Anthony Asbury

Anthony Asbury (born May 16, 1964) is a Canadian actor, voice actor, puppeteer and entertainer. He has been working as a puppeteer for over three decades.

Anthony Asbury
Born (1964-05-16) May 16, 1964 (age 56)
  • Actor
  • puppeteer
  • entertainer
  • voice artist
Years active1981–present


Asbury, a native of Ontario, began his career as a puppeteer on the ITV satire show Spitting Image, where he performed a majority of characters between 1984 and 1992, these included voicing several of the characters including Pope John Paul II, John McEnroe, and Edwin Meese, together with Steve Nallon he was the puppeteer for Margaret Thatcher from the second season. It was on Spitting Image that he met Louise Gold, who introduced Asbury to Jim Henson, who at the time was currently in the proceeds of production for Labyrinth. Henson invited Asbury to perform some of the creatures for the film, Asbury was the puppeteer for Firey 5, One of the Four Guards, Right Door Knocker. Asbury later remained associated with the Henson company, performing puppets for other film and television roles these included The Witches, The Flintstones and The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss.

Asbury's other roles include Little Shop of Horrors and Absolutely Fabulous.



  • Chester, Lewis. Tooth & Claw – The Inside Story of Spitting Image, Faber and Faber, 1986 ISBN 0-571-14557-4

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