Jim Henson

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James Maury "Jim" Henson
(born September 24, 1936) is an American Muppeteer who is best known as the creator of the Muppets, he's the performer behind many of the troupe's famous Characters including Kermit the Frog, Ernie and Rowlf the Dog.

Early Years

James Maury Henson was born in Greenville, Missipippi in 1936, the younger of the two Boys. Ten years later, in 1946, Henson moved with his Family to Hyattsville, Maryland, a Suburb near Washington B.C..

Puppeter Credits

The Muppet Show:

  • Kermit the Frog
  • Dr. Teeth
  • Rowlf the Dog
  • Waldorf
  • The Swedish Chef
  • Link Hogthrob
  • Mahna Mahna
  • The Newsman

Sesame Street:

  • Ernie
  • Guy Smiley
  • Kermit the Frog
  • Bip Bipadotta (Mahna Mahna)
  • Granny Fanny Nesslerode
  • Little Chrissy (puppetry)
  • Thomas Twiddlebug
  • Captain Vegetable (1982)

Fraggle Rock:

  • Cantus the Ministril
  • Convincing John

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