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Marc Weiner

Marc Weiner (born May 17, 1955; Queens, New York) is an American comedian, clown, puppeteer, television producer, and voice actor. Born between brothers Jonas and Jess, he has 3 children, Rebecca, Max, a musician, and Sara. Marc is noted for creating and performing with his unique "head puppets" which consists of a human-sized head atop a small puppet body.

Weiner is most well known for his children's television show Weinerville, which ran on Nickelodeon from 1993–1997, and hosted The East-coast portion of the 1994 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards with musical guest Tag Team at Nickelodeon Studios Orlando Florida. He was first a street performer who worked with Robin Williams and an improv comic who performed at Comic Strip Live, Catch A Rising Star, and The Comedy Cellar in the late 1970s. In 1981, he was a writer and occasional actor on Saturday Night Live. Around this time, he made an appearance on the Bizarre Show with his puppet show called Rockin Rocko and Tony.

In 1998, Weiner made a guest appearance as himself in "Terminal", an episode of Cartoon Network/Adult Swim's Space Ghost Coast to Coast.

Since the cancellation of Weinerville, he has provided the voices of several characters on the Nick Jr. show Dora the Explorer, including Map and Swiper the Fox, and starred in the show Wordville, also on Nick Jr. In the UK he starred in "Trebor Mighty Mints" commercials. As of January 23, 2011 Marc and his son Max are bringing "Weinerville" back, launching a YouTube Channel to present new short videos.

Also, on an episode of Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, Weiner appears as Ned's substitute teacher from elementary school. On an episode of Brotherly Love, he appeared as himself as a client needing the Romans to customize his truck while putting on a small show with his famous puppets.

External links

  • Marc Weiner's Official Website, Also plays as "Map" from Dora the Explorer
  • Marc Weiner at the Internet Movie Database
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