Eric Jacobson became a Sesame Street puppeteer in 1994, and subsequently took on the characters of Bert in 1997 and Grover in 2002, when legendary puppeteer Frank Oz began to focus on his career as a director.
Jacobson also performs other roles that Oz made famous, including Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear.
Jacobson's film and television credits include Bear in the Big Blue House ("Harry the Duck"), The Puzzle Place ("Kyle"), and Disney's The Book of Pooh ("Piglet"). He has worked on several film and television productions cited for excellence by the Union of International Puppeteers.
Jacobson also performs onstage, and has appeared in Symphonie Fantastique, an abstract underwater puppet show. He performs live puppet theater with The Puppet Company, The Cosmic Bicycle Theatre, and the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in New York City's Central Park.