Brian Muehl (pronounced "meal") is a puppeteer & writer who began his The Muppets career in the later seasons of The Muppet Show. Trained as a mime, Muehl assisted the principal puppeteers & performed small roles. He soon transitioned to Sesame Street, where he took over the roles of Barkley & Telly Monster (Telly later performed by Martin P. Robinson), & originated characters like Dr. Nobel Prize, & in some of his earliest appearances, Elmo. His other fairly early character is Oscar the Grouch's equally rotten trashy Grouch girlfriend Grundgetta, whom he had voiced from 1982 to 1984, then, Pam Arciero, a fellow Muppeteer took over that role in 1985.
Muppeteer/Creature Shop Credits
- The Muppet Show: various (1980-1981)
- John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together
- Sesame Street: Barkley, Bushman Bill, Captain Breakfast, Clementine (1979 - 1985), The Cobblestones (Keyboardist), Elmo (1979 - 1984), Grundgetta (1982 - 1984), Honkers, Lothar the Grouch, Marvin, Dr. Nobel Price (1979 - 1984), Othmar the Grouch, Pearl, Rusty, The Shark ("Pearl White Teeth"), Taxi Driver McGillicuddy, Telly Monster (1979 - 1984), Whatshisname
- The Great Muppet Caper
- The Muppets Go to the Movies
- The Dark Crystal: Dying Mystic Master, Skeksis Ornamentalist, Urzah (latter puppeteer only)
- The Muppets Take Manhattan: Tatooey Rat
- Big Bird in China: Barkley & Telly Monster
- Don't Eat the Pictures: Telly Monster
- Big Bird in Japan: Barkley
- The Jim Henson Hour: "Song of the Cloud Forest"
- Dog City: Bruno
- Muppet CD-ROM: The Muppets Inside
- The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss: Binkham Tamino McDoyal the Third