While his appearance is not well known, his voice is surely recognized by children and adults who grew up watching Sesame Street.
Caroll Spinney, who has performed the role of Big Bird and Oscar The Grouch will retire after almost 50 years. The roles will be passed onto new performers.
While the number of episodes that Spinney appeared in is not known, a spokeswoman for Sesame Street estimated thousands of the more than 4,400 episodes produced.
Spinney’s voice will appear on the series 50th season.
Source: New York Times