is an American puppeteer who has performed characters, such as Tutter
in Bear in the Big Blue House
, and Walter
in The Muppets
and Muppets Most Wanted
. He also is going to play Joe the Legal Weasel in the new Muppets Now
show. In addition, he performed Winnie the Pooh
in The Book of Pooh
(but only the puppetry, while Jim Cummings
still voiced him).
Outside of Disney, he recently has taken over the roles of Ernie (from Billy Barkhurst, who in turn, had replaced Steve Whitmire, who started performing Ernie after Jim Henson died) and Herry Monster (from Tyler Bunch, who in turn, took over for Jerry Nelson) in Sesame Street.
(Bear in the Big Blue House