Puppet Studio

Gregory Paul Williams 


Steve Sherman


Greg and Steve established Puppet Studio after the two met working as puppeteers for Sid and Marty Kroft.

Their credits as a puppeteer and puppet designers include CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX and Comedy Central television networks, feature films and live venues. Credits include Katy Perry’s California Dream Tour 2011, Cher at the Colisseum, ABC Weekend Specials, Men in Black 1 and 2, Child’s Play 3, Mighty Joe Young, Beakman’s World, Pee-wee’s Playhouse, Primetime Glick, and The Showbiz Show with David Spade.  Puppet Studio designed and fabricated giant puppets for parades at Six Flags theme parks. For Princess Cruises, his company has created puppets for seventeen shows.,


A puppeteer by profession, Greg began performing at age 15 with the well-known Bob Baker Marionettes, appearing throughout California, and at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater near downtown Los Angeles. His work with Baker expanded his horizons into feature and television productions including Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind.'

As a writer/puppeteer, Greg was first hired by Jim Henson to write a series of children's books for the Muppets beginning in 1980. His work landed him on the best-seller lists with the Fozzie Bear mystery, The Case of the Missing Hat, published by Random House/Muppet Press.

Greg ‘s non-fiction book, The Story of Hollywood: An Illustrated History, won a National Best Book Award in 2007. Self-published. It also received an Independent Publishers’ Silver Medal. With international distribution, the book is available in bookstores and online outlets. 

His television appearances as a Hollywood historian include the American Movie Channel, PBS, KOCE TV, KCET Life and Times, KTLA Morning News and E! Entertainment Television.


Steve Sherman has the distinction of going up against Linda Ronstadt for an Emmy Award in 1989. She won, but then she hadn't performed in disguise as Sherman and his fellow puppeteers had in the Krofft Entertainment production of "D.C. Follies." 

A strong interest in comic book development and design led Sherman to associations with leaders in the genre, including Jack Kirby, creator of the Hulk and Captain America, and with Marvel Comics Group where he created licensed products, developed and wrote commercial spots for Marvel characters and produced and staged benefit shows featuring those characters.His acting ability came in handy when he portrayed the "Amazing Spiderman" for promotional appearances. 

From there, Sherman garnered a list of development, writing and designing credits in animation and puppets (and the combination of the two). They included four years with the popular DC Comics, a half-hour pilot featuring puppets for Golden West Broadcasting and KTLA, and three years with Filmation Associates, creating characters for various programs.

Toys were a natural sideline to which Sherman lent his innovative ideas as well. He joined Fred Adickes Associates, a leading toy development firm of the last decade, where he took part in the creation of products for major companies such Ideal and Fisher Price. He also spent four years as a consultant to Mattel Toys.

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