Ventriloquist Figure Builder, Scott Bryte

Scott Bryte is a truly amazing ventriloquist figure builder (as you are about to find out).

Steve and I met Scott at the 2007 ConVENTion and we were both amazed at his work.

I received the following email from Keith Suranna along with some pictures of Scott’s work:


Hi Dan,

I hope all is well with you. Since you are an advocate of the work of Scott Bryte, and since I discovered his work through you and Ventriloquist Central, I’m wondering if you’d be interested in seeing, and possibly sharing with your readers, Scott’s building process.

He is currently building a figure for me, which should be completed by the first of the year. At my request, Scott has been taking photos of each stage of his building process; and I thought that you and your readers would be interested in seeing how Scott, one of the few makers of hand-carved basswood figures, works.

Personally, I am finding Scott’s process fascinating, as I have wanted a custom-made, hand-carved wooden figure since I was 15 (I’m 43 now)!

Best, Keith Suranna


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As I said, Scott does amazing work. Keith has agreed to keep sending us photos of Scott’s progress. Thanks Keith for sharing with everyone.

Stay tuned for more…..





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 Figure Builder, Scott Bryte

  1. Matt Kimbro says:

    Wow, a different way of doing things! Beautiful and innovative. Very cool. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Philip Grecian says:

    Fascinating! I’ve never seen this done this way! Can hardly wait for the next installment!

  3. Phil Nichols says:

    That is way cool!

  4. Gary Willner says:

    Talk about thinking outside the box. This is so interesting! I have built a few figure in the past and never thought to look at the project this way. Kudos for this young man!

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