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Jerry Nelson

Jerry Nelson [14]

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Born:July 10, 1934
Died:August 23, 2012 (78)
Filmography Rating:7.91 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.35 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.52 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:80.10%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
The Muppet Show: Various Episodes [1976](42) => Floyd Pepper
The Muppet Show: Season 1 [1976](42) => Sgt. Floyd Pepper / Crazy Harry / House / Plenty of Others (voice)
The Muppet Show: Season 2 [1977](43) => Floyd Pepper / The Announcer / Crazy Harry / Dr. Julius Strangepork / Plenty of Others (voice)
The Muppet Show: Season 3 [1978](44) => Floyd Pepper / Crazy Harry / Dr. Julius Strangepork / Lew Zeland / Robin the Frog / Plenty of Others (voice)
The Muppet Movie [1979](45) => Floyd Pepper / Robin the Frog / Crazy Harry / Lew Zealand / Camilla / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew (voice)
The Great Muppet Caper [1981](47) => Floyd Pepper / Pops / Lew Zealand / Crazy Harry / Louis Kazager / Slim Wilson / CB Voice / Man in Park (voice)
The Dark Crystal [1982](48) => High Priest / Dying Emperor (voice)
The Muppets Take Manhattan [1984](50) => Camilla / Lew Zealand / Floyd / Bear / Chicken / Crazy Harry / Dog / Dr. Strangepork / Granny / Penguin / Pops / The Count (voice)
Follow that Bird [1985](51) => Count von Count / Herry Monster (voice)
The Muppet Christmas Carol [1992](58) => Pops / Pig Gentleman / Penguin / Mr. Applegate / Mouse / Rat (voice) (uncredited)
Muppet Treasure Island [1996](62) => Blind Pew / Mad Monty / Statler / Corn / Floyd Pepper / Lew Zealand / Pirate / Robin the Frog / Skulls / Butler / Screaming Cat (voice)
Muppets from Space [1999](65) => Floyd Pepper (voice) / Ubergonzo / Statler / Robin the Frog
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie [2002](68) => Robin the Frog / Statler / Announcer / Pops / Floyd Pepper / Kid #1 / Muppet Performer
The Muppets [2011](77) => Telethon Announcer (voice) (uncredited)

Trivia that mentions this person:
The Great Muppet Caper [1981]
  • The girl in the park who thinks Kermit is a bear is Christine Nelson, daughter of Muppeteer Jerry Nelson (with whom she appears in the scene). Christine suffered from cystic fibrosis throughout her short life, and finally succumbed to the disease in 1982, one year after the film debuted.
    It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie [2002]
  • Jerry Nelson was sick during the production of this film so his characters were either dubbed later (Robin, Statler, Pops) or performed by another puppeteer (Bill Barretta performs Lew Zealand).
  • Steve Whitmire, who was beginning to perform Statler around this time, puppeteered him while his current performer, Jerry Nelson, was out sick. Nelson later looped Statler's lines, but one of them ("Historical landmark!") remained unlooped, and therefore, on that line, Whitmire's voice, not Nelson's, is heard in the final cut.