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Muppet Cast Lists

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by CountCrow4, Jun 10, 2002.

  1. CountCrow4 New Member

    With Frank Oz's unofficial retirement as a muppeteer, I started wondering who has taken over for what characters over the years, so I figured lets start a list of muppet take overs.

    Kermit: Steve Whitmire (formally Jim Henson)
    Piggy: Eric Jacobson (fomally Frank Oz)
    Rowlf: Bill Barretta (formally Jim Henson)
    Beaker: Steve Whitmire (formally Richard Hunt)
    Waldorf: David Goelz (formally Jim Henson)
    Statler: Jerry Nelson (formally Richard Hunt)

    Didn't somebody say Sweetums is done by a Henson boy? Also, is anyone doing Fozzie, Animal, or Sam the Eagle? Scooter had a little voice in MFS, so who did that? What are some other muppet take overs?

    Don
    Muppet Fan since 84
  2. scarecroe Active Member

    You may find the Tough Pigs Recast FAQ to be of special interest to you. Hope this saves you the time and effort of listing them all again.
  3. CountCrow4 New Member

    thanks

    great site! thanks so much!

    Don
  4. scarecroe Active Member

    my pleasure :)
  5. beaker Well-Known Member

    Wow, I had no idea about the extent of the recasts! Thanks for the faq link crowe!

    Big hats off to the 'new'(or should I say 'newer' guys) Kennedy and Jaccobson for their wonderful talent in reprising classic Sesame and TMS characters. Piggy is as good as ever IMHO.
    It was great to see Rowlf back in a speaking role last year for the first time in awhile. Hopefully for the still uncast characters they'll find folks to do it. And yeah, while John Henson is not part of the company officially(from what I hear) he is now Sweetums(as of MTI?) I thought it would be a guy named victor reprsing him for the MFest/Live show but alas after seeing him 'half cast' afterwards it was Brian's younger bro(Sweetums, btw the only Muppet you were actually able to meet)


    ///beaker///
  6. scarecroe Active Member

    No problem, it's a great resource :)

    My favorite recast has to be Bill as Rowlf too. It was truly magical to see him come to life again :cool:

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