Bio - Photos
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My name is Bob Abdou, stage name Mr. Puppet. I have been a full time entertainer since 1996.
I got my start in Atlanta, where I got my stage name "Mr. Puppet". As a new ventriloquist, I was very privileged to have many professional ventriloquists and puppeteers as friends and mentors early in my career. I owe a debt of gratitude to folks who nurtured me. To those schools and families that hired me when I was just starting out, I say, "Thank you." In Atlanta after my career took off, I became a regular at schools and birthday parties and made many special relationships there.
In 2002, I married my best friend, June Wilkins, and moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where June was still in seminary. Work in Philadelphia was just as successful as Atlanta for me and living on the East Coast made me an even bigger Mets fan!
June graduated and got called to a church in Austin, Texas and we moved there in 2003. Living in Austin was fun and hot! Texas gave me an opportunity to bring great puppetry to the Lone Star State (did I mention how hot it was?? - It's HOT!) My goal in Texas was to prove that puppets and ventriloquism can be entertainment for all ages - not just the little kiddies.
After 8 wonderful years in Texas and making puppetry a success, June and I moved to Columbus, Ohio. We made the Buckeye state our home for 10 years. My business grew to the point of giving me opportunities that I would have never imagined like performing for the Amish community for 5 years and becoming a county fair performer. The friends & church members made us feel loved and will always remember how great Ohio is.
With the virus in 2020 an opportunity for us to move again occured. So in Februrary 2021 our new home is Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.  We've never been, but once we arrived we feel right at home seeing so many Ohio State flags and license plates! Hilton Head Island is full of former Ohio residents like us and lots of friendly people. I don't know what the future holds for me but Mr.Puppet will always share peace, love and puppets!!
 
One of my greatest experiences as a performer is when I perform at a party and all the adults are in another room. The children laugh so much that the adults just have to see what all the commotion is about. When the adults come see, they laugh out loud too!
 
Laughter is my greatest joy and compliment. 
 
 
Enjoy photos from my career....