Kevin Carlson (b. April 12, 1962) is a puppeteer who performed puppets on Dinosaurs, Elmopalooza, and Muppets Tonight. On tour as the primary puppeteer in The Muppet Show: On Tour!, Carlson met both his future wife (one of the costumed dancers), and Jim Henson.
Outside of the Muppet realm, Carlson was trained at a workshop hosted by Sid and Marty Krofft, later performing in a series of 1981 Oral Roberts Celebration specials. He later wrote and performed in the The Adventures Timmy the Tooth puppet series as well as the feature film Team America, the Men in Black series, PeeWee's Playhouse, Mr. Potatohead, Imagination Movers and other TV shows and commercials.
Carlson also ran an online puppet greeting card site called PuppetGreetings featuring original characters such as Captain Bucky, Bob, Eyegore (from Timmy the Tooth but with a different name) and more.
In 2006, Carlson performed a puppet character, "Edward R. Meow", in an episode of The Office. The puppet was a cast member in a TV show that Michael appeared in as a child.
Most recently, Kevin performed the role of Warehouse Mouse for Disney's Imagination Movers which is currently airing in over 59 countries worldwide. The show has celebrated three seasons and continues to delight the pre-school set along with their parents.
- Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration
- Muppet*Vision 3D
- Dr. Dolittle
- Muppet Classic Theater
- Muppets Tonight
- Cats & Dogs
- The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas: Pigasaurus, Dino, Mammoth, Octopus
- Snow Dogs
- Puppet Up!
- Late Night Buffet with Augie and Del: Joey
- Forgetting Sarah Marshall
- The Muppets
- The Muppets Take the Bowl
- Pee-Wee's Playhouse: Clocky, Conky, Floory
- The Adventures of Timmy the Tooth: Timmy
- Men in Black
- Batman Returns: Penguins
- Doctor Dolittle II
- Men in Black II
- Crank Yankers
- All That: Fuzz (Leroy & Fuzz)
- Crow Police
- Team America, World Police
- Imagination Movers: Warehouse Mouse
- Animal Wow! Stately the Mutt