Ventriloquist Bob Baker and Dan Willinger

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Ventriloquist Bob Baker and Dan Willinger

In yesterdays blog I made mention of Bob Baker and his great performance at the Vent Haven ConVENTion and I just loved his use of the Bill Nelson figure which Bob gave an English persona.

Well Bob sent me this great picture that we took together at the photo shoot and I thought you all would like to see his Nelson Figure so here it is!!



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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5 Responses to Ventriloquist Bob Baker and Dan Willinger

  1. We were honored to make Dr. Bob’s acquaintance at the ConVENTion this year and to be able to spend some time with him. If you look up the word “Gentleman” in the dictionary, his picture would come up. . .although you just published it here.

  2. Karen Lloyd says:

    I am looking forward to seeing it.

  3. Wanlu says:

    Bob is a fantastic guy! We have never met but he’s been very friendly online and very helpful.

    Oh by the way, isn’t that figure in the picture a Nelson/ Lavender figure?

  4. Angie Geisler says:

    Our family loved Bob’s routine! He and his Nelson Figure were very funny!

  5. BILL NELSON says:

    Bob Baker`s figure, ARCHIE , was created by INSPIRED WORX, which is a unique partnership between DAN LAVENDER and myself. I design and sculpt each character, Dan builds and installs any kind of movement you can imagine, then I paint, wig and dress each one.
    But it`s truly a partnership and not just me alone.
    Bill ( Nelson )

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