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Several Muppet performers, designers, writers, composers, or relatives, in addition to cameos in Muppet / Henson productions, have occasionally ventured into on-camera acting in other films and television productions, which may or may not also use their artistic skills. A handful of performers have had significant "face" acting careers before, after, or during their Muppet careers, while others have only appeared on-camera once or twice. For the sake of brevity, stage roles and commercial appearances, as well as any voice only roles, are not included. Performers who were primarily on-camera actors and puppeteered once or twice (Marilyn Sokol, Rhonda Hansome, etc.) are not included.

John Alexander

Pam Arciero

Anthony Asbury

  • Out of Sight (TV) as Jazz Roberts in "Guitar Blues" (1997)

Greg Ballora

Robbie Barnett

Jennifer Barnhart

Bill Barretta

Gilles Ben-David

Tim Blaney

Cheryl Blaylock

Kevin Bradshaw

Fran Brill

Julianne Buescher

  • Howard Beach: Making a Case for Murder (1989 TV movie) as Theresa Fisher
  • Resculpting Venus (1999 short film) as Kate Perris

Tyler Bunch

Kevin Carlson

Leslie Carrara-Rudolph

Kevin Clash

Lyle Conway

Richard Coombs

Stephanie D'Abruzzo

Olga Felgemacher

Myra Fried

Peter Friedman

  • You Better Watch Out (1980, film) as Mr. Grosch
  • Prince of the City (1981, film) as D.A. Goldman
  • Daniel (1983, film) as Ben Cohen
  • The Seventh Sign (1988, film} as Father Lucci
  • Brooklyn Bridge (1991, TV) as George Silver (regular)
  • Safe (1995, film) as Peter Dunning
  • The Heidi Chronicles (1995, TV movie) as Scoop Rosenbaum
  • I Shot Andy Warhol (1996, film) as Alan Burke
  • Law & Order as Harold Jensen in "Attorney Client" (2002)
  • Someone Like You (2001, film) as Stephen
  • Baby Bob (TV) as Patrick in "The Tell-Tale Art" (2002)
  • Two Against Time (2002, TV movie) as Robert Portman
  • Power and Beauty (2002, TV movie) as Sam Giancana
  • Without a Trace (TV) as Damon in "Prodigy" (2003)
  • King of the Corner (2004, film) as Arthur Wexler
  • Heist (TV) as a rabbi in "Strife" (2006)
  • Unconscious (2006, film) as Father William
  • Spinning Into Butter (2006, film) as Jay Salter
  • The Savages (2007, film) as Larry

Dave Goelz

Louise Gold

  • For 4 Tonight (TV) as Maureen Bedford (one episode, 1983)
  • Laugh...? I Nearly Paid My License Fee (1984, BBC Scotland)
  • Rachel and The Roarettes (TV) as Bootleg Bev (1985)
  • Joint Account (TV) as Audrey Parrish (one episode, 1989)
  • Julia And Company (TV) (1986)
  • City Lights (TV) as Mrs Ford (BBC Scotland, one episode, 1990)
  • Rita Rudner (TV) (one episode, 1990)
  • The House of Eliott (TV) as Gwendoline, the Duchess of Bridgewater (one episode, 1992)
  • The Bill (TV) as Ginny Sharman in "Alone" (1995)
  • Alexi Sayle's Merry-Go-round (TV) as Anna Chessington (one episode, 1998)
  • Doctors (TV) as Louise Hannon (one episode, 2002)
  • The Alan Clark Diaries (TV) as Thatcher (three episodes, 2004)
  • Gina's Laughing Gear (TV) as Simon Cowell's Mother (Series 1 Episode 2 "Spoof", 2007)

Heather Henson

Jim Henson

Richard Hunt

Mark Jefferis

  • The Tripods (1985, TV) as black guard in series 2, Episode 2

Haley Jenkins

Frank Kane

John Kennedy

Kathleen Kim

Tim Lagasse

Bruce Lanoil

Peter Linz

Arlene Lorre

Rick Lyon

Pons Maar

Noel MacNeal

Jim Martin

Drew Massey

Joey Mazzarino

Alison Mork

Brian Muehl

James Murray

Jerry Nelson

  • Naked City (1958-1963, TV) as an extra (as cited here)
  • The Defenders (1961-1964, TV) in speaking role
  • See also Jerry Nelson cameos

Carmen Osbahr

Frank Oz

Pier Paquette

Mike Petersen

Nigel Plaskitt

  • Spy Story (1976, film) as Mason
  • Warship (TV) as steward in "Quiet Run Ashoree" (1976)
  • Angels (TV) as Martin Fisher (two episodes, 1982)
  • The Killing Edge (1984, film)

Joe Raposo

Martin P. Robinson

Don Sahlin

Daniel Seagren

Michelan Sisti

Caroll Spinney

Andrew Spooner

Jon Stone

John Tartaglia

Kirk Thatcher

Nikki Tilroe

Allan Trautman

  • Return of the Living Dead (1985, film) as Tarman
  • Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988, film) as Tarman
  • Cold Dog Soup (1990, film) as Joseph

Alice Tweedie

Sarai Tzuriel

Julie Westwood

Victoria Willing

Mak Wilson

Victor Yerrid

Bryant Young