"Just hanging around. Oh, ho, ho!"

Performer: Jim Henson (1975-1990), Dave Goelz (1992-present)

First appearance: The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence

Most recent appearance: Statler and Waldorf: From the Balcony

Waldorf shares the stage left balcony box in the Muppet Theater with fellow codger Statler, and the two delight in heckling every aspect of The Muppet Show. Statler and Waldorf are especially unforgiving to Fozzie Bear.

On the first season of Muppets Tonight, Statler and Waldorf are seen watching the show from the living room of what appears to be a retirement home. In the second season, they watch the show on a portable television from various locations, including a golf course and a ski lift.

In The Muppet Christmas Carol, Waldorf plays the ghost of Scrooge's business partner Robert Marley. In Muppet Treasure Island, Statler and Waldorf are figureheads on the Hispaniola. In The Muppets' Wizard of Oz, they appear as "the Kalidah Critics," strange beasts who shout insults at anyone attempting to cross a treacherous bridge.

Waldorf was named after the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.

Waldorf's wife, Astoria, made one appearance on The Muppet Show and bore a striking resemblance to Statler.

Casting History

Primary Performers

  • Dave Goelz - from The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) to Present

Other Performers

  • Victor Yerrid - Statler and Waldorf: From the Balcony Pilot and Episodes 9-13 (2005)
  • Jerry Nelson - Muppet Meeting Films (1974)

See also

Waldorf quotes

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