| July 25, 1970 (age 45) (1970-07-25) New York City, New York, U.S.|
Actor, director, puppeteer
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s or Pre-School Children’s Series
Sesame Street, The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted, It's a Very Merry Muppet C, A Muppets Christmas: Letters to
Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Frank Oz, Peter Linz, James Bobin
Eric Jacobson Wikipedia
Eric Jacobson (born July 25, 1970) is an American puppeteer, best known for performing the Muppet characters Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, and Sam the Eagle for Disney's The Muppets Studio, as well as Sesame Street characters Bert and Grover—all roles that he inherited from the characters' original performer, Frank Oz. As of 2015, Jacobson is now Caroll Spinney's understudy for Oscar the Grouch.
Jacobson, a native of Fort Worth, initially started playing Bert and Grover on Sesame Street in 1998, and officially joined the cast of the classic Muppet Show Muppets in 2001. His role expanded on Sesame Street in 2002 to include new Grover segments, particularly Global Grover. However, Oz occasionally comes in to Sesame Street to record new material with those characters.
In 2001, the same year that he worked on The Book of Pooh, where he worked on Piglet and Kanga, he also began playing Miss Piggy, debuting at the "Muppetfest" convention. Subsequently, in It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002), he performed the roles of Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Animal. In The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005), he added Sam the Eagle.
Jacobson has appeared in numerous other television shows and movies as well.
Jacobson's Miss Piggy has appeared on Rove Live, Live with Regis and Kelly, The Tony Danza Show, Good Morning America, This Morning, WWE Raw, Take Two with Phineas and Ferb, Good Luck Charlie, WWE Tribute to the Troops. and appeared in an episode of the Disney Channel Original Series So Random!.
His Grover has appeared on Good Morning Australia, Rove Live, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. His Fozzie has appeared on Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and @midnight. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition included Muppet guests, such as Jacobson's Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and Animal. Jacobson's Bert appeared in episode 22 of Between the Lions' season 2, "Tweet! Tweet!".