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Tim Lagasse is an award-winning puppeteer, puppet designer, and filmmaker. On Oobi, he played the main character. He also directed the original two-minute shorts and worked as a puppet coordinator for each episode.

He earned his BFA from the University of Connecticut's Puppet Arts Program. Upon graduating, he became the first student to receive the Jim Henson Memorial Prize in Puppetry. In college, he created a series of short films starring bare-handed puppets called A Show of Hands. It won him a number of awards and led to him being noticed by Josh Selig, a writer for Sesame Street who eventually created Oobi. Selig was impressed with Lagasse's bare-handed work and asked him to play Oobi.


Lagasse acts as a puppeteering consultant and creates puppet films for stations like PBS, MTV, HBO, and Nickelodeon. He played puppet lead Crash on the Disney Channel series Crash & Bernstein. He enjoys performing puppetry for a more mature audience also, and does so at various puppet events and slams across New York and New England.

In addition to his performance credits, Tim also teaches the art of puppetry, lecturing at the Lincoln Center Foundation and instructing students on modern television puppet techniques at the Puppet Arts Program at the University of Connecticut and the O'Neill Puppetry Conference.


Other credits

  • Allegra's Window - Mr. Cook, Tweeter
  • Bear in the Big Blue House - Jet Setter Tutter, ensemble puppeteer
  • The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss - Fox in Socks, Junior Kangaroo, various characters
  • Between the Lions - Walter Pigeon, Arty Smartypants
  • Kermit Channel Promo - Stu the Janitor
  • Sesame Street - Various characters
  • The Book of Pooh - Ensemble puppeteer
  • Johnny and the Sprites - Basil
  • The Producers - Pigeons
  • Blue's Room - Polka Dots and Dress-Up Chest, puppet designer and builder
  • It's a Big Big World - Ick and Wartz, director for some episodes
  • Chappelle's Show - Knee High Park
  • Imagination Movers - Warehouse Mouse puppet designer
  • Once Upon a Tree - Jasper the Hare, Bleu the Cricket
  • Crash & Bernstein - Crash
  • The Muppets (2015 series) - Additional characters

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ve Crew
Cast members Pam ArcieroHeather AschJennifer BarnhartCheryl BlaylockLisa BuckleyTyler BunchKevin ClashFrankie CorderoStephanie D'AbruzzoJames GodwinTim LagasseNoel MacNealMatt Vogel
Composers Jared FaberLarry HochmanJeffrey LesserChristopher North
Other crew John MontagnaMartin P. RobinsonJosh Selig
Companies Little Airplane ProductionsNickelodeon