Jim Henson with Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Big Bird, and Gobo Fraggle in a promotional photo for A Muppet Family Christmas.


Henson with the cast of The Christmas Toy.

James Maury "Jim" Henson (September 24, 1936 - May 16, 1990) was an American puppeteer, screenwriter, film director and producer, best known as the creator of the Muppets, founder of the Jim Henson Company, and the performer behind many of his company's most famous characters, including Kermit the Frog, Ernie, and Rowlf the Dog.

Credits for Christmas specials

Cast filmography

Production Year Character(s)
The Great Santa Claus Switch 1970 Fred the Elf
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas 1977 Kermit the Frog
Harvey Beaver
Howard Snake
Harrison Fox
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street 1978 Ernie
Kermit the Frog
John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together 1979 Kermit the Frog
Rowlf the Dog
Dr. Teeth
The Swedish Chef
Fraggle Rock: "The Bells of Fraggle Rock" 1984 Cantus Fraggle
The Christmas Toy 1986 Kermit the Frog
A Muppet Family Christmas 1987 Kermit the Frog
Rowlf the Dog
The Swedish Chef
Guy Smiley
The Newsman

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