PERFORMER Jim Thurman voice
DEBUT 1990

Colonel Travel is a traveling gentleman who appeared in a series of animated segments on Sesame Street in season 22.

In each segment, the Colonel, from his study, consults his globe and travels to a different country to showcase its culture and landscape.

The segments were produced by Buzzco Associates, Inc. The character was originally voiced by Canadian actor Fran Dowie, but his dialogue was eventually re-recorded by Jim Thurman.[1]



  1. YouTube upload by Frank Ludwig, one of the animators for the segments