Bill Barretta

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Bill Barretta
Born June 19, 1964 (age 50)
Yardley, Pennsylvania, U.S.[1]
Occupation Puppeteer
Years active 1991-present

Bill Barretta (born June 19, 1964) has been performing with The Muppets since 1991, when he performed the body of family father Earl Sinclair on Dinosaurs. He later developed several new characters on Muppets Tonight, including Pepé the King Prawn, Johnny Fiama 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. He is a native of Yardley, Pennsylvania.

His most recent performance was in Disney's Muppets Most Wanted, where he also served as a co-producer on the film.[2]

Bill is the younger brother of the children's book author and illustrator, Gene Barretta.

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  1. ^ "Ratting Out", Muppet Central, 1999. Accessed 24 November 2009.
  2. ^ "Muppets Most Wanted: Press Kit". The Walt Disney Studios. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
Preceded by
Jim Henson
Performer of Rowlf the Dog
1996 - present
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
Jim Henson
Performer of The Swedish Chef
1996 - present
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
Jim Henson
Performer of Dr. Teeth
2005 - present
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
Jim Henson
Performer of Mahna Manah
2001 - present
Succeeded by
None