The Actors Inside Big Bird, Chewbacca, Barney, and More

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Meet the sweat-soaked men and women who wear the rubber suits and giant puppets of your childhood.

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Have you ever wondered if the guy in the Chewbacca suit is just as hairy as the character he plays? Or if there's occasionally a person inside ALF?

We're solving the mystery of costumed characters once and for all—or at least for ten of film's and TV's favorite masked mortals.We've compiled some kids' characters, a couple sci-fi villains, and a handful of cuddly creatures paired with the suit actors within.

This post also appears on Flavorpill, an Atlantic partner site.

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