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      Bill Barretta

      Bill Barretta

      Highest Rated: 95% The Muppets (2011)

      Lowest Rated: 23% The Happytime Murders (2018)

      Birthday: Jun 19, 1964

      Birthplace: Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA

      One of the leading puppet performers in the industry, Bill Barretta is best known for his work with the Jim Henson Company. Barretta first began work as a carpenter and while employed at Sesame Place, he met Brian Henson, son of Jim Henson, who encouraged him to work professionally as an actor. Barretta trained at The Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City, leading to small roles in the courtroom drama "Murder in the First" and the ape movie "Born to Be Wild." His first big break came performing as the body of prehistoric patriarch Earl Sinclair on the puppet series "Dinosaurs," produced by Henson. Barretta transitioned to assisting and supporting roles in "The Animal Show" and playing multiple small roles in "Muppet Classic Theater"; he made his film debut as a principal performer playing pirate/goat Clueless Morgan in "Muppet Treasure Island." While working on "Muppets Tonight" he developed new characters such as Sinatra-esque crooner Johnny Fiama and ursine security guard Bobo the Bear. Later, Barretta took over several of Jim Henson's roles--most notably, the Swedish Chef. Barretta put on his producer hat with the television movies "It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie" and "The Muppets Wizard of Oz."


      Bill Barretta DINOSAURS, (L TO R): STUART PANKIN, BILL BARRETTA, MAK WILSON, 1991-94, (C)JIM HENSON PRODUCTIONS The Muppets, Mindy Kaling (L), Bill Barretta (R), 'Single All The Way', Season 1, Ep. #10, 12/08/2015, ©ABC The Muppets, Bill Barretta (L), Steve Whitmire (R), 'Too Hot To Handler', Season 1, Ep. #8, 11/17/2015, ©ABC The Muppets, Bill Barretta, 'Single All The Way', Season 1, Ep. #10, 12/08/2015, ©ABC The Muppets, Bill Barretta, 'Pig Out', Season 1, Ep. #4, 10/13/2015, ©ABC The Muppets, Matt Vogel (L), Bill Barretta (R), 'The Ex-Factor', Season 1, Ep. #6, 11/03/2015, ©ABC The Muppets, Dave Grohl (L), Bill Barretta (R), 'Going, Going, Gonzo', Season 1, Ep. #9, 12/01/2015, ©ABC The Muppets, Bill Barretta (L), Ian Ziering (R), 'A Tail of Two Piggies', Season 1, Ep. #12, 02/09/2016, ©ABC The Muppets, Bill Barretta (L), Dave Goelz (R), 'Got Silk?', Season 1, Ep. #13, 02/16/2016, ©ABC The Muppets, from left: Eric Jacobson, David Rudman, Matt Vogel, Kristin Chenoweth, Bill Barretta, Dave Goelz, 'The Ex-Factor', Season 1, Ep. #6, 11/03/2015, ©ABC The Muppets, Bill Barretta, 'Single All The Way', Season 1, Ep. #10, 12/08/2015, ©ABC



      73% 62% Muppets Haunted Mansion Unknown (Voice),
      Executive Producer
      - 2021
      23% 40% The Happytime Murders Phil Philips/Junkyard/Boar (Voice) $20.7M 2018
      95% 80% The Muppets Swedish Chef (Voice) $88.6M 2011
      No Score Yet 50% Kermit's Swamp Years Croaker/Horace D' Fly/Roy the Frog/Turtle 2 (Voice) - 2002
      No Score Yet 36% Kermit's Swamp Years: The Real Story Behind Kermit the Frog's Early Years Unknown (Character) - 2002
      63% 58% Muppets From Space Pepe/Johnny Fiama/Renthro (Bobo)/Dr. Teeth/Rowlf the Dog/The Swedish Chef (Voice) $16.3M 1999


      86% 94% The Muppets Mayhem Dr. Teeth (Voice),
      Executive Producer
      69% 49% Muppets Now Rowlf the Dog/Pepe the King Prawn/Swedish Chef (Voice),
      Executive Producer
      64% 73% The Muppets Pepe the King Prawn; Rowlf; Dr. Teeth (Voice),
      Executive Producer,
      No Score Yet 86% Kim Possible Unknown (Guest Voice) 2002-2003
      60% No Score Yet Muppets Tonight Unknown (Character) 1996-1998