Velez in 2012

Luís Velez is a Portuguese puppeteer who played Poupas on Rua Sésamo, the Portuguese co-production of Sesame Street. He also dubbed additional voices for the first three seasons.

Velez had a background in dance, which suited itself to the role of Poupas. On November 29, 2009, he appeared in an episode of Operação Especial with other Rua Sésamo cast and crew, as a 20th anniversary special. He now works as a schoolteacher.

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