Tim Gosley

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Tim Gosley is a Canadian puppeteer who is primarily known for his work on numerous Muppet productions. He is originally from Victoria, British Columbia. Gosley earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting from the University of Alberta and studied puppeteering with Richard Hunt from 1981-1983. He began his career portraying several minor characters on the television program Fraggle Rock from 1983-1987. He then began portraying Basil the polar bear on Sesame Park, the Canadian version of Sesame Street, a role he performed regularly for nine seasons.[1]

In 1984, Gosley was the puppeteer for a honker in the film Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird. His other television and film credits include Blizzard Island, Iris the Happy Professor, Little Star, St. Bear's Dolls Hospital, Basil Hears a Noise, Wumpa's World and Caillou. He has also worked as a writer for the animated television series Fix and Foxi.

In 2003, Gosley won a Gemini Award for best preschool puppet performance. He has also presented several shadow puppet performances and has toured with his one-man puppet show version of The Ugly Duckling. In 2006, he presented The Fourth Wise Man, a Christmas puppet show starring an old shoe.[2]


  1. ^ Chamberlain, Adrian (November 3, 2012). "Son pays tribute to Smile Show". The Victoria Times-Colonist. p. D5. Retrieved 19 July 2020.
  2. ^ Chamberlain, Adrian (December 14, 2006). "Puppeteer presents a really big shoe". The Victoria Times-Colonist. p. D3. Retrieved 19 July 2020.


  • C.P. "Anonymous Star Likes it That Way." The Globe and Mail (Canada). January 3, 1989

External links[edit]

Tim Gosley at IMDb