Allan Trautman was born in Brooklyn, New York. He has a B.A. in Physics and Drama from Washington University, St. Louis. Got his first job as a puppeteer during college working on The Letter People. He also has an MFA in Acting from California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California. Spent two summers performing at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Stayed in Los Angeles after graduation and performed with Sid and Marty Krofft. First worked with the Muppets in 1990 on MuppetVision 3D, still showing in the Disney theme parks. Began work on Dinosaurs for the Jim Henson Co. in 1991.