Art Sieving Ventriloquist Figure Maker

Ventriloquist Jay Johnson

One of today’s best ventriloquists is Jay Johnson. His show “The Two And Only” is a wonderful show chronicling the adventures of Jay Johnson on his career path as a ventriloquist. I was privileged to see his performance before the show made it to Broadway in a very small theatre in Cambridge Ma. and I absolutely loved the show.

One of the things in the show that really caught my eye was Jay’s figure which he purchased from Art Sieving. A wonderful figure which Jay still has and brings him out each night in his show.

As a collector of ventriloquist figures I couldn’t get enough of this wonderful figure. Unfortunately for me Mr Sieving’s figures are no where to be found. I have never seen another one of his figures except for the one Jay owns.

I am just curious if any of you out there happen to have a pictures of Mr Sieving’s figures. I think it would be great to see some of his vetriloquial creations.



Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are 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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3 Responses to Art Sieving Ventriloquist Figure Maker

  1. Bill Smith says:

    Dan, If you are speaking of “Squeeky”, the one in the photo above, I agree. That is a WONDERFUL figure! I know “Bob” helped him get more famous, but I Remember the first time I saw Jay. It was before his “soap” days. He was a guest on the tv show “Sha Na Na” {remember them??}. He was using Squeeky as his main figure at that time, & i still miss squeeky!! VERY lovable character, & i like him best! Sorry Bob! HA! Jay is a GREAT vent, & an even greater person!! What a great compliment he is to this wonderful art!!

  2. Bob Conrad says:

    Saw the show on Broadway, and I have to agree with you. Jay is great, the show was wonderful, and I love “Squeeky”!

  3. Megan Alder says:

    Art was my great uncle, my moms uncle. She has tons of photos he took of her in different scenes and stuff. Very cool!

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