|Birthday||August 9, 1956 (age 58)|
Franklin Robert "Frank" Meschkuleit is a Canadian voice actor, known for voicing Toopy on the television series Toopy and Binoo. Meschkuleit also performed as a puppeteer and voice actor on shows, including Don't Eat the Neighbours and Dragon. He was the suit performer for Junior Gorg for the fifth and last season of Fraggle Rock.
Meschkuleit also performs on his own show, Frank's Left Hand, playing characters like Pinky, a failed actor and Tampy, a mouse created from a tampon on a stick.
Early life and careerEdit
Meschkuleit was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and studied physical theater for two years, and started his professional career after he stumbled upon an audition with Jim Henson's company. His audition was so unusual he got to work a few days on the Sesame Street feature film Follow That Bird.
After that moment, Meschkuleit wanted this to be his career. "Once I saw adults playing for a living," he explained "there was no turning back".
From there he moved on to show his talents to various children's shows including Fraggle Rock and Dragon as well as working on many Toronto-shot films including the prequel to The Thing, Harold and Kumar go to White Castle, Bride of Chucky, and Alien vs. Predator.
Meschkuleit works on the stage as a puppeteer and performs for children and adults. He is very proud to be a part of the Canadian entertainment industy. "I know from the last thirty years of working in Canadian TV and Film that Canada has terrific crews. Great work gets done here because of them. I doff my cap!"
Meschkuleit names Scanners and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World as his preferred Canadian films and likes Sesame Street's Grover over all animated/non-human characters.