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Steve Whitmire

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Steven Whitmire (born September 24, 1958) is an American puppeteer who works with The Jim Henson Company and Sesame Workshop. He has been the performer of two signature Muppets - Kermit the Frog and Sesame Street's Ernie - since the death of their creator, Jim Henson, in 1990. Characters original to Whitmire include Rizzo the Rat, Lips (the trumpet player from Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem), Foo-Foo (Miss Piggy's beloved dog), Fraggle Rock's Wembley Fraggle, and Bean Bunny. Following the death of puppeteer Richard Hunt and Jerry Nelson's departure, Whitmire took over the roles of Beaker and Statler. He also voiced Link Hogthrob in the Muppet Party Cruise. Description above from the Wikipedia article Steve Whitmire, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia .


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Born:
Sep 24, 1958 In Atlanta, Georgia
Movie/TV Credits:
48
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series Sesame Unpaved 2018
Known For
Poster of Jim Henson's Animal Show
Poster of The Animal Show
Poster of Play with Me Sesame
Poster of Fraggle Rock
Filmography
Series The Animal Show 2018
Series Jim Henson's Animal Show Unknown 2018
Series Sesame Unpaved 2018
Movie Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas 2016-11-25
Series The Muppets Kermit / Statler / Beaker / Rizzo (voice) 2015-09-22
Movie Muppets Most Wanted Kermit the Frog / Foo Foo / Statler / Beaker / Lips / Rizzo the Rat / Link Hogthrob / The Newsman (voice) 2014-03-21
Movie The Secret Policeman's Ball Statler (voice) 2012-03-04
Movie The Muppets All-Star Comedy Gala Kermit The Frog 2012-12-24
Movie The Muppets Kermit / Beaker / Statler / Rizzo / Link Hogthrob / The Newsman (voice) 2011-11-22
Series The Great Debate 2009-07-06
Series Studio DC: Almost Live 2008-08-03
Movie A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Statler / Beaker (voice) 2008-12-17
Series Dave Navarro's Spread Unknown 2007-05-17
Movie Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Kermit the Frog (voice) 2007-11-14
Series I Love the '70s: Volume 2 Unknown 2006-07-10
Movie The Muppets' Wizard of Oz Kermit / Beaker / Rizzo/ Statler (voice) 2005-05-20
Series Deal or No Deal Unknown 2005-12-19
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Series Play with Me Sesame Ernie 2002-04-01
Movie Kermit's Swamp Years Kermit the Frog / Jack Rabbit / Chico (voice) 2002-09-03
Movie It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Elvises (voice) 2002-11-29
Movie Kylie Minogue: An Audience with... Kermit the Frog (voice) 2001-10-06
Movie Sesame Street: CinderElmo Ernie / Kermit the Frog / Prince the Dog (voice) 1999-01-01
Movie Muppets from Space Kermit the Frog 1999-07-14
Movie The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland Ernie / Stuckweed / Football Stenchman / Ice Cream Vendor / Parrot (voice) 1999-10-01
Movie Elmopalooza Kermit the Frog, Ernie 1998-02-20
Movie Sesame Street: Elmo Saves Christmas Kermit the Frog 1997-09-03
Movie Muppet Treasure Island Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker (voice) 1996-02-16
Series Muppets Tonight 1996-03-08
Movie Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree Kermit the Frog (voice) 1995-12-06
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series The Jim Henson Hour 1989-04-14
Series Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series 1987-09-12
Movie A Muppet Family Christmas Turkey / Rizzo the Rat / Wembley Fraggle / Sprocket the Dog / Lips (voice) 1987-12-16
Series The Raggy Dolls 1986-04-03
Movie The Christmas Toy Mew the Toy Mouse 1986-12-06
Movie Dreamchild Mock Turtle/Caterpillar 1985-10-04
Movie The Muppets Take Manhattan Rizzo the Rat / Gill - Frog / Baby Kermit / Chicken / College Student in Audience / Dog / Lew Zealand (voice) 1984-07-13
Series The Cosby Show Unknown 1984-09-20
Series Fraggle Rock 1983-01-10
Movie The World of 'The Dark Crystal' Himself 1983-01-09
Movie Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and the Muppets Various Muppets 1983-05-12
Movie The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show Various Muppets 1982-09-17
Movie The Dark Crystal Scientist 1982-12-17
Movie The Muppets Go Hollywood Various Muppets 1979-05-16
Movie John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together 1979-12-05
Series The Muppet Show 1976-09-05
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11