Stagehand/Cue Cards

Actor Biography

SWEETUMS is stagehand, cue card artiste, and all-purpose lifter of heavy objects at Up Late with Miss Piggy. A longtime Muppet stalwart, Sweetums humongous size and bull-in-a-china-shop grace belies his true nature as a sweet and gentle ogre.

Meet the Rest of the Cast: Kermit the Frog | Miss Piggy | Fozzie Bear | The Great Gonzo | Pepe the King Prawn | Rizzo | Scooter | The Electric Mayhem | Bobo | Denise | Uncle Deadly | Yolanda | Big Mean Carl | Sweetums | Chip | The Swedish Chef | Statler & Waldorf | Dr. Bunsen Honeydew | Beaker | Sam Eagle

Sweetums began his career with the Muppets in the 1971 production The Frog Prince, where he played…an ogre. In addition to being a regular on The Muppet Show, Sweetum’s breakthrough role was as a jack (that was his job, not his name) for Mad Man Mooney (Milton Berle) in The Muppet Movie. This led to his being cast in several other Muppet productions, including a memorable turn in Muppets Most Wanted where he danced a waltz with Christoph Waltz.