Mostly Credited As: John Tartaglia
Birth Name: John Nicholas Tartaglia
Date Of Birth: February 16, 1978 (Age 36)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Maple Shade Township, New Jersey
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Originally played Princeton and Rod in the Broadway Musical "Avenue Q"
Was born in Maple Shade, New Jersey
Often joked about "performing since he was a fetus - where other babies were content with passive kicking, John would Kick, Shuffle, Turnstep followed by four Hop Turns and an A-Step for good measure."
Currently stars in a show on Disney Playhouse called "Johnny and the Sprites" which he also created. He has also done work for several other shows including Jo Jo's Circus, Big Ben, and Bear and the Big Blue House.
Started doing work part time as a puppeteer for Sesame Street at the age of 16 as one of their youngest puppeteers ever and worked full time for them at the age of 18 shortly after graduating from Upper Dublin HS in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.
In an intrview about Avenue Q he said that "There’s part of me in both puppets. Princeton is very much like me. He’s got a good heart, and he’s eternally optimistic and positive.”
In the same interview he said "Rod is closeted and has this incredible love for his friend, but he’s a geek at heart and so was I."
Once said that his Avenue Q co-star Stephanie D'Abruzzo is "like a big sister" and "she's so hysterical and supportive".
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