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Who played Statler on AFV?

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by D'Snowth, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I just saw the Muppets on AFV (America's Funniest Home Videos), and was wondering who was performing Statler. Come to think of it, that didn't sound like Dave Goelz performing Waldorf, who did him too?
  2. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    It was probably Jerry Nelson. Nelson has been playing Statler since Jerry passed away. Although, if the episode was taped fairly recently, then it could be Steve Whitmire who played the role in MWoO after Nelson's retirement not long ago.
  3. MWoO

    MWoO Active Member

    You're info is a bit wrong.

    Jerry and Nelson are not too different people. The man's name is Jerry Nelson. He originaly p[ayed Statler in the Muppet Show Sex and Violence pilot. When season 1 of The Muppet Show came along, Jerry was busy for many epsiodes so the role was taken over by Richard Hunt who crated the Statler we all know and love. Sadly, on January 7, 1992 Richard Hunt passed away. Jerry Nelson then came in and took over once more. Once Jerry decided to retire from all things Muppet (but not Sesame Street) the role was passed between Steve and Bill, but Steve won out and is now the one who performs Statler. He is the one that performed Statler on AFV and MWoO and will likely continue for many years to come.
  4. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    Forgive me, I meant to say that Nelson has been performing Statler since RICHARD's death
  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    THAT WAS STEVE?! Wow, I did not recognize him! He's getting good at voices. Now, who did Waldorf?
  6. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    Dave Goelz
  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Didn't sound like Goelz to me.
  8. MWoO

    MWoO Active Member

    Ot was him. He's been the only one to perform Waldorf since Jim Henson's death, except for some guy that performed him in the back ground during the Jim Hensom Tribute special. But that guy never spoke.


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