Pam Arciero

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Pam Arciero
Pamela Arciero

(1954-05-08) May 8, 1954 (age 65)
OccupationPuppeteer, voice actress
Years active1982-present

Pamela Arciero (born May 8, 1954) is a puppeteer and voice-over artist. She portrays Oscar the Grouch's girlfriend, Grundgetta, on the PBS children's television series Sesame Street. In addition to performance work, she worked as a director on the Nickelodeon series Oobi, which featured both writers and performers of Sesame Street.


Arciero earned her Master's in Puppetry from the University of Connecticut.[1]

Arciero took over the role of Oscar the Grouch's girlfriend, Grundgetta for Sesame Street from Brian Muehl, performing her in The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson and Sesame Street: A Is for Asthma and continues to perform her to this day.

She has performed characters for many Nickelodeon programs, including Oobi, Allegra's Window, and Eureeka's Castle. She also performed for Between the Lions on PBS and The Great Space Coaster.

She performed in Little Shop of Horrors at the Orpheum Theater and served as director for several live shows at Sesame Place and El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles.

Arciero currently serves as Artistic Director for the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Puppetry Conference since 2002 and continues to participate in puppetry workshops and other events across the country.

She appears as herself in the documentaries Henson's Place and The World of Jim Henson, as well as herself and Grundgetta at Jim Henson's memorial service.



  1. ^ Passero, Laura (January 25, 2002). "`Between The Lions' Helps Encourage Children To Read". The Courant.

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Preceded by
Brian Muehl
Performer of Grundgetta
1984 – present
Succeeded by