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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 Sam and Friends 1955-05-09
Latest Project:
Series Out to Lunch 2017
Known For
Poster of Jim Henson: Behind the Seams
Poster of Jim Henson: His Sesame Street Story
Poster of The Muppet Movie
Poster of Sesame Street
Series Out to Lunch Unknown 2017
Series The Junior Morning Show Unknown 2016
Series The Jimmy Dean Show Rowlf the Dog 2016
Movie I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story 2015-05-06
Movie In Their Own Words: Jim Henson 2015-09-15
Movie Jim Henson: Behind the Seams 2014-06-21
Movie Muppets Most Wanted Kermit The Frog (archival recordings) 2014-03-20
Movie Paul Williams Still Alive Kermit the Frog (voice) (archive footage) 2011-09-11
Movie Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey Himself 2011-10-21
Movie ماپت‌ها Kermit the Frog (voice) (archive footage) 2011-11-22
Movie Jim Henson's Tales From Muppetland 2009-07-28
Movie Jim Henson: His Sesame Street Story 2009-12-12
Movie The Muppets - Studio DC - Almost Live 2008-02-11
Movie Reflections of 'The Dark Crystal' Himself 2007-08-01
Movie Fraggle Rock - Live By the Rule of the Rock 2005-01-01
Movie Jim Henson: Commercials and Experiments 2004-11-20
Movie Muppet History 101 2004-11-21
Movie Muppet Music Moments 2004-11-20
Movie Muppets Magic From 'The Ed Sullivan Show!' Muppet Performer 2003-01-01
Series Play with Me Sesame 2002-04-01
Movie Bert & Ernie's Word Play Himself (archive footage) 2002-01-01
Movie The World of Jim Henson Himself / Kermit the Frog (archive footage) 1994-11-23
Movie Sesame Street: 25 Wonderful Years: A Musical Celebration! 1993-10-29
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 (voice) 1990-05-06
Movie Sesame Street: Monster Hits! Harvey Monster (voice) 1990-01-01
Movie Sesame Street: Sing Yourself Silly! 1990-01-01
Movie Sing! Sesame Street Remembers Joe Raposo and His Music Himself 1990-05-16
Movie Living with Dinosaurs Host 1990-12-30
Movie The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson Himself, various voices (archival) 1990-11-21
Movie Jim Henson: In Performance 1990-05-16
Movie Dog City: The Movie Rowlf 1989-01-01
Series The Jim Henson Hour 1989-04-14
Movie Hey, You're as Funny as Fozzie Bear Kermit the Frog (voice) 1988-06-01
Movie Sing-Along, Dance-Along, Do-Along Rowlf the Dog (voice) 1988-06-01
Movie Sesame Street: Put Down the Duckie: An All-Star Musical Special Muppet Performer 1988-10-05
Movie ارنست به کمپ می رود Miner 1987-05-22
Series Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series Cantus 1987-09-12
Movie A Muppet Family Christmas Various Characters 1987-12-16
Movie The Christmas Toy Kermit the Frog 1986-12-06
Movie The Tale of the Bunny Picnic Dog (voice) 1986-03-26
Movie Inside the Labyrinth Himself 1986-12-13
Movie Into the Night Man on Phone 1985-02-22
Series Jim Henson's Little Muppet Monsters 1985-09-14
Movie Follow That Bird Kermit the Frog / Ernie (voice) 1985-08-02
Movie Henson's Place: The Man Behind the Muppets Jim Henson 1984-01-01
Movie The Muppets Take Manhattan Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / Waldorf / Swedish Chef / Ernie / Granny / Horse & Carriage Rider / Link Hogthrob / The Newsman (voice) 1984-06-27
Movie The World of 'The Dark Crystal' Himself 1983-01-09
Movie Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and the Muppets Kermit the Frog / Rowlf the Dog / Waldorf / Zeke (voice) 1983-05-12
Series Fraggle Rock Cantus 1983-01-10
Movie Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Ernie (voice) 1983-11-16
Movie Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi Himself 1983-11-21
Movie The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show Kermit The Frog 1982-09-17
Movie The Dark Crystal Jen 1982-12-17
Movie Of Muppets & Men: The Making of the Muppet Show Himself 1981-01-01
Movie The Muppets Go to the Movies Kermit the Frog, Rowlf the Dog, Link Hogthrob, The Swedish Chef, Waldorf 1981-05-20
Movie The Great Muppet Caper Kermit the Frog 1981-06-26
Movie An American Werewolf in London Kermit the Frog (archive footage) 1981-08-21
Movie The Orson Welles Show Himself / Kermit the Frog (voice) 1979-01-01
Movie The Muppets Go Hollywood Various Muppets 1979-05-16
Movie John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Waldorf / Dr. Teeth / The Swedish Chef (voice) 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 Mickey's 50 Kermit the Frog (voice) 1978-11-19
Series The Muppet Show Kermit the Frog, Waldorf, Rowlf the Dog, Link Hogthrob, The Swedish Chef, Dr. Teeth, The Newsman (voice) 1976-09-05
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 Unpaved 1969-11-10
Movie Hey, Cinderella! Kermit The Frog / King Goshposh / Rufus (voice) 1969-03-16
Series Sesame Street 1969-11-10
Movie Bufferin 1967-01-01
Movie The Paperwork Explosion 1967-06-30
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