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PERFORMER Steve Whitmire
DEBUT 1989

Jacques Roach is a cockroach with a French accent.

He first appeared in The Jim Henson Hour episode "Oceans," piloting a submarine with a crew of rats and sheep. His name and accent are a reference to the famed French underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau. Later in the series, he played the part of a French chef, often competing with the Swedish Chef.

The same puppet and a similar voice were used in 1994 on The Animal Show as Yves St. La Roache.

The roach also appeared as a pirate in the 1996 film Muppet Treasure Island. Here, he was performed by Bill Barretta. However, for his brief line in the "Cabin Fever" number, Jerry Nelson did his singing voice.


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