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David Charles "Dave" Goelz (born July 16, 1946) is an American puppeteer who has been one of the lead Muppet performers for over 40 years, performing Gonzo, Zoot, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beauregard and several other Muppet characters, as well as succeeding the role of Waldorf from Jim Henson.

His non-Disney Henson credits include Fraggle Rock (as Boober Fraggle, Uncle Travelling Matt, Philo and others), The Animal Show (as Stinky the Skunk) and The Secret Life of Toys (as Rugby the Tiger).

Goelz is also the current voice of Figment at Epcot's Imagination pavilion and voiced Subconscious Guard Frank in Inside Out.

He was also the original puppeteer operator of Earl Sinclair's head in Dinosaurs from Season 1 to Season 2 episode, "When Food Goes Bad".

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