Tyler Bunch

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Tyler Bunch
Born Tyler T. Bunch
(1970-02-10) February 10, 1970 (age 48)
Tahlequah, Oklahoma, U.S.
Residence Stratford, Connecticut
Occupation Puppeteer, puppet designer, director, actor
Years active 1993-present

Tyler T. Bunch (born February 10, 1970) is an American puppeteer, puppet designer, director, and actor. In addition to his work for the Jim Henson Company, Bunch has created and performed puppets for PBS, Nickelodeon and Disney's The Muppets Studio. He has acted in a few Off Broadway productions and has made appearances on American television shows such as Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Person of Interest and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and video games such as Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Red Dead Revolver. Currently,[when?] he is directing the PBS children's television series SeeMore's Playhouse. He is also currently[when?] scheduled to be one of the puppeteers for the musical stage adaptation of Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas. He resides in Stratford, Connecticut.


  • Sesame Street (PBS): Rico, Mr. Can You Guess, Prince Cha-Cha-Charming, Joe Doe, Dancing Monsters (assistant), Tom Twinkletoes, Ryan, "Pre-School Musical" announcer, Big Bad Wolf (Episode 4145), Jack the Boss, Max Bear, Minnesota Mel, Super Chicken (in Episode 4176), Jeff Bawksworthy, Jeff Probst Muppet, Herry Monster (2013, live stage appearance) various Anything Muppets, Ricardo, Louie, background characters
  • Sesame Beginnings (Sony Wonder): Baby Cookie Monster
  • Happy, Healthy, Ready for School: Ready Eddie
  • Love the Earth! (Genius Entertainment): Park Ranger Squirrel
  • Count on Sports (Genius Entertainment): Mr. Referee
  • The Get Healthy Now Show: The Big Tomato
  • Talk, Listen, Connect: Changes: Ricardo
  • Kids' Favorite Country Songs (Genius Entertainment): Froggy
  • Learning is Everywhere: Louie
  • Bedtime with Elmo (Genius Entertainment): Louie
  • Abby in Wonderland (Genius Entertainment): Bottle
  • Don't Forget to Watch the Movie (Loews): background characters
  • The Best of Elmo (Random House Home Video): background characters
  • It's a Big Big World (PBS): Winslow, Riona
  • Between the Lions (PBS): Walter Pigeon, Dr. Nitwhite
  • The Book of Pooh (Playhouse Disney): Tigger
  • The Electric Company (PBS): Special Agent Jack Bowser, Narrator for “The Adventures of the Electric Company on Prankster Planet”
  • Muppets from Space (Jim Henson Pictures): Additional Muppet Performer
  • Jack's Big Music Show (Noggin): The Giant
  • Blue's Room (Nick Jr.): Dress Up Chest
  • Oobi (Noggin): Grampu
  • The Muppets (Disney): Foozie, Thog, Additional Muppet Performer
  • Toy Story (Disney/Pixar): (as a producer), Buzz Lightyear
  • Toy Story 2 (Disney/Pixar): (as a writer), Buzz Lightyear, Utility Belt Buzz Lightyear, Buzz Lightyear Aisle
  • Toy Story 3 (Disney/Pixar): (as a writer), Buzz Lightyear
  • Ratatouille (Disney/Pixar): (as a director), Auguste Gusteau
  • Up (Disney/Pixar): (as a director), Carl Fredrickson
  • A Bug's Life (Disney/Pixar): (as a director), Dim
  • The Incredibles (Disney/Pixar): (as a director), Syndrome's Security Guards of Henchmen
  • Muppets Most Wanted (Disney): LA Muppet Announcer
  • Despicable Me (Illumination Entertainment): (as a producer), Gru
  • Despicable Me 2 (Illumination Entertainment): (as a producer), Gru
  • Despicable Me 3 (Illumination Entertainment): (as a producer), Gru
  • Finding Nemo (Disney/Pixar): (as a producer), Bloat
  • Bear in the Big Blue House (Playhouse Disney): Treelo, Pop, Dog Hogg, Rocko, WCHA-CHA Announcer
  • Monsters, Inc. (Disney/Pixar): (as a producer), James P. Sullivan
  • Word World (PBS): (as a producer), Ant
  • Late Night Buffet with Augie and Del: Bongo
  • 1-800-BAR-NONE Commercial: Pets.com Sock Puppet
  • The Muppets' Wizard of Oz: Janice, Old Tom, Treelo and Pop
  • Puppet Up! Uncensored (Jim Henson Company): performer
  • The Producers: puppeteer (pigeons)
  • SeeMore's Playhouse (PBS): director
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Season 2 Episode E3208: Malignant) (NBC): Drew Romney
  • The Weepies Can't Go Back Now music video: puppet Steve Tannen
  • Late Night Liars (GSN): Sir Sebastian Simian
  • Air New Zealand Rico commercials: Rico
  • Julie's Greenroom (Netflix): Hugo the Duck
  • Nella the Princess Knight (Nickelodeon): Knight Brigade Captain

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Preceded by
Brian Henson
Performer of Janice
2005 – 2008
Succeeded by
David Rudman
Preceded by
Jerry Nelson
Performer of Herry Monster
Succeeded by
Peter Linz