John Kennedy (puppeteer)
John Kennedy (born November 17, 1968) is a puppeteer who has worked with The Jim Henson Company since 1990. He hails from Plainfield, Indiana. From 1991 until 2003, Kennedy took over Jim Henson's role of Dr. Teeth, after which Bill Barretta took over in 2005. Kennedy has also performed Kermit the Frog in Disney Cruise Line, replacing Steve Whitmire.
- Dr. Teeth (1991 – 2003)
- Multiple Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss Muppets
- Sesame Street
- Kermit the Frog (Disney Cruise Lines)
- Apollo (Jim Henson's Pajanimals)
- Floyd Pepper (The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005) & The Muppets: A Green and Red Christmas (2006))
- Angel Marie (Muppet Treasure Island (1996) & The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005))
- Bernie the Pig (Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman)
- Kermit's Swamp Years: Blotch and Arnie the Alligator
Kennedy has written instructional books on puppeteering, aimed at younger audiences:
- John Kennedy (2004-01-04). Puppet Mania!. North Light Books. ISBN 978-1-58180-372-3.
- John Kennedy (2006-04-26). Puppet Planet: The Most Amazing Puppet-Making Book in the Universe. North Light Books. ISBN 978-1-58180-794-3.
- Gamble, Harriet (June 2000). "Puppet Revolutionary: An Interview with John E. Kennedy.". Arts & Activities. 127 (5): 38–40, 44. ISSN 0004-3931.