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Allan Trautman is an Emmy-nominated puppeteer, actor, improvisor, and director. He is a lead puppeteer and puppetry technique instructor for The Jim Henson Company.
Films include Jon Favreau’s live-action remake of The Jungle Book; Babe, Dr. Dolittle, The Country Bears, Cats & Dogs, Muppets from Space, and other projects. He also worked on the two Men in Black movies, Monkeybone, and Jack Frost. He was a series regular on Dinosaurs and Unhappily Ever After, and his work appears in Adam Ruins Everything, Muppets Tonight, A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, and The Muppets Wizard of Oz. Recent Internet appearances include lead characters on Neil’s Puppet Dreams, starring Neil Patrick Harris, on the Nerdist Channel on YouTube. He has also performed leads on SUDS and Alt Reality. Commercial work includes hand shadows for Nationwide Insurance and an animatronic bear for Pepsi.
He is currently at work on Splash and Bubbles, a new PBS Kids series scheduled to debut in November 2016.
Mr. Trautman starred off-Broadway in Stuffed and Unstrung, an improvisational puppet production from The Jim Henson Company. The show, now called Puppet Up!, recently returned from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland and successes at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in Australia and tours throughout the States. He will soon appear in Puppet Up! in residency at the Venetian in Las Vegas. He has performed with The Jim Henson Company since 1990 as a lead puppeteer, and has directed episodes of Sid the Science Kid for PBS.
His professional work began while an undergrad at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his MFA in acting from CalArts. As an actor, he has appeared in the Coen brothers movie Intolerable Cruelty and the 1984 cult classic Return of the Living Dead, in which he performed the infamous Tarman. Recent stage work includes leading roles in Equus, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing and Brighton Beach Memoirs.

From series regular to film leads, explore Allan’s puppetry work…

Allan has on-camera experience in films, TV, commercials, and stage.

Find out about Allan’s experience teaching puppetry and improv.

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