James Godwin is a puppeteer and actor who served as a Muppet performer on Elmo's Christmas Countdown and A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa. Godwin's non-Muppet credits include such series as It's a Big Big World (as Bob), The Book of Pooh (puppeteering Pooh), Between the Lions, and Oobi. He also participated in the Chappelle's Show parody of Sesame Street, "Knee High Park."
Godwin founded the puppet troupe the Elementals, which has performed at the Jim Henson International Festival of Puppet Theater. He also co-wrote and starred in the adult puppet variety stage show Uncle Jimmy's Dirty Basement. As a voice actor, Godwin played Private Public and Farmer John on Mo Willems' Sheep in the Big City.