Jerry Nelson

Jerry Nelson

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

Lowest Rated: 63% Muppets From Space (1999)

Birthday: Jul 10, 1934

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

A key figure in Jim Henson's team of Muppeteers, Jerry Nelson delighted children for over four decades as such beloved characters as Count von Count, Sherlock Hemlock, The Amazing Mumford, Lew Zealand, Emmet Otter and dozens of other in such critically acclaimed series and features as "Sesame Street" (PBS, 1969- ), "The Muppet Show" (ITV/syndicated, 1976-1981), "The Muppet Movie" (1979) and "Fraggle Rock" (HBO, 1983-87). Nelson's versatile voice could give life to virtually any character, from the sweetly number-obsessed Count and the babbling, combative Two-Headed Monster, which he performed with frequent collaborator Richard Hunt, to a host of animals, humans, monsters and even inanimate objects, all of whom displayed unique personalities and impeccable comic timing. Nelson handled Muppets great and small to every Henson-produced project from "The Muppet Show" until 2002, when health complications forced him to scale back his involvement. However, he and his vast menagerie of characters remained not only television favorites but also lifelong friends to millions of children and adults, which was surely the highest compliment paid to a puppeteer.

Highest rated movies

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




84% 80% I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story Unknown (Character) $13.0K 2014
No Score Yet 80% Elmo's Christmas Countdown Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kermit's Swamp Years Statler (Character) - 2002
77% 63% The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland Count/Pestie/Grouch Mayor/Grouch Cop (Voice) $11.6M 1999
63% 58% Muppets From Space Sergeant Floyd Pepper (Voice) $16.3M 1999
No Score Yet 72% Muppet Classic Theater Unknown (Character) - 1994
76% 86% The Muppet Christmas Carol Robin the Frog/Statler/Floyd Pepper (Voice) $27.4M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Radicals George Blaurock (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Song of the Cloud Forest Ralph (Voice) - 1988
No Score Yet 77% Big Bird in China Two-Headed Monster (Voice) - 1983
79% 81% The Dark Crystal High Priest/Dying Emperor (Voice) - 1982
74% 78% The Great Muppet Caper Floyd Pepper/Pops/Lew Zealand/Crazy Harry/Louis Kazager/Slim Wilson/CB Voice/Man in Park (Character) - 1981
100% 85% Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas Emmet Otter, Weasel (Voice) - 1977


No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Count von Count (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star),
Unknown (Voice),
Music Performer
1995 1998 2008-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Muppets Tonight Unknown (Character) 1996-1998
No Score Yet 100% Fraggle Rock Unknown (Voice) 1983-1987
100% 100% The Muppet Show Floyd Pepper (Character) 1974-1981