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John E. Kennedy (Nov 17th) is a Muppeteer who has performed on various Muppet projects since the early 1990s. He began building puppets as a child in his hometown of Plainfield, Indiana where he performed shows at local libraries. 1 of his 1st professional jobs was as a singing, dancing, banjo-playing puppeteer at the Indianapolis Union Station Festival Marketplace.

While working on a bachelors degree in theater atIndiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), John wrote to the Jim Henson Company & was invited to several performer workshops in New York City. Around the same time, John coincidentally landed a job as a dancer in a Muppet revue for Walt Disney World. He relocated to Orlando, Florida, & in a few weeks he found himself working beside Jim Henson himself. John would go on to work with the Jim Henson Company & the Muppets for over sixteen years, a relationship that continues to this day.

John, in recent years, has developed a career as an author & written two popular puppet making books, Puppet Mania! & Puppet Planet. He also hosts puppet making videos on the internet, builds puppets for various non-Muppet projects in the United States & has taught MFA classes in puppetry at the University of Central Florida.

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