Peter Linz

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Peter Linz
Peter Linz, DragonCon 2011.jpg
Linz at the 2011 Dragon Con
Born (1967-06-28) June 28, 1967 (age 49)
Decatur, Georgia
Occupation Puppeteer
Years active 1991—present

Peter Linz (born June 28, 1967) is an American puppeteer.[1] His most prominent role is being the performer for the character Walter who was introduced in the 2011 feature film The Muppets.[2][3] Linz recounts receiving the role as his favorite; "Apart from my wedding day and birth of my children, being cast as Walter was one of the greatest moments of my life. I was beyond happiness."[4]

He has performed many characters on children's television shows: perhaps some of his best known performing roles are Snook in It's a Big Big World, Tutter in Bear in the Big Blue House and Theo Lion in Between the Lions, though he has also performed in Blue's Room, Sesame Street,[3] and The Puzzle Place.

Linz also performed in the Broadway musical Avenue Q.[5]


  1. ^ Garlen, Jennifer C.; Graham, Anissa M. (2009-07-05). Kermit culture: critical perspectives on Jim Henson's Muppets. McFarland. pp. 187–. ISBN 9780786442591. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Barnes, Henry. The Muppets - review", The Guardian, 26 January 2012.
  3. ^ a b Sam. Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Muppets,, 19 January 2012.
  4. ^ Hiskey, Michele. "Atlanta Muppeteer Peter Linz fulfills quest for identity with Walter's fame". Saporta Report. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  5. ^ King, Randall. "Muppet man: Jason Segel livin' large starring with fuzzy legends in film he wrote". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 

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