Movie The Muppets: First Look Presentation The Great Gonzo / Waldorf / Zoot / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Chip 2015-07-21
Series The Muppets. Unknown 2015-07-21
Movie Muppets Most Wanted The Great Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot / Beauregard / Waldorf 2014-03-21
Movie I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story Unknown 2014
Movie Lady Gaga & the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular Unknown 2013
Movie The Big Fat Quiz of the Year Unknown 2013
Movie The Muppets All-Star Comedy Gala Unknown 2012
Movie All I Need Is Love Unknown 2012
Movie 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards Unknown 2012-01-12
Movie The Secret Policeman's Ball Unknown 2012
Movie Ben Folds Five: Do It Anyway Unknown 2012
Movie Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade Himself 2011-12-25
Movie The Muppet Show Theme Unknown 2011
Movie The Muppets Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot / Beauregard / Waldorf / Kermit Moopet 2011-11-23
Series Some Jerk with a Camera Unknown 2011-02-03
Movie VEVO News: On the Set with OK Go and The Muppets Unknown 2011
Series The Muppets Kitchen with Cat Cora Unknown 2010
Series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Unknown 2010
Series Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2009-03-02
Series The Muppets: Classical Chicken Unknown 2009
Series Sunday Night Unknown 2009
Series Ode to Joy: Muppet Music Video Unknown 2009
Movie Christmas in Rockefeller Center Zoot / Gonzo 2009-12-02
Movie The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Beauregard / Waldorf 2009-11-23
Series Rolling with the Skateboarding Dog!: Muppets Unknown 2009
Series Skateboarding Dog Gets Served!: Muppet Video Unknown 2009
Series Stars & Stripes FOREVER: Muppet Music Video Unknown 2009
Series Just for Laughs Unknown 2009-09-28
Movie A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa The Great Gonzo / Waldorf / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot 2008-12-17
Series Studio DC: Almost Live! Unknown 2008
Movie A Company of Players Unknown 2008
Series Nostalgia Critic Unknown 2007-07-01
Movie The Muppets on 'The Muppets' Unknown 2007
Movie Muppets Spotlight Unknown 2006
Series America's Got Talent Unknown 2006-06-21
Movie Best Ever Muppet Moments Unknown 2006
Movie World of Robin Hood Unknown 2006
Movie Pepe's Profiles Unknown 2005
Series Statler and Waldorf: From the Balcony Unknown 2005
Movie The Muppets' Wizard of Oz The Great Gonzo / The Great Gonzo as the Tin Thing / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot / Waldorf as Kalidah Critic 2005-05-20
Series Dancing with the Stars Unknown 2005-06-01
Series 20 to 1 Unknown 2005-09-29
Movie An Audience with Joe Pasquale Unknown 2005
Movie Kermit: A Frog's Life Unknown 2005
Movie Best Ever Christmas Films The Great Gonzo / Bunsen 2005-12-24
Series The Soup Unknown 2004-07-30
Movie Weezer: Video Capture Device - Treasures from the Vault 1991-2002 Unknown 2004
Movie Muppets Party Cruise The Great Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Waldorf / Randy Pig / Digit / Zoot 2003-12-28
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Inside Pepe's Studio: Hosted by Pepe the King Prawn Unknown 2003
Movie It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Unknown 2002-11-29
Movie I Love Muppets The Great Gonzo 2002-04-01
Movie Kermit's Swamp Years Unknown 2002
Movie The Muppet Christmas Carol: Frogs, Pigs and Humbug - Unwrapping a New Holiday Classic Unknown 2002
Movie Muppet Monster Adventure Unknown 2000
Movie Muppet Race Mania The Great Gonzo / Zoot the Sax Player / Bunsen / Waldorf / Beauregard / Bill 2000-10-03
Movie The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland Unknown 1999-10-01
Movie Muppets from Space Gonzo / Bunsen Honeydew / Waldorf / The Birdman 1999-07-14
Movie Kermit & the Muppets Take Over Disney Channel Gonzo 1998-06-01
Movie Kermit & the Muppets Behind the Ears Disney Channel Preview Gonzo 1998-06-01
Series Hollywood Squares Unknown 1998-09-14
Movie The 70th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1998-03-23
Series Bear in the Big Blue House Unknown 1997-10-20
Movie Sing Yourself Sillier at the Movies Unknown 1997
Movie Muppet Treasure Island Sing-Along Unknown 1996
Series Muppets Tonight Waldorf / ... 1996-03-08
Movie Muppet Treasure Island Unknown 1996
Series Showbiz Today Unknown 1996
Movie Muppets Treasure Island The Great Gonzo 1996
Movie The Muppet CDROM: Muppets Inside Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / The Great Gonzo / Waldorf 1996
Movie Rudy Coby: The Coolest Magician on Earth Unknown 1995
Movie Muppet Classic Theater Unknown 1994
Series The Secret Life of Toys Unknown 1994
Series WWF Raw Unknown 1993-01-11
Movie Presidential Inaugural Celebration for Children Unknown 1993
Movie Muppet Breaking Point Unknown 1992
Movie The Muppet Christmas Carol Unknown 1992
Movie Muppet Mayhem Unknown 1992
Series Dinosaurs Unknown 1991-04-26
Movie Muppet*vision 3-D Unknown 1991
Movie The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson Unknown 1990
Movie Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special Unknown 1990
Movie The Earth Day Special Unknown 1990
Series The Jim Henson Hour Unknown 1989
Movie Muppet Madness Gonzo the Great / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew 1988-03-08
Movie Muppet Studios Presents: You're the Director Gonzo 1988-02-12
Movie Inner Tube Unknown 1987
Movie A Muppet Family Christmas Unknown 1987
Movie Down at Fraggle Rock... Behind the Scenes Unknown 1987
Movie Labyrinth Unknown 1986
Movie The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years The Great Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Beauregard / Zoot / Uncle 'Traveling' Matt Fraggle / Boober Fraggle 1986-01-21
Movie The Christmas Toy Rugby / Ditz 1986-12-06
Movie Henson's Place Unknown 1986-08-21
Movie Muppet Video: The Kermit and Piggy Story Unknown 1985
Movie Muppet Video: Country Music with the Muppets Unknown 1985
Movie Childrens Songs and Stories with the Muppets Unknown 1985
Movie Muppet Video: Gonzo Presents Muppet Weird Stuff The Great Gonzo 1985-03-08
Series Larry King Live Unknown 1985-06-03
Movie Muppet Video: Muppet Treasures Unknown 1985
Movie Muppet Video: Rowlf's Rhapsodies with the Muppets The Great Gonzo 1985
Movie Muppet Video: Rock Music with the Muppets Unknown 1985
Series Jim Henson's Little Muppet Monsters Unknown 1985
Movie Muppet Video: Muppet Moments Unknown 1985
Series Muppet Babies Unknown 1984-09-15
Movie The Muppets Take Manhattan Unknown 1984
Series The Cosby Show Unknown 1984-09-20
Movie The Making of 'The Muppets Take Manhattan' Unknown 1984
Series Fraggle Rock Boober Fraggle / ... 1983-01-10
Movie Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and the Muppets Gonzo / Lubbock Lou / Zoot 1983-05-12
Movie The Dark Crystal Fizzgig, a Friendly Monster 1982-12-17
Movie The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew 1982-09-17
Movie The Muppets Go to the Movies The Great Gonzo / Joe / Beauregarde / Fireman 1981-05-20
Movie The Great Muppet Caper Unknown 1981
Series Entertainment Tonight Unknown 1981-09-14
Movie Of Muppets and Men: The Making of 'The Muppet Show' Himself 1981-12-27
Movie John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together The Great Gonzo / Zoot the Sax Player / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew 1979-12-05
Movie The Muppets Go Hollywood Unknown 1979
Movie The Orson Welles Show Unknown 1979
Movie The Muppet Movie Unknown 1979
Movie Julie Andrews: One Step Into Spring Unknown 1978
Movie Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas Unknown 1977
Movie The Bob Hope All Star Christmas Comedy Special Unknown 1977
Series The Muppet Show Gonzo / ... 1976-01-29
Movie The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence Unknown 1975
Movie Muppets No-Nonsense Show Unknown 1975
Movie Julie Andrews: One to One Unknown 1975
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Movie Muppet Picker Upper Unknown 1975
Series Good Morning America Unknown 1975-01-06
Movie The Muppets Valentine Show Unknown 1974
Series Great Performances Unknown 1972-11-04
Series A Current Affair Unknown 1971-11-22
Series Sesame Street Unknown 1969-11-10
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Series Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Unknown 1954-10-27
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14