Rick Lyon

Rick Lyon


Rochester, NY

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Rick Lyon was born and grew up in Rochester, NY. He studied theatre at Penn State University, and puppetry at the Institute of Professional Puppetry Arts in Connecticut and the Institut Internationale de la Marionnette in France. Right out of college, Rick worked on a puppet show in…more

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  • Trivia

    • Movie Credits:

      Corn - Puppeteer
      Men in Black - Puppeteer
      The NeverEnding Story III - Puppeteer
      Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III - Donatello
      Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze - Tokka
      Muppet*Vision 3-D - Various Muppets

    • TV Credits:

      Crank Yankers (Episode #2.3) - Puppeteer
      The 58th Annual Tony Awards - Himself
      The Book of Pooh - Puppeteer
      Bear in the Big Blue House - Puppeteer
      The Muppets at Walt Disney World - Dog/Frog/Rat/Additional Muppet Performer
      The Jim Henson Hour - Vocals
      The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson - Himself
      Sesame Street - Various Muppets

    • Rick and Jennifer Barnhart developed a sign language system to figure out when to move their two-person sock puppet - Nicky.

  • Quotes

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