|Born||1973 (age 43–44)
|Known for||Puppet design|
|Parent(s)||Debbie Ficner (mother)
John Ficner (Father)
Matt Ficner (born 1973) is a Canadian actor, puppeteer, and entrepreneur. For over two decades, Matt has been involved in television, film and theatre projects. As president of Matt Ficner Productions Inc., he received a Top Forty Under 40 award from the Ottawa Business Journal in 2006 in recognition of entrepreneurial success.
He worked with the puppets on the movie Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium and has worked on multiple kids shows like Caillou and Ace Lightning. On Ace Lightning Mr. Ficner designed the computer-generated characters for the series, and also provided the voices of Zip and Snip in the first season. In 2008, Boingboing.net featured one of Mr. Ficner's Creepy Puppet shorts called Dusty Zombies. In 2009 he acted and did puppetry on the webseries Spellfury. He created the character of Dennis the raccoon for the Canadian television series Wingin' It.
- Caillou (1998) as Teddy
- Noddy (1 episode, 1998) as Johnny Crawfish's Assistant
- Brats of the Lost Nebula (1998)
- Ace Lightning (2002) as Snip
- The Creepy Puppet Project (2004) as Doc. Whotnaught
- Spellfury (6 episodes, 2008-2009) as Tarek
- Wingin' It (13 episodes, 2010) as Dennis
- Ace Lightning (26 episodes, 2002) (as character designer)
- Wilbur (26 episodes, 2006)
- Planet Bizzaro: The World According to Zoomer (26 episodes, 2006–2007)
- Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)
- Noddy in Toyland (4 episodes, 2009)
- The Thing (2011)
As writer, producer, director
- The Creepy Puppet Project (2004)
- "Working in Ottawa? It's a scream". Ottawa Business Journal. 2008-12-22. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
- "Recipient Profile - Matt Ficner - 2006 Alumni Recipients - Forty Under 40". Ottawa Business Journal. 2009. Retrieved February 13, 2011.
- "Forty Under 40 Recipients - 2006". Ottawa Business Journal. 2006. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
- Brian Fitzpatrick (2011-04-11). "Web Series Review: Spellfury". Blogcritics. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
- Doctorow, Cory. "Zombie puppets sing songs of love". Boingboing. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
- Wayne Thomas Yorke (2009-09-12). "A new series, a pilot, some new commercials, and a school movie. What’s next?". Retrieved 2011-02-13.
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