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James Maury Henson net worth:
$20 Million

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Jim Henson Net Worth $20 Million Dollars

Jim Henson net worth: As a freshman, he created Sam and Friends (1955), but he’s never thought that he’d produce a name of himself in puppetry. It was the prevalence of the show that changed his mind and supported him to work with numerous commercials, developing the signature humor that Henson Productions is well known for. Before creating the radical educational show “Sesame Street” in 1969, he’s already finished several projects including “The Jimmy Dean Show” (1963) and “Time Piece” (1965). But it had been the smash hit Sesame Street that made Henson shot to visibility. Alas, this show led to Henson being typecast only as child’s entertainer. Searching for a way to show everyone wrong Henson joined the initial crew of “Saturday Night Live” in 1975. However, it was the advanced humor of “The Muppet Show” in 1976 that helped him prove his point. The show initially had hard times both in the ratings as well as in the hunt for guest stars, but in the 2nd season it became a gigantic hit and eventually turned into the most widely watched series in TV history. Hungry for brand new challenges, he went on creating “The Muppet Movie” in 1979, the moody fantasy “The Dark Crystal” 1982, along with the fantasy show “Fraggle Rock” in 1983. Henson died on on May 16, 1990, of organ failure as a result of Group A streptococcal infection caused by Streptococcus pyogenes. Posthumously, he won the Disney Legends Award.


James Maury Henson information

James Maury Henson information

Birth date: September 24, 1936
Death date: 1990-05-16
Birth place: Greenville, Mississippi, United States
Height:6' 3" (1.91 m)
Profession:Actor, Writer, Producer
Education:University of Maryland, College Park
Nationality:American
Spouse:Jane Henson
Children:Cheryl Henson, Heather Henson
Parents:Betty Marcella, Paul Ransom Henson
Siblings:Paul Henson, Jr.

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sesame Street: Old School Volume 22007VideoErnie, Kermit the Frog
Elmo Says Boo1997ShortErnie / Harvey
Sesame Street1969-1993TV SeriesErnie / Kermit the Frog / Guy Smiley / ...
Muppet*vision 3-D1991ShortKermit the Frog / Swedish Chef / Waldorf (voice)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1990TV SeriesKermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / ...
Sing-Along, Dance-Along, Do-Along1988VideoRowlf the Dog (voice)
Wow, You're a Cartoonist!1988Video shortKermit the Frog (voice)
Sesame Street, Special1988TV MovieKermit the Frog / Ernie (voice)
Muppet Babies1988TV SeriesDr. Teeth
Hey, You're as Funny as Fozzie Bear1988VideoKermit the Frog (voice)
Let's Learn to Play Together1988Video GameErnie (voice)
Muppet Madness1988Video shortKermit the Frog / Link Hogthrob / Rowlf the Dog (voice)
Sing Along1987Video shortErnie (voice)
A Muppet Family Christmas1987TV MovieKermit the Frog / Rowlf the Dog / Dr. Teeth / ... (voice)
Dolly1987TV SeriesKermit the Frog
Fraggle Rock1983-1987TV SeriesCantus the Minstrel / Convincing John / Additional Muppets
Alive from Off Center1987TV SeriesErnie
Inner Tube1987TV ShortKermit the Frog (voice)
Learning to Add and Subtract1987Video shortErnie / Guy Smiley (voice)
Muppet Breakaway1987Video shortLeo (voice)
Muppet Coffee Break1987Video shortLeo (voice)
The Christmas Toy1986TV MovieKermit the Frog / Jack-in-the-Box (voice, uncredited)
Learning About Numbers1986Video shortErnie / Kermit the Frog / King of 8 (voice, uncredited)
The Tale of the Bunny Picnic1986TV MovieDog (voice)
The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years1986TV MovieKermit the Frog / Ernie / Dr. Teeth / ... (voice)
Muppet Video: Rowlf's Rhapsodies with the Muppets1985VideoRowlf the Dog (voice)
Great Performances1985TV SeriesKermit the Frog
Jim Henson's Little Muppet Monsters1985TV SeriesKermit the Frog
Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird1985Kermit the Frog / Ernie (voice)
Reading Rainbow1985TV SeriesKermit the Frog
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieKermit the Frog
Into the Night1985Man on Phone
Childrens Songs and Stories with the Muppets1985VideoKermit The Frog / Rowlf / Waldorf / ...
Fozzie's Muppet Scrapbook1985VideoKermit the Frog (voice)
Muppet Lift Off1985Video shortLeo (voice)
Muppet Perk-Up1985ShortLeo (voice)
Muppet Video: Country Music with the Muppets1985VideoRowlf / Kermit The Frog / Dr. Teeth / ...
Muppet Video: Gonzo Presents Muppet Weird Stuff1985VideoKermit the Frog / Shakey Sanchez (voice)
Muppet Video: Muppet Moments1985VideoKermit The Frog / Rowlf / Waldorf / ... (voice)
Muppet Video: Muppet Treasures1985VideoKermit The Frog / The Swedish Chef / Waldorf / ...
Muppet Video: Rock Music with the Muppets1985VideoDr. Teeth / Kermit the Frog / Rowlf (voice)
Muppet Video: The Kermit and Piggy Story1985VideoKermit the Frog (voice)
The Muppets Take Manhattan1984Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / ... (voice)
Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art1983TV MovieErnie (voice)
Big Bird in China1983TV MovieErnie (voice)
Muppet Breakthrough1983Video shortLeo
The Dark Crystal1982Jen, a Gelfling (performer) / High Priest, a Ritual Master (performer)
The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show1982TV MovieKermit the Frog (voice)
The Great Muppet Caper1981Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / ... (voice)
The Muppets Go to the Movies1981TV MovieKermit the Frog / Rowlf / The Swedish Chef / ... (voice)
The Muppet Show1976-1981TV SeriesKermit the Frog / Waldorf / Rowlf / ...
Muppet Side Splitter1981ShortLeo (voice)
John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together1979TV MovieKermit the Frog / Rowlf / Waldorf / ... (voice)
The Muppet Movie1979Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / ... (voice)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1979TV SeriesKermit the Frog - Guest Host
Muppet Breaker Upper1979ShortLeo (voice)
Muppet Gimme a Break1979ShortLeo (voice)
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street1978TV MovieKermit the Frog / Ernie (voice)
Julie Andrews: One Step Into Spring1978TV MovieKermit the Frog / Rowlf the Dog (voice)
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas1977TV MovieKermit the Frog / Harrison Fox / Harvey / ... (voice, uncredited)
Saturday Night Live1975-1976TV SeriesKing Ploobis / King Ploobis (segment 'The Land of Gorch') / King Ploobis (segment 'Dregs and Vestiges')
The Muppet Show Pitch Reel1976Video shortLeo / Kermit the Frog (voice, uncredited)
Julie Andrews: One to One1975TV MovieKermit the Frog / Rover Joe (voice)
Muppets No-Nonsense Show1975TV Movie voice
The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence1975TV MovieNigel / George Washington / Swedish Chef / ... (voice)
Muppet Picker Upper1975ShortKermit the Frog / Leo (voice)
Out to Lunch1974TV MovieErnie / Kermit the Frog / Guy Smiley / ... (voice)
The Muppets Valentine Show1974TV MovieKermit the Frog / Wally / Ernie (voice)
Tales from Muppetland: The Muppet Musicians of Bremen1972TV MovieKermit the Frog / Mean Floyd / Catgut (Assistant) / ... (voice)
Pure Goldie1971TV MovieKermit the Frog (voice)
Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince1971TV MovieKermit / King Rupert the Second / Garth (voice, uncredited)
The Great Santa Claus Switch1970TV MovieFred / Lothar (voice)
Hey Cinderella!1969TV MovieKermit the Frog / King Goshposh / Rufus (voice)
NBC Experiment in Television1969TV SeriesGorilla
Sesame Street Pitch Reel1969ShortKermit the Frog / Rowlf / Grump / ... (voice)
The Wizard of Id1969TV ShortThe Wizard / The Spook (voice)
That's Life1968TV SeriesKermit the Frog
Our Place1967TV SeriesRowlf
Coffee Break Machine1967ShortThe Machine (voice)
Shrinkenstein1967ShortShrinkenstein / Woman / Strong Man / ... (voice)
The Paperwork Explosion1967Short
The Hollywood Palace1966TV SeriesMuppet Performer
The Jimmy Dean Show1963-1965TV SeriesRowlf the Dog / Rowfl the Dog / Rowlf The Dog / ...
Rumple Wrinkle Shrinkel Stretchelstiltzkin1965ShortKing / Rumple Wrinkle Shrinkel Stretchelstiltzkin (voice)
Shrinkel and Stretchel1965ShortShrinkel (voice)
Time Piece1965ShortMan
Wilson's Meats Meeting Film #21965ShortScoop / Skip / Himself (voice)
The Land of Tinkerdee1964TV MovieRufus / King Goshposh (voice)
Tales of the Tinkerdee1962TV MovieKermit the Frog / King Goshposh / Charlie the Ogre (voice)
Sam and Friends1955-1961TV SeriesYorick / Sam / Harry the Hipster / ...

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Muppets2015TV Series based on characters created by - 10 episodes
Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow2015TV Movie story
Muppets Most Wanted2014based on - as Disney's Muppet properties and characters
The Muppets2011based on - as Disney's Muppet properties and characters
Muppets TV2006TV Series characters
DinosaursTV Series idea - 57 episodes, 1991 - 1994 based on an idea by - 5 episodes, 1991
Muppet Babies1984-1991TV Series 107 episodes
Little Mermaid's Island1990TV Series creator
The Storyteller1987TV Series creator
CBS Summer Playhouse1987TV Series 1 episode
Fraggle Rock1983-1987TV Series 96 episodes
Inside the Labyrinth1986TV Movie documentary written by
Labyrinth1986story
Jim Henson's Little Muppet Monsters1985TV Series creator
Childrens Songs and Stories with the Muppets1985Video
Fozzie's Muppet Scrapbook1985Video
Muppet Video: Country Music with the Muppets1985Video
Muppet Video: Gonzo Presents Muppet Weird Stuff1985Video
Muppet Video: Muppet Moments1985Video
Muppet Video: Muppet Treasures1985Video
Muppet Video: The Kermit and Piggy Story1985Video
The Dark Crystal1982story
The Muppets Go to the Movies1981TV Movie
The Muppet Show1976-1981TV Series written by - 120 episodes
Saturday Night Live1976TV Series writer - 1 episode
Muppets No-Nonsense Show1975TV Movie
The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence1975TV Movie written by
The Muppets Valentine Show1974TV Movie creator - uncredited
Sesame Street1970TV Series 1 episode
NBC Experiment in TelevisionTV Series written by - 1 episode, 1969 writer - 1 episode, 1968
Time Piece1965Short written by
Robot1963Short
Tales of the Tinkerdee1962TV Movie
Sam and Friends1955-1961TV Series 11 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Storyteller: Greek Myths1991TV Mini-Series executive producer - 4 episodes
The Witches1990executive producer
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1990TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Muppet Babies1988-1989TV Series executive producer - 24 episodes
Sesame Street: 20 and Still Counting1989TV Special executive producer
The Storyteller1987-1988TV Series executive producer - 9 episodes
A Muppet Family Christmas1987TV Movie executive producer
Fraggle Rock1987TV Series executive producer - 1987
Down at Fraggle Rock... Behind the Scenes1987TV Special documentary executive producer
CBS Summer Playhouse1987TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Fraggle Rock1983-1987TV Series executive producer - 96 episodes
The Christmas Toy1986TV Movie producer
Learning About Numbers1986Video short segment producer - segment "The King Of 8", uncredited
The Tale of the Bunny Picnic1986TV Movie producer
Childrens Songs and Stories with the Muppets1985Video producer
Muppet Video: Muppet Treasures1985Video producer
Muppet Video: The Kermit and Piggy Story1985Video producer
The Muppets Take Manhattan1984executive producer
Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and the Muppets1983TV Special producer
The Dark Crystal1982producer
The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show1982TV Movie producer
The Muppets Go to the Movies1981TV Movie producer
The Muppet ShowTV Series producer - 96 episodes, 1977 - 1981 executive producer - 24 episodes, 1976 - 1977
The Muppet Movie1979producer
The Muppets Go Hollywood1979TV Special producer
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas1977TV Movie producer
The Muppet Show Pitch Reel1976Video short producer - uncredited
Muppets No-Nonsense Show1975TV Movie producer
The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence1975TV Movie producer
The Muppets Valentine Show1974TV Movie executive producer
Tales from Muppetland: The Muppet Musicians of Bremen1972TV Movie producer
Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince1971TV Movie producer
NBC Experiment in Television1968-1969TV Series producer - 2 episodes
Coffee Break Machine1967Short producer
Ripples1967Short producer
Shrinkenstein1967Short producer
The Paperwork Explosion1967Short producer
Wheels That Go1967Short producer
Rumple Wrinkle Shrinkel Stretchelstiltzkin1965Short producer
Shrinkel and Stretchel1965Short producer
Time Piece1965Short producer
Wilson's Meats Meeting Film #11965Short producer
Wilson's Meats Meeting Film #21965Short producer
The Land of Tinkerdee1964TV Movie producer
Tales of the Tinkerdee1962TV Movie producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Atop the Fourth Wall2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Muppets Most Wanted2014performer: "Rainbow Connection" - as Kermit / writer: "The Muppet Show Theme"
The Muppets2011writer: "The Muppet Show Theme"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Muppet Show Theme2011Video short writer: "Muppet Show Theme Song"
Pastor Mike Online2011TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
20 to 12010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2009TV Series lyrics - 2 episodes
Saturday Night Live2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Forgetting Sarah Marshall2008writer: "The Muppet Show Theme"
Filthy Gorgeous: The Trannyshack Story2005Documentary lyrics: "The Muppet Show Theme"
Muppet Monster Adventure2000Video Game music: "The Muppet Show Theme" - uncredited
Sesame Songs: Sing-Along Earth Songs1993Video short performer: "Air" 1988, "On My Pond" 1986, "Little Plant" 1985 - uncredited
Die Hausmeisterin1992TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
3 Men and a Little Lady1990performer: "RUBBER DUCKIE"
Sing Yourself Silly!1990Video short performer: "The Honker-Duckie-Dinger Jamboree" 1983, "One Banana" 1983, "Put Down the Duckie" 1986 - uncredited
Sesame Street, Special1988TV Movie performer: "Put Down the Duckie"
Count It Higher: Great Music Videos from Sesame Street1988Video short performer: "Doo Wop, Hop"
The Best of Ernie and Bert1988Video short performer: "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon", "That's What Friends Are For"
Dolly1987TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fraggle Rock1983-1987TV Series performer - 6 episodes
Sesame Street: Bedtime Stories and Songs1986Video short performer: "Dance Myself to Sleep" 1981, "Imagination" 1972 - uncredited
The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years1986TV Movie lyrics: "The Muppet Show Theme" / performer: "The Rainbow Connection", "Happy Feet", "Rubber Ducky", "It's Not Easy Being Green", "Mahna Mahna"
I'm Glad I'm Me1986Video performer: "Bein' Green" 1970
Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird1985performer: "Upside Down World"
Muppet Video: Muppet Moments1985Video performer: "Sax & Violence"
The Muppets Take Manhattan1984performer: "Together Again", "You Can't Take No for an Answer", "Saying Goodbye", "I'm Gonna Always Love You", "William Tell Overture", "Right Where I Belong", "Somebody's Getting Married", "Waiting for the Wedding", "He'll Make Me Happy", "The Ceremony", "Saying Goodbye / Together Again Closing Medley"
The Great Muppet Caper1981performer: "Hey a Movie!", "Happiness Hotel", "Steppin' Out With A Star", "Night Life", "The First Time It Happens", "Couldn't We Ride", "Piggy's Fantasy Miss Piggy", "Finale: Hey A Movie! / The First Time It Happens"
The 52nd Annual Academy Awards1980TV Special performer: "The Rainbow Connection" - as Kermit the Frog
The Muppet ShowTV Series 1 episode, 1977 performer - 62 episodes, 1976 - 1980 writer - 1 episode, 1977 lyrics - 1 episode, 1976
Sesame Street1969-1980TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Muppet Movie1979performer: "Rainbow Connection", "Movin' Right Along", "Can You Picture That", "I Hope That Somethin' Better Comes Along", "Finale: The Magic Store"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1979TV Series performer - 1 episode
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street1978TV Movie performer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
The Ed Sullivan Show1967TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Jimmy Dean Show1963-1964TV Series performer - 5 episodes
The Merv Griffin Show1962TV Series performer: "You And I And George"
The Mike Douglas Show1961TV Series performer: "You And I And George"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sesame Street: Cookie Monster's Best Bites2004Video
Muppet*vision 3-D1991Short
The Earth Day Special1990TV Special segment "Kermit the Frog"
The Jim Henson HourTV Series 1 episode, 1989 segment director - 1 episode, 1989
The Storyteller1988TV Series 2 episodes
Muppet Madness1988Video short
Inner Tube1987TV Short
Labyrinth1986
The Tale of the Bunny Picnic1986TV Movie
Fraggle Rock1983-1985TV Series 11 episodes
Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and the Muppets1983TV Special
Muppet Breakthrough1983Video short
The Dark Crystal1982
The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show1982TV Movie
The Great Muppet Caper1981
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas1977TV Movie
Muppets No-Nonsense Show1975TV Movie
The Muppets Valentine Show1974TV Movie
Tales from Muppetland: The Muppet Musicians of Bremen1972TV Movie
Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince1971TV Movie
Sesame Street1969TV Series 1969-1990
Hey Cinderella!1969TV Movie
NBC Experiment in Television1969TV Series 1 episode
Ripples1967Short
The Paperwork Explosion1967Short
Wheels That Go1967Short
Time Piece1965Short
Robot1963Short
Drums West1961Short
Sam and Friends1955-1961TV Series 11 episodes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Muppet Family Christmas1987TV Movie puppeteer
Learning About Numbers1986Video short director: archive footage - uncredited
Jim Henson's Little Muppet Monsters1985TV Series creator - 1 episode
El kiosco1984TV Series puppet designer
The Muppets Take Manhattan1984choreographer
The Great Santa Claus Switch1970TV Movie puppeteer
The Jimmy Dean Show1964TV Series creator - 1 episode
The Land of Tinkerdee1964TV Movie puppets

Animation Department

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Time Piece1965Short animator

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1990character design

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Special Collector's Edition2011TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
The Puppet Monster Massacre2010Video special thanks
Muppets Magic from 'The Ed Sullivan Show'2003Video in memory of: 1936 - 1990
The Muppet Christmas Carol1992in loving memory of
Newsies1992special thanks
Dinosaurs1991TV Series in loving memory of - 1 episode
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze1991in memory of
An American Werewolf in London1981thanks - as Mr. Jim Henson
Bird of Steel!2016special thanks post-production
ABCs of Superheroes2015Jens thanks
Life with Jeannie2013TV Series thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Jim Henson Hour1989-1992TV SeriesHimself / Kermit the Frog / Link Hogthrob / ...
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1990TV SeriesHimself
The Earth Day Special1990TV SpecialKermit the Frog (voice, as The Muppets)
Sing! Sesame Street Remembers Joe Raposo and His Music1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Directing in Variety or Music Program
From the Heart... The First International Very Special Arts Festival1989TV MovieHimself
The 16th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
CBS This Morning1989TV SeriesHimself
Sesame Street: 20 and Still Counting1989TV SpecialHimself / Kermit the Frog / Ernie (voice)
Jim Henson Presents the World of International Puppeteering1988-1989TV SeriesHimself
Memories Then and Now1988TV Movie documentaryHimself
Neat Stuff: To Know & to Do1988VideoHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1987TV MovieHimself
Down at Fraggle Rock... Behind the Scenes1987TV Special documentaryCantus the Minstrel / Convincing John / Himself
The 8th Annual Cable ACE Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
Inside the Labyrinth1986TV Movie documentaryHimself / Director
Na sowas!1986TV SeriesSwedish Chef / Himself
The 58th Annual Academy Awards1986TV SpecialWaldorf - (voice) / Kermit the Frog - (voice) / Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Animated Short Film
Joan Rivers: Can We Talk?1986TV Series
exclusiv1985TV Series documentaryHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1984TV SpecialErnie (voice)
El kiosco1984TV SeriesHimself
The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program
The Making of 'The Muppets Take Manhattan'1984TV Movie documentaryHimself / Dr. Teeth / Kermit the Frog / ... (voice)
Henson's Place1984TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer / Kermit the Frog
Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi1983TV Movie documentaryHimself
Happy Birthday, Bob!1983TV SpecialKermit the Frog (voice, as Jim Henson's Kermit the Frog)
Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and the Muppets1983TV SpecialKermit the Frog / Waldorf / Rowlf (voice)
The World of 'The Dark Crystal'1983TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 54th Annual Academy Awards1982TV Special documentaryHimself
I Love Liberty1982TV Special as The Muppets
Of Muppets and Men: The Making of 'The Muppet Show'1981TV Movie documentaryHimself / Kermit the Frog
Here Come the Puppets!1981TV Movie documentary
The 52nd Annual Academy Awards1980TV SpecialKermit the Frog (voice)
The Orson Welles Show1979TV MovieHimself / Kermit the Frog
The Mike Douglas Show1976-1979TV SeriesHimself - Puppeteer / Themselves / Himself
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1979TV SpecialKermit the Frog (voice, as Kermit the Frog)
Good Morning America1979TV SeriesHimself
The Muppets Go Hollywood1979TV SpecialHimself / Kermit the Frog / Dr. Teeth / ... (voice)
Parkinson1979TV SeriesKermit the Frog
60 Minutes1979TV Series documentaryHimself
Mickey's 501978DocumentaryKermit the Frog (voice)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1978TV SeriesHimself
Happy Birthday, Bob1978TV SpecialKermit the Frog (voice)
A Tribute to Mr. Television Milton Berle1978TV SpecialKermit the Frog (voice)
The Bob Hope All Star Christmas Comedy Special1977TV SpecialKermit the Frog / Rowlf (voice)
The Cry of a Hurting World... I'm Hungry!1977TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1974TV SeriesHimself
Julie on Sesame Street1973TV SpecialErnie / Kermit the Frog (voice)
Keep U.S. Beautiful1973TV SpecialHimself (as Jim Henson's Muppets)
The Julie Andrews Hour1973TV SeriesHimself - Creator 'Sesame street'
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHimself
Evening at Pops1971TV Series documentaryKermit the Frog / Ernie
The Ed Sullivan Show1966-1971TV SeriesHimself / Kermit the Frog / The Muppets
The Muppets on Puppets1970TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host / Rowlf the Dog / Kermit the Frog
The Jack Paar Program1963-1965TV SeriesHimself / the Muppets / Muppets
Wilson's Meats Meeting Film #11965ShortHimself / Scoop / Skip / ... (voice)
Drums West1961ShortHimself (uncredited)
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1958TV SeriesHimself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1956-1957TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Ventriloquist
Tonight!1956TV SeriesHimself - Puppeteer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story2014DocumentaryAdditional Muppets / Himself
The Project2011TV SeriesDr. Teeth / Kermit the Frog
A Current Affair2011TV SeriesHimself / Kermit the Frog
Pioneers of Television2011TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself / Kermit the Frog from The Muppets
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey2011DocumentaryHimself
Arias with a Twist2010DocumentaryHimself
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2009TV Series documentaryKermit the Frog
The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Muppets 201: Rarities from the Henson Vault2009DocumentaryHimself / Kermit the Frog / Dr. Teeth
Entertainment Tonight1990-2009TV SeriesKermit the Frog / Himself / Cowboy / ...
20 to 12006-2009TV Series documentaryKermit the Frog / Waldorf / Mahna Mahna
A Company of Players2008Video documentary shortHimself / Big Mama / Jim / ... (uncredited)
Reflections of 'The Dark Crystal'2007Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
A Sesame Street Christmas Carol2006VideoErnie
World of Robin Hood2006TV Movie documentaryKermit the Frog (uncredited)
Sesame Street1993-2005TV SeriesErnie / Kermit the Frog / Barry Rhymie / ...
Kermit: A Frog's Life2005Video shortKermit the Frog / Rowlf (uncredited)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies2004TV Movie documentaryKermit the Frog (as Kermit the Frog)
Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On2004TV MovieErnie / Kermit the Frog / Mah Na Mah Na / ... (uncredited)
Muppets Magic from 'The Ed Sullivan Show'2003VideoHimself
50 Greatest TV Animals2003TV Movie documentaryKermit the Frog / Additional Muppets (uncredited)
Jack Paar: Smart Television2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Play with Me Sesame2002TV SeriesErnie / Kermit the Frog / Guy Smiley / ... (uncredited)
Gilda Radner's Greatest Moments2002TV SpecialKermit the Frog (as Kermit the Frog)
Biography2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Muppet Race Mania2000Video GameKermit / Waldorf (uncredited)
Sesame Street Unpaved1999TV Movie documentaryErnie / Kermit / Rowlf / ...
The 70th Annual Academy Awards1998TV SpecialDr. Teeth (uncredited)
The Best of Kermit on Sesame Street1998Video shortKermit the Frog
123 Count with Me1997Video short
The 69th Annual Academy Awards1997TV SpecialKermit the Frog (uncredited)
The Muppet CDROM: Muppets Inside1996Video GameKermit the Frog
Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television1996TV Special documentaryKermit the Frog
It's Not Easy Being Green1994Video shortKermit the Frog / Rowlf the Dog
Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration1994TV MovieErnie / Kermit the Frog / Guy Smiley
Great Performances1994TV SeriesHimself / Kermit the Frog / Muppet Performer
Chameleon of Pop: David Bowie Story1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sesame Songs: Sing-Along Earth Songs1993Video shortKermit the Frog / Ernie / Bip Bippadotta
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHimself
Holiday Greetings from 'The Ed Sullivan Show'1992TV Movie
The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson1990TV Movie documentaryHimself / Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / ...
Sing Yourself Silly!1990Video shortErnie / Singer (segment "One Banana") / Kermit the Frog
Sesame Songs: Monster Hits!1990Video shortHarvey Monster
Sesame Songs: Rock & Roll1990Video shortKermit the Frog
Count It Higher: Great Music Videos from Sesame Street1988Video shortKermit The Frog / Ernie / Guy Smiley
The Best of Ernie and Bert1988Video shortErnie
Sesame Street: Bedtime Stories and Songs1986Video shortErnie / The King (segment "The King's Problem") (uncredited)
Getting Ready to Read1986Video shortErnie / Kermit the Frog / Bip Bippadotta / ... (uncredited)
I'm Glad I'm Me1986VideoErnie / Kermit the Frog (uncredited)
Learning About Letters1986Video shortKermit The Frog / Ernie / King Peter The Persnickety / ... (uncredited)
Muppet Babies1985TV SeriesKermit the Frog / Dr. Teeth / Rowlf
An American Werewolf in London1981Kermit the Frog

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005Time-Machine Honorary AwardSitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
1992BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Children's Programme (Fiction)The Storyteller: Greek Myths (1990)· Duncan Kenworthy, Nigel Williams
1991Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 24 September 1991. At 6631 Hollywood Blvd.
1990TCA AwardTelevision Critics Association AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Children's Programming
1990Career Achievement AwardTelevision Critics Association Awards
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing in a Variety or Music ProgramThe Jim Henson Hour (1989)
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special EventsSesame Street: 20 and Still Counting (1989)· Diana Birkenfield
1988ACECableACE AwardsChildren's Educational or Informational Special or SeriesDown at Fraggle Rock... Behind the Scenes (1987)
1988Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated ProgramMuppet Babies (1984)· Margaret Loesch, Lee Gunther, Bob Richardson, John Ahern, Robert Shellhorn
1987Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's ProgramThe Storyteller (1987)· Mark Shivas
1987ACECableACE AwardsChildren's Programing Special or Series - 8 and YoungerFraggle Rock (1983)· Lawrence S. Mirkin
1987Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated ProgramMuppet Babies (1984)· Margaret Loesch, Lee Gunther, Bob Richardson, Robert Shellhorn, Jeffrey Scott
1986Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated ProgramMuppet Babies (1984)· Margaret Loesch, Lee Gunther, Bob Richardson, John Gibbs, Jeffrey Scott
1985Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated ProgramMuppet Babies (1984)· Margaret Loesch, Lee Gunther, Bob Richardson, Hank Saroyan, John Gibbs, Jeffrey Scott
1983Grand PrizeAvoriaz Fantastic Film FestivalThe Dark Crystal (1982)· Frank Oz
1980GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Recording for ChildrenThe Muppet Movie (1979)· Paul Williams, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt
1979Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in Children's ProgrammingSesame Street (1969)· Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt
1979Golden CameraGolden Camera, GermanyBest Entertainment ShowThe Muppet Show (1976)
1979GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Recording for ChildrenThe Muppet Show (1976)· Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy-Variety or Music SeriesThe Muppet Show (1976)· David Lazer, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz
1978BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsMost Original Programme/SeriesThe Muppet Show (1976)
1976Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's ProgrammingSesame Street (1969)· Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Richard Hunt, Gerri Brioso
1974EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in Children's ProgrammingSesame Street (1969)· Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Fran Brill
1971GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Recording for ChildrenSesame Street (1969)· Joan Ganz Cooney, Thomas Z. Shepard, Paul Williams, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Adapted SongThe Muppets (2011)· Sam Pottle, Steve Whitmire, Eric Jacobson, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, Peter Linz, David Rudman, Mike Vogel
1991Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's SeriesJim Henson Presents Mother Goose Stories (1990)· Roberta Kurtz, Brian Henson
1990Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's ProgramThe Jim Henson Hour (1989)· Lawrence S. Mirkin, Jerry Juhl, Martin G. Baker, Ritamarie Peruggi
1990Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing in a Variety or Music ProgramThe Jim Henson Hour (1989)
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's ProgramThe Jim Henson Hour (1989)· Duncan Kenworthy, Lawrence S. Mirkin, Martin G. Baker, Jerry Juhl
1989Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated ProgramMuppet Babies (1984)· Margaret Loesch, Bob Richardson, John Ahern, Karen Peterson, Rudy Cataldi, Al Kouzel, Chuck Downs, Hank Saroyan, Sindy McKay, Larry Swerdlove
1989Career Achievement AwardTelevision Critics Association Awards
1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's ProgramThe Storyteller (1987)· Duncan Kenworthy
1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's ProgramThe Storyteller (1987)· Duncan Kenworthy
1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's ProgramA Muppet Family Christmas (1987)· Diana Birkenfield, Martin G. Baker
1988ACECableACE AwardsChildren's Entertainment Special or Series - 8 and YoungerFraggle Rock (1983)
1988Career Achievement AwardTelevision Critics Association Awards
1987Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's ProgramThe Christmas Toy (1986)· Diana Birkenfield, Martin G. Baker
1987ACECableACE AwardsChildren's Programing Special or Series - 8 and YoungerThe Tale of the Bunny Picnic (1986)· Diana Birkenfield
1987HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationLabyrinth (1986)· Terry Jones, Dennis Lee
1986TCA AwardTelevision Critics Association AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Children's Programming
1985ACECableACE AwardsChildren's Programming SeriesFraggle Rock (1983)· Lawrence S. Mirkin
1983HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationThe Dark Crystal (1982)· Frank Oz, Gary Kurtz, David Odell
1981Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramThe Muppet Show (1976)· David Lazer, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Louise Gold, Steve Whitmire, Kathryn Mullen, Brian Muehl, Karen Prell
1980Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety or Music ProgramThe Muppet Show (1976)· David Lazer, Dave Goelz, Louise Gold, Richard Hunt, Kathryn Mullen, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Steve Whitmire
1980Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramThe Muppet Show (1976)· Don Hinkley, Jerry Juhl, David Odell
1980BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Light Entertainment Programme/SeriesThe Muppet Show (1976)
1979Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy-Variety or Music ProgramThe Muppet Show (1976)· David Lazer, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz
1979BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Light Entertainment Programme/SeriesThe Muppet Show (1976)
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music SeriesThe Muppet Show (1976)· Jerry Juhl, Don Hinkley, Joseph A. Bailey
1978BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Light Entertainment Programme/SeriesThe Muppet Show (1976)
1977Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy-Variety or Music SeriesThe Muppet Show (1976)· David Lazer, Jack Burns, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Eren Ozker, John Lovelady, Jerry Nelson
1977Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music SeriesThe Muppet Show (1976)· Jack Burns, Marc London, Jerry Juhl
1976GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Recording for ChildrenSesame Street (1969)· Joan Ganz Cooney, Thomas Z. Shepard, Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt
1966OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Short Subject, Live Action SubjectsTime Piece (1965)


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#Fact
1Shared his birthday with Steve Whitmire, his successor as the voice of Kermit the Frog.
2In 1979's The Muppet Movie (1979), in which Kermit sang "The Rainbow Connection" while perched on a log in the middle of a swamp, required Henson to perform from a specially designed diving bell underwater.
3A memorial service for Henson was held at London's St Paul's Cathedral following his death. At the entrance to the church was a plinth, on top of which sat Kermit the Frog, around his neck was a sign saying: "I've lost my voice".
4Was raised on and heavily influenced by the early TV shows of comics Milton Berle, Sid Caesar and Ernie Kovacs.
5Henson's alma mater, University of Maryland, commissioned a life-size statue of Henson and Kermit the Frog, which was dedicated on September 24, 2003.
6Henson based his early Muppet designs on the drawings in "Pogo" by Walt Kelly.
7Apart from his family and puppets, his greatest passion in life was music.
8Was a lifelong fan of science fiction.
9He legally separated from his wife Jane in 1986, but they never divorced. The two remained good friends.
10His original name for the Muppets was the Anything People.
11Upon his death it was said that Rowlf the Dog would never be used again, for this was Henson's signature character. As a memorial of sorts Rowlf is seen in a few shots of both Muppet Treasure Island (1996) and Muppets from Space (1999) both times performed by Bill Barretta. However, out of respect for Henson, Rowlf did not speak. It was not until The Muppets (2011) that the character had dialogue (spoken by Barretta).
12According to an interview with Frank Oz, Jim wanted to direct and produce a film version of "Beauty and the Beast" in the late 1980s, with Tom Cruise playing the handsome prince who would turned into a beast. The storyboard was very similar to Disney's movie, even with the servants turned into magical objects, when the Walt Disney Company announced its intention of doing an animated version of the fairy tale, he decided not to go through with the production.
13Biography in "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives," Volume Two, 1986-1990, pp. 413-415. New York: Scribners/Simon & Schuster, 1999.
14Henson's final televised appearance was on The Arsenio Hall Show (1989), just 12 days before his death.
151961: Met Frank Oz in Asilomar, California.
16Had a hit single singing "Rubber Duckie" as Ernie. "Rubber Duckie" entered the Billboard Top 40 chart for pop/rock in August 1970 and stayed on the chart for seven weeks, peaking at number 16. The 'famous' rubber-duck-squeaking solo in the original version of the song (for the very first "Sesame Street album") is squeaked by the song's writer, Jeff Moss. When the Sesame Street (1969) cast appeared in concert with the Boston Pops Orchestra, the rubber duck was considered a percussion instrument. Apparently unwilling to pay musicians to play a 'second instrument,' duck squeaking was limited to the percussion section when the cast sang this song with the Pops (with Big Bird conducting).
17Once said his earliest artistic influence was his grandmother, Dear. She taught him to value and appreciate everything he saw around him.
18His earliest puppetry influences were Kukla, Fran Allison and Ollie, Bil Baird, and Edgar Bergen.
19Arrived at his high school graduation in a new Rolls Royce Silver Cloud which he had bought with money he'd already earned with his puppets on his local NBC station. Remained a lover of expensive, luxury cars, whose collection would include a "Kermit-green" Lotus.
20The Wizard of Oz (1939) was one of his favorite films.
21"Lydia The Tattooed Lady" was one of his all-time favorite songs. The Muppets performed this song at his memorial service. Henson himself drew the tattoos on the Lydia, the female tattooed Muppet used in episode 2 of The Muppet Show (1976).
22On a trip to Europe, he saw puppet theater being taken seriously by adults. He returned to the United States convinced he could create a puppet TV show that would appeal to adults.
23His first television character was called Pierre, the French Rat. It began life as a comic strip drawn by Henson for a high-school publication in 1954.
24In his early TV shows, he didn't always perform voices, but lip-synched to records of the day.
25A Jim Henson retrospective was held from September 1990 to February 1991 at London's Museum of the Moving Image.
26First met David Lazer when he had been contracted to make a few short puppet films for them. Lazer worked at IBM.
27First met Jerry Juhl at a Puppeteers Of America convention.
28Before his career in puppetry, he would experiment with 8mm and 16mm film, often making animation.
29Was pictured on a USA 37¢ commemorative stamp issued 28 September 2005, which was issued on a single souvenir sheet honoring "Jim Henson, the man behind the Muppets". The souvenir sheet contained 10 additional 37¢ stamps featuring the following Muppet characters: Kermit the Frog; 'Fozzie Bear'; Sam the Eagle; Miss Piggy; Steve Whitmire & Dave Goelz; The Swedish Chef; Animal; Dave Goelz & Beaker; Rowlf; and Dave Goelz & Camilla.
30Harry Belafonte sang the much beloved song "Turn the World Around" from The Muppet Show (1976) at Jim's funeral. It was reported to be his favorite.
31His funeral at St. John the Divine in New York was attended by over 1,000 people and Muppets, including Frank Oz, George Lucas, Richard Curtis, Kermit the Frog, and Lord Lew Grade.
32Was a good friend of George Lucas, who originally offered him the role of Yoda in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). He declined and suggested Frank Oz for the part.
33Had been ill with walking pneumonia for several days before his death but never told anybody, not even his family, because, true to his character, he didn't want to be a burden to anybody. By the time he finally sought medical help, it was too late to do anything.
34Died the same day as Sammy Davis Jr..
35Created the original Kermit the Frog out of his mother's old coat and a ping-pong ball. In the beginning Kermit was not a frog, but a lizard-like character. He gradually evolved, and first appeared as Kermit The Frog in Hey Cinderella! (1969) and has remained so ever since.
36One of the main reasons why Henson preferred to use Kermit the Frog for his signature character was that he was the lightest in weight of the regular puppets and therefore one of the most comfortable for use for extended periods of time.
37Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991) was dedicated to his memory.
38Founded the "UNIMA Citations of Excellence" in 1973 to provide a peer-judged award for the art of puppetry in North America. In 1966, Jim Henson had previously founded (with other American puppeteers) the USA chapter of the Union Internationale de la Marionette (UNIMA) - the world's oldest international theatre arts organization, and served as the USA Chapter's founding chaiman.
39Father of Brian Henson, Lisa Henson, Heather Henson, Cheryl Henson and John Henson.
40Shares same birthday (September 24) with Steve Whitmire, fellow muppeteer who took over Kermit the Frog after Henson's death.
41Named Kermit the Frog after a childhood friend from Mississippi.
42Attended Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, Maryland.
43Attended the University of Maryland, College Park
44Died a few days before the weekend he was going to sell his company to Disney, for a reported $150 million.

#Quote
1[in a 1983 interview] I've never planned my career. I found early on, the way I operate and the way I function is by doing what seems correct. One thing just sort of leads to another and just goes from here to there. I drive all my people crazy because I don't have a five year plan.
2[on his relationship with Frank Oz] Certainly there would be times when our relationship wasn't great, but, much like a marriage, it IS a long time relationship! We know each other very well! It's very hard - there's a fine line; but Frank is a marvelous guy. He's fair; he's a funny man and a brilliant performer... I don't think there's another performer in puppetry who comes anywhere near what he does.
3I don't talk about money. I think that any expensive movie is only going to hurt itself by talking about the amount of the budget. Nothing is ever worth it.
4[in a 1983 interview] I started off alone and then with my wife. The first few years there were just a few of us, and then, as more people were added on, the work we are doing now is much more the work of a team... It's a marvelous group of people. We have a good time working, and I think our work is really good. I'm very proud of this kind of group thing that happens here.
5[about Kermit] He can say things I hold back.
6The most sophisticated people I've ever known had just one thing in common: they were all in touch with their inner children.
7I've always tried to present a positive view of the world in my work. It's so much easier to be negative and cynical and predict doom for the world than it is to try and figure out how to make things better. We have an obligation to do the latter.
8I love my work, I enjoy it. I have a terrific group of people who work with me.
9Life is meant to be fun, and joyous, and fulfilling. May each of yours be that - having each of you as a child of mine has certainly been one of the good things in my life. Know that I've always loved each of you with an eternal, bottomless love. A love that has nothing to do with each other, for I feel my love for each of you is total and all-encompassing. Please watch out for each other and love and forgive everybody. It's a good life, enjoy it.
10Some people claim Kermit is my alter-ego. I'm not sure I know what that means. I like to work Kermit because there's a lot of leeway for ad-libbing, which I don't have with most other characters but I'm not sure that I'm not Kermit.
11Simple is Good.
12If our 'message' is anything, it's a positive approach to life. That life is basically good. People are basically good.
13I think there are lots of ways of leading very good lives and growing spiritually. This process of growth goes on whether we believe in it or not.
14I spend a few minutes in meditation and prayer each morning. I find that this really helps me to start the day with a good frame of reference. As part of my prayers, I thank whoever is helping me - I'm sure that somebody or something is - I express gratitude for all my blessings and try to forgive the people that I'm feeling negative toward. I try hard not to judge anyone, and I try to bless everyone who is part of my life, particularly anyone with whom I am having any problems.
15I don't know exactly where ideas come from, but when I'm working well ideas just appear. I've heard other people say similar things - so it's one of the ways I know there's help and guidance out there. It's just a matter of our figuring out how to receive the ideas or information that are waiting to be heard.
16I believe that we form our own lives, that we create our own reality, and that everything works out for the best. I know I drive some people crazy with what seems to be ridiculous optimism, but it has always worked out for me.
17I believe that life is basically a process of growth - that we go through many lives, choosing situations and problems that we will learn through.
18I believe in taking a positive attitude toward the world, toward people, toward my work. I think I'm here for a purpose. I think it's very likely that we all are, but I'm only sure about myself. I try to tune myself in to whatever it is that I'm supposed to be, and I try to think of myself as a part of all of us - all mankind and all life. I find it's not easy to keep these lofty thoughts in mind as the day goes by, but it certainly helps me a great deal to start out this way.
19Despite this discussion of things spiritual - I still think of myself as a very 'human' being. I have the full complement of weaknesses, fears, problems, ego, and sensuality. But I think this is why we're here - to work our way through all this, and, hopefully, come out a bit wiser and better for having gone through it all.
20When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope still is to leave the world a little bit better for my having been here. It's a wonderful life and I love it.

#Trademark
1Lanky appearance and beard
2Characters include: Kermit, Ernie, Swedish Chef, Rowlf the Dog

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