Top 20 Puppeteer celebrities in United States

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Puppeteer celebrities [Updated August 18, 2022].

1. Jim Henson

Jim Henson net worth 2020
Jim Henson was born on September 24, 1936 in Greenville, United States.
He was honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as both himself and Kermit the Frog.

Net Worth 2020: $20 Million

2. Steve Whitmire

Steve Whitmire net worth 2020
Steve Whitmire was born on September 24, 1959 in Atlanta, United States.

Puppeteer who followed in the footsteps of the late Jim Henson by performing with two of his most significant puppets: Kermit the Frog from The Muppets and Ernie from Sesame Street.

He has performed other Muppet characters aside from Kermit the Frog which include Rizzo the Rat, Lips, Foo-Foo, Beaker, and Statler.

Net Worth 2020: $10 Million


Salary 2020: $2 Million

3. Caroll Spinney

Caroll Spinney net worth 2020
Caroll Spinney was born on December 26, 1933 in Waltham, United States.
Prior to becoming a puppeteer, he created the show Rascal Rabbit in Las Vegas.

Net Worth 2020: $8 Million


Salary 2020: $2 Million

4. Paul Fusco

Paul Fusco net worth 2020
Paul Fusco was born on January 29, 1953 in New Haven, United States.
He appeared on an episode of the television sitcom Blossom in 1991.

Net Worth 2020: $4 Million

5. Jerry Nelson

Jerry Nelson net worth 2020
Jerry Nelson was born on July 10, 1934 in Tulsa, United States.
He was also in the cartoon network series, Sheep in the Big City.

6. Paul Winchell

Paul Winchell net worth 2020
Paul Winchell was born on December 21, 1922 in New York City, United States.
In the early '50s he hosted The Paul Winchell Show.

7. Bil Baird

Bil Baird net worth 2020
Bil Baird was born on August 15, 1904 in Grand Island, United States.
His puppets were seen all over the world, including Russia, and appeared in five Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parades.

8. Matt Vogel

Matt Vogel net worth 2020
Matt Vogel was born on October 6, 1970 in Kansas City, United States.
He has voiced such puppets as Big Bird and Kermit the Frog and has been the puppeteer for Count von Count and many other memorable puppets. 

9. Peter Linz

Peter Linz net worth 2020
Peter Linz was born on June 28, 1967 in Decatur, United States.
Other television series he has been a part of include Sesame Street, Lomax: The Hound of Music, Bear in the Big Blue House and Aliens in the Family, among others. He performed on Broadway in Avenue Q.

10. Martin P. Robinson

Martin P. Robinson net worth 2020
Martin P. Robinson was born on March 9, 1954 in United States.
He trained all the puppeteers of Sesame Tree, the Irish version of Sesame Street.

11. Jane Henson

Jane Henson net worth 2020
Jane Henson was born on June 16, 1934 in New York City, United States.

Puppeteer and former spouse of Jim Henson, creator of The Muppet's.

She established The Jim Henson Legacy in 1992 to preserve what Jim had created after his death.

12. Tim Lagasse

Tim Lagasse was born on February 20, 1969 in Milford, United States.
He offered workshops about the craft of building puppets at the University of Central Arkansas as part of Heather Henson's Handmade Puppet Dreams Film Festival. 

13. Victor Yerrid

Victor Yerrid was born on April 8, 1956 in United States.
He was the lead puppeteer on the shows Crank Yankers and Greg the Bunny. He was also a puppeteer for the films Forgetting Sarah Marshall and The Happtime Murders. 

14. Drew Massey

Drew Massey was born on April 4, 1964 in United States.
He provided voices for many characters in the show Robot Chicken. He was a puppeteer for The Happytime Murders, CommunityForgetting Sarah Marshall and The Darjeeling Limited.

15. Alice Dinnean

Alice Dinnean was born on May 23, 1969 in Piedmont, United States.
She wrote episodes of Disney Junior's Bunnytown.