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Jim Henson (I) (1936–1990)


Jim Henson never thought that he would make a name of himself in puppetry; it was merely a way of getting himself on television. The vehicle that achieved it was Sam and Friends (1955), a late-night puppet show that was on after the 11:00 news in Washington DC. It proved to be very popular and inspired Jim to continue using puppets for his work. ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show Kermit the Frog / Waldorf / Rowlf / Link Hogthrob / The Swedish Chef / Muppet Newsman / Dr. Teeth / The Newsman / Swedish Chef / Gloat / Jim / Rowlf the Dog / Zeke / Pig / Whatnot Dancers / Accordion Player / Beaver / Ernie / Jugband Member / Newsman / Prairie Dog / Australian / Baby / Beaker clones / Beautiful Day Monster / Black Rooster / Blue Frackle / Boppity / Boston Pops Conductor / Brown Bear / Bug / Bun-Bun Brother / Butch the Tiger / Cantaloupe / Clodhopper / Construction Worker / Dancers / Doglion / Droop / Eel / Fazoob / Flower-Eating Monster / Gills Brother / Gingerbread Man / Girl Dancer / Gypsy / Hillbilly Singer / Kermit the Frog, Rowlf the Dog, Waldorf / King Rupert the Second / Lefty / Lenny the Lizard / Leo / Link Hoghrob / Link Hogthtrob / Mahna Mahna / Marvin / Mary Louise / Mean Mama / Miss Kitty / Miss Kitty's Dancing Partner / Muppaphones / Muppet Newspig / Nigel / Old Man Singer / One of the Students / Piano / Pigs / Pretty Monster / Rat / Robot Kermit / Rover Joe / Rowlf's Dancing Partner / Scientist / Shaky Sanchez / Silver Beak / Singer / Singing Fireman / Slim Wilson / Tennis Balls / The Muppaphones / The Muppet Newsman / Timmy Monster / Turkish Whatnot / Viking Pig / Villager / Villain / Whatnot / Whatnot Dancer
(1976-1981)
The Muppet Movie
The Muppet Movie Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / Waldorf / Swedish Chef / Link Hogthrob / Doc Hopper's Men
(1979)
The Dark Crystal
The Dark Crystal Jen, a Gelfling (performer) / High Priest, a Ritual Master (performer)
(1982)
Sesame Street
Sesame Street Ernie / Kermit the Frog / Guy Smiley / The Baker / Thomas Twiddlebug / Bad Bart / Sinister Sam / Kermit / Anything Muppets / Spaceship Surprise Captain / Additional Anything Muppets / Bip Bippadotta / Harvey Monster / City Boy / City Hipster / Frances's Last Line / Mahna Mahna / Salvador Dada / Tony / Additional Muppets / Baby Monster / Baker / Barry Rhymie / Bip Bipadotta / Blue Martian / Dan / Fat Blue J Friend / Garbageman / George Washington / Granny Fanny Nesselrode / Lance / Lavender Singer / Lead Singer 'Listen to the Bells' / Lead Singer 'One Banana' / Lead Singer 'Street Garden Cooperation' / Maurice / Mr. Nose / Nature Lover / Officer Stan / Roberta / Rowlf the Dog / Sam the Snake / Sammy the Snake / The Young Son / Anything Muppet / Ben / Boy / Bread / Bruce / Bruce Monster / Bus Driver / Captain Vegetable / Carpenter / Court Jester / Elmo Mondiporg / Fat Blue Dentist / Fat Blue Man / Fat Blue Witch / Father / Father ('Five People in My Family') / Father (Pumpkin) / Fiddler 1 / Flakey / Freddy Smith / Grandmother Happy / Green Boy / Green Cowboy / Green Man 'Exercise' / Green Monster / Harold Happy / Harry / Jack / Janitor / Juggler / Juggler (on-camera) / King Gerry the Generous / King Richard the Chicken-Hearted / King of 8 / Lavender Alien / Lavender Cowboy / Lead Singer'Listen to the Bells' / Little Bird / Lord Lester / Lost and Found Clerk / Mailman / Marvin / Marvin (music store owner) / Mr. Jenkins / Newsdealer / Orange Gold Subject / Pat Playjacks / Pedestrian / Pokey / Prince Charming / Purple Boy / Rancher Ernie / Royal Bass Player / Royal Cook / Royal Fireman / Scudge / Sheldon the Turtle / Short Branch Cafe Bartender / Sneaky / Soldier / Sonny Friendly / Stagehand / The Geefle / The Juggler / The Mailman / Tuba Player / Two-Headed Monster's Mom / Uncle (Fat Blue) / Unicorn / Various Monsters / Various Muppets / Villager
(1969-2005)

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 1969-1997 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Ernie / Kermit the Frog / Guy Smiley / ...
- Episode #29.4 (1997) ... Kermit the Frog / Ernie
- Telly Plays the Triangle (1993) ... Guy Smiley / Kermit the Frog (voice)
- Episode #24.115 (1993) ... Kermit the Frog (voice)
- Episode #24.80 (1993) ... Bip Bippadotta / Ernie / Kermit the Frog / ... (voice)
 1990 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / ...
- The Muppets at Walt Disney World (1990) ... Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / ... (voice)
 1990 The Earth Day Special (TV Special)
Kermit the Frog (voice, as The Muppets)
 1987-1990 Shalom Sesame (TV Series)
Ernie / Kermit the Frog / Guy Smiley
- Chanukah (1990) ... Ernie / Kermit the Frog / Guy Smiley (voice)
- Tel Aviv (1987) ... Ernie (voice)
- Kibbutz (1987) ... Kermit the Frog (voice)
 1988 Muppet Babies (TV Series)
Dr. Teeth
- Muppets Not Included (1988) ... Dr. Teeth
 1987 A Muppet Family Christmas (TV Movie)
Kermit the Frog / Rowlf the Dog / Dr. Teeth / ... (voice)
 1987 Dolly (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog
- Episode #1.5 (1987) ... Kermit the Frog
 1983-1987 Fraggle Rock (TV Series)
Cantus the Minstrel / Convincing John / Additional Muppets
- The Honk of Honks (1987) ... Cantus the Minstrel (voice)
- Junior Faces the Music (1986) ... Cantus the Minstrel (voice)
- The Secret Society of Poohbahs (1985) ... Convincing John (voice)
- Home Is Where the Trash Is (1985) ... Cantus the Minstrel / Convincing John / Additional Muppets (voice)
- The Bells of Fraggle Rock (1984) ... Cantus the Minstrel (voice)
 1987 Alive from Off Center (TV Series)
Ernie
- As Seen on TV (1987) ... Ernie
 1987 Inner Tube (TV Short)
Kermit the Frog (voice)
 1986 The Christmas Toy (TV Movie)
Kermit the Frog / Jack-in-the-Box (voice, uncredited)
 1986 The Tale of the Bunny Picnic (TV Movie)
Dog (voice)
 1986 The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (TV Movie)
Kermit the Frog / Ernie / Dr. Teeth / ... (voice)
 1985 Great Performances (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog
- 'Cinderella' from the San Francisco Ballet (1985) ... Kermit the Frog (voice)
 1985 Jim Henson's Little Muppet Monsters (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog
- In the Beginning (1985) ... Kermit the Frog (voice)
 1985 Reading Rainbow (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog
- Perfect the Pig (1985) ... Kermit the Frog
 1985 Night of 100 Stars II (TV Movie)
Kermit the Frog
 1983 Big Bird in China (TV Movie)
Ernie (voice)
 1982 The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show (TV Movie)
Kermit the Frog (voice)
 1981 The Muppets Go to the Movies (TV Movie)
Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / The Swedish Chef / ... (voice)
 1976-1981 The Muppet Show (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog / Waldorf / Rowlf / ...
- Buddy Rich (1981) ... Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Muppet Newsman / ... (voice)
- Chris Langham (1981) ... Kermit the Frog / Waldorf / The Newsman (voice)
- Debbie Harry (1981) ... Kermit the Frog / Waldorf / Muppet Newsman / ... (voice)
- Wally Boag (1981) ... Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Waldorf / ... (voice)
- Gene Kelly (1981) ... Kermit the Frog / Link Hogthrob / The Swedish Chef / ... (voice)
 1979 John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together (TV Movie)
Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Waldorf / ... (voice)
 1979 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog - Guest Host
- Episode #18.54 (1979) ... Kermit the Frog - Guest Host (voice)
 1978 Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (TV Movie)
Kermit the Frog / Ernie (voice)
 1978 Julie Andrews: One Step Into Spring (TV Movie)
Kermit the Frog / Rowlf the Dog (voice)
 1977 Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (TV Movie)
Kermit the Frog / Harrison Fox / Harvey / ... (voice, uncredited)
 1975-1976 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
King Ploobis / King Ploobis (segment 'The Land of Gorch') / King Ploobis (segment 'Dregs and Vestiges')
- Lily Tomlin/James Taylor (1976) ... King Ploobis (voice, as Jim Henson's Muppets)
- Raquel Welch/Phoebe Snow, John Sebastian (1976) ... King Ploobis (voice, as Jim Henson's Muppets)
- Ron Nessen/Patti Smith Group (1976) ... King Ploobis (credit only)
- Anthony Perkins/Betty Carter (1976) ... King Ploobis (voice, as Jim Henson's Muppets)
- Elliott Gould/Anne Murray (1976) ... King Ploobis (voice, uncredited)
 1975 Julie Andrews: One to One (TV Movie)
Kermit the Frog / Rover Joe (voice)
 1975 Muppets No-Nonsense Show (TV Movie) (voice)
 1975 The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence (TV Movie)
Nigel / George Washington / Swedish Chef / ... (voice)
 1974 Out to Lunch (TV Movie)
Ernie / Kermit the Frog / Guy Smiley / ... (voice)
 1974 The Muppets Valentine Show (TV Movie)
Kermit the Frog / Wally / Ernie (voice)
 1972 Tales from Muppetland: The Muppet Musicians of Bremen (TV Movie)
Kermit the Frog / Mean Floyd / Catgut (Assistant) / ... (voice)
 1971 Pure Goldie (TV Movie)
Kermit the Frog (voice)
 1971 Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince (TV Movie)
Kermit / King Rupert the Second / Garth (voice, uncredited)
 1970 The Great Santa Claus Switch (TV Movie)
Fred / Lothar (voice)
 1969 Hey Cinderella! (TV Movie)
Kermit the Frog / King Goshposh / Rufus (voice)
 1969 NBC Experiment in Television (TV Series)
Gorilla
- The Cube (1969) ... Gorilla (voice, uncredited)
 1969 The Wizard of Id (TV Short)
The Wizard / The Spook (voice)
 1968 That's Life (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog
- Bringing Baby Home (1968) ... Kermit the Frog (as The Muppets)
 1967 Our Place (TV Series)
Rowlf
- Episode #1.10 (1967) ... Rowlf
- Episode #1.9 (1967) ... Rowlf
- Episode #1.8 (1967) ... Rowlf
- Episode #1.7 (1967) ... Rowlf
- Episode #1.6 (1967) ... Rowlf
 1966 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series)
Muppet Performer
- Episode #3.31 (1966) ... Muppet Performer (uncredited)
 1963-1966 The Jimmy Dean Show (TV Series)
Rowlf the Dog / Rowlf The Dog / Rawlf The Dog / ...
- Episode #3.21 (1966) ... Rowlf the Dog
- Episode #3.20 (1966) ... Rowlf the Dog
- Episode #3.19 (1966) ... Rowlf the Dog
- Episode #3.18 (1966) ... Rowlf the Dog
- Episode #3.17 (1966) ... Rowlf the Dog
 1964 The Land of Tinkerdee (TV Movie)
Rufus / King Goshposh (voice)
 1962 Tales of the Tinkerdee (TV Movie)
Kermit the Frog / King Goshposh / Charlie the Ogre (voice)
 1955-1961 Sam and Friends (TV Series)
Yorick / Sam / Harry the Hipster / ...
- Where Hunger Is From (1961) ... Yorick
- Last Sam Show (1961) ... Sam / Harry the Hipster / Professor Madcliffe / ... (voice)
- Poison to Poison (1960) ... Sam / Harry the Hipster / Professor Madcliffe / ... (voice)
- Visual Thinking (1959) ... Sam / Harry the Hipster / Professor Madcliffe / ... (voice)
- That Old Black Magic (1957) ... Sam / Harry the Hipster / Professor Madcliffe / ... (voice)
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Other Works:

Created many short commercials for Wilkins Coffee, and recreated them for many local products throughout the USA. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | 9 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Jim Henson's Kermit the Frog | Kermit the Frog | Mr. Jim Henson | Jim Henson & The Muppets | Jim Henson's Muppets | The Muppets | Jim Henson and his Puppets | Disney's Muppet properties and characters

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

Some people claim Kermit is my alter-ego. I'm not sure I know what that means. I like to work Kermit because there's a lot of leeway for ad-libbing, which I don't have with most other characters but I'm not sure that I'm not Kermit. See more »

Trivia:

Arrived at his high school graduation in a new Rolls Royce Silver Cloud which he had bought with money he'd already earned with his puppets on his local NBC station. Remained a lover of expensive, luxury cars, whose collection would include a "Kermit-green" Lotus. See more »

Trademark:

Lanky appearance and beard See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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