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Jerry Nelson Recasts

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by Princess Melora, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Someone from within the ranks of the puppeteers already hired. And, seriously, I don't know if it would be Henson or Disney conducting the auditions at this point since it's regarding Muppets.
  2. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Well what about the guy who took over for Mr. sunfupugyugus in SS befor Marty R. roberson.
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I thought that's what Jerry's been doing these days, someone preforming the puppet, while he dubs the voices. I think sometimes Caroll Spinney does that, because sometimes I notice it's Matt Vogel's Big Bird you hear and see on screen, then suddenly, it's switched to Caroll's voice.
  4. WOCKA2416

    WOCKA2416 Well-Known Member

    Do you mean guys like Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, and Bill Barretta? They can't be just auditioning them, they have to be also looking at other puppeteers. Also, it must be Henson doing the auditions because they would be the only ones who would know what to look for in a replacement.
  5. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Henson might be looking at some of the back up muppetterrs that do alot of the back muppets in scens they might have some reall talented people that just have not had the right opprutuity to show what kind of skills they really have. If Henson is in dire need of puppeters they would more then likey trun to Puppeters of America for Auditons.
  6. WOCKA2416

    WOCKA2416 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I agree that they must be looking at their backup puppeteers to replace the characters. I bet they are also looking at Sesame Street and Bear in the Big Blue House guys.
  7. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Well-Known Member

    very interesting news. I'll be sad to see jerry retire fully, but it's nice that they are at least thinnking about continuing his characters now, instead of ten + years after the fact...
  8. Xerus

    Xerus Well-Known Member

    It's kind of like how classic Disney characters like Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and Minnie, now have a new generation of voice actors doing them since all the original voice actors who did them have passed away. It makes us wonder who'll be performing these Muppets a thousands years in the future.
  9. Horace D' Fly

    Horace D' Fly Member


    I don't know if they would with Sesame Street characters or Bear in the Big Blue House puppeteers. That seems a little far out there for this movie. :boo:
  10. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    Some Klingon or something...
  11. WOCKA2416

    WOCKA2416 Well-Known Member

    No I meant that they would be auditioning puppeteers from those shows not use characters from them silly! :) :o
  12. The Good Doctor

    The Good Doctor Well-Known Member


    Well there are a lot of questions in my mind, mostly because in the last 5-6 years I have not really kept up with the Muppets and are starting to get back into it now that I see changes I do not like.

    I had no idea that Jerry was thinking of retiering, I was wonderig if perhaps any one knows if he is sick/ ill or just getting to old to keep performing. It is very hard for me to get used to the new voice tailents, and speaking for myself I hope they bring back a lot of characters.

    I can do a real good Floyed, Sam the Eagel, kermit, and Dr. Teeth ( Dr. T is not my best). I am currently working on Fozzy Bear but I haven't got him down pat yet. Of course I have tried for years now to get a job with the Muppets, Henson Co. but lack the experience that they require.

    I hope that the voices are as good as the original so that it wont seem to strange for us older Muppet fans.

    "I can't go on forever, and I really do not want to try." _ Willy Wonka
  13. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I started this thread just for folks who want to work there.

    Normally, companies like that hire from within their own group before they hire from outside of the company. I hope that they have someone come on board that can be 'trained' by Jerry Nelson as his understudy, and wish Princess Melora could give us more info (please).
  14. rumtar_10165

    rumtar_10165 Well-Known Member

    :boo: I have been know for doing all the muppets voices when I read to my nieces and nephews. (all but gonzo his voice is very hard.) And it was bound to happen, I only wished later, but I understand. I was there when Sesame Street first aired to today.
    And watched the first episodes of Saturday Night Live when the muppets was on there. The Muppet show to Fraggle Rock to all the movies that Jerry appeared in.
    (even one Jim Henson's Storyteller episode had Jerry himself as an actor.)

    I think that he was with the muppets, along with Frank Oz, and Jerry Juhl for a long time and deserves a Star on the Hollywood walk of fame.
  15. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    I know what you're talking about. I saw it at a mall yesterday. It sounds really good. I'd like to watch it sometime. It would be nice to see Caroline Rhea playing a witch once again. Anyway, I'm falling into my usual habit of getting off topic. Actually, I didn't think the DVD was so new. I thought it was something that came out when Jerry's characters were still intact. I guess I was wrong. It's good that Jerry's still performing the voice of Mumford.
  16. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    i've read all these posts and haven't found anything on why Jerry is no longer doing the voices of the older characters he's done. why is that?
  17. WOCKA2416

    WOCKA2416 Well-Known Member

    Jerry is just retiring. He is older and his health is not that great, and he would not rather travel anymore. He is going to stay on at Sesame Street, and that is it. :sing:
  18. erniebert1234ss

    erniebert1234ss Well-Known Member

    any new news on who got what?

  19. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    Jim and Richard originally did Statler and Waldorf, then when they died, Steve and Dave did them I thought... when did Jerry voice Statler?
  20. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo Well-Known Member

    Jerry orginally did Statler with Jim. Richard took over after for the first season of the Muppet Show; and then when Richard passed away Jerry took the character back. Jerry has had statler from Richards death until 2003(when he started to step back). Here is a list of who (to the best of my knowledge) has done Statler and Waldorf and when.

    Jerry Nelson (1975)
    Richard Hunt (1976-1992)
    Jerry Nelson (1992-2003)
    Bill Barretta (2003)
    Steve Whitmire (2003-present)

    Jim Henson (1975-1990)
    Craig Shemin (1990)
    Dave Goelz (1991-present)

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