Troy Beyer (b. 1964) is an actress who began her TV career as one of the Kids on Sesame Street. Subsequent roles included Knots Landing, a regular spot on Dynasty, the Showtime TV movie Uncle Tom's Cabin (with Phylicia Rashad), and feature films like Eddie (with Whoopi Goldberg) and John Q (with Denzel Washington). She wrote and appeared in the 1997 film B*A*P*S*, which starred Halle Berry.
In a 1987 interview, Beyer recalled how she auditioned for the show:
This account has discrepancies. Given her birthdate and the comment that her brother had been appearing for two years, Beyer must have been at least six when she auditioned, and her story conflicts with the construction of Big Bird, as the puppet doesn't have a fully removable head.