Caroll Spinney most notably performed Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street for fifty years.

What is not as well known, however, is that Spinney also performed a number of other characters, usually Anything Muppets, in the earlier seasons of the show. Spinney also performed Muppet versions of his pre-Sesame Street characters Picklepuss and Pop in a Muppet production, and made several cameos on the show.

Named characters

Shared characters

Recurring characters shared among performers.

Ancillary characters

Unnamed Anything Muppets, monsters, etc.

Audio voices

Characters performed in non-motion media and other voiceovers.

Honorary Mentions

  • In 2012 Spinney puppeteered various characters — including a penguin, a lamb, and a chicken — for "The Lobby Project," a welcoming video screen display for the lobby of Sesame Workshop's offices at Lincoln Plaza.[1]



Scripts that credit Spinney as playing various characters for which no a/v evidence is available.

See also


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