Kevin Jeffrey Clash is an American puppeteer, director and producer. He performed and voiced Elmo on Sesame Street from 1985 to 2012. He also performed puppets for Labyrinth, Dinosaurs, Oobi, and various Muppet productions. Clash developed an interest in puppetry at an early age and, in his teen years, performed for local TV children's shows in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. He joined the cast of Captain Kangaroo in the early 1980s and began performing on Sesame Street in 1984. He was the fifth puppeteer to perform Elmo, who became his signature character, and he also served as an executive producer and director for the show. Clash worked in various productions with The Jim Henson Company and occasionally on other projects. Clash's autobiography, My Life as a Furry Red Monster, was published in 2006; he was later the subject of the documentary Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey.
|Born:||Kevin Jeffrey Clash, September 17, 1960, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.|
|Education:||Dundalk High School|
|Occupation:||Puppeteer, director, producer|
|Years active:||1978–2012, 2018–present|
|Known for:||Elmo in Sesame Street|
|Notable work:||Sesame Street (1983–2012)|
|IMDb:||Kevin Clash's IMDb|
About Kevin Clash
American voice actor and puppeteer who became known for bringing life to Elmo, as well as Clifford from the Muppets and Hoots the Owl from Sesame Street.
He made his first puppeteer performances for neighborhood children as a child.
He has won over 22 Daytime Emmy Awards, as well as a Primetime Emmy Award, in his career.
He has one daughter, Shannon, with his ex-wife Genia.
He did voice acting with Corey Feldman in 1990's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
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- Daytime Emmy Award winners