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Michael Moodoo
actor / puppeteer

Artist bio:
Michael Moodoo, a.k.a. Michael Dowell, is a puppeteer who has been creating original puppet shows in Los Angeles since 2000. He is the creator of Moodoo Puppets, a group that provides original, extraordinary puppet shows for audiences. All of the puppets are build by hand, and the group writes their own original scripts. The shows are very interactive, fun and age appropriate for all ages. Each show features an important social theme, such as friendship, helping others and caring for the environment. In each show, the kids get to be the "heroes" who save the day.

As a puppeteer, Michael has performed hundreds of shows for festivals, private parties, and special events in Los Angeles. Notable venues include: The 25th Annual Salute to Recreation Event, Pershing Square, The City of Los Angeles BIg Sunday Event, Pasadena Food Bowl, The City of Monterey Park's Kids Day Event, Universal Studios Child Care and Kidspace Children's Museum.

He has performed puppetry for an MTV music video for "The White Stripes"; and in April 2007, he performed as the lead puppeteer for an upcoming "International Global Awareness" commercial on MTV.

He has taught many puppetry workshops at Los Angeles schools in conjunction with Center Theatre Group and the Mark Taper Forum.

For more information, contact Michael at 626-487-1420 or email

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Television Host:

"Drawing Power! with Michael Moodoo", Adelphia Cable TV, 6 episodes
- Winner of a Parents' Choice Award (Vol. 2 Dinosaur Drawing)


"Cat Solen PSA" 2 MTV commercials (lead puppeteer), Partizan Entertainment

"My Doorbell" MTV video featuring The White Stripes, directed by the Malloys, RSA Films

"The Marvelous World of Moodoo" TV special, Adelphia Cable TV


For puppetry and animation services, contact Michael at 626-487-1420


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