Steve Whitmire

A highly successful puppeteer and voice actor, Steve Whitmire has been closely associated with Jim Henson and Henson Company projects his entire career. The Atlanta native's interest in puppets began at an early age and ... Read more »
Born: 09/24/1958

Filmography

Actor (34)

The Muppets 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Voice

Lady Gaga & The Muppets 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Voice

Muppets Most Wanted 2014 (Movie)

Kermit The Frog/Foo Foo/Statler/Beaker/Lips/Rizzo The Rat/Link Hogthrob/The Newsman (Voice)

30 Rock 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Muppets 2011 (Movie)

Kermit/Beaker/Statler/ Rizzo (Voice)

Studio DC: Almost Live 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium 2007 (Movie)

Kermit the Frog (Actor)

Kermit's Swamp Years 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Sesame Street 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

CinderElmo 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Muppets From Space 1999 (Movie)

of Kermit The Frog/Rizzo The Rat/Beaker/Cosmic Fish No 1 (Voice)

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland 1999 (Movie)

of Ernie/Stuckweed/Football Stenchman/Ice Cream Vendor/Parrot (Voice)

Jim Henson's Animal Show 1994 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Muppet Treasure Island 1996 (Movie)

Kermit the Frog (Actor)

Muppets Tonight 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Muppet Christmas Carol 1992 (Movie)

Rizzo the Rat (Actor)

The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Muppets at Walt Disney World 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jim Henson Hour 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

A Muppet Family Christmas 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Voice

Fraggle Rock 1982 - 1988 (Tv Show)

Voice

Down at Fraggle Rock... Behind the Scenes 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Christmas Toy 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Voice

Labyrinth 1986 (Movie)

Ambrosius (Actor)

The Muppets: a Celebration of 30 Years 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Voice

Dreamchild 1985 (Movie)

Caterpillar (Actor)

The Muppets Take Manhattan 1984 (Movie)

of Rizzo the Rat/Gil the Frog (Voice)

The Dark Crystal 1982 (Movie)

of Skeksis Scientist (Voice)

The Great Muppet Caper 1981 (Movie)

of Rizzo the Rat/Bill the Frog (Voice)

The Muppet Movie 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (TV Show)

Actor
Physical Effects (7)

Elmo's Christmas Countdown 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Puppeteer

Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Puppeteer

Holiday Greetings From the Ed Sullivan Show 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Puppets Design

The Witches 1990 (Movie)

(Puppeteer)

The Great Muppet Caper 1981 (Movie)

Muppet performer (Puppets Design)

The Muppets Go Hollywood 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Puppeteer

Biography

A highly successful puppeteer and voice actor, Steve Whitmire has been closely associated with Jim Henson and Henson Company projects his entire career. The Atlanta native's interest in puppets began at an early age and he reportedly vowed, while still in high school, that he would one day be Kermit the Frog. He began his career on Henson's iconic series "The Muppet Show" in 1978 and provided voices for countless characters. He also appeared in several Muppet film projects, voicing characters he created such as Rizzo the Rat, trumpet player Lips and Miss Piggy's dog Foo-Foo. He was also a key member of the popular cult show "Fraggle Rock," voicing his original creations Wembley Fraggle and Bean Bunny. Whitmire appeared in other Henson projects without Muppets such as the fantasy feature "Labyrinth" and the family adventure "Dark Crystal." After Jim Henson's death in 1990, Whitmire assumed the role of two of his mentor's most popular creations--Ernie from "Sesame Street" and as he had predicted, Kermit the Frog. He continued to be closely involved with Henson Company projects including "Dinosaurs," the family sitcom starring prehistoric anthropomorphic creatures.

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