Martin P. Robinson (born March 9, 1954) is a puppeteer for the Jim Henson Company. He originally[vague] built, designed, and performed the puppets for Little Shop of Horrors. He is perhaps best known for his work on Sesame Street. He has performed the characters of Telly Monster, Mrs. Grouch (Oscar's mother), Slimey the Worm, Mr. Snuffleupagus, and Tony The Turtle on the show for more than 30 years. He also performed the character Riff on Allegra's Window, and was an animatronic puppeteer for Leonardo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He is the puppeteer responsible for training the puppeteers on Sesame Tree. He was born on March 9, 1954 in Dearborn, Michigan. He graduated from Brookfield East High School, in Brookfield, Wisconsin, suburb of Milwaukee. He was married to Sesame Street writer Annie Evans on August 9, 2008 on the set of Sesame Street, in the Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, NY. They have twin daughters, Lyra and Ripley, born February 12, 2009. Robinson also has four grown children from a previous marriage. He voice The Cat in the Hat on The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss replacing Bruce Lanoil.
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