Dave Goelz

Dave Goelz

Highest Rated: 100% Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977)

Lowest Rated: 63% Muppets From Space (1999)

Birthday: Jul 16, 1946

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

After becoming intrigued by the puppetry and set design on the hit children's television show "Sesame Street," puppeteer and voice actor Dave Goelz was able to get a meeting with one with the show's creators, Jim Henson, and was offered a job as a Muppet builder. Goelz's first "appearance" on a Muppet-related program was 1974's half-hour special, "The Muppets Valentine Show," for which Goelz created and performed the character Brewster. Afterwards, he was offered a full-time job, and worked on another special, 1975's "The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence," for which he built the show's host, Nigel. However, the late 70s was when Goelz truly came into his own in the Muppet world, providing the voice for several characters in the popular holiday program "Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas" (1977). But more significantly, a year earlier, Goelz became a major player in the creation and performance of various Muppets on the prime-time television series "The Muppet Show," for which he performed such beloved characters as Gonzo, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, and Zoot. In the wake of the show's success (for which Goelz and his co-workers won an Emmy in 1978), he has either voiced or performed puppetry for the television show "Fraggle Rock" and the movie "Labyrinth," and is the voice actor for Disney's Figment.

Highest rated movies

I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story
The Great Muppet Caper




74% 60% Muppets Haunted Mansion Unknown (Voice) - 2021
84% 80% I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story Unknown (Character) $13.0K 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kermit's Swamp Years Waldorf (Voice) - 2002
77% 64% The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland Humongous Chicken (Voice) $11.6M 1999
63% 58% Muppets From Space Gonzo, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew (Voice) $16.3M 1999
71% 77% Muppet Treasure Island The Great Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Waldorf / Mudwell the Mudbunny / Zoot (Voice) $34.3M 1996
No Score Yet 72% Muppet Classic Theater Unknown (Character) - 1994
75% 86% The Muppet Christmas Carol The Great Gonzo/Dr. Bunsen Honeydew/Zoot (Voice) $27.4M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Song of the Cloud Forest Milton (Voice) - 1988
No Score Yet 81% A Muppet Family Christmas Unknown (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 76% The Christmas Toy Unknown (Character) - 1986
75% 78% The Great Muppet Caper The Great Gonzo/Beauregard/Zoot/Dr. Bunsen Honeydew/Lobbuck Lou (Character) - 1981
100% 85% Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas Wendel, Pop-eyed Catfish (Voice) - 1977


100% 77% Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock Boober (Voice),
Co-Executive Producer
69% 51% Muppets Now The Great Gonzo/Dr. Bunson Honeydew/Waldorf (Voice) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fraggle Rock: Rock On! Boober Fraggle (Voice) 2020
88% 94% The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Baffi (Voice) 2019
64% 73% The Muppets The Great Gonzo/Zoot (Voice) 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Muppets Tonight Unknown (Character) 1996-1998
91% 79% Dinosaurs Male Grapdelite (Guest Voice) 1991
No Score Yet 100% Fraggle Rock Unknown (Voice) 1983-1987
100% 100% The Muppet Show Gonzo (Character) 1974-1981