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Tyler Bunch (H.D. Quinn) (born February 10, 1970) is a puppeteer, director, and actor. On Oobi, he was one of the main cast members, playing Grampu.

He is also known for playing a variety of characters on Sesame Street, as well as Treelo on Bear in the Big Blue House.


Tyler Bunch first joined Sesame Workshop in 1993 as an ensemble puppeteer on Sesame Street. He has played hundreds of Anything Muppets and background characters over the years. He was one of the principal puppeteers on Bear in the Big Blue House, performing and voicing some of the main characters. He also composed several songs for the show.

Tyler joined the cast of Oobi in 1999 as one of the four original cast members. In an interview with the Newsweek magazine, Josh Selig mentioned that unlike the other puppeteers of Oobi, Tyler intentionally left his arm unshaved so that Grampu would have the appearance of an elderly grandfather. By comparison, the other cast members all had to shave their arms regularly because they played younger characters. However, Tyler still visited a manicurist to get his nails touched up every week during production.


Other credits

  • The Muppets - Various characters
    • Foozie Moopet, Thog, and Whatnot Reporter in The Muppets (2011 film)
    • Bulls in Muppets Most Wanted
  • Sesame Street - Various characters
    • Louie
    • Niblet and Genie in Abby's Flying Fairy School
    • Vincent Van Dough in The Cookie Thief
  • Bear in the Big Blue House - Treelo, Pop, Doc Hogg
  • Between the Lions - Dr. Nitwhite, Barnaby B. "Buster" Butterfield III
  • Blue's Room - Dress-Up Chest (also Tim Lagasse)
  • Jack's Big Music Show - The Giant
  • Word World - Mr. Narrator, Dog, Fly, Duck and Ant (as H.D. Quinn)
  • It's a Big Big World - Winslow, Riona
  • The Muppets' Wizard of Oz - Janice
  • The Electric Company (2009 revival) - Jack Bowser
  • The Muppets (2015 series) - Ensemble puppeteer
  • Julie's Greenroom - Hugo
  • Nella the Princess Knight - Knight Brigade Captain


ve Crew
Cast members Pam ArcieroHeather AschJennifer BarnhartCheryl BlaylockLisa BuckleyTyler BunchKevin ClashFrankie CorderoStephanie D'AbruzzoJames GodwinTim LagasseNoel MacNealMatt Vogel
Composers Jared FaberLarry HochmanJeffrey LesserChristopher North
Other crew John MontagnaMartin P. RobinsonJosh Selig
Companies Little Airplane ProductionsNickelodeon