The third child of Jim got his start building a penguin puppet for ‘The Muppet Show.’ From there, he worked on the rigging device that made the group bicycle riding scene possible in ‘The Great Muppet Caper.’ By the mid-80s, he was working extensively with the Jim Henson Creature Shop as a puppeteer on several TV and movie projects. When his father passed away in 1991, Brian and his siblings inherited the Jim Henson Company; he was named President, Chairman and CEO of the organization.
Following a brief two-year period when the Jim Henson Company was owned by German media company EM.TV (during which ‘Sesame Street’ was sold off to the Sesame Workshop), the Henson siblings reacquired the company in 2002. They sold the Muppets property to Disney in 2004, while still maintaining the rights to ‘Fraggle Rock,’ ‘Labyrinth’ and ‘The Dark Crystal.’ with the hopes to develop new features involving those characters. Brian currently serves as Chairman, while sister Lisa acts as CEO. In addition to his leadership responsibilities, he has directed episodes of company productions like ‘Farscape’ for the Sci-Fi Channel and ‘Sid the Science Kid’ for PBS.
‘Labyrinth’: Hoggle, Goblins
'Jim Henson's The Storyteller': Dog
‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’: Director
‘Muppet Treasure Island’: Director