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Fosselius, Ernie

Ernie Fosselius
Photograph of Mr. Fosselius is courtesy of Mr. Moon at Bob Wilkins & planetxmagazine, Thank you!

Ernie Fosselius (né Carl Ernst Fosselius) was born in 1946.

Fosselius was once in the film business but since he retired from that profession, he has been and is now a painter and carver in Sebastopol, CA. Fosselius specializes in carved automata. 

Film Actor
Jack Pierce, the Maker of Monsters~2015 (doc) - Himself
Art Gods~2013 (doc) - Himself
The Cliff House & Sutro Heights~2013 (doc) - Narrator
Backyard Blockbusters~2012 (doc) - Himself
Sutro's The Palace at Lands End~2011 (doc) - Himself
Back to Space-Con~2011 (doc) - Himself
Remembering Playland at the Beach~2010 (doc) - Himself
Plan 9.1 from Outer Space~2009 (V short) - voice of various
Watch Horror Films, Keep America Strong!~2008 (V doc) - Himself
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones~2002 - voice of Poggle the Lesser
Mars Attacks!~1996 - "Ack Ack" voice
Ernest Scared Stupid~1991 - voice of Trantor the Troll
Heat and Sunlight~1987 - voice of Bobby, Telephone
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom~1984 - voice of pilot
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi~1983 - uncredited voices of Malakili (Rancor Keeper's sobs. The part was physically played by Paul Brooke) )/Giran the Nikto - Rancor keeper's assistant. 
Porklips Now~1980 (short) - Mertz/Kilroy
Mr. Mike's Mondo Video~1979 - uncredited Armageddon Director/Himself
Hardware Wars~1977 (short) - Miscellaneous

Film Animation
Hardware Wars~1977 (animator)

Film Director
Plan 9.1 from Outer Space~2009 (V short)
Porklips Now~1980 (short)
Mr. Mike's Mondo Video~1979 - Armageddon Crowd Scene: Take One
Hardware Wars~1977 (short)
A San Francisco Hard Day's Night~1966?

Film Editor
Plan 9.1 from Outer Space~2009 (V short)

Film Effects
lan 9.1 from Outer Space~2009 (V short) (puppeteer)
Robocop 2~1990 (visual: model maker: robot monster crew)
Hardware Wars~1977 (puppeteer)

Film Music/Composer
The Life and Times of the Red Dog Saloon~1996 (writer: Backlash, Nothing to Fear, Tell Me Again, Just Like Gold)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being~1988 (music arranger: Gevena production crew)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi~1983 (music arranger: Lapti Nek) This uncut version was played on MTV in 1983:
Return of the Ewok~1982 (V short) (uncredited arranger: Working Out)
Porklips Now~1980 (short)

Film Producer
Plan 9.2 from Outer Space~2009 (V short)
Porklips Now~1980 (short)
Hardware Wars~1977 (short)

Film Production Designer/Crew
In the Wake of the Zaca~2005 (production crew)
Hardware Wars~1977 (short)

Film Sound
Boys on the Side~1995 (sound effects editor)
Ed Wood~1994 (sound effects editor)
Serial Mom~1994 (sound editor)
Mr. Write~1994 (assistant foley editor)
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story~1993 (sound editor)
Wind~1992 (foley)
At Play in the Fields of the Lord~1991 (foley editor)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being~1988 (foley editor)
Spaceballs~1987 (sound effects editor)

Film Writer
Plan 9.1 from Outer Space~2009 (V short)
The Life and Times of the Red Dog Saloon~1996 - narration collaborator
Porklips Now~1980 (short)
Hardware Wars~1977 (short)

TV Actor
Creature Features~1979 - Himself
Mother's Little Network~1977 (PBS) - pilot episode

TV Animator
Sesame Street~1969-1970 - animator:
     '1,2,3,4,5 Pinball Counting' sequence (season 2) that Walt Kraemer composed, Ed Bogas arranged, and the Pointer Sisters sang:
     Big and Small (1970)

     The 'O' Song

TV Director
Cinema Insomnia with Mr. Lobo~2012-2016
     War of the Planets (2012 and 2016 versions)

TV Producer
Cinema Insomnia with Mr. Lobo~2001 (creative producer 2003-2010)

TV Soundtrack
From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga~1983 (arranger: Working Out, Lapti Nek from Return of the Jedi)
Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi~1983 (arranger: Working Out, Lapti Nek)

TV Thanks
Cinema Insomnia with Mr. Lobo~2001 (special thanks: I Bury the Living)

Music Bands
Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo~1972-1973 - former band member who wrote 'Hipsters on Parade' and played the flute and other wind instruments. (music director)
Mother Earth~1968
The Final Solution~1965-67 - original band member (lead guitar)

Music Writer (and art)
Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo~1972-1973 "Hipsters on Parade"
Durocs (band) cover art~1979

Music Videos Director+
The Heavenly States:
     Car Wash~2005 (director and creator of the hand-carved marionettes of the band)
     My Friends
Great Society, The~1995 'Born to be Bad' (special thanks)

Video Games (voice)
The Legend of Dragoon~1999 - Kongol/Fester

I Married a Munster!: My Life with Grandpa Al Lewis, A Memoir by Karen Lewis (edited by Fosselius)
Ernie Goes to Playland
Grandpa Floyd's Workshop

Other Writing
Zippy the Pinhead (a second draft co-writing for a possible film)
City Magazine (San Francisco)

Marvelous Mechalodeon (Crankabout Mechanical Theater)
Carver of automata (Mark Frauenfelder's Flickr) which has been his business since he retired from the movie business...
Woodchoppers: The Skullptorz Ride~2013 (exhibition created by Fosselius)

Awards, Honors, and Nominations
Star Wars Fan Film Awards:
Rec'd 2003 Pioneer Award for Hardware Wars

Once had a Winnebago converted into a traveling museum for his carvings.

Worked for Bay Area's John Korty and Imagination, Inc., as an animator. They produced the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, pinball animation for Sesame Street.

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