Puppet Master Tim Lagasse, who most recently worked on ABC’s “the muppets.”, and starred as Crash, in Disney XD’s “Crash & Bernstein”, has been entertaining audiences with his unusual skill set for over 25 years.
A “Sesame Street” alumnus, Lagasse designs, builds, and performs all forms of puppets, as well as directing and editing single and multi camera television shows (usually with puppets in them). His creation of a series of short puppet films for the award-winning PBS children’s series “Between the Lions” garnered him three Daytime Emmy nominations. Additionally, Lagasse has designed and fabricated multiple puppets for Nickelodeon’s “Blue’s Clues,” and was a featured performer and director on PBS’ “It’s a Big Big World!” His other television credits include Disney’s Emmy-nominated series “Johnny and the Sprites,” Nick Jr.’s “Oobi”, and Comedy Central’s “Chapelle’s Show.”
A graduate of the University of Connecticut with a BFA in Puppet Arts, Lagasse was the first student to receive the Jim Henson Memorial Prize in Puppetry. He also won a Broadcast Design Silver Award and received the coveted Union International de la Marionette Citation of Excellence in the Art of Puppetry.
Tim has also designs and builds puppets for The Jim Henson Company and Puppet Heap, teaches Digital Filmmaking and Modern Filmed Puppet Techniques at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center and at the Puppet Arts Program at the University of Connecticut, and finds time to practice sleight of hand, piano, and Theremin. He married the love of his life and lives with her and their four cats in Hollywood, CA.