For the, more or less, first half of Fozzie's career, Muppeteer Frank Oz performed the blithe bruin. Obviously, Frank set the stage for Fozzie's portrayal, and there's not much more I can say about that, ha ha.
Greg Berg got a brief stint as Fozzie in the mid-80s, playing both the young and standard-aged Fozzie. Greg's portrayal is a little higher-pitched than usual, but is still a very good voice for Fozzie.
For the latter portion of Fozzie's mainstream career, Eric Jacobson
took over from Frank Oz (as
). Eric took what Frank created and improved on it. His voice is a tad deeper than Frank's, which is something I enjoy.
In the Muppet Babies series from 2018, known-impressionist Eric Bauza
gets behind the wheel (the vocal
wheel, that is) to portray Fozzie in his younger days. Eric's baby Fozzie voice is good, but there's just a little something that I'm not quite clicking with. I can't quite place my finger on it, but I'm hearing bits of Dr. Nick
and I can't unhear that.
In the end, this is how they rank for me:
1.) Eric Jacobson
2.) Frank Oz
3.) Eric Bauza
4.) Greg Berg
*Special thanks to BTVA'er Ghosty404
for the clips!