Michael Earl (I) (1959–2015)

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Michael Earl has been secretly entertaining millions of people for 30 years. A four-time Emmy Award-winner and Jim Henson Protege, Michael performed the original "Shrek" character in a motion-capture development test film for DreamWorks, and puppeteered lead characters in Paramount Pictures' "Team America" - the all-marionette feature written and ... See full bio »

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(age 56) in USA

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Known For

The Muppet Movie Animal (assistant) / Beaker (assistant) / Big Bird (assistant) / Dr. Teeth (assistant) / Fozzie Bear (assistant) / Janice (assistant) / Scooter (assistant)
(1979)
Sesame Street Forgetful Jones / Poco Loco / Leslie Mostly / Mr. Snuffleupagus / Tarnish Brother / Additional Muppet Performer / Big Kid / Cowboy X / Frog Guitarist / Lefty the Ballplayer / Monster Patient / Mr. Snuffleupagus (Assistant) / Pumpkin Man / Red Monster Surgeon (singing) / Sally Sanchez
(1978-1992)
The Muppets Take Manhattan Additional Muppet performer
(1984)
Up All Night Leroy
(1989)

Filmography

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 2012 Sesame Street: Old School, Volume 3 (Video)
Forgetful Jones
 2004 Grandpa's Place
Miles
 2002 Digimon: Digital Monsters (TV Series)
Mr. Akiyama
- Reunion (2002) ... Mr. Akiyama (voice, uncredited)
 1997 Rock-a-Long with Bo Peep (Video)
Fleeter
 1996 Wee Sing: Wee Singdom (Video)
Dandelion Drum
 1995 The Adventures of Timmy the Tooth (TV Series)
Ms. Flossy (voice)
 1995 Theodore Rex
Reverend (performer)
 1995 The Adventures of Timmy the Tooth: Spooky Tooth (Video)
Ms. Flossie / Mumfred the Mummy (voice)
 1995 The Adventures of Timmy the Tooth: Timmy in Space (Video)
Ms. Flossie (voice)
 1995 The Adventures of Timmy the Tooth: An Eye for a Tooth (Video)
Ms. Flossie / Mr. Bonkers (voice)
 1995 The Adventures of Timmy the Tooth: Rainy Day Adventure (Video)
Ms. Flossie / Bunky (voice)
 1995 The Adventures of Timmy the Tooth: Lost My Brush (Video)
Ms. Flossie (voice)
 1995 The Adventures of Timmy the Tooth: Molar Island (Video)
Ms. Flossie (voice)
 1995 The Adventures of Timmy the Tooth: Big Mouth Gulch (Video)
Ms. Flossie / Bunky (voice)
 1995 The Adventures of Timmy the Tooth: Malibu Timmy (Video)
Ms. Flossie (voice)
 1995 Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? (TV Series)
Ira Gation
- When It Rains (1995) ... Ira Gation (voice)
 1995 Ticktock Minutes (TV Series)
Dr. Ticktock (voice)
 1978-1992 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Poco Loco / Forgetful Jones / Tarnish Brother / ...
- Episode #23.63 (1992) ... Tarnish Brother (voice)
- Episode #20.130 (1989) ... Frog Guitarist
- Episode #20.20 (1988) ... Lefty the Ballplayer (voice)
- Episode #20.11 (1988) ... Tarnish Brother (voice)
- Episode #19.44 (1988) ... Pumpkin Man (voice)
 1991 Dinosaurs (TV Series)
Refrigerator Monster / Boy Contestant
- When Food Goes Bad (1991) ... Refrigerator Monster (voice)
- Family Challenge (1991) ... Boy Contestant (voice)
 1987-1990 Shalom Sesame (TV Series)
Lavender Kid
- Journey to Secret Places (1990) ... (voice, as Mike Davis)
- Tel Aviv (1987) ... (voice)
- Kibbutz (1987) ... Lavender Kid (voice)
 1990 Sing Yourself Silly! (Video short) (voice, as Mike Davis)
 1989 Up All Night (TV Series)
Leroy
 1986 The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (TV Movie)
Muppet Performer (voice, uncredited)
 1985 Jim Henson's Little Muppet Monsters (TV Series)
Penguin
- In the Beginning (1985) ... Penguin (voice, as Michael Earl Davis)
 1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan
Additional Muppet performer (as Michael Earl Davis)
 1983 Found Money (TV Movie)
Bill
 1983 Daniel
Protestor (uncredited)
 1982 The Dark Crystal
Additional Muppet Performer (uncredited)
 1980 Simon
Commune Member
 1979 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Student
- The Late Great Me! Story of a Teenage Alcoholic (1979) ... Student (uncredited)
 1979 The Muppet Movie
Animal (assistant) / Beaker (assistant) / Big Bird (assistant) / ... (as Michael Davis)
 1970 The Phantom Tollbooth
Friend (uncredited)
 1968 Petulia
Boy in Park (uncredited)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (12 credits)
Show Show Special effects (3 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Visual effects (1 credit)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Puppeteer for Fandango spots (paper bag puppets) shown in movie theaters.

Publicity Listings:

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Official Sites:

MySpace | Official Site

Alternate Names:

Michael Earl Davis | Michael Davis | Mike Davis

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

Discipline and simplicity are the proud parents of a strong technique. - Michael Earl

Trivia:

His favorite Sesame Street character to perform was Slimey the Worm.

Star Sign:

Virgo

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