Brian Henson

Executive, Producer, Puppeteer
Brian Henson, the son of famed Muppets creator Jim Henson, was rushed into his father's position as head of the company when the elder Henson died unexpectedly in 1990 at age 53. Since then, the third of five children ... Read more »
Born: 11/03/1963 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (23)

Which Witch? 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Farscape 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Bear in the Big Blue House 1997 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Rat 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

BRATS of the Lost Nebula 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Family Rules 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Muppets From Space 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss 1996 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Buddy 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Aliens in the Family 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jim Henson's Animal Show 1994 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Muppet Treasure Island 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Jim Henson's Dog City 1992 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

CityKids 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jim Henson's The Secret Life of Toys 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

CityKids 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Muppet Christmas Carol 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Gulliver's Travels (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Power of the Dark Crystal (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Happytime Murders (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (16)

Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Apprentice 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jim Henson's Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story 1990 - 1991, 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Muppets From Space 1999 (Movie)

of Dr Phil Van Neuter/Sal Minella (Voice)

Muppets Tonight 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Fearnot 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Hans My Hedgehog 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Voice

The Christmas Toy 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Voice

Labyrinth 1986 (Movie)

Hoggle (Actor)

Labyrinth 1986 (Movie)

of Hoggle (Voice)

Return to Oz 1985 (Movie)

Jack Pumpkinhead (Actor)

Return to Oz 1985 (Movie)

(Voice)

The Great Muppet Caper 1981 (Movie)

(Voice)

The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (TV Show)

Actor

The World of Jim Henson (TV Show)

Actor
Physical Effects (10)

Daedalus & Icarus 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Puppeteer

Orpheus & Eurydice 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Puppeteer

Perseus & the Gorgon 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Puppeteer

Theseus & the Minotaur 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Puppeteer

The Witches 1990 (Movie)

(Puppeteer)

The Luck Child 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Puppeteer

Labyrinth 1986 (Movie)

puppeteer coordinator (Puppeteer)

The Great Muppet Caper 1981 (Movie)

Muppet performer (Puppets Design)

The Three Ravens (TV Show)

Puppeteer
Director (5)

Which Witch? 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

Muppet Treasure Island 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

The Muppet Christmas Carol 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Jim Henson's Mother Goose Stories 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Director

The Happytime Murders (Movie)

(Director)
Visual Effects & Animation (1)

The Muppets Take Manhattan 1984 (Movie)

(Muppets) (Special Effects)
Other (2)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1990 (Movie)

(Second Unit Director)

Little Shop of Horrors 1986 (Movie)

plant performer (Other)

Biography

Brian Henson, the son of famed Muppets creator Jim Henson, was rushed into his father's position as head of the company when the elder Henson died unexpectedly in 1990 at age 53. Since then, the third of five children and eldest son has forged the Henson-Disney relationship (Jim Henson had sold out to Disney in the 80s) and has won mostly applause for both invigorating the Muppets franchise and branching out into new areas, such as the Emmy-winning NBC miniseries "Gulliver's Travels" (1996).

Relationships

Ellis Flyte Special Thanks

Wife
Together since 1983 Married Nov. 5, 1990 Divorced

Lisa Henson Producer

Sister
Born May 9, 1960; co-chairman and co-CEO of The Jim Henson Company

Jim Henson Executive Producer

Father
Born Sept. 24, 1936; legendary creator of "Sesame Street" and "The Muppets" Died May 16, 1990

Jane Henson Actor

Mother
Born June 16, 1934

Cheryl Henson Actor

Sister

Heather Henson Actor

Sister

John Henson Puppet Performer

Brother
Born April 25, 1965

Mia Sara Actor

Wife
Married April 6, 2010

EDUCATION

University of Colorado

Boulder , Colorado
dropped out after two years

Phillips Andover Academy

Andover , Massachusetts

Milestones

2008

Executive produced and directed animated series "Sid the Science Kid" (PBS Kids)

2005

Executive produced "The Muppets' Wizard of Oz" (ABC)

1999

Produced Australian sci-fi series "Farscape" (aired on Sci Fi Channel in U.S.)

1999

Produced feature film "Muppets from Space"

1996

Was executive producer of "Muppets Tonight!" (ABC)

1996

Was executive producer of NBC miniseries "Gulliver's Travels"; won Emmy

1996

Helmed "Muppet Treasure Island"

1996

Executive produced ABC series "Aliens in the Family"

1992

Produced and directed "The Muppet Christmas Carol," first Muppets film since Jim Henson's death

1990

Directed "Jim Henson's Mother Goose Stories" for The Disney Channel; won Daytime Emmy

1990

Served as executive producer on "Dinosaurs" (ABC); voiced several characters

1990

Named president of Jim Henson Productions after father's death

1989

Was puppeteer on feature "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

1987

Worked as puppeteer on NBC series "The Story Teller"

1985

Voiced characters and was puppeteer on the feature "Return to Oz"

1981

Began in family business as a puppeteer on "The Great Muppet Caper"

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