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Alice Dinnean

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Alice Dinnean
Born (1969-05-23) May 23, 1969 (age 55)
Other namesAlice Dinnean-Vernon, Alice Vernon
Occupation(s)Puppeteer, writer, voice actress
Years active1993–present
(m. 2023)

Alice Dinnean (born May 23, 1969) is an American puppeteer, voice actress and creative writer who works at The Jim Henson Company. Dinnean has performed on many children's television shows such as The Puzzle Place,[2] Sesame Street, Big Bag, Bear in the Big Blue House, Cousin Skeeter,[3] Jim Henson's Pajanimals, Sid the Science Kid and Jack's Big Music Show. She also did work on various non-Muppet productions such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.


Her interest in puppetry began when she received a pig puppet as a prize for winning a local essay contest in Oakland, California. Following her studies at Oberlin College, she interned at the Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, Georgia. In the early 1990s, she was employed with the Jim Henson Company where she performed characters for the children's TV series, Sesame Street.[4] Some of her characters are Sherry Netherland, the owner of the Furry Arms Hotel, and Phoebe, a member of the Monster Clubhouse, from 2001 to 2003.

Non-Muppet productions in which she has performed include the horror-humor TV series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. On the show, she performed as a demon puppet in As You Were and a living mummy hand in Life Serial. After the series ended in 2003, Dinnean performed the puppet-like character of Angel in the episode Smile Time along with Drew Massey.

Dinnean (as Alice Dinnean-Vernon) performed Mary on the Emmy-winning children's series, Jack's Big Music Show, created by Sesame Street puppeteer David Rudman.

In 2007, she wrote episodes and performed characters on the Disney Junior's children's show, Bunnytown. She performed Cowbella in the music videos on the Sprout channel's show, Pajanimals. Her residence is in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, California.

From September 8–10, 2017, she was an additional Muppet performer for a live show at the Hollywood Bowl titled The Muppets Take the Bowl. Dinnean was the only Muppet performer from Bowl not to perform in The Muppets Take the O2 in London, essentially replaced in the cast by Tyler Bunch.



  1. ^ "Alice & Peter". Archived from the original on July 4, 2023. Retrieved July 3, 2023 – via Zola.
  2. ^ Thrasher, Paula Crouch (January 21, 1995). "Puppets find perfect fit in 'Puzzle Place'". The Atlanta Constitution.
  3. ^ Ray Richmond (August 28, 1998). "Cousin Skeeter". Variety. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  4. ^ "Bunnytown". Archived from the original on September 26, 2008. Retrieved December 30, 2016.

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Preceded by Performer of Camilla the Chicken
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Preceded by Performer of Mama Bear
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Performer of Phoebe
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Preceded by Performer of Sherry Netherland
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Preceded by Performer of Goldilocks
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