Joey Mazzarino

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Joey Mazzarino
Born Joseph Mazzarino
(1968-06-04) June 4, 1968 (age 48)
New York City, U.S.
Nationality American
Other names Joseph Mazzarino
Occupation Puppeteer, writer, director, actor
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) Kerry Butler (m. 1991)
Children 2

Joseph "Joey" Mazzarino (born June 4, 1968) is an American puppeteer, writer, director and actor. He is best known for his roles on Sesame Street as Murray Monster, Stinky the Stinkweed and other Muppets. Mazzarino was also the head writer for the show from 2009 to 2015.[1]

Early life[edit]

Mazzarino was born Joseph Mazzarino on June 4, 1968.


When Mazzarino auditioned for Sesame Street, he wrote a sketch called "Colambo" and soon found himself cast in the title role. Since then, he has been a prominent member of the Sesame Street cast where he performs Horatio the Elephant, Murray Monster, Papa Bear, Stinky the Stinkweed, and various characters.

Personal life[edit]

Mazzarino is actress Kerry Butler's husband.[2] They have two adoptive daughters, one named Segi for whom he wrote the Sesame Street song "I Love My Hair." The Muppet who sang the song was also named Segi. Mazzarino is a member of the Lutheran church.



  • Aliens in the Family – Spit (voice)
  • Big Bag – Chelli, Lyle the Sock
  • Blue's Room – Boogie Woogie, Roary, Sprinkles (season 2)
  • CityKids
  • Dog City – Artie Springer
  • Elmo's World – Big Foot (in "Elmo Has Two Hands Ears and Feet")
  • Journey to Ernie - The Mighty Joke Tree, Sammy (squirrel), Artist Walrus, Penguin (voice)
  • Muppet Time – Icky No–No, Kirby, one of the Frog Scouts
  • Nick Jr. - Flexy ("Little Big Room" segments)
  • Panwapa – Bill the Bug
  • Sesame Street – Murray Monster, Blögg ("Abby's Flying Fairy School" segments), Colambo, Horatio the Elephant, Ingrid, Joey Monkey, Merry Monster, Narf, Papa Bear, Stinky the Stinkweed, Two-Headed Monster (Left Head, 2001–), Zostic ("Super Morphin Mega Monsters" segments)
  • Sheep in the Big City – Dr. Oh-No-No-No, Frankie Von Fashion, Shrimpy the Shrimp Who Raps
  • The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss – Elwood the Jester (in "The King's Beard"), Lester McBird (in "Lester Leaps In")


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