Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Muppet Show (1976-1981) Recurring and 1974-1975 Pilots Cast: Where are They Now?



Info derived from imdb. Only roles 2013 and later being tracked.

For guest cast, see:
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5

The Muppet Show (1976-1981)
Only actors in 6+ episodes noted.
Frank Oz (Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Sam Eagle, Animal): in Inside Out (2015), Star Wars Rebels (1 episode 2014), Sesame Street (3 episodes 2013-2014); as Director, pre-production: Winter's Discontent (nd); as Executive Producer, post-production: Muscle (2016); as self: In Confidence (1 episode 2014), I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2014).
Richard Hunt (Miss Piggy, Scooter, Beaker, Statler, Sweetums, Janice, Wayne): died in 1992.
Dave Goelz (Gonzo, Bunsen Honeydew, Zoot): Inside Out (2015), mental_floss: The Big Question (1 episode 2015), Muppet Moments (unknown episodes 2015), Crash Course: Economics (1 episode 2015), mental_floss: List Show (1 episode 2015), Muppets Most Wanted (2014), The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2013), Lady Gaga & the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular (2013); as Self: I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2014).
Jim Henson (Kermit the Frog, Rowlf the Dog, The Swedish Chef, Waldorf, Dr. Teeth): died in 1990.
Jerry Nelson (Camilla the Chicken, Floyd Pepper, Crazy Harry): died in 2012; in Sesame Street (2 episodes 2013; as Self: I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2014).
Louise Gold (Annie Sue Pig): in The Furchester Hotel (20 episodes 2014-2015), Muppets Most Wanted (2014), That Puppet Game Show (8 episodes 2013-2014); as Self: From Borehamwood to Hollywood: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Elstree (2014), Arena (1 episode 2014).
Steve Whitmire (Rizzo the Rat, Lips): in The Muppets (14 episodes 2015), The Muppets: First Look Presentation (2015), mental_floss: The Big Question (1 episode 2015), Muppet Moments (unknown episodes 2015), Crash Course: Economics (1 episode 2015), Red Nose Day (2015), mental_floss: List Show (1 episode 2015), Disney Drive On with The Muppets (unknown episodes 2014), Muppets Most Wanted... On Set (2014), Unscripted (1 episode 2014), Muppets Most Wanted (2014), Piper's Picks TV (1 episode 2014), Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (1 episode 2014), The Bachelor (1 episode 2014), Live! With Kelly and Michael (1 episode 2014), Lady Gaga & the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular (2013), Steve Martin and Kermit the Frog in Dueling Banjos (2013), Good Luck Charlie (1 episode 2013), Sesame Street (2 episodes 2013), Plaza S├ęsamo (1 episode 2013).
Kathryn Mullen (Wanda): last known acting role in 2012.
Eren Ozker (Janice, Wanda): died in 1993.
John Lovelady (Announcer, Crazy Harry) (V): last known acting role in 2012, then 1994 before that.
Peter Friedman (Additional Muppets): in The Affair (3 episodes 2015), Keep in Touch (2015), Submissions Only (1 episode 2014), Knives (2014), Person of Interest (1 episode 2013), Side Effects (2013); 5 Doctors (2015) in post-production.
Karen Prell (Additional Muppets): in Math Bites (4 episodes 2014).
Betsy Baytos (Additional Muppets): no other known acting roles; as Choreographer of Video Reference in 2009.
Brian Muehl (Additional Muppets): last known acting role in 1998, as Writer in 2008.
Graham Fletcher (Fletcher Bird): last known acting role in 1982; as Principal Plant Performer in 1986.

The Muppet Valentine Show (1974 Pilot):
Mia Farrow (Herself): last known acting role in 2011; as Self: Sinatra: All or Nothing at All (1 episode 2015), A Path Appears (2015), Today (2 episodes 2014), Piers Morgan Tonight (1 episode 2013).
Frank Oz (Rufus / George the Janitor / Male Koozebanian / Frogs), Jerry Nelson (Droop / Frog / Miss Mousey / Thog / Female Koozebanian), Richard Hunt (Mildred / Big Mouse), John Lovelady (Crazy Donald / Frog), Dave Goelz (Brewsters / Crumpet / Additional Muppets), Jim Henson (Kermit the Frog, Wally / Ernie): see Muppet Show above.
Nancy McGeorge (Additional Muppets): no other known acting roles.
Jane Henson (Additional Muppets): died in 2013; as Puppet Sculptor: CBS Presents: A New York Christmas to Remember at St. Paul the Apostle (2013); as Self: I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2014).

The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence (1975)
Jim Henson (Nigel / George Washington / Swedish Chef / Dr. Teeth / Kermit the Frog / Youknow Bird / Green Heap / Ernie Girl / Hudson), Frank Oz (Animal / Sam the Eagle / Theodore Roosevelt / Forcryingoutloud Bird / Ruler / Purple Heap / Bert / Pig / George the Janitor), Jerry Nelson (Sgt. Floyd Pepper / Thomas Jefferson / Dancers / Announcer / Statler / Whaddayasay Bird / Melg / Envy / Pencil / Gluttony / Gene Shalit / Dr. Nauga / Sloth), Richard Hunt (Crazy Harry / Ohboy Bird / Pig / Lust), Dave Goelz (Avarice / Zoot / Righton Bird / Brewsters), John Lovelady (Abraham Lincoln / Vanity): see Muppet Show above.
Jane Henson (Additional Muppets): see The Muppet Valentine Show above.
Fran Brill (Receptionist / Janice / Ohreally Bird / Xomfey / Leafy Green Vegetables / Miss Piggy / Dancer): in Sesame Street (9 episodes 2013-2015); as Self: I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2014).
Rollin Krewson (Additional Muppets): last known acting role in 1998; as Puppets/Costumes in 2007.
Caroly Wilcox (Additional Muppets): last known acting role in 2012 (also Muppet Designer).

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