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John Kennedy's Resume

Updated 06/04/2017


The Sure Sheep (Short Film)
Directed, Produced, Designed, and Built and Performed puppets for this world wide distributed short film through Heather Henson's Handmade Puppet Dreams series

Old Dogs (Feature Film)
Body suit performer

The Muppets Wizard of Oz (ABC prime time movie)
Assistant coordinator and principal performer of many Muppet characters for this feature length TV movie.

Cats and Dogs(Warner Bros Feature Film)
Puppeteer for this feature film.

A Very Muppet Christmas (NBC prime time movie)
Performed Muppet characters for this feature length holiday movie.

The Country Bears (Disney feature)
Puppeteered the animatronic bear Zeb Zoober.

Kermit's Swamp Years (Jim Henson Home Entertainment)
Puppet Captain and principal puppeteer of Blotch the Bullfrog and Arnie the Alligator.

Muppets From Space (Sony feature)
Assisted all main characters and coordinated choreographed production numbers. Performed animatronic Gonzos.


Julie's Green Room (Netflix Series)
John performed the character Toby the Dog.

Sesame Street (PBS Series)
Currently John has been performing extra characters and specific right hands for over 20 years!

The Chica Show (NBC Sat. Morn. Series)
John was Puppeteer Coordinator, performer of the character Mr. C, and built specific characters for the series.

Fetch with Ruff Ruffman "Ruff's Big Break" (PBS Series)
Acted as himself, teaching kids to build their own puppets and perform them at the Boston Children's Hospital. Also performed multiple puppet characters during the episode.

Dinosaurs (ABC Sitcom)
Performed the animatronic expressions of Baby Sinclair, Sid, and Spike on
the Henson Performance Control System. Also radio control for many others.
Coordinated performances with body performers to create each character.

Jack's Big Music Show (Noggin)
Performed Mel the Dog, Royal Messenger Marvin, Sheldon the Grumpy Squirrel, Earl the Squirrel, and the team of Squirrel and Bologna Sandwich.

Animal Jam (The Learning Channel)
Puppet captain and performer of DJ One, the Disc Jockey Panda.

The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss (Nickelodeon)
Principal performer for Horton the Elephant, Sam-I-Am, Norval the Fish, and
more than 30 others. Coordinator of performers and mechanical rigs.

Other Credits

Muppets Tonight, Bear
in the Big Blue House, Allegra's Window, Dog City, and Eureeka's Castle

Special Skills

Music composer and can play the guitar, banjo, ukulele, harmonica, and bass guitar