Bob Abdou & "Frankie" – Ventriloquist Central’s Frank Marshall Replica

When we here at Ventriloquist Central decided to create a figure to sell, I wanted it to be a Marshall because of my love for his creations. Steve of course agreed with what I wanted to produce and then we also enlisted the help of Lee Dunn to help with the project. Our final result, in my opinion, is one of the best recreations of a Marshall figure done to date.

One of the purchasers of the figure was Bob Abdou and he so graciously sent in the following to share with everyone here on Ventriloquist Central.


Hey Dan, Steve and Lee,

What a fantastic job you guys did in re-creating a Marshall figure, it is so detailed and I can see why Paul Winchell picked the Nosey figure (hey, that’s funny), anyway…..I wanted to share part of my act I did for a social club meeting with my Marshall figure you created. I call him “Frankie” after Frank Marshall. Watching this video myself, I am captivated by how much the figure looks like Jerry Mahoney. And now, on with the show…….

Your Ventbro
Bob Abdou

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Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. His collection of ventriloquist figures now numbers over 100 figures of which there are over 50 Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to:

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