Welcome to the Ventriloquist Central Group where you can find and share all kinds of interesting information about the art of Ventriloquism. If you interested in past and present ventriloquists (such as The Great Lester, Edgar Bergen, Paul Winchell, Shari Lewis, Jimmy Nelson, Jeff Dunham, Terry Fator and many others)…or maybe about the great ventriloquist figure builders (Theodore Mack & Sons, George & Glenn McElroy, Frank Marshall, Ken Spencer, Jack Coats, Insull, Ray Guyll, plus others)…or just interested in the art of ventriloquism itself, you’ve come to the right place.
This group is the brain child of Dan Willinger. Dan has loved the art of ventriloquism and started collecting ventriloquist figures years ago. He wanted to create a website to share his collection of ventriloquist dummies with everyone, plus all the information he acquired (and keeps accumulating).
In 2006 while attending the VentHaven ConVENTion (held in Ft. Mitchell, KY every year, where you can also visit the VentHaven Museum that was started by W. S. Berger), Dan met Steve Hurst through mutual friend, Ray Guyll. Steve’s background is in marketing and websites. Dan told Steve of his ideas and from those conversations, Ventriloquist Central.com was born.
Launched in October of 2006, Ventriloquist Central has grown by leaps and bounds. With Dan’s tremendous amount of history and information... to the regular contributions from many ventriloquists, Ventriloquist Central will keep providing as much information as possible to the Ventriloquial Community.