Martin Robinson

Martin Robinson has been on staff at The Jim Henson Company since 1981. Originally hired to play Aloysius Snuffleupagus, he also lends his talents to Telly Monster, Slimey the Worm and many other characters. He played an active role in hiring and training puppeteers for international Sesame Street co-productions in Mexico, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Russia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia and Ireland. Robinson’s stage credits include designing, building and performing Audrey II in the off-Broadway and Broadway productions of Little Shop of Horrors, and designing puppets for the Lincoln Center production of Frogs. He played the Cat in the Hat on the television show The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, performed the animatronics for Leonardo in the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and was a featured performer on four seasons of the popular British satire Spitting Image. Other projects include Allegra’s Window on Nickelodeon, for which he coordinated the construction of the puppets and played several characters, and designing/directing Night on Bald Mountain and Firebird in concert at Carnegie Hall. He has been on staff at the O’Neill National Puppetry Conference since its beginning in 1991. Since 2009, he and his wife Annie Evans have provided humorous commentary and films concerning the raising of their twin daughters for the Sesame Street Parents website ( Robinson got into the business as a member of Bil Baird’s Marionettes.