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Jim Martin (puppeteer)

Jim Martin
Martin at the New York Comic Con in Manhattan, October 9, 2010.
Born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Occupation Puppeteer

Jim Martin is an American puppeteer, best known for his roles on Sesame Street. As part of the cast, he has won an Emmy Award. He has been nominated multiple times, and won for "Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design/Styling" at the Emmys, also for Sesame Street.


  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
  • Filmography 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early life

Martin graduated from St. Joseph's High School in Mount Oliver, and from Point Park College (now University), both in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


In the 1970s, Martin puppeteered a character in another local show, Adventure Time.

Martin performed as one of the main puppet characters on the live-action/animated kids TV series "The Great Space Coaster" (1981–1986) as Gary Gnu - "This is Gary Gnu, your no-gnews gnews reporter" and as the villain M.T. Promises.

Martin was a producer and director on the show Johnny and the Sprites, and is the creator and owner of the Anybody Pupplets.

At the Visitors Center of Herr's Corporation in Nottingham, Pennsylvania, Martin's work as Chipper was featured in the film used to preview visitors for the snack factory tour.

Also, whenever Oscar the Grouch and Big Bird (both characters performed by Caroll Spinney) have to be in the same scene together, Martin operates Oscar to a vocal track by Spinney so the latter can operate Big Bird.


Martin was a Guest of Honor at Anthrocon 2010, the world's largest furry convention,[1] and also at Eurofurence 17, Europe's largest furry convention, in 2011.[2][3]


  1. ^ Conway, Samuel (2010-03-21). "Anthrocon's second guest of honor announced". Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  2. ^ "Eurofurence 17: Guest of Honor - Jim Martin". 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  3. ^ Cheetah (2011-03-30). "GoH: Mr. Jim Martin". Retrieved 2011-04-01. 

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