Larsen originally enrolled in the Art Center School of Los Angeles in
1952 to become an illustrator. In 1955 he accepted a job at Walt Disney
Productions as an apprentice animation artist in order to pay for his
tuition. Since then he has occupied a full spectrum of positions in the
world of animation, including character designer, director, producer,
story board artist, art director, line producer, and studio owner.
Larsen's career in the Hollywood animation film industry has spanned 38 years. During this time he worked with Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, Hanna Barbera, MGM, and commercial studios (Ford, Starkist Tuna, Ham's Beer). For two years he worked in England at the Richard Williams Studio in London. He also spent a year and a half in France, six months in Tokyo, Japan, and six months in Tai-Pai, Hong-Kong and Kowloon working on various television shows and feature films.
Some of the shows Lin Larsen has contributed his talents to include Garfield and Daffy Duck (both still currently running on TV), Batman, Rocky and Bulwinkle, Lady and the Tramp, 101 Dalmatians, Mickey Mouse Club Show, Mr. Limpet, Superman, Scooby Doo, Magilla Gorilla, Mr. Magoo, Yogi Bear, Bugs Bunny, Roadrunner, Flintstones, Jetsons, Pink Panther, Dr. Seuss, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, Peanuts (Charlie Brown, Snoopy), The Big Bang, Bonanza (animation), and The Howie Mandell Show.
Lin began his association with E.J. Gold in the early years of the organization and was a founding member of The Institute in 1971, coming from the famous RedHouse "First Group". Lin hosted Introductory Classes in the Ongoing Lecture Courses at University of California at Los Angeles and California State University at Los Angeles round table seminars. With other original members he facilitated discussion groups at Univeristy of Santa Barbara and University of Southern California.
Lin was also a participant of the Plummer Park Theatrical Sufi Dancing Events which included Darshan and Magical Movements in Los Angeles. During the 1975 Lecture Series of the East West Cultural Center Lin was an Organizer and also participant of the famous Hermitage and Red House Intensives. Lin and E.J. Gold have collaborated on movie projects, story boards and numerous pieces of Objective Art.