John Kennedy (puppeteer)
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John Kennedy (born November 17, 1967) is a puppeteer who has worked with The Jim Henson Company since 1990. He hails from Plainfield, Indiana. From 1991 until 2003, Kennedy took over Jim Henson's role of Dr. Teeth, after which Bill Barretta took over in 2005. Kennedy has also performed Kermit the Frog on Disney Cruise Line, replacing Steve Whitmire.
- Dr. Teeth (1991–2003)
- Floyd Pepper (2005–2006)
- The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss – Horton the Elephant, Uncle Docks, Etc.
- Sesame Street
- Kermit the Frog (Disney Cruise Lines)
- Apollo (Jim Henson's Pajanimals)
- Floyd Pepper (The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005) & The Muppets: A Green and Red Christmas (2006))
- The Muppets' Wizard of Oz: Angel Marie (2005)
- Bernie the Pig (Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman) (2006–2010)
- Kermit's Swamp Years: Blotch and Arnie the Alligator (2002)
- Animal Jam: DJ 1 (2003)
- Sesame Street episode 4111: Cookie World (baby's Dad), The Amazing Mumford
- Julie's Greenroom: Toby the Dog
- The Muppets Take the Bowl: Puppeteering assistant; live show at the Hollywood Bowl, Sept. 8–10, 2017
Kennedy has written instructional books on puppeteering, aimed at younger audiences:
- John Kennedy (2004-01-04). Puppet Mania!. North Light Books. ISBN 978-1-58180-372-3.
- John Kennedy (2006-04-26). Puppet Planet: The Most Amazing Puppet-Making Book in the Universe. North Light Books. ISBN 978-1-58180-794-3.
- Gamble, Harriet (June 2000). "Puppet Revolutionary: An Interview with John E. Kennedy". Arts & Activities. 127 (5): 38–40, 44. ISSN 0004-3931.
| Performer of Dr. Teeth
| Performer of The Amazing Mumford
| Performer of Floyd Pepper
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