Christmas Specials Wiki
Christmas Specials Wiki

Jerry with one of his most famous characters.

Jerry Nelson (July 10, 1934 - August 23, 2012) was a puppeteer who started his career working for Bil Baird. Throughout the 1960s, he worked on-and-off with Jim Henson. In 1970, he joined the company and began working regularly on Sesame Street. Since then, Nelson performed as a principal puppeteer in numerous Muppet productions, including The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, and various TV specials until his death in 2012.

Christmas specials filmography[]

Production Year Character(s)
The Great Santa Claus Switch 1970 Thog
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas 1977 Emmet Otter
Doc Bullfrog
Stanley Weasel
Yancey Woodchuck
Melissa Rabbit
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street 1978 Count von Count
Mr. Snuffleupagus
John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together 1979 Sgt. Floyd Pepper
Lew Zealand
Robin the Frog
"The Bells of Fraggle Rock" 1984 Gobo Fraggle
The Christmas Toy 1986 Balthazar
A Muppet Family Christmas 1987 Robin
Emily "Ma" Bear
Camilla the Chicken
Count von Count
Sgt. Floyd Pepper
Herry Monster
Gobo Fraggle
Crazy Harry
Lew Zealand
Two-Headed Monster (left-head)
The Muppet Christmas Carol 1992 Robin the Frog (as Tiny Tim)
Statler (as Jacob Marley)
Emily Bear (as Ma Fozziwig)
The Ghost of Christmas Present
Sgt. Floyd Pepper
Lew Zealand
Mr. Applegate
Father Mouse
Pig businessman
Rat bookkeepers
Singing food
Elmo Saves Christmas 1996 Count von Count
Mr. Johnson
News Flash Announcer
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie 2002 Robin
Sgt. Floyd Pepper
Elmo's World: Happy Holidays! Herry Monster
Elmo's Christmas Countdown 2007 Count von Count

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