Peter Röders is a German puppet builder and performer who originated the role of Samson on Sesamstrasse, from 1977 until 1983. Röders' wife, Kerstin Siebmann-Röders, was the original performer of Tiffy. Röders' puppet company, Fabula-Filmpuppen, also built the character Uli von Bödefeld for the show.
In 2013, Röders appeared in the documentary Unsere Geschichte: Als die Sesamstaße nach Deutschland kam ("Our History: When Sesame Street Came to Germany"), talking about his experience working on the show.
Röders' other puppet design credits include Twipsy, the mascot for Expo 2000; The Swedish Chef for a Junior Toys presentation; and full-bodied versions of German TV puppet Bernd das Brot for a stage show.