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Beauregard
Actor / Puppeteer: Bob Baker
Series: TOS
Character: Beauregard
Episode: "The Man Trap"

Robert Alison "Bob" Baker III (born 9 February 1924; age 90) is a puppeteer and marionette maker. In 1966, he supplied the movement for Hikaru Sulu's animated plant, Beauregard. He filmed his scene on Monday 27 June 1966 at Desilu Stage 9.

Baker is the owner of Bob Baker Marionettes, a marionette theater company. Although this is where his primary work lies, he has done puppeteer work for other Hollywood projects, including a 1959 episode of Hawaiian Eye and the 1961 film Susan Slade (with John A. Alonzo). He was also responsible for the monster model used in the classic science fiction/horror movie Monster from the Ocean Floor, produced by Roger Corman. He also performed marionettes for the 1960 Elvis Presley film G.I. Blues.

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