Eric Jacobson

(Bert, Grover)

Eric Jacobson is an Emmy-nominated performer who began his career as a puppeteer on Sesame Street in 1994.  Since then, he has performed Bert, Grover, and Guy Smiley, and he understudies Caroll Spinney in the role of Oscar the Grouch. Besides these Sesame Street characters, Jacobson also performs Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear. Jacobson’s list of film and television credits includes Bear in the Big Blue HouseThe Puzzle PlaceOnce Upon a TreeJack’s Big Music ShowBunnytown, and performing another well-known pig, Piglet, on Disney’s The Book of Pooh. Jacobson has also appeared live on stages from the Hollywood Bowl to Carnegie Hall, performing with the likes of Basil Twist, The Puppet Company, The Cosmic Bicycle Theater, and the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater of Central Park.  Jacobson holds the distinction of being the first puppeteer to work on multiple film and television productions cited for excellence by UNIMA in the same year.  Recently, Jacobson starred in The Muppets™’ big-screen comebacks, The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted, as well as the prime-time television series, The Muppets on ABC.