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 Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 102

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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Directing TV ShowsMovies

Sesame Unpaved (1 episode)Director
2009 Jim Henson's Tales From Muppetland Director
2004 Muppet History 101 Director
2004 Jim Henson: Commercials and Experiments Director
1991 Muppet*Vision 3-D Director
1989 Dog City: The Movie Director
1988 The Storyteller (2 episodes)Director
1986 Labyrinth Director
1986 The Tale of the Bunny Picnic Director
1984 Muppet Babies (7 episodes)Director
1983 Fraggle Rock (6 episodes)Director
1982 The Dark Crystal Director
1982 The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show Director
1981 The Great Muppet Caper Director
1977 Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas Director
1976 The Muppet Show (1 episode)Director
1974 Limbo: The Organized Mind Director
1972 The Muppet Musicians of Bremen Director
1971 The King of Eight Director
1971 Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince Director
1971 The Queen of Six Director
1969 Hey, Cinderella! Director
1969 The Cube Director
1967 The Paperwork Explosion Director
1967 Wheels That Go Director
1967 Ripples Director
1966 The Idea Man Director
1965 Alexander the Grape Director
1965 Time Piece Director
1965 Run, Run Director
1963 Robot Director
1961 Shearing Animation Director
1961 Drums West Director
1960 Cat and Mouse Director

Acting

Sesame Unpaved (67 episodes)
Bert & Ernie's Word Play as Himself (archive footage)
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
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 (11 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 Sing! Sesame Street Remembers Joe Raposo and His Music as Himself
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 An Evening with Jim Henson and Frank Oz as Self
1989 The Jim Henson Hour (13 episodes)
1989 Dog City: The Movie as Rowlf
1988 Sesame Street: Put Down the Duckie: An All-Star Musical Special as Muppet Performer
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 Bells of Fraggle Rock as Cantus the Minstrel (voice)
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 Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi as Himself
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 (98 episodes) as Convincing John (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 (1 episode)
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 (2697 episodes)
1969 Hey, Cinderella! as Kermit The Frog, King Goshposh, Rufus
1967 The Paperwork Explosion
1966 Goldene Kamera Verleihung (1 episode) as Himself (archive footage)
1965 Time Piece as Man
1962 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1 episode)
1962 Tales of the Tinkerdee as Kermit the Frog / King Goshposh / Charlie the Ogre (voice)
1955 Sam and Friends (1 episode) as Kermit the Frog

Production

Muppet Video: The Kermit and Piggy Story Producer
1990 The Witches Executive Producer
1989 The Jim Henson Hour (13 episodes)Executive Producer
1988 Hey, You're as Funny as Fozzie Bear Executive Producer
1988 Sing-Along, Dance-Along, Do-Along Executive Producer
1988 The Storyteller (13 episodes)Executive Producer
1987 A Muppet Family Christmas Executive Producer
1986 The Christmas Toy Producer
1984 Muppet Babies (107 episodes)Executive Producer
1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan Executive Producer
1983 Fraggle Rock (98 episodes)Producer
1982 The Dark Crystal Producer
1982 The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show Producer
1981 The Muppets Go to the Movies Producer
1979 The Muppet Movie Producer
1977 Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas Producer
1976 The Muppet Show (120 episodes)Producer
1965 Time Piece Producer
1965 Run, Run Producer
1962 Tales of the Tinkerdee Producer

Creator

Little Mermaid's Island Creator
Kermit's Swamp Years Creator
1, rue Sésame Creator
Takalani Sesame Creator
2019 The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Creator
2005 5, Rue Sésame Creator
1989 The Jim Henson Hour Creator
1988 The Storyteller Creator
1987 CBS Summer Playhouse Creator
1985 Jim Henson's Little Muppet Monsters Creator
1984 Muppet Babies Creator
1983 Fraggle Rock Creator
1978 Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas Creator
1976 The Muppet Show Creator
1955 Sam and Friends Creator

Writing

Muppet Video: The Kermit and Piggy Story Writer
2015 Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow Story
1991 Dinosaurs (65 episodes)Screenplay
1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (1 episode)Writer
1986 Inside the Labyrinth Writer
1986 Labyrinth Story
1982 The Dark Crystal Story
1981 The Muppets Go to the Movies Writer
1976 The Muppet Show (4 episodes)Writer
1969 The Cube Writer
1965 Time Piece Writer
1962 Tales of the Tinkerdee Writer

Crew

1984 The Bells of Fraggle Rock Creator

Visual Effects

1974 Limbo: The Organized Mind Animation Director

Camera

1965 Run, Run Director of Photography

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