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Brian Meehl

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Name  Brian Meehl
Role  Puppeteer
Spouse  Cindy Meehl

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Movies and TV shows  The Muppet Show, Big Bird in China
Awards  Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing In A Children's or Pre-School Children's Series
Nominations  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy-Variety Or Music Program
Books  Suck It Up, Out of Patience, You Don't Know about Me, Pastime
Similar People  Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, Frank Oz, Kathryn Mullen, Jerry Nelson

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Brian Meehl (also known as Brian Muehl), is an American puppeteer and writer. He resides in Redding, Connecticut.


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Muehl was born November 5, 1952 in Canandaigua, New York and grew up mostly in Iowa City, Iowa.

Muehl worked on the last six shows of The Muppet Show. He then worked on Sesame Street, performing Barkley, Grundgetta, Telly Monster, and an early version of Elmo, among other characters. His work with Henson also included roles in the films, The Dark Crystal, The Muppets Take Manhattan and The Great Muppet Caper.

In 1984, Muehl left the Muppets and began writing for children's television series including Between the Lions, Codename: Kids Next Door, Cyberchase, the TUGS segments for Salty's Lighthouse, Eureeka's Castle, Eyewitness for the BBC and DK Vision and The Magic School Bus.

Muehl has written four young adult novels: Out of Patience (2008), Suck It Up (2009), You Don't Know About Me (2011), and Suck It Up and Die (2012). He also released an eBook and paperback adult novel, Pastime, in 2012.


  • The Muppet Show - Various
  • Sesame Street - Barkley (1978–1984), Clementine (1979–1984), Dr. Nobel Price (1979–1984), Elmo (1980–1984), Grundgetta (1980–1984), Othmar the Grouch, Pearl, Rusty, Telly Monster (1979–1984)
  • Eureeka's Castle - Bog and Mr. Knack
  • Dog City - Bruno
  • The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss - Binkham Tamino McDoyal the Third (in "Norval the Great")
  • Film

  • Big Bird in China - Barkley, Telly Monster
  • The Dark Crystal - SkekEkt/The Ornamentalist, Performers of UrSu/The Master and UrZah/The Ritual Guardian
  • The Great Muppet Caper - Additional Muppets
  • The Muppets Take Manhattan - Tatooey Rat
  • The Song of the Cloud Forest - Additional Muppets
  • References

    Brian Meehl Wikipedia