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Gilles Ben-David

Gilles Ben-David with Moishe Oofnik.

Gilles Ben-David (b. October 25, 1955), sometimes credited as Gil Ben-David, is an Israeli actor & puppeteer who performs Moishe Oofnik, Israel's answer to Oscar the Grouch. Fluent in English and French, as well as Hebrew, Ben-David first played the role on Rechov Sumsum in 1982. He reprised the part on Shalom Sesame, Sesame Street Stays Up Late!, the 1997 Rechov Sumsum — Shara'a Simsim co-production with Palestine, live appearances, & most recently, the 2006 revival of Rechov Sumsum. He also performed Noah on Sippuray Sumsum & trained puppeteers for the new season of Rechov Sumsum.

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