Peter Linz

Peter Linz has wanted to be a Muppet™ performer on Sesame Street since he was a 10-year-old kid, growing up in Atlanta, Georgia. His dream came true two years out of college when was hired as a puppeteer for Sesame Street, performing various chickens, penguins, monsters, and a multitude of other characters.  He has performed Herry Monster since 2015 and was recently tapped to perform Ernie. Linz is also one of the six core Disney Muppet™ Performers. Of late, he has taken over the roles of Statler, Link Hogthrob, Lips, and Kermit’s nephew, Robin. He originated the newest Muppet™, Walter, who appeared opposite Jason Segal and Amy Adams in the widely-acclaimed Disney feature films The Muppets (in which he performed the Oscar-winning song, “Man or Muppet”) and Muppets Most Wanted.

Linz’s other film credits include Men in Black, Muppets From Space, Pet Sematary 2, and the 2005 remake of The Producers.

In addition to his 26 seasons on Sesame Street, Linz’s other television credits include 30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Bear in the Big Blue House, Lomax – The Hound of Music, Blue’s Room, The Book of Pooh, Between the Lions, It’s A Big Big World, Puzzle Place, Word World, and the ABC primetime sitcom, The Muppets, plus multiple appearances on Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Good Morning America, among others.  He is an original Broadway cast-member of the Tony Award winning musical, Avenue Q.

Linz continues to lead auditions and create workshops in television/film puppetry for international co-productions of Sesame Street in Germany, Mexico, and China, and independently in the United States and New Zealand.