Biography

Jim Henson was an American film director, television producer and puppeteer, best known as the creator of The Muppets.

Jim Henson was an American film director, television producer and puppeteer, best known as the creator of The Muppets.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 95

Birthday 1936-09-24

Day of Death 1990-05-16

Place of Birth Greenville, Mississippi, USA

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Sesame Unpaved(68 episodes)
An Evening with Jim Henson and Frank Oz as Self
Muppet Video: The Kermit and Piggy Story as Kermit
Jim Henson: In Performance
Fraggle Rock - Live By the Rule of the Rock
2015 In Their Own Words: Jim Henson
2015 I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story
2014 Jim Henson: Behind the Seams
2011 Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey as Himself
2009 Jim Henson: His Sesame Street Story
2009 Jim Henson's Tales From Muppetland
2008 The Muppets - Studio DC - Almost Live
2007 Reflections of 'The Dark Crystal' as Himself
2004 Muppet History 101
2004 Muppet Music Moments
2004 Jim Henson: Commercials and Experiments
2003 Muppets Magic From 'The Ed Sullivan Show!' as Various Voices
2002 Play with Me Sesame(23 episodes)
1994 The World of Jim Henson as Himself
1993 Sesame Street: 25 Wonderful Years: A Musical Celebration!
1991 Muppet*Vision 3-D as Kermit the Frog / Swedish Chef / Waldorf (voice)
1990 Living with Dinosaurs as Host
1990 The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson as Himself, various voices (archival)
1990 The Muppets at Walt Disney World as Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / Waldorf / Swedish Chef / Link Hogthrob
1990 Sesame Street: Monster Hits! as Harvey Monster (voice)
1990 Sesame Street: Sing Yourself Silly!
1989 The Jim Henson Hour(15 episodes)
1989 Dog City: The Movie as Rowlf
1988 Hey, You're as Funny as Fozzie Bear as Kermit the Frog (voice)
1988 Sing-Along, Dance-Along, Do-Along as Rowlf the Dog (voice)
1987 A Muppet Family Christmas as Various Characters
1987 Ernest Goes to Camp as Miner (uncredited)
1986 Inside the Labyrinth as Himself
1986 The Christmas Toy as Kermit the Frog
1985 Jim Henson's Little Muppet Monsters(13 episodes)
1985 Follow That Bird as Kermit the Frog / Ernie(voice)
1985 Into the Night as Man on Phone
1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan as Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / Waldorf / Swedish Chef / Ernie / Granny / Horse & Carriage Rider / Link Hogthrob / The Newsman (voice)
1984 Henson's Place: The Man Behind the Muppets as Jim Henson
1983 Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as Ernie (voice)
1983 Big Bird in China as Ernie
1983 Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and the Muppets as Various Muppets
1983 Fraggle Rock(98 episodes) as Cantus
1983 Fraggle Rock(98 episodes) as Convincing John
1983 Fraggle Rock(98 episodes) as Gobo Fraggle
1983 The World of 'The Dark Crystal' as Himself
1982 The Dark Crystal as Jen
1982 The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show as Kermit The Frog
1982 Wogan(1 episode) as Himself
1981 An American Werewolf in London as Kermit the Frog (archive footage)
1981 The Great Muppet Caper as Kermit the Frog
1981 The Muppets Go to the Movies as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf the Dog, Link Hogthrob, The Swedish Chef, Waldorf
1981 Of Muppets & Men: The Making of the Muppet Show as Himself
1979 John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together as Kermit/Rowlf
1979 The Muppet Movie as Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / Waldorf / Doc Hopper's Men / Link Hogthrob / Swedish Chef (voice)
1979 The Muppets Go Hollywood as Various Muppets
1979 The Orson Welles Show as Himself / Kermit the Frog
1978 Christmas Eve on Sesame Street as Kermit the Frog / Ernie (voice)
1977 Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas as Kermit the Frog / Harrison Fox / Harvey / Snake (voice)
1976 The Muppet Show(48 episodes) as Waldorf
1976 The Muppet Show(2 episodes)
1972 The Muppet Musicians of Bremen as Kermit the Frog / Mean Floyd / Rat
1971 Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince as Kermit, Garth, King Rupert
1970 The Great Santa Claus Switch as Fred / Lothar (voice)
1970 The Muppets on Puppets as Himself
1969 Sesame Street(2,823 episodes)
1969 Hey, Cinderella! as Kermit The Frog, King Goshposh, Rufus
1967 The Paperwork Explosion
1965 Time Piece as Man
1962 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson(1 episode)
1955 Sam and Friends(1 episode) as Kermit the Frog

Directing

Sesame Unpaved(1 episode)Director
2009 Jim Henson's Tales From MuppetlandDirector
2004 Muppet History 101Director
2004 Jim Henson: Commercials and ExperimentsDirector
1991 Muppet*Vision 3-DDirector
1989 Dog City: The MovieDirector
1988 The Storyteller(2 episodes)Director
1986 LabyrinthDirector
1986 The Tale of the Bunny PicnicDirector
1984 Muppet Babies(7 episodes)Director
1983 Fraggle Rock(6 episodes)Director
1982 The Dark CrystalDirector
1982 The Fantastic Miss Piggy ShowDirector
1981 The Great Muppet CaperDirector
1977 Emmet Otter's Jug-Band ChristmasDirector
1976 The Muppet Show(1 episode)Director
1974 Limbo: The Organized MindDirector
1972 The Muppet Musicians of BremenDirector
1971 The King of EightDirector
1971 Tales from Muppetland: The Frog PrinceDirector
1971 The Queen of SixDirector
1969 Hey, Cinderella!Director
1969 The CubeDirector
1967 The Paperwork ExplosionDirector
1967 Wheels That GoDirector
1967 RipplesDirector
1966 The Idea ManDirector
1965 Alexander the GrapeDirector
1965 Time PieceDirector
1965 Run, RunDirector
1963 RobotDirector
1961 Shearing AnimationDirector
1961 Drums WestDirector
1960 Cat and MouseDirector

Production

Muppet Video: The Kermit and Piggy StoryProducer
1990 The WitchesExecutive Producer
1989 The Jim Henson Hour(15 episodes)Executive Producer
1988 Hey, You're as Funny as Fozzie BearExecutive Producer
1988 Sing-Along, Dance-Along, Do-AlongExecutive Producer
1988 The Storyteller(13 episodes)Executive Producer
1987 A Muppet Family ChristmasExecutive Producer
1987 Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series(0 episodes)Producer
1986 The Christmas ToyProducer
1984 Muppet Babies(107 episodes)Executive Producer
1984 The Muppets Take ManhattanExecutive Producer
1983 Fraggle Rock(98 episodes)Producer
1982 The Dark CrystalProducer
1982 The Fantastic Miss Piggy ShowProducer
1981 The Muppets Go to the MoviesProducer
1979 The Muppet MovieProducer
1976 The Muppet Show(154 episodes)Producer
1965 Time PieceProducer
1965 Run, RunProducer

Creator

Kermit's Swamp YearsCreator
1, rue SésameCreator
Takalani SesameCreator
2005 5, Rue SésameCreator
1991 DinosaursCreator
1989 The Jim Henson HourCreator
1988 The StorytellerCreator
1987 CBS Summer PlayhouseCreator
1985 Jim Henson's Little Muppet MonstersCreator
1984 Muppet BabiesCreator
1983 Fraggle RockCreator
1978 Emmet Otter's Jug Band ChristmasCreator
1976 The Muppet ShowCreator
1955 Sam and FriendsCreator

Writing

Muppet Video: The Kermit and Piggy StoryWriter
2015 Jim Henson’s Turkey HollowStory
1987 CBS Summer Playhouse(1 episode)Writer
1986 Inside the LabyrinthWriter
1986 LabyrinthStory
1982 The Dark CrystalStory
1981 The Muppets Go to the MoviesWriter
1976 The Muppet Show(4 episodes)Writer
1969 The CubeWriter
1965 Time PieceWriter

Camera

1965 Run, RunDirector of Photography

Visual Effects

1974 Limbo: The Organized MindAnimation Director

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