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Bob Baker

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Actor / Puppeteer: Bob Baker
Series: TOS
Character: Beauregard
Episode: "The Man Trap"

Robert Alison "Bob" Baker III (born 9 February 1924; age 92) is a puppeteer and marionette maker. In 1966, he supplied the movement for Hikaru Sulu's animated plant, Beauregard.

Baker is the owner of Bob Baker Marionettes, a marionette theater company. Although this is where his primary work lies, he has done puppeteer work for other Hollywood projects, including a 1959 episode of Hawaiian Eye and the 1961 film Susan Slade (with John A. Alonzo). He was also responsible for the monster model used in the classic science fiction/horror movie Monster from the Ocean Floor, produced by Roger Corman. He also performed marionettes for the 1960 Elvis Presley film G.I. Blues.

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