|Occupation Puppeteer, producer|
Spouse Cristina Campbell
|Name Bill Barretta|
Years active 1991-present
Siblings Gene Barretta
|Born June 19, 1964 (age 51)Yardley, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
Movies and TV shows The Muppets, Muppets from Space, Muppet Treasure Island, Muppets Tonight, It's a Very Merry Muppet C
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Bill barretta discusses his lessons in muppet upstaging mupstaging from jerry nelson
William Paul "Bill" Barretta (born June 19, 1964) is an American puppeteer and producer who has been performing with The Muppets since 1991, when he puppeteered the body of Sinclair family patriarch, Earl Sinclair on Dinosaurs. He later developed several new characters on Muppets Tonight, including Pepe the King Prawn, Johnny Fiama, Big Mean Carl and Bobo the Bear. Along with having his own Muppet characters, Bill has taken over several of Jim Henson's roles, such as Dr. Teeth, Rowlf the Dog, Mahna Mahna and Swedish Chef, and briefly took over Jerry Nelson's role of Lew Zealand. His film debut as a principal puppeteer was in 1996's Muppet Treasure Island as Clueless Morgan. In addition, Bill has produced two of the Muppets' television films, It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie and The Muppets' Wizard of Oz. Bill also provides additional voices on Kim Possible. His most recent performance was in Disney's Muppets Most Wanted, where he also served as a co-producer on the film. Barretta also serves as an executive producer on the ABC series, The Muppets.
- Bill barretta discusses his lessons in muppet upstaging mupstaging from jerry nelson
- Jim Hensons Vision As Told By The Muppet Puppeteers SYFY WIRE
Barretta is the younger brother of the children's book author and illustrator, Gene Barretta. He is a native of Yardley, Pennsylvania.
Jim Henson's Vision, As Told By The Muppet Puppeteers | SYFY WIRE
Bill attended St. Mary's Hall-Doane Academy in Burlington, New Jersey, eventually becoming a carpenter. He met Brian Henson while they were both working at Sesame Place.