Marc Weiner

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Marc Weiner
Born (1955-05-17) May 17, 1955 (age 63)
OccupationComedian, puppeteer, actor
Years active1981–present
Children3

Marc Weiner (born May 17, 1955, in Queens, New York) is an American comedian, puppeteer, and actor. He creates and performs with "head puppets", which are human-sized heads atop small puppet bodies.

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Born to a Jewish family,[1] Weiner had a children's television show Weinerville, which ran on Nickelodeon from 1993–1997, and co-hosted the east-coast portion of the 1994 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. He was first a street performer who worked with Robin Williams and an improv comic who performed at Comic Strip Live, Catch A Rising Star, and the Comedy Cellar in the late 1970s. In 1981, he was a writer and occasional actor on Saturday Night Live. Around this time, he made an appearance on the Bizarre show with his puppet show Rockin Rocko and Tony.

In 1998, Weiner made a guest appearance as himself in "Terminal", an episode of Cartoon Network/Adult Swim's Space Ghost Coast to Coast.

Since the cancellation of Weinerville, he has provided the voices of several characters on the Nick Jr. shows Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!, and Dora and Friends: Into the City!, including Map and Swiper the Fox, and starred in the show Wordville, also on Nick Jr. In the UK, he starred in "Trebor Mighty Mints" commercials.

Also, on an episode of Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, Weiner appeared as Ned's substitute teacher from elementary school. On an episode of Brotherly Love, he appeared (as himself) as a client needing the Romans to customize his truck while putting on a small show with his puppets.

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