Gabriel Velez is a Muppeteer & actor who has worked periodically on Muppet projects since the early 1980s. He is probably most famous for providing the voice of Osvaldo, el Gruñón, the Puerto Rican counterpart of OSCAR THE GROUCH of SESAME STREET. Velez also Muppeteered Junior Gorg in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade route.
Velez had never actually puppeteered before joining the JIM HENSON Company. In Henson puppeteer workshops starting in the 1980s, he was both taught & trained in the art of Muppetry by CAROLL SPINNEY, RICHARD HUNT, FRANK OZ, JIM HENSON, JANE HENSON & Kermit Love.
- SESAME STREET: Osvaldo, el Gruñón
- Muppet Meeting Films
- The Muppets Take Manhattan
- A is for Asthma: Dani
- Elmo’s Christmas Countdown
- Pappyland: Turtle Lou
- Velez, Ron Mueck & Shari Weiser were placed in an acting class by Jim Henson, & taught by Cheryl 'Gates' McFadden
- Muppet Performers
- Muppet Puppeteers
- Muppet Voice Actors
- Gabriel Velez on the Muppet Wiki
- Gabriel Velez on the Puppet Wiki
- Gabriel Velez on the OSCAR THE GROUCH Wiki
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