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Does anybody know if anybody besides Roscoe Orman voiced Hard Head Henry Harris? I know that Hard Head Henry Harris appeared on Sesame Street as early as season 4 (the earliest appearance of this character that I know of is Episode 0514), two years before Roscoe Orman took over the role of Gordon. It would be a bit odd if Roscoe Orman portrayed a Muppet voice before becomming a human cast member. Does Roscoe Orman's autobiography mention anything about the character? --Minor muppetz 04:04, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Does he speak in the sketch seen in Episode 0514? Even so, it's likely that he was just a background character performed by whomever was handy at the time. Did Orman voice him enough later to support a claim that states he was a primary performer? —Scott (talk) 23:59, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
He voiced him in the "Africa" sketch, and which is the only major speaking appearance I've seen, and in the theme song. Moreover, though, Sesame Street Unpaved identifies him as the primary performer, same with Sonia Manzano as Smart Tina, and both reprised their roles in the earliest Sesame Christmas album recording of The Twelve Days of Christmas. In the scene Michael points to, which can be seen here ((YouTube)), he barely says three words, which are impossible to pinpoint. So I think we have sufficient evidence of Orman as the primary performer, but if someone else voiced him earlier for the odd one-liner, I don't think we're going to be able to determine it. -- Andrew Leal (talk) 00:06, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
I probably should have known to ask about this and use that sketch as an example since I have never even seen that skecth (in fact, I haven't actually watched anything with Hard Head henry Harris). I guess it's possible that he started out as a nameless background character who later gained a name, personality, and consistent voice. Of course there is no evidence whetehr this is true --Minor muppetz 01:23, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

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