John Lovelady
Born (1931-08-11) August 11, 1931 (age 92)
Known forWorking on The Muppet Show and Sesame Street
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Creative Technical Crafts

John Lovelady is an American retired puppeteer who worked with the Muppets, including on the PBS series Sesame Street.[1] Lovelady is originally from Oxford, Mississippi. He was one of the puppeteer troupe in the first season of The Muppet Show (1976–77).[2]

He later joined the syndicated children's series The Great Space Coaster, puppeteered for Mother Goose's Treasury, and also performed in a serialisation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.[citation needed]



  1. ^ Davis, Michael (2008). Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street. Penguin Group 2008. ISBN 9780670019960.
  2. ^ Falk, Karen (2012). Imagination Illustrated: The Jim Henson Journal. Chronicle Books. p. 102. ISBN 978-1452105826.
Media offices Preceded byNone Performer of Crazy Harry 1974, 1976–1977 Succeeded byJerry Nelson