Eric Jacobson is an Emmy-nominated performer who began his career as a puppeteer on Sesame Street in 1994. He currently performs Oscar the Grouch, Bert, Grover, Guy Smiley, and half of The Two-Headed Monster.
Besides these Sesame Street characters, Jacobson also performs Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, and Sam Eagle for The Muppets ™. Jacobson’s list of film and television credits includes The Muppets (2011), Muppets Most Wanted (2014), Bear in the Big Blue House, The Puzzle Place, Once Upon a Tree, Jack’s Big Music Show, Bunnytown, The Book of Pooh, and The Not Too Late Show With Elmo. Jacobson has also appeared live on stages from the Hollywood Bowl to Carnegie Hall, performing with the likes of Basil Twist, The Puppet Company, The Cosmic Bicycle Theater, and the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater of Central Park. Jacobson holds the distinction of being the first puppeteer to work on multiple film and television productions cited for excellence by UNIMA in the same year as well as being the only puppeteer nominated for a Primetime Emmy in the category of Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance. Recently, Jacobson starred in Muppets Now on Disney Plus.
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