Tonight, Ventriloquist Central Telephone Talk with Bill Nelson and Dan Lavender of Inspired Worx


Tonight is our Ventriloquist Central Telephone Talk with two of the best in the figure making world, none other than Bill Nelson and Dan Lavender of Inspired Worx.

Bill Nelson has been involved with Ventriloquist Figure making for 4 decades and has created some of the finest ventriloquial characters that have ever been seen. His figures are present in all the foremost collections as well as his fantastic dolls which are owned by some of the biggest stars and celebrities in the world.

Dan Lavender is a relatively new builder but his mechanics are genius and his pairing with Bill Nelson has created some of the finest figures out there.

So be sure to be on the call tonight at at 8pm Eastern, 7pm Central and 5pm Pacific and join in for this great event from Ventriloquist Central.

To participate in the interview all you have to do is call in to our conference telephone number, then enter the conference access code. The telephone number is, 712-432-3900 and the access code is, 532161# (your normal long distance charges may apply).

Talk to you tonight!



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 Tonight, Ventriloquist Central Telephone Talk with Bill Nelson and Dan Lavender of Inspired Worx

  1. Mike Palma says:

    Looking forward to this one!!!

  2. Ben Vee says:

    Dan Lavender is a really nice guy.

    I own an Alfaro figure with masterfully detailed facial features, however his hands are quite average and rather simple by comparison (I wonder why they do that?)

    Recently I saw a figure that Dan was selling and in the photos I noticed the hands were beautifully detailed and in a natural position. Even though he admitted he doesn’t usually do that sort of thing, Dan agreed to make me a pair of those hands and I received them today, they’re every bit as good as I had anticipated and Dan remained in good contact with me during the entire process.

    Had I not just invested in Dudley I would have bought that figure he was selling (I could kick myself) because I can see through the quality of the work he did just on those hands his figures would be wonderful.

  3. Mark Gailmor says:

    Does Dan have a website?

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