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Jim Henson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. James Maury "Jim" Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990) was an American puppeteer best known as the creator of The Muppets. As a puppeteer, Henson performed in various television programs, such as Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, films such as The Muppet Movie and The Great Muppet Caper, and creator of advanced puppets for projects like Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth. He was also an Oscar-nominated film director, Emmy Award-winning television producer, and the founder of The Jim Henson Company, the Jim Henson Foundation, and Jim Henson's Creature Shop. He died of Streptococcus pyogenes on May 16, 1990. Henson, who was born in Mississippi, and educated at University of Maryland, College Park, was one of the most widely known puppeteers in history. He created Sam and Friends as a freshman in College Park. After suffering struggles with programs that he created, he eventually was selected to participate in Sesame Street. During this time, he also participated in the comedy series Saturday Night Live. The success of Sesame Street spawned The Muppet Show, which featured Muppets created by Henson. He also created the television show Dinosaurs during his final years. In 1992, he posthumously received the Courage of Conscience Award from The Peace Abbey. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jim Henson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

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Sep 24, 1936 In Greenville, Mississippi, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Jimmy Dean Show
Latest Project:
Series Out to Lunch 2017
Known For
Poster of The Junior Morning Show
Poster of Muppet History 101
Poster of Muppet Music Moments
Poster of The Muppet Movie
Series The Jimmy Dean Show Rowlf the Dog 2019
Movie Fraggle Rock - Live By the Rule of the Rock 2019
Movie Jim Henson: In Performance 2019
Series Sesame Unpaved 2017
Series Out to Lunch Unknown 2017
Series The Junior Morning Show Unknown 2016
Movie In Their Own Words: Jim Henson 2015-09-15
Movie I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story 2015-05-06
Movie Jim Henson: Behind the Seams 2014-06-21
Movie Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey Himself 2011-10-21
Movie Jim Henson: His Sesame Street Story 2009-12-12
Movie Jim Henson's Tales From Muppetland 2009-07-28
Movie The Muppets - Studio DC - Almost Live 2008-02-11
Movie Reflections of 'The Dark Crystal' Himself 2007-08-01
Movie Muppet History 101 2004-11-21
Movie Jim Henson: Commercials and Experiments 2004-11-20
Movie Muppet Music Moments 2004-11-20
Movie Muppets Magic From 'The Ed Sullivan Show!' Various Voices 2003-01-01
Series Play with Me Sesame 2002-04-01
Movie Muppet*Vision 3-D Kermit the Frog / Swedish Chef / Waldorf (voice) 1991-05-16
Movie The Muppets at Walt Disney World Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / Waldorf / Swedish Chef / Link Hogthrob 1990-05-06
Movie The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson Himself, various voices (archival) 1990-11-21
Movie Sesame Street: Sing Yourself Silly! 1990-01-01
Movie Dog City: The Movie Rowlf 1989-01-01
Series The Jim Henson Hour 1989-04-14
Movie A Muppet Family Christmas Various Characters 1987-12-16
Movie Inside the Labyrinth Himself 1986-12-13
Movie The Christmas Toy Kermit the Frog 1986-12-06
Series Jim Henson's Little Muppet Monsters 1985-09-14
Movie Follow That Bird Kermit the Frog / Ernie(voice) 1985-08-02
Movie Into the Night Man on Phone 1985-02-15
Movie The Muppets Take Manhattan Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / Waldorf / Swedish Chef / Ernie / Granny / Horse & Carriage Rider / Link Hogthrob / The Newsman (voice) 1984-07-13
Movie Henson's Place: The Man Behind the Muppets Jim Henson 1984-01-01
Series Fraggle Rock Cantus 1983-01-10
Movie The World of 'The Dark Crystal' Himself 1983-01-09
Movie Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Ernie (voice) 1983-11-16
Movie Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and the Muppets Various Muppets 1983-05-12
Movie The Dark Crystal Jen 1982-12-17
Movie The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show Kermit The Frog 1982-09-17
Movie The Great Muppet Caper Kermit the Frog 1981-06-26
Movie The Muppets Go to the Movies Kermit the Frog, Rowlf the Dog, Link Hogthrob, The Swedish Chef, Waldorf 1981-05-20
Movie Of Muppets & Men: The Making of the Muppet Show Himself 1981-01-01
Movie An American Werewolf in London Kermit the Frog (archive footage) 1981-08-21
Movie John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together Kermit/Rowlf 1979-12-05
Movie The Muppet Movie Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / Waldorf / Doc Hopper's Men / Link Hogthrob / Swedish Chef (voice) 1979-05-31
Movie The Muppets Go Hollywood Various Muppets 1979-05-16
Series The Muppet Show Waldorf 1976-09-18
Movie The Muppet Musicians of Bremen Kermit the Frog / Mean Floyd / Rat 1972-01-01
Movie Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince Kermit, Garth, King Rupert 1971-05-12
Movie The Great Santa Claus Switch Fred / Lothar (voice) 1970-12-05
Movie The Muppets on Puppets Himself 1970-01-05
Series Sesame Street 1969-11-10
Movie Hey, Cinderella! Kermit The Frog, King Goshposh, Rufus 1969-03-16
Movie The Paperwork Explosion 1967-01-01
Movie Time Piece Man 1965-05-07
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Series Sam and Friends Kermit the Frog 1955-05-09