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List of famous male puppeteers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male puppeteers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being puppeteers. There are thousand of males working as puppeteers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic puppeteers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a puppeteer then the people below should give you inspiration.

List people include Patrick Marber, Frances Oznowicz and many more.

While this isn't a list of all male puppeteers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male puppeteers?" and "Who are the best male puppeteers?"
Jason Segel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Puppeteers
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Jason Jordan Segel is an American actor, comedian, and screenwriter. He is best known for his role as Marshall Eriksen in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, as well as for his work with producer Judd Apatow on the television series Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared. Segel has also starred in ...more

Age: 37

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: How I Met Your Mother, Despicable Me, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Muppets

Also Ranked

#61 on The Best Film Actors Who Got Famous on TV First

#55 on The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors

#93 on The Greatest '90s Teen Stars

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Jim Henson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Puppeteers
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James Maury "Jim" Henson was an American puppeteer, artist, cartoonist, inventor, screenwriter, actor, film director, and producer. Born in Greenville, Mississippi, and raised in Leland, Mississippi, and Hyattsville, Maryland, he began developing puppets while attending high school. While he was a ...more

Age: Died at 54 (1936-1990)

Birthplace: Greenville, Mississippi, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: Sesame Street, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, The Muppets

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#65 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#12 on The All-Time Best Voice Actors

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Frank Oz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Puppeteers
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Frank Oz is an English-born American puppeteer, actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for his puppeteering work, where he performed the Muppet characters of Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear in The Muppet Show, and Cookie Monster, Bert, and Grover in Sesame Street. His work as ...more

Age: 72

Birthplace: City of Winchester, Eurasia, Hereford, South West England, Dorset, + more

Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Film Director, Puppeteer

Credits: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Also Ranked

#77 on The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked List

#27 on The Best Comedy Directors in Film History

#8 on The All-Time Best Voice Actors

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Brad Garrett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Puppeteers
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Brad Garrett is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He has appeared in numerous television and film roles. Garrett was initially successful as a stand-up comedian in the early 1980s. Taking advantage of that success in the late 1980s, Garrett began appearing in television and film, in minor and ...more

Age: 56

Birthplace: Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Professional Poker Player, Television producer, Actor, Voice acting, Stand-up comedian

Credits: Everybody Loves Raymond, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, 'Til Death

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#58 on The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors

#42 on The Best Emmy Hosts Ever

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