Sir Richard Starkey, MBE, known profesionally as Ringo Starr, is an English drummer, singer, songwriter, and actor who was best known for his time as drummer of the 1960s rock band The Beatles. He was also known for being the first narrator of Thomas & Friends in the UK (as well as its initial broadcast in the US) from 1984 to 1986, and for portraying Mr. Conductor in the first season of Shining Time Station.

He appeared in a February 2008 Disney Xtreme Digital video with Kermit the Frog and Pepe the King Prawn during the Muppets' coverage of the Grammy Awards ceremony.