Birthday: July 26

Bert is the long-suffering best friend of Ernie. He is the more serious, focused, and practical of the two, and he considers himself the voice of reason in their friendship.  Bert can be rather eccentric; he collects bottle caps and paper clips, plays the tuba, and loves his pet pigeon Bernice. Bert is not always a willing participant in Ernie’s escapades; he correctly senses when the tables are about to be turned on him. But Bert always forgives Ernie, forever remaining his “old buddy.”