Bert (Sesame Street)

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Sesame Street, Play with Me Sesame character
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Ernie and his rubber duckie with Bert (pictured on right) on Sesame Street in 1977.
First appearanceSesame Street Test Pilot 1 (July 21, 1969)
Portrayed byFrank Oz (1969–1997))
Eric Jacobson (1997–present)
SpeciesHuman Muppet [1]

Bert is a golden yellow Muppet character on the long running PBS and HBO children's television show Sesame Street. Bert was originally performed by Frank Oz.

Since 1997, Muppeteer Eric Jacobson has been phased in as Bert's primary performer. Bert has also made cameo appearances within The Muppets franchise, including The Muppet Show, The Muppet Movie, and The Muppets Take Manhattan, in addition to an appearance with Ernie on The Flip Wilson Show on September 14, 1972, on which he sang "Clink, Clank", a song about noises.[2]

Bert's age is unclear, but performer on Sesame Street Live, Taylor Morgan, has said that "I just kind of try to think like a six year old or a seven year old, because that's how old Bert is."[3]

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  1. ^ Sesame Workshop. "Muppet Bios: Bert". Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  2. ^ Sesame Street on The Flip Wilson Show - Ernie and Bert: Clink, Clank
  3. ^ Archived March 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine