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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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Sep 24, 1958 In Atlanta, Georgia
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Movie Bert & Ernie's Word Play 2021
Known For
Poster of Muppet Sing Alongs: Things That Fly
Poster of The Animal Show
Poster of Play with Me Sesame
Poster of Muppets on Wheels
Movie Bert & Ernie's Word Play Ernie / Mo / Troll / Lead singer 2021
Series Sesame Unpaved 2020
Movie Muppet Sing Alongs: Things That Fly Kermit the Frog 2020
Series The Animal Show 2020
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) 2014-03-20
Movie The Muppets All-Star Comedy Gala Kermit the Frog / Statler (voice) 2012-12-24
Movie The Secret Policeman's Ball Statler (voice) 2012-03-04
Movie Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade Kermit the Frog / Statler (voice) 2011-12-25
Movie The Muppets Kermit the Frog / Beaker / Statler / Rizzo / Link Hogthrob / The Newsman (voice) 2011-11-22
Series The Great Debate 2009-07-06
Movie A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Statler / Beaker (voice) 2008-12-17
Series Studio DC: Almost Live Kermit the Frog, Beaker, Rizzo the Rat, Statler, Bean Bunny, Foo-Foo 2008-08-03
Movie The Muppets - Studio DC - Almost Live Kermit the Frog / Beaker / Rizzo the Rat / Statler (voice) 2008-02-11
Movie Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Kermit the Frog (voice) 2007-11-14
Series Dave Navarro's Spread Unknown 2007-05-17
Series I Love the '70s: Volume 2 Unknown 2006-07-10
Movie Best Ever Muppet Moments Himself 2006-03-11
Series Deal or No Deal Unknown 2005-12-19
Movie The Muppets' Wizard of Oz Kermit / Beaker / Rizzo / Statler (voice) 2005-05-20
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Movie It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Elvises (voice) 2002-11-29
Movie Kermit's Swamp Years Kermit the Frog / Jack Rabbit / Chico (voice) 2002-09-03
Series Play with Me Sesame Ernie 2002-04-01
Movie I Love Muppets Kermit the Frog (voice) 2002-03-31
Movie Kylie Minogue: An Audience with... Kermit the Frog (voice) 2001-10-06
Movie The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland Ernie / Stuckweed / Football Stenchman / Ice Cream Vendor / Parrot (voice) 1999-10-01
Movie Muppets from Space Kermit the Frog 1999-07-14
Movie Sesame Street: CinderElmo Ernie / Kermit the Frog / Prince the Dog (voice) 1999-01-01
Movie Elmopalooza Kermit the Frog, Ernie 1998-02-20
Movie Sesame Street: Elmo Saves Christmas Kermit the Frog 1997-09-03
Series Muppets Tonight 1996-03-08
Movie Muppet Treasure Island Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker (voice) 1996-02-16
Movie Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree Kermit the Frog (voice) 1995-12-06
Movie Muppets on Wheels Kermit The Frog 1995-05-20
Movie Muppet Classic Theater 1994-09-27
Movie The Muppet Christmas Carol Kermit the Frog as Bob Crachit / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Bean Bunny / Belinda Cratchit 1992-12-10
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series The Jim Henson Hour 1989-04-14
Movie A Muppet Family Christmas Turkey / Rizzo the Rat / Wembley Fraggle / Sprocket the Dog / Lips (voice) 1987-12-16
Series Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series 1987-09-12
Movie The Christmas Toy Mew the Toy Mouse 1986-12-06
Movie Labyrinth The Four Guards / Firey 4 / Ambrosius (voice) 1986-06-27
Movie Muppet Video: The Kermit and Piggy Story 1985-01-01
Movie Dreamchild Mock Turtle/Caterpillar 1985-10-04
Movie The Bells of Fraggle Rock Wembley Fraggle / Sprocket the Dog (voice) 1984-12-24
Series The Cosby Show Unknown 1984-09-20
Movie The Muppets Take Manhattan Rizzo the Rat / Gill - Frog / Baby Kermit / Chicken / College Student in Audience / Dog / Lew Zealand (voice) 1984-06-27
Movie Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and the Muppets Rizzo the Rat / Giant Man-Eating Chicken (voice) 1983-05-12
Series Fraggle Rock 1983-01-10
Movie The World of 'The Dark Crystal' Himself 1983-01-09
Movie The Dark Crystal Scientist 1982-12-17
Movie The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show Various Muppets 1982-09-17
Movie John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together 1979-12-05
Movie The Muppet Movie Fletcher Bird / Scooter (assistant) (voice) 1979-05-31
Movie The Muppets Go Hollywood Various Muppets 1979-05-16
Series An Audience with... Kermit the Frog 1978-01-08
Series The Muppet Show 1976-09-05
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11