Trevor J. Simpson (Simpsonverse)
Trevor James Simpson (b. December 31, 1949) is an American mass media mogul, author, philanthropist, actor, and director.
Simpson is best known as the CEO of Orange Roof Corporation, a mass-media conglomerate, as well as performing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on the children’s television show Sesame Street since its 1969 debut, and hosting several game shows, including The Price is Right, among other jobs. In addition, he hosted his own afternoon talk show, The Trevor J. Simpson Show, from January 25, 1987 to February 1, 2004.
Simpson’s first TV commercial for Wheels, Flutes and Crowns was produced in 1966, but never aired. In the commercial, Simpson performed the Wheel Stealer, whose design was later used for Cookie Monster on Sesame Street. Later on, Simpson occasionally filled in for Frank Oz as the body of the La Choy Dragon in commercials for La Choy in the mid-1960s.
Simpson’s big break came in 1969, when he was cast as Big Bird and Oscar on the children’s show Sesame Street.
Simpson has gone on record as stating that he has no loyalty to any political party; he also never reveals who he votes for on the grounds that it would divide his audience.
Simpson attracted controversy in 2016 when he criticized the antifa movement. He also controversially criticized social justice warriors, an internet group.
Awards and honors
In 1994, Simpson was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as Big Bird, followed by a star as himself in 1999. Between 1980 and 2018, he won 18 Academy Awards, and 22 Golden Globes.
|1974||The Story of Rome||no||yes||no||no||Directorial debut|
|1982-present||Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies theatrical shorts||no||no||yes||yes|
|1983||Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi||yes||yes||yes||yes||A-wing pilot|
|1985||Follow That Bird!||yes||yes||yes||no||Big Bird/Oscar|
|1985||Back to the Future||no||no||no||yes|
|1989||Back to the Future: Part II||no||no||no||yes|
|1990||Back to the Future: Part III||no||no||no||yes|
|1994||The Magic School Bus||yes||yes||yes||yes||Baker||Cameo|
|1999||Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace||no||yes||yes||yes|
|1999||The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland||yes||yes||yes||yes||Big Bird, Oscar|
|2002||Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones||no||yes||yes||yes|
|2003||Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing||yes||yes||yes||yes||Mr. Hatcher|
|2003||Foodfight!||yes||no||yes||yes||Dr. Si Nustrix|
|2005||Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith||yes||yes||yes||yes||Kane Skywalker||Cameo|
|2005||Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)||no||no||no||yes|
|2006||The Chocolate Touch||yes||yes||yes||yes||Mr. Midas|
|2008||Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull||no||yes||yes||yes|
|2012||Double Fudge||yes||yes||yes||yes||Mr. Hatcher|
|2013||Plan 10 from Outer Space||yes||yes||yes||yes||Eros|
|2014||Grand Theft Auto||yes||yes||yes||yes||Chief Davidson|
|2015||Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens||no||yes||yes||yes|
|2017||Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2017)||yes||yes||yes||yes||News reporter|
|2017||Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi||no||yes||yes||yes|
|2018||The Drifter of San Cielo||yes||yes||yes||yes||Marshall|
|2019||Indiana Jones and the Thieves of Africa||no||yes||yes||yes|
|2019||Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker||no||yes||yes||yes|
|2019||The Thief and the Cobbler||no||no||no||yes||Special edition by Richard Williams|
|1969-present||Sesame Street||yes||yes||yes||yes||Big Bird, Oscar, etc.|
|1972-present||The Price is Right||yes||no||no||yes||Host|
|1976-1983||My Mother the Car||no||no||no||yes|
|1978-present||To Tell the Truth||no||no||yes||yes|
|1984-present||The Bugs Bunny-Daffy Duck-Road Runner Show||yes||no||yes||yes||Additional voices|
|1985-present||Family Feud||yes||no||no||yes||Host (daytime version)|
|1987-2004||The Trevor J. Simpson Show||yes||no||yes||yes||Host||1,000 episodes|
|1989-present||Wheel of Fortune||no||no||yes||yes||Daytime version only|
|1993-2004||Sonic the Hedgehog||no||no||yes||yes|
|1996-present||Richie Rich||yes||no||yes||yes||Dr. N-R-Gee|
|1999-present||Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?||no||no||yes||yes|
|2005-present||Press Your Luck||no||no||yes||yes|
|2015-present||The Muppet Show||no||no||yes||yes|