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Dave Goelz is a Actor American born on 16 july 1946 at Los Angeles (USA)

Dave Goelz

Dave Goelz
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Nationality USA
Birth 16 july 1946 (73 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

David Charles "Dave" Goelz (born July 16, 1946) is a puppeteer best known for his association with the Muppets, and in particular with the Muppet character Gonzo. His other Muppet characters include Bunsen Honeydew, Zoot (the saxophonist of Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem), Beauregard the stagehand and Tiny (the giant chicken in The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland) . He also performed the characters of Boober Fraggle and Uncle Travelling Matt on Fraggle Rock. He also performed the puppetry for various characters, including Sir Didymus and Wiseman's Hat (both voiced by David Shaughnessy) in Labyrinth. Outside of puppeteering, he is the current voice actor for the Walt Disney World character Figment. After Jim Henson died in 1990, Goelz took over puppeteering Waldorf in 1992.

Best films

The Dark Crystal (1982)
(Actor)

Usually with

Frank Oz
Frank Oz
(16 films)
Jim Henson
Jim Henson
(9 films)
Steve Whitmire
Steve Whitmire
(19 films)
Jerry Nelson
Jerry Nelson
(17 films)
Brian Henson
Brian Henson
(11 films)
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Filmography of Dave Goelz (23 films)

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Inside Out
Inside Out (2015)
, 1h34
Directed by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, John Ratzenberger, Phyllis Smith
Roles Subconscious Guard Frank (voice)
Rating81% 4.0964254.0964254.0964254.0964254.096425
A girl named Riley is born in Minnesota, and within her mind, five personifications of her core emotions—Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Fear, and Anger—come to life. The emotions live in Headquarters, Riley's conscious mind, where they influence Riley's actions and memories via a control console. Her new memories are housed in colored orbs, which are sent into storage at the end of every waking period. The most important or "core" memories are housed in a hub in Headquarters and power five "islands", each of which reflects a different aspect of Riley's personality. Joy acts as the dominant emotion to keep Riley in a happy state, but she and the others do not understand Sadness's purpose, other than making Riley cry.
Muppets Most Wanted, 1h52
Directed by James Bobin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Adventure, Musical, Crime
Themes Films about films, Films about music and musicians, Prison films, Transport films, Rail transport films, Musical films, Heist films, Children's films
Actors Ray Liotta, Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, Sean Combs, Bridgit Mendler
Roles Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot / Beauregard / Waldorf (voice)
Rating63% 3.1983653.1983653.1983653.1983653.198365
Following the events of the previous film, The Muppets find themselves at a loss as to what to do until Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais) suggests that the Muppets go on a European tour with him as their tour manager. As the Muppets begin their tour, the criminal mastermind Constantine, a near-exact double for Kermit the Frog in appearance, escapes from a Siberian Gulag and joins his subordinate Dominic to begin a plot to steal the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom.
The Muppets, 1h38
Directed by James Bobin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones, Zach Galifianakis, Jim Parsons
Roles Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot / Beauregard / Waldorf / Kermit Moopet (voice)
Rating70% 3.5473853.5473853.5473853.5473853.547385
Brothers Walter and Gary, residents of Smalltown, are fans of the Muppets, having watched The Muppet Show throughout their youth. Now adults, Gary plans a vacation to Los Angeles with his girlfriend, Mary, to celebrate their tenth anniversary, inviting Walter so he can tour the Muppet Studios. Mary feels Gary's devotion to Walter is detracting from their relationship.
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa, 1h20
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Christmas films, Musical films, Children's films, Santa Claus in film
Actors Steve Whitmire, Uma Thurman, Dave Goelz, Jane Krakowski, Bill Barretta, Nathan Lane
Roles The Great Gonzo / Waldorf / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot (voice)
Rating66% 3.34423.34423.34423.34423.3442
On Christmas Eve, the Muppets go to the post office in New York City to deliver each of their letters to Santa Claus (Richard Griffiths). When they head back to their apartment, Gonzo discovers that three letters wound up in his coat from a mishap there. One of those letters he recognizes as being written by his friend, a neighbor girl named Claire (Madison Pettis). On Gonzo's insistence, the principal Muppets decide to go to the North Pole and deliver them personally.
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Le pays d'Oz, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Ashanti, Quentin Tarantino, Queen Latifah, David Alan Grier, Jeffrey Tambor, Kelly Osbourne
Roles Gonzo / Bunsen / Waldorf / Zoot (voice)
Rating52% 2.6491752.6491752.6491752.6491752.649175
Dorothy Gale (Ashanti) is an orphaned teenage girl living in a trailer park in Kansas. Her Aunt Em (Queen Latifah) and Uncle Henry (David Alan Grier) own a diner, to which Dorothy works for room and board. Her dream of becoming a singer is slim, but when waiting on some truckers Dorothy overhears that the Muppets are conducting a cross-country show called "Star Hunt" and are looking for a backup singer. Aunt Em disapproves, but with Uncle Henry's best wishes, she goes to the audition. However, the Muppets are about to end the audition, and Dorothy only manages to give them a demo CD that she created beforehand. In returning home, the civil defense sirens sound as a tornado is headed for Dorothy's trailer park. When Aunt Em and Uncle Henry run into the county storm shelter for safety, Dorothy hurries back to her family's mobile home to get Toto, her pet prawn. She does not make it out in time, and the two are swept by the tornado across the vast fields of Kansas. When Dorothy climbs out of the wreckage, she finds that Toto (Pepé the King Prawn) can talk and that she is no longer in Kansas.
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Christmas films, Musical films, Children's films
Actors David Arquette, Joan Cusack, Matthew Lillard, William H. Macy, Whoopi Goldberg, Mel Brooks
Roles The Great Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Waldorf / Zoot (voice)
Rating64% 3.247283.247283.247283.247283.24728
A snowman named Joe Snow (voice by Mel Brooks) recounts how the Muppet Theater was going through financial hardship, and the Muppets seeking Kermit the Frog for guidance. Kermit eventually feels he is not useful to anyone and an angel named Daniel (David Arquette) brings this up with his Boss (Whoopi Goldberg) as they review what has gone on with Kermit in the past hours.
Hey Arnold! The Movie, 1h16
Directed by Tuck Tucker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Paul Sorvino, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Francesca Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta, Tress MacNeille
Roles Waiter
Rating59% 2.996272.996272.996272.996272.99627
Arriving home from a basketball game, Arnold and his best friend Gerald learn that a man named Scheck, the CEO of FutureTech Industries (FTI), has announced plans to redevelop the entire neighborhood as a luxurious high-rise shopping mall. That night, Helga discovers that her father, Big Bob, is working with FTI to build a new super-sized branch of his beeper store in the proposed mall. Helga tells her father that their neighbors are going to suffer if he builds his store. Big Bob argues that his store is a good thing, because the Patakis will become extremely wealthy. Helga ultimately sides with her father, though is hesitant to do so due to her love for Arnold.
Kermit's Swamp Years, 1h19
Directed by Jim Lewis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Musical films, Children's films
Actors Cree Summer, Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz, Joey Mazzarino, Jerry Nelson, Bill Barretta
Roles Waldorf (voice)
Rating56% 2.8049052.8049052.8049052.8049052.804905
The movie opens in the swamp lands that Kermit the Frog calls home. After meeting his old friend Horace D'Fly again, he recaps an adventure about his childhood back when he was twelve years old where he enjoyed a serene amphibian's life with his buddies Croaker the Frog and Goggles the Toad, where Kermit wonders what else the world has to offer and what lies beyond the swamp, but is companions do not think the same. When they run into two scientists named Dr. Hugo Krassman (John Hostetter) and Mary (Kelly Collins Lintz), before they are caught by them, Arnie the alligator saves them and warns them about the dangers lurking outside the swamp. The next day while they talk about their dreams, they run into the bully of the swamp named Blotch, a bullfrog, who brutally attacks Goggles after he mistakes him for mooning him, but this causes them to get kidnapped by a pet store owner named Wilson, and Kermit and Croaker have no choice but to venture forth in order to save their friends.
Muppets from Space, 1h25
Directed by Tim Hill
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Comedy science fiction films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Musical films, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Dave Goelz, Frank Oz, Jeffrey Tambor, F. Murray Abraham, David Arquette, Josh Charles
Roles Gonzo
Rating62% 3.1486753.1486753.1486753.1486753.148675
The Great Gonzo has always been identified as a "whatever". But after he begins having disturbing dreams of abandonment and rejection, he begins to realize just how alone he is in the world. One of his nightmares involves him being denied entry onto Noah's Ark by Noah (F. Murray Abraham). The next morning, Gonzo tells Kermit the Frog that he is getting tired of being called a "whatever." After an alien race appears to be trying to send him a message through bowls of cereal, Gonzo realizes that he may not be so alone after all and climbs to the rooftop to start watching the sky. Using a bolt of lightning, Gonzo communicates with a pair of cosmic fish, revealing to him that he is an alien from outer space.
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, 1h17
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Musical films, Children's films
Actors Kevin Clash, Mandy Patinkin, Jerry Nelson, Vanessa Williams, Alison Bartlett-O'Reilly, Ruth Buzzi
Roles Humongous Chicken (voice)
Rating59% 2.952672.952672.952672.952672.95267
Elmo is playing with his blanket in his house. After he bumps his blanket on a juice cup and after drying off his blanket at the laundromat, Elmo sees Zoe feeling depressed because her father cannot take her to the zoo, so he decides to make Zoe happy again by imitating certain zoo animals (a lion, a monkey, and a pig). When Zoe sees his blanket, Elmo refuses to share, resulting in a tug-of-war that rips Elmo's blanket. Elmo is furious and declares that Zoe is no longer his friend. Suddenly, Telly Monster inadvertently takes away the blanket while rollerskating out of control. They go around Finders Keepers and knock over a tray of drinks Ruthie is carrying. Telly hits Cookie Monster at the revolving door of Furry Arms hotel. The blanket accidentally lands in the hands of Oscar the Grouch, who drops it in his trash can after sneezing on it. Elmo drops into the bottom of Oscar's trash can, where he finds the blanket nailed to a door. But they are both teleported to Grouchland USA, a world filled with Grouches where a greedy man named Huxley (Mandy Patinkin) steals anything he can grab including Elmo's blanket. Elmo is determined to find his blanket and begins a journey through Grouchland. He asks a kind girl named Grizzy to help in his quest, but she later abandons him when Elmo discovers that Huxley's house is on the top of the faraway Mount Pickanose.
Muppet Treasure Island, 1h36
Directed by Brian Henson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Musical
Themes Films about films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Musical films, Films about disabilities, Children's films
Actors Tim Curry, Billy Connolly, Kevin Bishop, Jennifer Saunders, Steve Whitmire, Frank Oz
Rating69% 3.4971553.4971553.4971553.4971553.497155
Jim Hawkins is a young orphan who lives in the Admiral Benbow in England with his friends Gonzo and Rizzo. Jim listens to the tales of Billy Bones, who tells of his former captain, Captain Flint, who buried his treasure trove on a remote island and executed all of his crew so only he would own the island’s map. One night, one of Bones’ fellow crewmates Blind Pew arrives, giving Bones the black spot. Bones dies of a heart attack, but gives Jim the treasure map beforehand. An army of pirates attack the inn, destroying it, but the boys escape with the map.
Muppet Classic Theater
Directed by David Grossman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about animals, Films about music and musicians, Films about dogs, Films about pigs, Mise en scène d'un ours, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Julianne Buescher, Bill Barretta, Brian Henson, Jerry Nelson
Roles Gonzo the Great, Randy Pig, Rizzo the Rat (additional dialogue)
Rating78% 3.919283.919283.919283.919283.91928
It consists of six stories from the fairy tale tradition, all performed by the Muppet characters and narrated by Rizzo and Gonzo at the Muppet Theater:
The Muppet Christmas Carol, 1h25
Directed by Brian Henson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Films about films, Christmas films, Time travel films, Ghost films, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Michael Caine, Steven Mackintosh, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Meredith Braun, Frank Oz
Roles The Great Gonzo as Charles Dickens / Robert Marley / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Betina Cratchit / Rat / Zoot
Rating76% 3.8477153.8477153.8477153.8477153.847715
In this adaptation of the Christmas story narrated by Charles Dickens himself with the occasional commentary of Rizzo the Rat, it is Christmas Eve in 19th century London. The merriment is not shared by Ebenezer Scrooge, a surly money-lender who is more interested in profit than celebration. So cold to the season of giving is he that his bookkeeping staff, including loyal employee Bob Cratchit, have to plead with him just to have a day off work for Christmas by pointing out that Scrooge would have no customers on the holiday and that it would waste coal to sit alone in the office. Scrooge's nephew Fred arrives to invite his uncle to Christmas dinner with him and two gentlemen also come to Scrooge's offices collecting money in the spirit of the season to provide a Christmas dinner for the poor. Scrooge declines and complains that it is not worth looking after the poor, as their deaths will decrease the surplus population. Fred is shocked at his uncle's ruthless nature, but repeats his invitation, makes his own donation, and departs. Bean Bunny shows up asking for a penny to hear his song, but Scrooge throws a wreath at him in response.
Labyrinth
Labyrinth (1986)
, 1h41
Directed by Jim Henson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Malcolm, Warwick Davis, Brian Henson, Frank Oz
Roles Didymus
Rating73% 3.6989253.6989253.6989253.6989253.698925
Fifteen-year-old Sarah Williams (Connelly) rehearses a play in the park and becomes distracted by a line she is unable to remember while being watched by a barn owl. Realizing she is late to babysit her infant half-brother Toby, she rushes home and is confronted by her stepmother (Shelley Thompson) before she and her father (Christopher Malcolm) leave for dinner. Sarah realizes that her brother is in possession of her treasured teddy bear Lancelot. Frustrated by this and his constant crying, Sarah inadvertently wishes Toby away by the Goblin King Jareth (Bowie). He refuses to return the baby, but gives Sarah 13 hours to solve his Labyrinth to find him before Toby is turned into a goblin. Sarah meets the dwarvish Hoggle (Brian Henson), who aids her in entering the Labyrinth, but a talking worm (Timothy Bateson) inadvertently sends her the wrong way.