Archive for the ‘Puppetry’ Category

Xtreme Puppetry!

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

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Freddie The Stringman is available for gigs with his marionette revue.

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Faces OF GAGA – A new and different act.It’s a must see!

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Magic-Effects-and Illusion

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

The Queen Of The Ballet
The Queen Of The Ballet

I perform with a variety of techniques. Marionettes, hand and rod puppets, shadow puppets, animatronic creatures. Any technique to create the effect or illusion of the vinette. Magic and illusion play a large part in my puppet performances. To bring a puppet to life is an illusion in its self. But I use magic and illusion effects to enhance my performances.

Freddie Spencer Performs At Puppetry festival in Salt Lake

Thursday, April 9th, 2009


Bruno The Juggling bearFreddie performed his one man puppet & marionette show for the 8Th annual Salt Lake city puppetry festival at the city library. The festival is held once a year. About eight puppet performers and a headline act are hired for the festival. This years festival featured a line-up of great shows including Freddie “The String Man”. “I was excited to participate in the festival with other outstanding performers in the same field.

Spencer Marionettes Light Up Utah!

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Freddie Spencer, longtime puppeteer and actor who lived in Santa Monica, California is now sharing his craft of creating puppets by working with the ARTS KIDS organization.

This season, each local school in the area will pick approximately 18 students from ages 8 – 11 years old to participate in Mr. Spencer’s two-hour course. During this time, each child will be given materials to create their own rod puppet.

“So far, the kids have been doing an outstanding job building their own rod puppet characters. They have come up with some imaginative faces and costumes to express their own unique style”

Mr. Spencer was born in Troy, New York and has been a professional puppeteer and creator of puppets for over 50 years. He became interested in puppets at a very early age and performed in his father’s magic and puppet show beginning at age 8.

His first professional puppeteering job was with the World’s Fair in New York in 1964 hired by well-known television and theater producers, Sid and Marty Krofft. Freddie continued to work with the Krofft organization on most of their television productions throughout the years like H. R. PUFF N STUFF, SIGMUND & THE SEA MONSTERS, LAND OF THE LOST, THE BARBARA MANDRELL SHOW, DC FOLLIES, etc. His television career went beyond the Kroffts and he worked on such children’s productions as PEE WEE’S PLAYHOUSE, WIZZLE FALLS, OKIE AND DOKEY, and many more.

In 1980, Spencer opened his own live action special effects company, Image Creators, Inc., and worked on such films as BEETLEJUICE with Tim Burton, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA with Francis Ford Coppola, Child’s Play 111, TEAM AMERICA with Trey Parker and Mat Stone. He created and performed puppets on music videos with Garth Brooks, Outcasts, and ZZ Top. His work has appeared in many television commercials with Quaker Oats, Kellogg’s, Kraft foods, Bandai Toys, Hasbro, GMC, and Radio Shack as some of his clients. As mentioned before, Spencer has worked on television series throughout the years. Recently, he flew back to LA for a re-occurring role in the sketch comedy series, MAD TV, using a giant Ant puppet that takes four puppeteers to operate.

Freddie Spencer was nominated for an Emmy in 1989.

Since moving to Park City, Mr. Spencer is going back to his roots creating two marionette and rod-puppet shows for private parties/ events – one for children and one for adults.

Now known as The Stringman, he can be reached at (310) 202-8286, (435) 649-9553 or via email.

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