Paul Rugg is an Emmy Award-winning writer, voice actor, and improv performer who worked on various Jim Henson Company projects. Rugg performs and voices the character of Ditch in the HDPS webseries Wilson & Ditch: Digging America.

Rugg wrote about his work using the HDPS on his blog, stating:

We used Henson's awesome digital puppetry system. It's an amazing technology. Seeing folks like Drew Massey and Tyler Bunch operate their rigs is akin to watching Vladimir Horowitz play the piano. Me? Uhhh. If you like Chopsticks....

— Paul Rugg[1]

Rugg has served as a performer in Henson's Puppet Up! - Uncensored stage show since its founding in 2005. He was co-creator and director of the Henson webseries The Sam Plenty Cavalcade of Action! Show Plus Singing!, and played Captain Futz in the Henson webseries S.U.D.S..

A founding member of the ACME Comedy Group, Rugg has also written and supplied voices for Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, Histeria, and Freakazoid, as well as Buzz Lightyear of Star Command and Dave the Barbarian. On-camera, Rugg played Manny the Uncanny and Alistair Flyndiggery in interstitial segments on ABC's One Saturday Morning.


  1. Froynlaven - Where the Heck Have I Been? by Paul Rugg. April 8, 2009.

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