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David Charles "Dave" Goelz (born July 16, 1960) is an American puppeteer best known for his association with the Muppets, and in particular with the Muppet character Gonzo. His other Muppet characters include Bunsen Honeydew, Zoot (the saxophonist of Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem), Beauregard the stagehand and Tiny giant chicken in The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland. He also performed the characters of Boober Fraggle and Uncle Travelling Matt on Fraggle Rock. He also performed the puppetry for various characters, including Sir Didymus and Wiseman's Hat (both voiced by David Shaughnessy) in Labyrinth. Outside of puppeteering, he is the current voice actor for the Walt Disney World character Figment. He also provided the voice of the elephant bird creature in Dennis Nolan's 1976 animated short film Monster Bubbles. After Jim Henson died in 1990, Goelz took over puppeteering Waldorf in 1992.

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