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Stephen Boaden left a comment for Buddy Big Mountain
"Happy Birthday!!"
Nov 27, 2013
David C. Herzog left a comment for Buddy Big Mountain
"Happy Birthday Spotted Pony!  "
Nov 27, 2011
Buddy Big Mountain replied to Rob's discussion Getting started in the group Ventriloquists Anonymous
"Greetings Rob, What might help is to be seen a bit more. You may have to volunteer at a few venues that will give you the maximum exposure to the people that would use your talents and hire you."
Aug 4, 2011
Buddy Big Mountain joined Ibex Puppetry's group

Handmade Puppet Dreams

A group for independent puppet filmmakers and fans who are in, aspire to be in, or just enjoy Heather Henson's personally-curated traveling film festival.
Jun 12, 2011
Buddy Big Mountain liked Mike O'Brien's video
Jun 12, 2011
Buddy Big Mountain and Creature Clones are now friends
Apr 12, 2011
Buddy Big Mountain commented on Westpuppets's group Works in Progress
"Well I can't make any more excuses, I have to get to work and build Betty, The Jingle Dress Dancer. Even though I don't have a sewing machine with me, long story, I will be building her all by hand like some of my first marionettes. So far…"
Jan 31, 2011
Buddy Big Mountain replied to Bobbi A. Chukran's discussion Plays for puppet shows in the group Puppets: Comedy Writing
"Hi Bobbi C, I guess if you had 20 puppeteers answer you, you would have 25 answers. Personally, when I was performing puppet shows, I wrote most of my script. I have also took time and cut and pasted voices from cd's and…"
Jan 5, 2011
Buddy Big Mountain and Marc Dunworth are now friends
Dec 23, 2010
bob abdou and Buddy Big Mountain are now friends
Nov 29, 2010
Buddy Big Mountain and Bleeckie Streetie are now friends
Nov 23, 2010
Buddy Big Mountain and monja brink are now friends
Oct 6, 2010
Buddy Big Mountain is now friends with Robert Anthony and Joseph Emory
Sep 15, 2010
Buddy Big Mountain replied to Mycroft's discussion Purple Whatnot in the group Works in Progress
"You did a very nice job on your puppet! First time too, very impressive!"
Sep 14, 2010
Buddy Big Mountain commented on Westpuppets's group Works in Progress
"I started working on this and it was looking good. I showed it to my wife and she said it was too small. I disagreed and proved her right. After a quick addition to the head I realized the small head looked better, but too small. So, now I do not…"
Sep 14, 2010
Buddy Big Mountain is now friends with The Dan Clark Company and James "Jimmy" Eisenberg
Sep 11, 2010

Profile Information

Southampton New York
Relationship to Puppetry
I Collect Build Perform marionettes and puppets
What First Got Me Interested in Puppetry
I have enjoyed puppetry since I was a kid, marionette shows in school and puppet shows at the parks I worked at with my family. It became more than a kid thing when I started watching Jim Henson and The Great Favog (?) on Saturday Night Live. Puppetry became a job when I toured with a show in 1976. I trained myself by watching Sesame Street and it became a passion while I was working with The Trotter Brothers in 1978.
My Puppetry (or Puppet) Hero
Grover from Sesame Street was one of my favorites for a long time and then I started working with Windell P. Snodgrasz.
If I Were a Puppet, I'd Be...
I like Clifford from The Muppet Show. He is the first puppet I know of that has my given name but I think I would like to be ...
More About Me:
I have been active with puppetry since 1976 while performing hand puppets and body puppets for Phillip Morris. I learned how to work marionettes while with the Trotter Brothers in 1978. I learned how to build and make patterns from Betty Lehnus of the Trotters. I started out as puppeteer that did ventriloquism and now I am a ventriloquist that does puppetry.
My Company/Troupe/Group
Big Mountain Entertainment
Affiliations/Professional Organizations
Orange County Puppetry Guild

Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 11:22pm on November 27, 2011, David C. Herzog said…

Happy Birthday Spotted Pony!


At 1:41pm on November 27, 2013, Stephen Boaden said…

Happy Birthday!!

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