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Aart Staartjes Bio

Aart Staartjes Bio

Aart Staartjes was a Dutch actor, director, television presenter and documentary maker from Amsterdam. He was well known for his role on Sesamstraat, the Dutch co-production of Sesame Street. On this show, his character’s name was Meneer Aart (Mr. Aart) and in this persona, he authored a book called Meneer Aart: Leven en Werken van de man die geen kindervriend wil heten (Mr. Aart: Life and work of the man who does not want to be named a friend to children).

Staartjes used to present the annual arrival of Sinterklaas in the Netherlands.

Aart Staartjes Quick Facts You Need to Know

BornMarch 1, 1938, Nieuwendam, Netherlands
DiedJanuary 12, 2020
Spouse: Hanna Staartjes
ChildrenPaul Staartjes
AlbumsDe Kerstboom Spreekt, De Leukste Sprookjes En Liedjes, Het beste van het beste (Liedjes, verhalen en rijmen)

Aart Staartjes Age

He was 81 years old.

Aart Staartjes Early life

Aart Staartjes was born in Nieuwendam, a neighborhood of Amsterdam-Noord. He had an older brother and a younger sister. They lived in a house on the Nieuwendammerdijk. His father, his grandfather, and an uncle of his work in a carpentry shop located behind the house. Staartjes started his primary education at the age of eight. After that, he went to the mulo in Amsterdam, followed by the Kweekschool, a teachers’ college. He dropped out of the Kweekschool in 1958 and went to the theater school instead. He graduated in 1961.

Aart Staartjes Career

Staartjes made his debut in 1961 in Meneer Topaze, based on a play written by Marcel Pagnol in the 1930s.

In 1984, Aart started to play the role of Mr. Aart in Sesamstraat, the Dutch adaptation of Sesame Street. Mr. Aart is a rather grumpy elderly man who always has something to complain about. Especially about the animal characters Pino, Tommie, and Ieniemienie. This character was added because critics felt Sesamstraat was too idyllic and needed something to counteract this. Over the years, Mr. Aart gradually became milder developed into a more grandfatherly figure. This probably happened because of the death of Lex Goudsmit, who was considered to be the previous “grandpa” of Sesamstraat.

Mr. Aart

Generations grew up with the children’s and youth programs in which Staartjes participated. Many people know him as the moody Meneer Aart from Sesame Street.

Aart Staartjes Wife, Children

Staartjes was 22 years old when his first child was born. He divorced his first wife sixteen years later. He later married a woman named Hanna.

Aart Staartjes Death And Cause of Death

On 10 January 2020, Staartjes was involved in a collision between a car and a quadricycle in Leeuwarden. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition and died two days later. He was 81 years old.

Staartjes was seriously injured in Leeuwarden on Friday in a traffic accident between his moped car and a car, in which he was thrown out of his vehicle.

Pigtails were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. There he died of his injuries. The police are still investigating the causes of the accident.