Bob Payne

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Bob Payne is an American puppeteer and puppet builder. He is also known as Robert Payne and Bobby Payne.


Payne, a native of Washington, D.C., was a college friend of Jim Henson and Jane Henson. He first worked with them on Jim Henson's show Sam and Friends as a backup puppeteer. He even took part in some of Jim Henson's advertising where he was the principal performer of the Mirinda Craver from the Mirinda commercials.

Payne later went on to build several characters for The Muppet Show and other projects where he did occasional puppeteering.

He later received a special credit as a historian in The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years.





Preceded by
Telly Monster
Succeeded by
Brian Muehl

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