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Jim Martin (puppeteer)

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Jim Martin


Point Park University

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Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing In A Children's or Pre-School Children's Series

Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series

Movies and TV shows
The Great Space Coaster, Elmo Saves Christmas, Billy Bunny's Animal S, Sesame Street: Ready for

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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

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.


  • Sesame Street
  • The Puzzle Place
  • Eureeka's Castle
  • Johnny and the Sprites
  • Once upon a Tree
  • The Great Space Coaster
  • Dragon Tales - Additional voices (voice)
  • Jim Henson Play Along Video
  • Bear in the Big Blue House
  • Martin was a Guest of Honor at Anthrocon 2010, the world's largest furry convention, and also at Eurofurence 17, Europe's largest furry convention, in 2011.


    Jim Martin (puppeteer) Wikipedia