Brian Meehl

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Brian Meehl
Born
Brian Giuseppe Meehl

(1952-08-24) August 24, 1952 (age 67)
ResidenceRedding, Connecticut, U.S.
Other namesBrian Muehl
OccupationPuppeteer, writer
Years active1978–2015 (retired)

Brian Giuseppe Meehl (also known as Brian Muehl; born August 24, 1952), is an American puppeteer and writer. He resides in Redding, Connecticut.

Biography[edit]

Meehl was born in Canandaigua, New York and grew up mostly in Iowa City, Iowa.

Meehl 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, Meehl 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.

Meehl has written six 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 released an eBook and paperback adult novel, Pastime, in 2012. More recently, Blowback '07: When the Only Way Forward Is Back (2016), Blowback '63: When the Only Way Forward Is Back (2017) about time traveling teens who fall back into pivotal points in sports history.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Film[edit]

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Preceded by
None
Performer of Grundgetta
1980 – 1984
Succeeded by
Pam Arciero
Preceded by
Bob Payne
Performer of Telly Monster
1979 – 1984
Succeeded by
Martin P. Robinson
Preceded by
Various
Performer of Elmo
1981 – 1984
Succeeded by
Richard Hunt
Preceded by
None
Performer of Clementine
1979 – 1984
Succeeded by
Kevin Clash
Preceded by
None
Performer of Dr. Nobel Price
1979 – 1984
Succeeded by
Kevin Clash
Preceded by
Toby Towson
Performer of Barkley
1979 – 1984
Succeeded by
Fred "Garbo" Garver