Jerry Layne started doing ventriloquism at eight years of age. He met Paul Winchell when he was nine and became his protégé. By the time Jerry was 12 he was working professionally in the New York area and started making figures about that time as well. He has worked cruise ships, revues, in movies and on TV. Jerry had his own children’s quiz show on Canadian Network TV. For over thirty years, he was the leading supplier of vent figures to magic shops, motion pictures and television shows. He proudly became a member of the Board of Advisors for the museum in 1990.