Famous Male Puppeteers

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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 several films, including Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Knocked Up, The Muppets, Despicable Me, and The Five-Year Engagement. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 39

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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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 freshman at the University of Maryland, College Park, he created Sam and Friends, a five-minute sketch-comedy puppet show that appeared on television. After graduating from the University of Maryland, with a degree in home economics, he produced coffee advertisements and developed experimental films. Feeling the need for more creative output, Henson founded Muppets, Inc., in 1958,. He became famous ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 54 (1936-1990)

Birthplace: Greenville, Mississippi, United States of America

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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 a director include 1986's Little Shop of Horrors, 1991's comedy What About Bob?, and 1988's Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 74

Birthplace: Hereford, United Kingdom

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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 guest roles. His first major role was Robert Barone on the CBS series Everybody Loves Raymond. The series debuted September 13, 1996 and ran for nine seasons. Garrett's film roles include Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World, Stuart Little 2, Finding Nemo, Garfield, The Amateurs, The Pacifier, Night at the Museum, Ratatouille, Tangled, and Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 58

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

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