Animated Character Database
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James Maury "Jim" Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990) was one of the most widely known puppeteers in American history and was the creator of The Muppets. He was the leading source behind their long run in the television series Sesame Street and The Muppet Show and films such as The Muppet Movie (1979) and creator of advanced puppets for projects like Fraggle RockThe Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth. He was also an Oscar-nominated film director, Emmy Award-winning television producer, and the founder of The Jim Henson Company, the Jim Henson Foundation, and Jim Henson's Creature Shop.

Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog are seen banished to the Phantom Zone from the movie Superman II by God for trying to sneak into Heaven past St. Peter in "The Most Adequate Christmas Ever".

Henson is voiced by Steve Hely.