Harry Belafonte (b. 1927) is an American singer, actor and humanitarian. He popularized the calypso movement in the mid-1950s with hits such as "Banana Boat Song (Day-O)," "Jamaica Farewell" and "Mama Look at Boo-Boo."
Belafonte has appeared with the Muppets on numerous occasions.
Although an article about Sesame Street in the January 1970 issue of Jack and Jill mentions him among a listing of celebrities expected to appear on the show, he would not appear on the show until season 13.
- 1990: Spoke in tribute for the TV special The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson.
- 1993: Wrote an introduction for the book Jim Henson: The Works.
- 1994: Appeared in PBS-TV documentary The World of Jim Henson.
- 1996: Belafonte contributed a "Corn Pudding" recipe for Miss Piggy's cookbook, In the Kitchen with Miss Piggy.
- 1996: Was one of many celebrities in a celebrity montage rendition of "The Alphabet Song" on Sesame Street.
- 1999: Appeared in CNN documentary People Profiles: Jim Henson.
- In The Muppet Christmas Carol, when Scrooge denies the bookkeepers' request for more coal by threatening to fire them, the rats suddenly don tropical outfits and sing Belafonte's "Island in the Sun."
- In the Elmo's World episode "Bells," Belafonte is spoofed as Harry Bell-afonte in an animated segment.