58 – Mike Quinn (Muppets, Dark Crystal, Star Wars) – Under The Puppet

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Mike Quinn’s first professional puppetry gig was working for Jim Henson on The Great Muppet Caper.  His second job was working on The Dark Crystal.  Since then he’s puppeteered on a ton of projects including The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted, and The Ghost of Faffner Hall.  He also played the role of Nien Nunb in the film Return…

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57 – Noreen Young (Under the Umbrella Tree, Hi Diddle Day) – Under The Puppet

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Noreen Young is an incredibly influential puppeteer, puppet builder and producer who has been working in the business for decades.  She had a hand in creating several iconic Canadian TV Shows including Hi Diddle Day and Pencil Box, she built puppets for TV Shows like Today’s Special and Telefrancais, and she created, produced and puppeteered on the show Under the Umbrella Tree which…

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Jim Napolitano (Nappy’s Puppets, Walking Dead World Beyond, Weinerville) – Under The Puppet #56

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Jim Napolitano is the creator of Nappy’s Puppets.  He’s known throughout the US as one of the leading shadow puppetry artists performing today.  In addition to performing his uniquely hilarious shows all across the country, he’s also done film and TV work for show like the Between the Lions, Weinerville and, most recently, The Walking Dead: The…

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Willie Tyler (Laugh-In, Motorcity Revue, Hello Dummy) – Under The Puppet #55

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Willie Tyler is a ventriloquist who, along with his partner Lester, has been making a living in show business since the 1960s when he was hired as the MC for Motown’s Motorcity Review.  He joined the cast of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-in in 1972 and has appeared in countless tv shows, commercials and films since.  He’s opened…

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John Kennedy (Sesame Street, Jack’s Big Music Show, Dinosaurs) – Under The Puppet #54

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – John Kennedy is a puppeteer on Sesame Street where he plays Mumford the Magician.  His other credits include work on The Muppets, Dinosaurs, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, and Jack’s Big Music Show.  I sit down to talk with John about his career including his first day working with The Muppets where he assisted Jim Henson on this episode of…

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More with Nina Keogh – Under The Puppet #53 Bonus

THIS EPISODE IS AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON THE UNDER THE PUPPET APP!  GET THE FREE APP HERE:iOS: http://bit.ly/utpappAndroid: http://bit.ly/utpandroid http://www.underthepuppet.com – In this Under The Puppet App Exclusive episode, my discussion with puppeteer Nina Keogh continues! She tells a story about working with Tim Allen in the Walt Disney Pictures film, The Santa Clause. CONNECT WITH NINA:IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0449059/WIKIPEDIA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_KeoghFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/keoghstudio/INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/keoghstudio/…

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Nina Keogh (Today’s Special, Mr. Dressup, The Santa Clause) – Under The Puppet #53

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Nina Keogh puppeteered the rhyming Muffy Mouse on the show Today’s Special.  Her other puppetry credits include work on the iconic Canadian kids shows, The Friendly Giant and Mr. Dressup as well as the 1994 Walt Disney Pictures film The Santa Clause.  Some might say that Nina was born into puppetry as both her parents and her grandfather were puppeteers as well.  I talk…

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Kevin Clash (Muppets, Sesame Street, Dark Crystal, Earth To Ned) – Under The Puppet #52

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Kevin Clash made Sesame Street’s Elmo the global phenomenon he is today. He worked with The Muppets starring as Clifford, who went on to host Muppets Tonight.  He puppeteered and voiced Master Splinter in the 1990’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films and puppeteered Aughra in the Netflix Series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.  His numerous other credits…

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More with Tony Urbano – Under The Puppet #51 Bonus

THIS EPISODE IS AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON THE UNDER THE PUPPET APP!  GET THE FREE APP HERE:iOS: http://bit.ly/utpappAndroid: http://bit.ly/utpandroid http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – In this Under The Puppet App Exclusive episode, my discussion with puppeteer Tony Urbano continues! He tells a story about a very special visitor backstage at one of his shows. CONNECT WITH TONY:IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0881691/ Art by Parker JacobsMusic…

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Tony Urbano (Flight of the Navigator, Short Circuit, Dusty’s Treehouse) – Under The Puppet #51

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Tony Urbano is a puppeteer who was trained by and worked with master puppeteers such as Ralph Chessé and Bil and Cora Baird. Tony turned down a job offer from Jim Henson to focus on building his own career, a career that included hundreds of commercials and television and film work including Flight of…

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