Steve Whitmire

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Date of Birth September 24, 1959
Place of Birth Atlanta, Georgia
Age 61 years old
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Steve Whitmire

Steven Lawrence Whitmire is an American puppeteer, known primarily for his work on The Muppets and Sesame Street. Beginning his involvement with the Muppets in 1978, Whitmire inherited the roles of Kermit the Frog and Ernie after Jim Henson's death in 1990; he performed the characters until 2016 and 2014, respectively. As part of the Muppet cast, he has appeared in multiple feature films and television series, performing a variety of characters on The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, and Fraggle Rock and during such occupations has been employed by The Jim Henson Company, Sesame Workshop, and The Muppets Studio.

Born: Steven Lawrence Whitmire, September 24, 1959, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Occupation: Puppeteer
Years active: 1978–present
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About Steve Whitmire

Puppeteer who followed in the footsteps of the late Jim Henson by performing with two of his most significant puppets: Kermit the Frog from The Muppets and Ernie from Sesame Street.

Steve Whitmire Before Fame

He first made waves while performing with his puppet Otis as part of an unpaid gig at Six Flags Over Georgia and later at a local Atlanta television station.

Achievement of Steve Whitmire

He has performed other Muppet characters aside from Kermit the Frog which include Rizzo the Rat, Lips, Foo-Foo, Beaker, and Statler.

Steve Whitmire Family Life

He was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He married Melissa Whitmire in 1978.

Associations of Steve Whitmire

He performed as a Kermit the Frog and other Muppets in the 2011 revival of The Muppets, starring Jason Segel.

Information related to Steve Whitmire

  • Fraggle Rock performers
  • Sesame Street Muppeteers
  • Artists from Atlanta
  • Muppet performers
  • American puppeteers
Latest information about Steve Whitmire updated on April 18, 2021.

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