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Jim Henson

Television Director / Film Director / Film Producer / Puppeteer / Actor / Screenwriter / Animator | * 09/24/1936 († 53, 05/16/1990) | Greenville, Mississippi, USA
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James Maury Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990) was an American puppeteer, animator, cartoonist, actor, inventor, filmmaker, and screenwriter who achieved worldwide notice as the creator of The Muppets (1955–present) and Fraggle Rock (1983–1987); puppeteer and puppet character creator for Sesame Street (1969-present) and as the director of The Dark Crystal (1982) and Labyrinth (1986). He was born in Greenville, Mississippi, and raised in Leland, Mississippi, and University Park, Maryland. Henson began developing puppets in high school. He created Sam and Friends, a short-form comedy television program, while he was a freshman at the University of Maryland, College Park. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in home economics, after which he produced coffee advertisements and de... ()
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Jim Henson was an American film director, television producer and puppeteer, best known as the creator of The Muppets.

Most frequent genres for this person: Kids & Family | Comedies | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Jim Henson

Peabody Award Primetime Emmy Award Disney Legends Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film

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Movies with Jim Henson as Actor(66)

as Kermit the Frog (voice)2017 Cinema Through the Eye of Magnum
as himself2017 Hollywood Dirt
as Kermit The Frog (archival recordings)2014 Muppets Most Wanted
as Kermit The Frog (archival recordings)2011 The Muppets
as Kermit the Frog (voice) (archive footage)2011 The Muppets
as Kermit the Frog (voice) (archive footage)2011 Paul Williams Still Alive
as Himself / Kermit the Frog (archive footage)1994 The World of Jim Henson
as Kermit the Frog / Swedish Chef / Waldorf (voice)1991 Muppet*Vision 3-D
as Himself, various voices (archival)1990 The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson
as Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / Waldorf / Swedish Chef / Link Hogthrob (voice)1990 The Muppets at Walt Disney World
as Harvey Monster (voice)1990 Sesame Street: Monster Hits!
as Rowlf1989 Dog City: The Movie
as Kermit The Frog1988 Wow, You're A Cartoonist!
as Kermit the Frog / Swedish Chef / Rowlf the Dog / Link Hogthrob (voice)1988 Muppet Studios Presents: You're the Director
as Kermit the Frog (voice)1988 Hey, You're as Funny as Fozzie Bear
as Rowlf the Dog (voice)1988 Sing-Along, Dance-Along, Do-Along
as Various Characters1987 A Muppet Family Christmas
as Miner (uncredited)1987 Ernest Goes to Camp
as Dog (voice)1986 The Tale of the Bunny Picnic
as Kermit the Frog1986 The Christmas Toy
as Kermit the Frog / Ernie / Dr. Teeth / Rowlf / Link Hogthrob / The Newsman / The Swedish Chef / Waldo1986 The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years
as himself1986 Inside the Labyrinth
as Man on Phone1985 Into the Night
as Kermit the Frog / Ernie (voice)1985 Follow That Bird
as Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / Waldorf / Swedish Chef / Ernie / Granny / Horse & Carriage Rid1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan
as Cantus the Minstrel (voice)1984 The Bells of Fraggle Rock
as Ernie (voice)1983 Big Bird in China
as Kermit the Frog / Rowlf the Dog / Waldorf / Zeke (voice)1983 Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and the Muppets
as Kermit The Frog1982 The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show
as Jen1982 The Dark Crystal
as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf the Dog, Link Hogthrob, The Swedish Chef, Waldorf1981 The Muppets Go to the Movies
as Leo (voice)1981 Muppet Side Splitter
as Kermit the Frog1981 The Great Muppet Caper
as Kermit the Frog (archive footage)1981 An American Werewolf in London
as Himself / Kermit the Frog (voice)1979 The Orson Welles Show
as Various Muppets1979 The Muppets Go Hollywood
as Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Waldorf / Dr. Teeth / The Swedish Chef (voice)1979 John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together
as Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / Waldorf / Doc Hopper's Men / Link Hogthrob / Swedish Chef (voi1979 The Muppet Movie
as Kermit the Frog / Ernie (voice)1978 Christmas Eve on Sesame Street
as Kermit the Frog (voice)1978 Mickey's 50
as Kermit the Frog / Harrison Fox / Harvey / Snake (voice)1977 Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas
as Leo / Kermit the Frog (voice)1976 The Muppet Show Pitch Reel
as Kermit the Frog / Mean Floyd / Rat1972 The Muppet Musicians of Bremen
as Kermit, Garth, King Rupert1971 Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince
as himself1970 The Muppets on Puppets
as Fred / Lothar (voice)1970 The Great Santa Claus Switch
as Kermit The Frog / King Goshposh / Rufus (voice)1969 Hey, Cinderella!
as Man1965 Time Piece
as Kermit the Frog / King Goshposh / Charlie the Ogre (voice)1962 Tales of the Tinkerdee

TV Shows/Series with Jim Henson as Actor(11)

as Gobo Fraggle1983 Fraggle Rock
as Convincing John1983 Fraggle Rock
as Cantus1983 Fraggle Rock
as himself1982 Wogan
as Kermit the Frog, Waldorf, Rowlf the Dog, Link Hogthrob, The Swedish Chef, Dr. Teeth, The Newsman (vo1976 The Muppet Show
as Himself - Guest1968 The Dick Cavett Show
as Kermit the Frog1955 Sam and Friends

Movies with Jim Henson as Crew(51)

Crew/In Memory Of1992 The Muppet Christmas Carol
Directing/Director1991 Muppet*Vision 3-D
Production/Executive Producer1990 The Witches
Directing/Director1989 Dog City: The Movie
Production/Executive Producer1988 Muppet Studios Presents: You're the Director
Production/Executive Producer1988 Hey, You're as Funny as Fozzie Bear
Production/Executive Producer1988 Sing-Along, Dance-Along, Do-Along
Production/Executive Producer1987 A Muppet Family Christmas
Directing/Director1986 The Tale of the Bunny Picnic
Production/Producer1986 The Tale of the Bunny Picnic
Production/Producer1986 The Christmas Toy
Directing/Director1986 Labyrinth
Writing/Story1986 Labyrinth
Writing/Writer1986 Inside the Labyrinth
Production/Executive Producer1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan
Crew/Creator1984 The Bells of Fraggle Rock
Directing/Director1983 The World of 'The Dark Crystal'
Directing/Director1982 The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show
Production/Producer1982 The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show
Directing/Director1982 The Dark Crystal
Production/Producer1982 The Dark Crystal
Writing/Story1982 The Dark Crystal
Production/Producer1981 The Muppets Go to the Movies
Writing/Writer1981 The Muppets Go to the Movies
Directing/Director1981 The Great Muppet Caper
Production/Producer1979 The Muppet Movie
Directing/Director1977 Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas
Production/Producer1977 Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas
Production/Producer1973 Julie on Sesame Street
Directing/Director1972 The Muppet Musicians of Bremen
Directing/Director1969 Hey, Cinderella!
Directing/Director1969 The Cube
Writing/Writer1969 The Cube
Directing/Director1967 Wheels That Go
Directing/Director1967 Ripples
Directing/Director1967 The Paperwork Explosion
Directing/Director1965 Time Piece
Production/Producer1965 Time Piece
Writing/Writer1965 Time Piece
Directing/Director1963 Robot
Production/Producer1962 Tales of the Tinkerdee
Writing/Writer1962 Tales of the Tinkerdee
Directing/Director1961 Shearing Animation
Directing/Director1961 Drums West

TV Shows/Series with Jim Henson as Crew(12)

Writing/Screenplay1991 Dinosaurs
Production/Executive Producer1989 The Jim Henson Hour
Directing/Director1988 The Storyteller
Production/Executive Producer1988 The Storyteller
Writing/Writer1987 CBS Summer Playhouse
Directing/Director1984 Muppet Babies
Production/Executive Producer1984 Muppet Babies
Directing/Director1983 Fraggle Rock
Production/Producer1983 Fraggle Rock
Directing/Director1976 The Muppet Show
Production/Producer1976 The Muppet Show
Writing/Writer1976 The Muppet Show

Full Name: Jim Henson
Born: Thursday, 09/24 1936 (September) in Greenville
Died: Wednesday, 05/16 1990 (May) in Manhattan (aged: 53)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University of Maryland
Spouses (current/former): Jane Henson
Children: John Henson, Brian Henson, Lisa Henson
Jim Henson frequently works together with these people:
Frank Oz (60x, Actor)
Jerry Nelson (43x, Actor)
Richard Hunt (40x, Actor)
Dave Goelz (33x, Actor)
Jerry Juhl (27x, Crew)
Caroll Spinney (25x, Actor)
Steve Whitmire (21x, Actor)
Brian Henson (19x, Crew)
Kathryn Mullen (15x, Actress)
David Rudman (13x, Actor)
Jon Stone (12x, Crew)
Kevin Clash (7x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:8424, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 07/29/2020