Steve Whitmire

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Steven Lawrence Whitmire is an American puppeteer who has worked 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... read more

Steven Lawrence Whitmire is an American puppeteer who has worked 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 worked for The Jim Henson Company, Sesame Workshop, and The Muppets Studio.

Birth Name

Steven Lawrence Whitmire

Born

Wednesday, 24 September 1958

Actor Filmography

Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas 2016
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Kermit the Frog (voice) 2015
The Muppets. Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Statler / Beaker, Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat, Kermit the Frog / Statler / Rizzo the Rat / Newsman / Beaker, Kermit / Statler / Beaker / Rizzo (voice), Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Foo-Foo, Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Statler / Lips, Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Statler / The Newsman / Lips, Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Statler, Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Statler / Beaker / Lips 2015
Crash Course: Economics Kermit / Statler / Beaker 2015
Red Nose Day Kermit the Frog (voice) 2015
I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story Himself (archive footage) 2015
mental_floss: The Big Question Beaker 2014
Muppets Most Wanted The Newsman (voice) 2014
Unscripted Kermit the Frog (voice) 2014
Lady Gaga & the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular Kermit the Frog / Beaker / Rizzo the Rat / Statler / Lips (voice) 2013
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas 2016
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Kermit the Frog (voice) 2015
The Muppets. Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Statler / Beaker, Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat, Kermit the Frog / Statler / Rizzo the Rat / Newsman / Beaker, Kermit / Statler / Beaker / Rizzo (voice), Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Foo-Foo, Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Statler / Lips, Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Statler / The Newsman / Lips, Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Statler, Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Statler / Beaker / Lips 2015
Crash Course: Economics Kermit / Statler / Beaker 2015
Red Nose Day Kermit the Frog (voice) 2015
I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story Himself (archive footage) 2015
mental_floss: The Big Question Beaker 2014
Muppets Most Wanted The Newsman (voice) 2014
Unscripted Kermit the Frog (voice) 2014
Lady Gaga & the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular Kermit the Frog / Beaker / Rizzo the Rat / Statler / Lips (voice) 2013
mental_floss: The List Show Kermit the Frog / Statler 2013
The Muppets All-Star Comedy Gala Kermit The Frog (voice) 2012
Christmas in Rockefeller Center Kermit the Frog (voice) 2012
The Secret Policeman's Ball Statler (voice) 2012
The Muppets The Newsman (voice) 2011
The Jonathan Ross Show Kermit the Frog (as Kermit) 2011
Good Luck Charlie Kermit the Frog 2010
Sesame Street: Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures Ernie (voice) 2010
Being Green Ernie (voice) 2009
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Kermit the Frog (voice) 2009
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Statler / Beaker (voice) 2008
Studio DC: Almost Live! Kermit the Frog 2008
Piper's Picks TV Kermit the Frog (voice) 2008
That Fellow in the Coat Kermit the Frog (voice) (archive footage) 2008
Abby in Wonderland Ernie as Tweedle Dum (voice) 2008
Elmo's Christmas Countdown Ernie (voice) 2007
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Kermit the Frog (voice) 2007
A Sesame Street Christmas Carol (voice) (archive footage) 2006
30 Rock Kermit the Frog 2006
Guess That Shape and Color 2006
Best Ever Muppet Moments Himself 2006
The Colbert Report Kermit the Frog 2005
Elmo Visits the Doctor Ernie (voice) 2005
Dancing with the Stars Himself (as Statler) 2005
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz Kermit / Beaker / Rizzo / Statler (voice) 2005
Sesame Street: Friends to the Rescue 2005
Statler and Waldorf: From the Balcony Statler (voice) 2005
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Kermit the Frog (voice) 2005
The Tony Danza Show Kermit the Frog, Kermit the Frog (voice) 2004
Sesame Street: A Celebration of Me, Grover Ernie (voice) 2004
The Soup Statler 2004
Weezer: Video Capture Device - Treasures from the Vault 1991-2002 Kermit the Frog / Statler (segment "Keep Fishin'") (voice) 2004
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Kermit the Frog, Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Statler 2003
I Love the '70s Kermit the Frog 2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Himself - Co-Host 2003
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Statler - Assistant (voice) 2002
Elmo Visits the Firehouse Ernie 2002
Kermit's Swamp Years Kermit the Frog / Jack Rabbit / Chico (voice) 2002
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Kermit the Frog (voice) 2002
Bert & Ernie's Word Play Ernie 2002
The Bachelor Kermit (voice) 2002
Sesame Street: Kids' Favorite Songs 2 Ernie (voice) 2001
To Tell the Truth Himself / Kermit the Frog - Guest Panelist 2000
Between the Lions Ernie 2000
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland Parrot 1999
Loose Women Kermit the Frog (voice) 1999
Muppets From Space Miss Piggy 1999
CinderElmo Ernie / Kermit the Frog / Prince the Dog (voice) 1999
Elmopalooza! Kermit the Frog 1998
Elmo Saves Christmas Kermit the Frog 1997
123 Count with Me Ernie (voice) 1997
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Kermit the Frog (voice) 1996
Muppets Tonight Kermit the Frog, Rizzo the rat, Beaker, Andy Pig 1996
Muppet Treasure Island Beaker (voice) 1996
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree Kermit the Frog (voice) 1995
Muppet Classic Theater Kermit the Frog 1994
Animal Show Jake the Polar Bear, Eve St. La Roache / Jake, Jake the Polar Bear / Baby Bear, Jake the Polar Bear / Baby Kangaroo 1994
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Kermit the Frog 1993
WWE Raw Beaker (voice) / Statler / Beaker 1993
The Muppet Christmas Carol Pig Gentleman (voice) 1992
Dinosaurs Robbie Sinclair, Robbie Sinclair / B.P. Richfield, Robbie Sinclair / B. P. Richfield, Robbie Sinclair / B.P. Richfield / Elder In Chief, Robbie Sinclair / B.P. Richfield / Mr. Mason Dixon, Robbie Sinclair / Baby Sinclair, Robbie Sinclair / Blarney / Woodrow, Robbie Sinclair / Judge, Robbie Sinclair / Richard Simmons Dinosaur / Pteranodon, Robbie Sinclair / Sonny 1991
The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Bean Bunny / Wembley Fraggle / Whoopie Cushions (voice) 1990
The Earth Day Special Additional Muppets (voice) (as The Muppets) 1990
America's Funniest Home Videos Kermit the Frog (voice) 1989
The Jim Henson Hour Bean Bunny, Himself, Mad Dog, Waldo C. Graphic 1989
A Muppet Family Christmas Turkey / Rizzo the Rat / Wembley Fraggle / Sprocket the Dog / Lips (voice) 1987
The Christmas Toy Mew the Toy Mouse 1986
Labyrinth Ambrosius (voice) 1986
The Tale of the Bunny Picnic Bean Bunny (voice) 1986
The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years Lips / Rizzo the Rat / Sprocket the Dog / Wembley Fraggle (voice) 1986
Dreamchild Mock Turtle / Caterpillar 1985
Muppet Video: The Kermit and Piggy Story 1985
The Cosby Show Scallions 1984
The Muppets Take Manhattan Dog (voice) 1984
Fraggle Rock Sprocket the Dog, Marlon Fraggle, Flange Doozer, Murray the Minstrel, Papa Tree Creature, Sir Blunderbrain, Spocket the Dog, Mermer Merggle, Sprocket, Venerable Sage Hambo, Crusty Doozer, Flying Batworm 1983
The World of 'The Dark Crystal' Himself 1983
The Dark Crystal Scientist (voice) 1982
The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show Various Muppets 1982
The Great Muppet Caper Lips / Lips (voice) 1981
Children in Need Kermit the Frog (voice) 1980
John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together Muppet Performer 1979
The Muppet Movie Scooter (assistant) (voice) 1979
The Muppets Go Hollywood Various Muppets 1979
20/20 Kermit (voice) 1978
The Muppet Show Additional Muppets, (voice), Thog, Timmy Monster, Tommy the Goldfish / Baby Whale, Trevor the Gross, Viking Pig / Rizzo the Rat / Spy / Deer / Rabbit, Whatnot Singer, Whatnots, Winky Pinkerton / Fred's Friend / Train Conductor, Wolfhound, Zelda Rose's Dance Partner, Astoria / Atrics Tuba Player, Atrics Tuba Player, Brown Dog / Aquarius Singer, Bug, Bun-Bun Brother, Caveman, Foo-Foo / Geri and the Atrics Tuba Player, Foo-Foo / Lips, Foo-Foo / Rizzo the Rat / Thog / Weasel / Snake / Snorers' Chorus Member / Photographer / Whatnot, Foo-Foo, Frog Scout / Alexander Beetle, Jugband Member / Rizzo the Rat, Leo, Lips / Dancing Sack, Lips / Skier / Dog, Merry Men, Penguin / Bartender, Penguins / Goat / Gills Brother / Prairie Dog, Pig / Groupie / Clam, Pig / Short Man, Pinocchio / Rizzo the Rat, Prairie Dog, Rabbit / Rizzo the Rat, Rizzo the Rat / Female Singer / Penguin, Rizzo the Rat / Female Singer, Rizzo the Rat / Foo-Foo, Rizzo the Rat / Lips / Beaker clones, Rizzo the Rat / Lips / Jacques, Rizzo the Rat / Lips, Rizzo the Rat / Snake / Fox / Deer, Rizzo the Rat / Zeke, Rizzo the Rat, Security Guard / Voice and Close-Up Puppetry of Fletcher Bird, Sheep, Soundman, Squirrel, The White Rabbit / Rizzo the Rat 1976
Saturday Night Live Kermit the Frog / Statler 1975
Sesame Street Ernie (voice), Muppet (voice), Ernie, (voice), Tall Orange Anything Muppet dentist, The Oat Bran Band Drummer, Watson, Billy Idle (voice), Ernie (voice) / Ernie, Henry the Pig (also archive footage) / Henry the Pig, 'I Love You More or Less' male singer, Kermit (voice) / Kermit, Kermit the Frog, 'Let's Go Driving in a Car' son / J.P. Mouse, Ernie / Jury Penguin 1 (voice) 1969
Jeopardy! Kermit the Frog (voice) 1964
The Magical World of Disney Bean Bunny / Rizzo the Rat / Lips / Frog 1954
1981 Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program Nominated
1980 Emmy Outstanding Variety or Music Program Nominated
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