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List of famous puppeteers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top puppeteers in the world? This includes the most prominent puppeteers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable puppeteers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic puppeteers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned puppeteers.

This list has everything from Jim Henson to Jason Segel.

From reputable, prominent, and well known puppeteers to the lesser known puppeteers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the puppeteer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous puppeteers ever?" and "What are the names of famous puppeteers?" then you're in the right place. (257 items)

Jason Segel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Puppeteers
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 ...more

Jim Henson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Puppeteers
James Maury "Jim" Henson was an American puppeteer, artist, cartoonist, inventor, screenwriter, actor, film director, and producer. Born in Greenville, Mississippi, and raised in ...more

Shari Lewis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Puppeteers
Sonia Phyllis Hurwitz better known as Shari Lewis was an American ventriloquist, puppeteer, and children's entertainer and television show host. She was best known as the original puppeteer of ...more

Frank Oz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Puppeteers
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 ...more

Brad Garrett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Puppeteers
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 ...more

Kermit Love is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Puppeteers
Kermit Love was an American puppeteer, costume designer, and actor in children's television and on Broadway. He was best known as a designer and builder with the Muppets, in particular those on ...more

John Tartaglia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Puppeteers
Jonathan Nicholas "John" Tartaglia is an American puppeteer, actor, singer, dancer, voice artist, and comedian.

Stan Freberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Puppeteers
Stan Freberg was an American author, recording artist, animation voice actor, comedian, radio personality, puppeteer and advertising creative director, whose career began in 1944. He remained ...more

Allan Trautman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Puppeteers
Allan Trautman is an actor and puppeteer. He is originally from Brooklyn, New York. Trautman has a B.A. in Physics and Drama from Washington University in St. Louis. He had his first job as a ...more

Ronnie Burkett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Puppeteers
Ronnie Burkett is a Canadian puppeteer, best known for his original theatrical plays for adults, performed with marionettes. Burkett, who hails from Lethbridge, was the puppeteer for Ralph on ...more

Bob Clampett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Puppeteers
Robert Emerson "Bob" Clampett was an American animator, producer, director, and puppeteer best known for his work on the Looney Tunes animated series from Warner Bros., and the ...more

Phil Vischer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Puppeteers
Phillip Roger Vischer is an American animator, puppeteer, writer, voice actor and songwriter known for creating the computer-animated video series VeggieTales alongside Mike Nawrocki. He ...more

Brian Henson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Puppeteers
Brian Henson is an American puppeteer, director, producer, and the chairman of The Jim Henson Company. The son of puppeteers Jim and Jane Henson, Brian was born in New York City.

Keiko Agena is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Puppeteers
Christine Keiko Agena is an American actress known professionally as Keiko Agena.

Kevin Clash is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Puppeteers
Kevin Jeffrey Clash is an American puppeteer and voice actor whose characters included Elmo, Clifford, Benny Rabbit, and Hoots the Owl. Clash developed an interest in puppetry at an early age, ...more

Bill Corbett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Puppeteers
Bill Corbett is an American writer and performer for television, film and theatre. He was a writer and performer on the cult television show Mystery Science Theater 3000, for which he voiced the ...more

Neil Cicierega is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Puppeteers
Neil Stephen Cicierega is an American comedian, actor, filmmaker, puppeteer, singer, musician, and animator. He is the creator of the genre of Flash animation known as "Animutation", ...more

Shane Mahan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Puppeteers
Shane Mahan is a film physical suit effects supervisor.

Jiří Trnka is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Puppeteers
Jiří Trnka was a Czech puppet-maker, illustrator, motion-picture animator and film director. In addition to his extensive career as an illustrator, especially of children's books, he is ...more

Jane Henson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Puppeteers
Jane Henson was an American puppeteer and the wife of puppeteer Jim Henson.

Patrick Marber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Puppeteers
Patrick Albert Crispin Marber is an English comedian, playwright, director, puppeteer, actor and screenwriter.

Mak Wilson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Puppeteers
Mak Wilson is an English puppeteer, writer, CG animation director, mocap artist, and voice actor. He is also known as Mac Wilson and Malcolm Wilson.

Kevin Murphy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Puppeteers
Kevin Wagner Murphy is an American actor and writer best known as the voice and puppeteer of Tom Servo on the Peabody Award-winning comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000. Murphy also ...more

Ramdas Padhye is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Puppeteers
Ramdas Padhye Ramdas Padhye is an actor.

Pons Maar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Puppeteers
Pons Maar is an American actor, puppeteer, and artist.