Puppeteer who brought life to the Muppets characters Gonzo, Fozzy Bear, Zoot and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew for multiple decades.
He worked for American Airlines and Hewlett Packard before finding an interests in a puppeteer career.
He won a 1978 Primetime Emmy Award for his contributions to The Muppet Show.
He has been in a life-long relationship with partner Debra Freeman.
He acted alongside Jason Segel in the 2011 family comedy The Muppets.