Trevor J. Simpson (Simpsonverse)

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Nationality: American
Born: Trevor James Simpson
December 31, 1949 (age 70)
New York, New York
Known for: Actor
Years active: 1966–present
Spouse: Rebecca Simpson (m. 1970)
Children: 9
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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.

Early life

Career

1966-1969

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.

1969-1975

Simpson’s big break came in 1969, when he was cast as Big Bird and Oscar on the children’s show Sesame Street.

1975-1990

1990-2005

2005-present

Personal life

Political views

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.

Controversy

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.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Actor Director Writer Producer Role Notes
1974 The Story of Rome no yes no no Directorial debut
1980 Animal Farm no yes yes yes
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
2007 Superfudge yes yes yes yes Mr. Hatcher
2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull no yes yes yes
2009 Fudge-a-Mania yes yes yes yes Mr. Hatcher
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

Television

Year Title Actor Director Writer Executive Producer Role Notes
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
1976-present Supermarket Sweep 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)
1986-1996 Little Dot no no yes yes
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
2002-present Card Sharks no no no yes
2005-present Press Your Luck no no yes yes
2015-present The Muppet Show no no yes yes