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John Kennedy's Resume

Film

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

Ace Ventura 3 (Feature Film)
Designed, built, and performed an animatronic panda costume and puppet for this feature film

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.

Television

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.

Einstein Pals (Disney DVD Series)
John was Puppeteer Coordinator, performer of the character Miles the Raccoon, and played the role of the Waiter as himself in the two DVD episodes.

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. http://pbskids.org/fetch/

Activity TV(Comcast Cable Network)
John stars in his own "On Demand" puppeteer series where he teaches kids how to build and perform their own puppet creations. The series is also available at www.activitytv.tv.

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. http://www.noggin.com/shows/jacks.php

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

Telling Stories with Tomie DePaola
Coordinator in charge of casting puppeteers and choreographing each puppet
segment. Also performer and voice talent for Gabe the Squirrel, Big Anthony,
and Lungs the Racoon.


Aliens in the Family (ABC Sitcom)
Performed the animatronic expressions of Bobut.

Brats of the Lost Nebula (Fox Kids)
Responsible for performing the character Rile and voicing episodic characters. Built by the Jim Henson Creature Shop, these puppets involved radio, servo,
and rod techniques.


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 for many children's TV shows and live productions. Can play the guitar, banjo, ukulele, harmonica, and bass guitar