Martin P. Robinson
|Martin P. Robinson|
March 9, 1954|
Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.
|Other names||Marty Robinson|
|Education||Brookfield East High School|
|Spouse(s)||Annie Evans (m. 2008)|
Martin P. Robinson (born March 9, 1954) is an American puppeteer who works for the Jim Henson Company. He also built, designed, and performed the puppets for Little Shop of Horrors. He is best known for his work on Sesame Street, having performed the characters of Telly Monster, Mrs. Grouch (Oscar's mother), Slimey the Worm, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Oscar's niece Irvine, and Shelley the Turtle on the show for over 30 years. He also performed the characters Riff the Cat and Clef the dad on Allegra's Window, and was an animatronic puppeteer for Leonardo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He is the puppeteer responsible for training the puppeteers on Sesame Tree. He also voiced the Cat in the Hat in the second season of "The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss".
Robinson was born on March 9, 1954 in Dearborn, Michigan and later graduated from Brookfield East High School in Brookfield, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee.
Robinson married Sesame Street writer Annie Evans on August 9, 2008 on the set of Sesame Street in the Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, New York. Annie gave birth to twin daughters, Lyra and Ripley, on February 12, 2009. Robinson also has three grown children from a previous marriage.
- ↑ http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/brief-history-sesame-streets-snuffleupagus-iidentity-crisis-180957351/?no-ist
- ↑ http://zap2it.com/2015/11/mr-snuffleupagus-sesame-street-30-years-ago-maginary-friend/
- ↑ http://twitchfilm.com/2011/11/snuffleupagus-speaks-its-master-puppeteer-martin-p-robinson.html
- ↑ Martin P. Robinson at the Internet Movie Database.
- ↑ Vows - Annie Evans and Martin Robinson, New York Times, August 16, 2008.
Michael Earl Davis
|Performer of Mr. Snuffleupagus
1980 - present
| Succeeded by|
|Performer of Telly Monster
1984 - present
| Succeeded by|