Name Jim Martin
Education Point Park University
|Awards Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing In A Children's or Pre-School Children's Series|
Nominations 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 master 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.
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.