Seeing puppets on a television program when I was 3 years old.
My Puppetry (or Puppet) Hero
Larry Smith, Burr Tillstrom, Bil Baird & Jim Henson
More About Me:
Wayne Martin’s interest in puppetry began as a hobby at age of three and a half. By age eight, he had formed his own company and turned full-time professional.
Wayne’s credits include guest appearances with Symphony Orchestras and work as principal manipulator for industry greats Sid and Marty Krofft Productions and Jim Henson’s Muppets, among others.
He has been featured in numerous award winning television programs and commercials garnering him two Emmy Award nominations.
Martin has toured Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia and presents his one-man variety revue hundreds of times each year across the United States in an act that has appeared with such established artists as Bob Hope, Dolly Parton, The 5th Dimension and The Temptations.
Wayne Martin Puppets
Puppeteers of America
Cincinnati Area Puppetry Guild
Boston Area Guild of Puppetry
I like your photos, I have always loved marionettes, and feel they are somewhat of a lost art form. I'd like to work more with them, even made one with help from friends, maybe in the future I'll try and do more. I hope you post some videos, would love to see the characters in action.
Great puppets, especially the big ones. I am sorry we haven't bumped into you when we are around the Boston area would love to see a show and talk shop. Please let us know if you are ever out by Albany NY. Again great puppets
The Puppet People
Joey Emory here Wayne, Just a note to say thanks for the response back for Fred and be assured that he will receive it (In fact next week). Per a personal request of Fred to help him with this effort, I will retrieve both his emails as well as his comments posted. Unfortunately his health keeps him from taking on such a task. My personal desire is to create a tribute the work of Fred, Jimmy, Rudy, Ray, and the others that over the years worked with Fred. If you have any insights that would help let me know. I apologize for any miss understanding that may have created.