Tim Lagasse

Noggin Nick Jr Oobi TV Series - Tim Lagasse as Oobi

Name Timothy Lagasse
Occupation Puppeteer
Role in Oobi Puppeteer (Oobi, Taro)
Director (shorts only)
Puppet coordinator

Tim Lagasse is a puppeteer, puppet designer and filmmaker. He is the puppeteer for Oobi and Taro. He also acted as the puppet coordinator for the series and directed the shorts.


Tim Lagasse earned his BFA from the University of Connecticut. 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 University of Connecticut's Puppet Arts Program.


  • Oobi - Oobi, Taro, puppet coordinator, director (shorts)
  • Allegra's Window - Mr. Cook, Tweeter
  • Blue's Room - Puppet designer
  • A Show of Hands - Creator, writer, lead performer
  • Weinerville - Puppet coordinator, Coach Loogi
  • Nick in the Afternoon - Designer, coordinator
  • Nick Jr. Sings - Designer, puppet builder, coordinator
  • It's a Big Big World - Wartz, Ick
  • Between the Lions - Arty Smarty-pants, Barnaby B. Busterfield III
  • Sesame Street - Ensemble puppeteer
  • Johnny and the Sprites - Basil
  • The Book of Pooh - Ensemble puppeteer
  • Bear in the Big Blue House - Ensemble puppeteer
  • The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss - Fox in Socks, Jr. Kangaroo, others
  • Keep It Free! - Filmmaker
  • Chappelle's Show - Puppet coordinator and Ensemble puppeteer, designed and built Bobble and Crabs
  • Ready, Set, Learn! - Puppet coordinator, Paz
  • Sizziling Kung Fu Mice Feature Demo - Ensemble puppeteer
  • I National Commercial - Strange Goateed Puppeteer
  • A Little Curious - Puppet coordinator, lead builder, lead performer
  • Once Upon a Tree - Puppet coordinator, lead performer (Jasper, Bleu)
  • Mathmataz - Ensemble puppet performer
  • Crash & Bernstein - Crash
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