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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 36 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Dark Crystal
The Dark Crystal Jen, a Gelfling (performer) / High Priest, a Ritual Master (performer)
(1982)
Labyrinth
Labyrinth Writer
(1986)
The Muppets
The Muppets Writer
(2011)
The Muppet Movie
The Muppet Movie Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / Waldorf / Swedish Chef / Link Hogthrob / Doc Hopper's Men
(1979)

Filmography

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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)
 1991 Muppet*vision 3-D (Short)
Kermit the Frog / Swedish Chef / Waldorf (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 Sing-Along, Dance-Along, Do-Along (Video)
Rowlf the Dog (voice)
 1988 Wow, You're a Cartoonist! (Video short)
Kermit the Frog (voice)
 1988 Muppet Babies (TV Series)
Dr. Teeth
- Muppets Not Included (1988) ... Dr. Teeth
 1988 Sesame Street: Oscar's Letter Party (Video Game)
Kermit the Frog (voice)
 1988 Big Bird's Favorite Party Games (Video short)
Ernie / Guy Smiley (voice)
 1988 The Alphabet Game (Video short)
Ernie / Kermit the Frog (voice)
 1988 Magic on Sesame Street (Video short)
Ernie / Kermit the Frog (voice)
 1988 Hey, You're as Funny as Fozzie Bear (Video)
Kermit the Frog (voice)
 1988 Let's Learn to Play Together (Video Game)
Ernie (voice)
 1988 Muppet Madness (Video short)
Kermit the Frog / Link Hogthrob / Rowlf the Dog (voice)
 1988 Muppet Studios Presents: You're the Director (Video short)
Kermit the Frog / Swedish Chef / Rowlf the Dog / ... (voice, uncredited)
 1987 Sing Along (Video short)
Ernie (voice)
 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)
 1987 Learning to Add and Subtract (Video short)
Ernie / Guy Smiley (voice)
 1987 Muppet Breakaway (Video short)
Leo (voice)
 1987 Muppet Coffee Break (Video short)
Leo (voice)
 1986 The Christmas Toy (TV Movie)
Kermit the Frog / Jack-in-the-Box (voice, uncredited)
 1986 Learning About Numbers (Video short)
Ernie / Kermit the Frog / King of 8 (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 Muppet Video: Rowlf's Rhapsodies with the Muppets (Video)
Rowlf the Dog (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 Follow That Bird
Kermit the Frog / Ernie (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
 1985 Into the Night
Man on Phone
 1985 Childrens Songs and Stories with the Muppets (Video)
Kermit The Frog / Rowlf / Waldorf / ...
 1985 Fozzie's Muppet Scrapbook (Video)
Kermit the Frog (voice)
 1985 Muppet Lift Off (Video short)
Leo (voice)
 1985 Muppet Perk-Up (Short)
Leo (voice)
 1985 Muppet Video: Country Music with the Muppets (Video)
Rowlf / Kermit The Frog / Dr. Teeth / ...
 1985 Muppet Video: Gonzo Presents Muppet Weird Stuff (Video)
Kermit the Frog / Shakey Sanchez (voice)
 1985 Muppet Video: Muppet Moments (Video)
Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Waldorf / ... (voice)
 1985 Muppet Video: Muppet Treasures (Video)
Kermit The Frog / The Swedish Chef / Waldorf / ...
 1985 Muppet Video: Rock Music with the Muppets (Video)
Dr. Teeth / Kermit the Frog / Rowlf (voice)
 1985 Muppet Video: The Kermit and Piggy Story (Video)
Kermit the Frog (voice)
 1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan
Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / ... (voice)
 1983 Big Bird in China (TV Movie)
Ernie (voice)
 1983 Muppet Breakthrough (Video short)
Leo
 1982 The Dark Crystal
Jen, a Gelfling (performer) / High Priest, a Ritual Master (performer)
 1982 The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show (TV Movie)
Kermit the Frog (voice)
 1981 The Great Muppet Caper
Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / ... (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)
 1981 Muppet Side Splitter (Short)
Leo (voice)
 1979 John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together (TV Movie)
Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Waldorf / ... (voice)
 1979 The Muppet Movie
Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / ... (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)
 1979 Muppet Breaker Upper (Short)
Leo (voice)
 1979 Muppet Gimme a Break (Short)
Leo (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)
 1976 The Muppet Show Pitch Reel (Video short)
Leo / Kermit the Frog (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)
 1975 Muppet Picker Upper (Short)
Kermit the Frog / Leo (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 Sesame Street Pitch Reel (Short)
Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Grump / ... (voice)
 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
 1967 Coffee Break Machine (Short)
The Machine (voice)
 1967 Shrinkenstein (Short)
Shrinkenstein / Woman / Strong Man / ... (voice)
 1967 The Paperwork Explosion (Short)
 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
 1965 Rumple Wrinkle Shrinkel Stretchelstiltzkin (Short)
King / Rumple Wrinkle Shrinkel Stretchelstiltzkin (voice)
 1965 Shrinkel and Stretchel (Short)
Shrinkel (voice, uncredited)
 1965 Time Piece (Short)
Man
 1965 Wilson's Meats Meeting Film #2 (Short)
Scoop / Skip / Himself (voice)
 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)
Show Show Writer (36 credits)
Show Show Producer (49 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (41 credits)
Show Show Director (37 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (8 credits)
Show Show Animation department (3 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (2 credits)
Show Show Art department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (12 credits)
Show Show Self (72 credits)
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Appeared with the Muppets on the TV program "Today in New York". 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:

I believe in taking a positive attitude toward the world, toward people, toward my work. I think I'm here for a purpose. I think it's very likely that we all are, but I'm only sure about myself. I try to tune myself in to whatever it is that I'm supposed to be, and I try to think of myself as a part of all of us - all mankind and all life. I find it's not easy to keep these lofty thoughts in mind... See more »

Trivia:

First met Jerry Juhl at a Puppeteers Of America convention. See more »

Trademark:

Characters include: Kermit, Ernie, Swedish Chef, Rowlf the Dog See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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