Birdman
PERFORMER Dave Goelz
DEBUT 1999

The Birdman is an elderly rat in the medical research lab of C.O.V.N.E.T in Muppets from Space. He trains pigeons and has a particular soft spot for Gladys.

The character is inspired by Robert Stroud, the "Birdman of Alcatraz," a prison inmate whose study of birds led to a 1955 book and a 1962 film starring Burt Lancaster.

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