Martin P. Robinson

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Martin P. Robinson
Born Martin P. Robinson
(1954-03-09) March 9, 1954 (age 60)
Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.
Other names Marty Robinson
Education Brookfield East High School
Occupation Puppeteer
Years active 1980 - present
Spouse(s) Annie Evans - (2008 - present)
Children Lyra and Ripley

Martin P. Robinson (born March 9, 1954) is a puppeteer for the Jim Henson Company. He also[vague] built, designed, and performed the puppets for Little Shop of Horrors. He is best known for his work on Sesame Street, having performed the characters of Telly Monster, Mrs. Grouch (Oscar's mother), Slimey the Worm, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Oscar's niece Irvine, and Shelley the Turtle on the show for over 30 years. He also performed the characters Riff the Cat and Clef the dad on Allegra's Window, and was an animatronic puppeteer for Leonardo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.[1] He is the puppeteer responsible for training the puppeteers on Sesame Tree. He also voiced The Cat In The Hat in the second season of "The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss"

Robinson was born on March 9, 1954 in Dearborn, Michigan and later graduated from Brookfield East High School in Brookfield, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee.

Robinson was married to Sesame Street writer Annie Evans on August 9, 2008 on the set of Sesame Street in the Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, NY. Annie gave birth to twin daughters, Lyra and Ripley, on February 12, 2009. Robinson also has four grown children from a previous marriage.[2]

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Preceded by
Michael Earl Davis
Performer of Mr. Snuffleupagus
1980 - present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Brian Muehl
Performer of Telly Monster
1984 - present
Succeeded by
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