SAN MARCOS, Texas — Charles Prouty knows all about ventriloquism. His ventriloquist dummy, Dante, is a culmination of a childhood dream.
"It blew my mind away. I just freaked out," said Prouty.
He's referring to the time he saw a ventriloquist on the 1970s sitcom, "Soap."
"I was just freaking out wanting a puppet," said Prouty.
These days Prouty makes puppets. His studio is filled with all kinds of piles of fur and fleece.