Miss Piggy
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Miss Piggy

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Miss Piggy with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Muppets

One of the biggest faces of The Muppets, Miss Piggy is a big diva of a puppet pig. Always happy to live her best life, she loves fashion, fame... and Kermit.
Created by NCZ on Jun 12 2018
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass (1974)
Miss PiggyJerry Nelson
Jerry Nelson (NEW CLIP)
The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence (1975)
Miss PiggyFran Brill
Fran Brill (NEW CLIP)
The Muppet Show (1976)
Miss PiggyFrank Oz
Frank Oz (NEW CLIP)
The Muppet Show (1976)
Miss PiggyRichard Hunt
Richard Hunt (NEW CLIP)
Muppet Babies (1984)
Miss Piggy (Baby)Laurie O'Brien
Laurie O'Brien (NEW CLIP)
Little Muppet Monsters (1985)
Miss PiggyHal Rayle
Hal Rayle (NEW CLIP)
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
Miss PiggyEric Jacobson
Eric Jacobson (NEW CLIP)
Muppet Babies (2018) (2018)
Miss PiggyMelanie Harrison
Melanie Harrison (NEW CLIP)

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CerealBoxHead46
said at 11:07 PM on Mon Jun 18 2018
1. Eric. Not the original, but I give it to him because I like the higher, softer pitch he gives her. It makes the voice not only more feminine, but also easier on my ears. (I know that's probably not the point of the character, but forget you; this is my list. :P)

2. Frank. Not the original, but he is in my book for originating so many of the character's classic quirks (the karate chop, for instance, was a pure Frank invention). Without him, she wouldn't be nearly as entertaining to watch. Eric just barely edges him out for me because I like the voice itself better.

3. Hal. Probably one of the better "Animuppet" performances in my book. Slightly more high pitched than the previous two, but it's overall a good impression which captures the spirit of the character well.

4. Richard. As previously noted, this was in the early Muppet Show days when they were still trying to figure the characters out, so Hunt (along with everyone else left on the adult Piggy list) doesn't really resemble what we know today as being Piggy. Richard is closer to today's Piggy than the others are, which is why I chose him fourth. I really don't care for the voice itself, though; there's nothing else to it except "Richard is doing falsetto now."

5. Jerry/Fran. Nothing special about these performances at all. Jerry's just using the same voice he used for all his female characters; and Fran is essentially doing her Zoe voice, which really, really doesn't fit here.

For Baby Piggy, Laurie easily wins for me. Her voice goes effortlessly from being super sweet to super angry, and the overall sound of the voice itself is exactly what I would expect from younger Piggy. Can't say the same for Melanie, though; she only feels like she's halfway into her performance half the time. In fact, if you hadn't told me she was supposed to be Miss Piggy, that would not have been my first guess. Her angry Piggy needs some work, too.
8000 Saiyans
said at 9:53 PM on Fri Jun 15 2018
Frank Oz wins here.
GreenGoblin75
said at 8:58 PM on Thu Jun 14 2018
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Definitely gotta go with Frank Oz here, with Eric Jacobson a close second.
HienFan
said at 9:41 PM on Wed Jun 13 2018
That name of the work Fran is voiced though...

I guess the purpose is she is meant to sound like a man doing his woman impression, Laurie and Melanie both sound so generic Angelica Pickles like girl though... those were my least favourite.

I'm gonna be honest I actually like Hal Rayle the most with Eric Jacobson second and Frank Oz third
batcool
said at 8:59 PM on Wed Jun 13 2018
1. Frank Oz
2. Eric Jacobson
3. Laurie O' Brien
4. Melanie Harrison
skeletonking1234
said at 11:56 AM on Wed Jun 13 2018
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Jerry is fine for a prototype Piggy. Didn't have a whole lot to go off of, but makes sense, this was essentially a joke character at the time of her inception.

Like Music Meister said, it's weird hearing Piggy with a female voice, and Fran doesn't really leave much of an impression. It's just kind of a ditzy girl voice, not a whole lot to it that makes it memorable.

Frank is so defining in the role I don't know what I can say about him that other people haven't or will end up saying. His energy and comedic timing are both fantastic, and he created the distinct voice that Piggy is known for, being very feminine but having a very masculine edge to it.

Richard is decent, I think he's a little too breathy and maybe a bit too deep but I'd say for the times he had to take over the role he does fine.

Laurie and Melanie both kind of fall in the same boat, though I'd say Luarie is a little better cause she has some of that gravelly screech that Piggy while Melanie lacks some of that. They're both fine for their distinct versions of the character.

Hal does a pretty good impression of Frank though it is noticeable that it isn't Frank at the same time. There's a certain gravel to the voice that's missing at times that Frank had. Though again, Hal does get almost all other points of Piggy down well enough.

Eric is a perfect successor to Frank in regards to Piggy. I think he adds a little more femininity to the performance which works great. I'll say I still prefer Frank a little bit for his creation of the voice and a little more time with the character, but Eric has definitely proven that he can carry the role just as good as Frank had.

1. Frank Oz
2. Eric Jacobson
3. Hal Rayle
4. Richard Hunt
5. Jerry Nelson
6. Laurie O'Brien
7. Melanie Harrison
8. Fran Brill
Ghosty404
said at 7:52 AM on Wed Jun 13 2018
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No doubt, Frank Oz and Eric Jacobson are the best Piggies here. Frank for creating such a force who wants to be famous and adored, and Eric for giving her the more humane and sensitive touch. To me, they’re the two that know the ins and outs on making her hilarious, dramatic, and just.. piggy.

Laurie and Melanie are basically the same, but they do a good performance of Piggy as a baby.

Hal Rayle tries to do an Oz impersonation. While it’s a good impression, you can tell there’s something off and pretty forced about that voice.

Richard Hunt shared Piggy with Oz for the Muppet Show’s first season, and it’s decent enough, not really memorable though and kinda too deep.

Jerry Nelson plays a prototype Piggy named Piggy Lee and sounds pretty funny as her. Kind of annoying and airheaded though.

Fran Brill plays another prototype Piggy, and sounds way too whiny, high pitched, and honestly really generic.
Shaun Ince
said at 5:08 AM on Wed Jun 13 2018
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Frank Oz is so iconic as Miss Piggy. Eric Jacobson is the only one that comes close to Frank. All the female actresses don't sound as natural or hilarious in the role.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:42 PM on Tue Jun 12 2018
 4 Shout Outs!
The women playing Miss Piggy sound so jarring to me ironically enough.
Frank and Eric are the ones I think really get the good down but I am giving it to Eric just for adding a little more to the delivery on some lines.
GothamRed
said at 5:58 AM on Wed Jun 13 2018
@Music Meister Maybe since Muppet Babies was the first Muppet thing I saw Laurie works fine for me.
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Who do you think has been the best from these Miss Piggy voice actors?
Frank Oz
Richard Hunt
Fran Brill
Laurie O'Brien
Hal Rayle
Jerry Nelson
Eric Jacobson
Melanie Harrison