Zambini Brothers
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About the Zambini Brothers

Based on Vashon Island WA, Zambini Brothers is a troupe of puppeteer/artists who perform their splendiferously wonderful Giant Puppets, Roving Comedy Characters, Puppet and Comedy Shows at fairs, festivals, schools, libraries and events throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond.  We have entertained crowds at Microsoft, Bumbershoot, the Bellevue Arts Fair, The Point Defiance Zoo and the St. Louis Art Fair to name a few.

If you are interested in adding larger-than-life splendor and humor to your event please contact us at 206.940.0821 or by email at

We also design and build Custom Puppets, Giant Caricatures of people and creatures of all shapes and sizes for events, marketing, promotions, advertising and corporate clients.  Some of our clients have included:
Nordstrom, Issaquah Salmon Days, Louie Linguini Restaurants in CA and The Back Bone Campaign (

With roots and experience in design, animation, TV production, puppetry, and performance at such notable companies as The Seattle Children’s Theater, UMO Ensemble, Will Vinton Studios, and Olive Jar (Pioneers of clay and puppet animation), the Zambinis bring together over 75 years of experience in the entertainment field. Unforgettable personality, distinctive design, and humor are the hallmark of their wonderful creations.

William ZambiniWilliam J. Zambini is a designer, writer, puppeteer, performer and animation/video director with over 25 years of professional experience. His puppet pieces have received critical acclaim from the Seattle press and he has received grants from the Jim Henson Foundation. He has performed at festivals and events throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. He has also written and directed many spots, commercials, and videos for MTV, Nickelodeon, and Comedy Central as well as directing episodes of the national TV show The PJ’s on Fox. His commercial work has earned a variety of honors including several Clio nominations, Telly Awards, and a Broadcast Designers of America award.

Stefan ZambiniStefan Zambini is a multi-talented performer, clown, musician, acrobat, and master of ceremonies as well as a skilled set designer/painter and prop builder. He is a founding member of the Seattle based physical theater troupe the UMO Ensemble, The cabaret-art-rock band Rumpus, a member of the Big Apple Circus' Clown Care Unit, and has performed in numerous stage, cabaret and corporate event productions throughout the U.S. and abroad for the past 15 years

Annettini ZambiniAnnettini Zambini (sister) is a designer, builder and puppeteer. She has created characters, puppets, and props for The Bon Marche, One Reel/Bumbershoot, The Seattle Children’s Theater, The Fremont Solstice Parade, and In The Heart of The Beast Theater in Minneapolis to name a few. She has performed at festivals and events throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Cladio Martini ZambiniCladio Martini Zambini began working with puppets in 1979 as a street performer in Seattle's Pike Place Market. From there, he went on to work with master puppeteers Rolf Trexler in Rothenburg, Germany and Burr Tillstrom, creator of THE KUKLA, FRAN AND OLLIE SHOW, in Chicago. Since returning to the Northwest, he has created puppets for theaters, film and TV and performed his own one-man shows across the country. In 1999, he became the first American to perform at the Paper Theater Gathering in Preetz, Germany.

Douglasio P. ZambiniIn memory of Douglasio P. Zambini  (1959-2008): We mourn the passing of Doug.  He was a friend, brother and true master of the art form.  He will be missed.  Doug was a designer, builder, puppeteer, and performer as well as resident Puppet Master for the Seattle Children’s Theater. For the past 20 years he had performed extensively in the Pacific Northwest, the U.S., and abroad, where he received much critical acclaim for his gifted performance and puppetry skills. He has also been a designer, builder, and puppeteer on local Seattle TV shows and in a variety of video productions.