Linz at the 2011 Dragon Con
June 28, 1967 |
Peter Linz (b. June 28, 1967) is an American puppeteer. His most prominent role is being the performer for the character Walter who was introduced in the 2011 feature film The Muppets. Linz recounts receiving the role as his favorite; "Apart from my wedding day and birth of my children, being cast as Walter was one of the greatest moments of my life. I was beyond happiness."
He has performed many characters on children's television shows, including Blue's Clues, Sesame Street, The Puzzle Place, and Bear in the Big Blue House. Perhaps some of his best known performing roles are Snook in It's a Big Big World and Theo Lion in Between the Lions.
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