Kevin Carlson (b. April 12, 1962) is a puppeteer who has performed on various Muppet and Henson projects. On tour as the primary puppeteer in The Muppet Show: On Tour!, Carlson met both his future wife (who was 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 puppet series The Adventures of Timmy the Tooth as well as the feature film Team America: World Police, the Men in Black film series, Pee-wee's Playhouse, The Mr. Potato Head Show, Imagination Movers, and other TV shows and commercials. In 2006, Carlson performed a puppet character, "Edward R. Meow", in an episode of The Office; the puppet was a character in a TV show that Michael Scott (Steve Carell) appeared in as a child.
Carlson also ran an online puppet greeting card site called Puppet Greetings featuring original characters such as Captain Bucky, Bob, Eyegore (Sidney Cyclops from The Adventures of Timmy the Tooth but with a different name) and more.
- Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration: Gonzo (puppetry only)
- Muppet*Vision 3D
- Muppet Classic Theater
- Muppets Tonight
- Dr. Dolittle
- 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 (2011)
- Lady Gaga & the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular
- Muppets Most Wanted
- The Muppets (2015) (episodes 111 and 116)
- Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival
- The Muppets Take the Bowl
- Pee-wee's Playhouse: Clocky, Conky, Floory
- The Adventures of Timmy the Tooth: Timmy the Tooth
- Toby Terrier and His Video Pals: Toby Terrier
- Men in Black
- Batman Returns: Penguins
- Dr. Dolittle 2
- 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