Steve Whitmire

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 73
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

Thursday, 24 September 1959

Actor Filmography

Lego Masters Will 'Billy' Puppet 2020
The Crystal Calls - Making the Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Scientist (performer) 2019
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Kermit the Frog 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, 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 2015
mental_floss: The Big Question Beaker 2014
Sesame Street: Alphabet Songs Ernie / Kermit the Frog 2014
I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story Self 2014
Muppets Most Wanted The Newsman (voice) / Kermit the Frog / Foo Foo / Statler / Beaker / Lips / Rizzo the Rat / Link Hogthrob / The Newsman / Foo-Foo 2014
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Lego Masters Will 'Billy' Puppet 2020
The Crystal Calls - Making the Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Scientist (performer) 2019
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Kermit the Frog 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, 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 2015
mental_floss: The Big Question Beaker 2014
Sesame Street: Alphabet Songs Ernie / Kermit the Frog 2014
I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story Self 2014
Muppets Most Wanted The Newsman (voice) / Kermit the Frog / Foo Foo / Statler / Beaker / Lips / Rizzo the Rat / Link Hogthrob / The Newsman / Foo-Foo 2014
Sesame Street: Elmo's World - All About Animals Kermit the Frog 2014
Unscripted Kermit the Frog 2011
Lady Gaga & the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular Kermit the Frog / Beaker / Rizzo the Rat / Statler / Lips 2013
mental_floss: The List Show Kermit the Frog / Statler 2013
The Muppets All-Star Comedy Gala Kermit The Frog / Statler (voice) 2012
Christmas in Rockefeller Center Kermit the Frog (voice) 2012
Sesame Street: Elmo's Magic Numbers Ernie 2012
Super Healthy Monsters Ernie 2012
The Secret Policeman's Ball Statler (voice) / Statler 2012
The 84th Annual Academy Awards Kermit the Frog - Presenter 2012
The Muppets The Newsman (voice) / Kermit / Beaker / Statler / Rizzo / Link Hogthrob / The Newsman / Kermit the Frog 2011
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey Self 2011
Paul Williams Still Alive Kermit the Frog 2011
The Jonathan Ross Show Kermit the Frog 2011
Sesame Street: Silly Storytime Ernie 2011
Good Luck Charlie Kermit the Frog 2010
Sesame Street: Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures Ernie 2010
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas Kermit the Frog 2009
Elmo and Friends: The Letter Quest and Other Magical Tales Ernie 2009
Sesame Street: Bedtime with Elmo Ernie (voice) 2009
Sesame Street: Being Green Ernie 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) / Beaker 2008
Studio DC: Almost Live! Kermit the Frog / Beaker / Rizzo the Rat / Statler, Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Statler 2008
Elmo's World: Summer Vacation Ernie 2008
Piper's Picks TV Kermit the Frog 2008
That Fellow in the Coat Kermit the Frog 2008
Abby in Wonderland Ernie as Tweedle Dum 2008
Count on Sports Ernie 2008
Elmo's Christmas Countdown Ernie 2007
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Kermit the Frog (voice) / Kermit the Frog 2007
A Sesame Street Christmas Carol (voice) (archive footage) 2006
30 Rock Kermit the Frog 2006
Guess That Shape and Color (voice) 2006
Best Ever Muppet Moments Himself / Self 2006
The Colbert Report Kermit the Frog 2005
Elmo Visits the Doctor Ernie 2005
Dancing with the Stars Self 2005
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz Kermit / Beaker / Rizzo / Statler (voice) / Kermit the Frog / Kermit the Frog as the Scarecrow / Rizzo the Rat / Rizzo the Rat as the Mayor of Munchkinland / Statler as Kalidah Critic 2005
Sesame Street: Friends to the Rescue Kermit the Frog 2005
Statler and Waldorf: from the Balcony Statler 2005
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Kermit the Frog (voice) 2005
The Tony Danza Show Kermit the Frog 2004
Sesame Street: A Celebration of Me, Grover Ernie 2004
The Soup Statler 2004
Weezer: Video Capture Device - Treasures from the Vault 1991-2002 Kermit the Frog / Statler (segment "Keep Fishin'") / Statler ("Keep Fishin") 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
Sesame Street: Sesame Sings Karaoke Ernie 2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Himself - Co-Host 2003
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Kermit / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Bean Bunny / Mr. Poodlepants / Statler - Assistant / Kermit the Frog / Elvises (voice) 2002
Elmo Visits the Firehouse Ernie 2002
Kermit's Swamp Years Kermit the Frog / Jack Rabbit / Chico (voice) / Chico 2002
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Kermit the Frog 2002
Sesame Street: Bert & Ernie's Word Play Ernie / Mo / Troll / Lead singer / Frosty Four Leader (voice) 2002
Elmo's World: Wake Up with Elmo Ernie 2002
Play with Me Sesame Ernie 2002
I Love Muppets Kermit the Frog (voice) 2002
The Bachelor Kermit 2002
Elmo's World: Springtime Fun! Ernie 2002
Sesame Street: Kids' Favorite Songs 2 Ernie 2001
Elmo's World: The Wild Wild West Ernie 2001
Elmo's World: Birthdays, Games & More! Ernie 2001
To Tell the Truth Kermit the Frog - Guest Panelist / Self 2000
Between the Lions Ernie 2000
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland Parrot / Ernie / Stuckweed / Football Stenchman / Ice Cream Vendor / Parrot (voice) 1999
Loose Women Kermit the Frog (voice) 1999
Muppets from Space Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Cosmic Fish #1 / Rainbow / Miss Piggy (assistant) / Miss Piggy (assistant) (voice) 1999
Sesame Street: CinderElmo Ernie / Kermit the Frog / Prince the Dog (voice) / Prince the Dog 1999
Elmo's World Ernie 1997
Elmopalooza! Kermit the Frog / Ernie / Kermit the Frog, Ernie 1998
Animal Show Jake the Polar Bear, Eve St. La Roache / Jake, Jake the Polar Bear / Baby Bear, Jake the Polar Bear / Baby Kangaroo 1998
Sesame Street: 123 Count with Me Ernie (voice) / Ernie 1997
Sesame Street: Quiet Time Ernie / Ernie (voice) 1997
Sesame Street: Elmo Saves Christmas Kermit the Frog 1996
The Daily Show Kermit the Frog 1996
Muppets Tonight Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Andy Pig, Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker, Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Bean Bunny / Beaker / Andy Pig, Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Bug Llewelyn / Andy Pig, Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Gil / Beaker, Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Mr. Poodlepants / Beaker, Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat, Rizzo the Rat / Andy Pig / Mr. Poodlepants, Rizzo the Rat / Kermit the Frog / Andy Pig / Beaker, Rizzo the Rat / Kermit the Frog / Andy Pig / Miss Weatherington / Beaker / Captain Pighead, Rizzo the rat / Kermit the Frog / Andy Pig, Rizzo the Rat / Kermit the Frog / Beaker / Mr. Poodlepants / Meepzorp / Andy Pig, Rizzo the Rat / Kermit the Frog / Flash / Andy Pig / Beaker, Andy Pig / Kermit the Frog / Mr. Poodlepants / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker, Andy Pig / Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat, Beaker / Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Andy Pig, Beaker / Rizzo the Rat / Kermit the Frog / Mr. Poodlepants, Beaker / Rizzo the Rat / Kermit the Frog, Kermit the Frog / Andy Pig / Beaker / Lash Holstein / Meepzorp, Kermit the Frog / Andy Pig / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Foo Foo / George the Janitor, Kermit the Frog / Andy Pig / Rizzo the Rat / Mr. Poodlepants 1996
Muppet Treasure Island Beaker (voice) / Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker 1996
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree Kermit the Frog (voice) / Kermit the Frog / Bear / Owl 1995
Muppet Classic Theater Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat 1994
All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! Ernie / Ernie (archive footage) 1994
Sesame Street Stays Up Late! Ernie 1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Kermit the Frog 1993
WWE Raw Statler / Beaker / Kermit the Frog 1993
The Muppet Christmas Carol Pig Gentleman (voice) / Rizzo the Rat / Bean Bunny / Kermit the Frog / Beaker / Belinda Cratchit / Beetle / Lips / Pig Gentleman / Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit 1992
What's Up Doc? Kermit the Frog 1992
Dinosaurs Robbie Sinclair, Robbie Sinclair / B.P. Richfield, Robbie Sinclair (face), Robbie Sinclair / B.P. Richfield / Elder In Chief, Robbie Sinclair / B.P. Richfield / Mr. Mason Dixon, B. P. Richfield / Robbie Sinclair (face), B.P. Richfield / Robbie Sinclair (face), 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 1990
The Earth Day Special Additional Muppets (voice) (as The Muppets) / Additional Muppets 1990
America's Funniest Home Videos Kermit the Frog (voice) 1989
The Jim Henson Hour Bean Bunny / Flash, Bean Bunny / Foo Foo, Bean Bunny / Jacques Roach / Waldo C. Graphic, Bean Bunny / Jacques Roach / Wilf, Bean Bunny / Jacques Roach, Bean Bunny / Waldo C. Graphic / Billy the Bear / Flash / Garbage, Bean Bunny / Waldo C. Graphic, Mad Dog / Mac, Self / Bean Bunny / Waldo C. Graphic / Doozer, Waldo C. Graphic / Bean Bunny / Foo-Foo / Extreme 1989
A Muppet Family Christmas Turkey / Rizzo the Rat / Wembley Fraggle / Sprocket the Dog / Lips (voice) / Lips 1987
The Christmas Toy Mew the Toy Mouse / Mew 1986
Labyrinth Ambrosius (voice) / The Four Guards / Firey 4 / Ambrosius 1986
The Tale of the Bunny Picnic Bean Bunny (voice) / Bean Bunny 1986
The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years Lips / Rizzo the Rat / Sprocket the Dog / Wembley Fraggle 1986
Dreamchild Mock Turtle / Caterpillar / Mock Turtle/Caterpillar 1985
Muppet Video: The Kermit and Piggy Story (voice) 1985
The Cosby Show Scallions 1984
The Muppets Take Manhattan Rizzo the Rat / Gill the Frog / Baby Kermit / Chicken / College Student in Audience / Dog / Gill - Frog / Lew Zealand (voice) 1984
Henson's Place Muppet Performer 1984
Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and the Muppets Rizzo The Rat / The Giant Man-Eating Chicken / Giant Man-Eating Chicken (voice) 1983
Fraggle Songs: A Musical History of Fraggle Rock Sprocket the Dog / Wembley Fraggle / Mermer Merggle / Crusty Doozer / Venerable Sage Hambo / Murray the Minstrel / Flange Doozer / Sir Blunderbrain / Club Member #3 (voice), Wembley Fraggle / Sprocket the Dog / Mermer Merggle / Crusty Doozer / Venerable Sage Hambo / Murray the Minstrel / Flange Doozer / Sir Blunderbrain / Club Member #3 (voice), Marlon Fraggle / Wembley Fraggle / Sprocket the Dog / Mermer Merggle / Crusty Doozer / Venerable Sage Hambo / Murray the Minstrel / Flange Doozer / Sir Blunderbrain / Club Member #3 (voice), Flange Doozer / Wembley Fraggle / Sprocket the Dog / Mermer Merggle / Crusty Doozer / Venerable Sage Hambo / Murray the Minstrel / Sir Blunderbrain / Club Member #3 (voice), Murray the Minstrel / Wembley Fraggle / Sprocket the Dog / Mermer Merggle / Crusty Doozer / Venerable Sage Hambo / Flange Doozer / Sir Blunderbrain / Club Member #3 (voice), Wembley Fraggle / Sprocket the Dog / Venerable Sage Hambo / Mermer Merggle / Crusty Doozer / Murray the Minstrel / Flange Doozer / Sir Blunderbrain / Club Member #3 (voice), Sprocket / Wembley Fraggle / Sprocket the Dog / Mermer Merggle / Crusty Doozer / Venerable Sage Hambo / Murray the Minstrel / Flange Doozer / Sir Blunderbrain / Club Member #3 (voice), Wembley Fraggle / Spocket the Dog / Sprocket the Dog / Mermer Merggle / Crusty Doozer / Venerable Sage Hambo / Murray the Minstrel / Flange Doozer / Sir Blunderbrain / Club Member #3 (voice), Wembley Fraggle / Sprocket the Dog / Crusty Doozer / Mermer Merggle / Venerable Sage Hambo / Murray the Minstrel / Flange Doozer / Sir Blunderbrain / Club Member #3 (voice), Papa Tree Creature / Wembley Fraggle / Sprocket the Dog / Mermer Merggle / Crusty Doozer / Venerable Sage Hambo / Murray the Minstrel / Flange Doozer / Sir Blunderbrain / Club Member #3 (voice), Sir Blunderbrain / Wembley Fraggle / Sprocket the Dog / Mermer Merggle / Crusty Doozer / Venerable Sage Hambo / Murray the Minstrel / Flange Doozer / Club Member #3 (voice), Sprocket the Dog / Wembley Fraggle / Club Member #3 / Mermer Merggle / Crusty Doozer / Venerable Sage Hambo / Murray the Minstrel / Flange Doozer / Sir Blunderbrain / Club Member #3 (voice), Flying Batworm / Wembley Fraggle / Sprocket the Dog / Phil Fraggle / Mermer Merggle / Crusty Doozer / Venerable Sage Hambo / Murray the Minstrel / Flange Doozer / Sir Blunderbrain / Club Member #3 (voice), Mermer Merggle / Wembley Fraggle / Sprocket the Dog / Crusty Doozer / Venerable Sage Hambo / Murray the Minstrel / Flange Doozer / Sir Blunderbrain / Club Member #3 (voice) 1983
The World of 'The Dark Crystal' Himself / Self 1983
The Dark Crystal Scientist (voice) / Scientist (performer) 1982
The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show Various Muppets / Rizzo the Rat 1982
The Great Muppet Caper Lips / Lips (voice) / Rizzo the Rat 1981
Children in Need Kermit the Frog 1980
John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together Muppet Performer 1979
The Muppet Movie Scooter (assistant) (voice) / Fletcher Bird / Scooter (assistant) 1979
The Muppets Go Hollywood Various Muppets / Muppet Performer 1979
20/20 Kermit 1978
The Muppet Show Additional Muppets, (voice), Thog, Astoria / Atrics Tuba Player, Atrics Tuba Player / Lips, Brown Dog / Aquarius Singer, Bug, Bun-Bun Brother, Caveman / Archaeologist / Construction Worker / Singing Weatherman, 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 / Soldier, The White Rabbit / Rizzo the Rat, Timmy Monster, Tommy the Goldfish / Baby Whale, Trevor the Gross, Viking Pig / Rizzo the Rat / Spy / Deer / Rabbit, Whatnot Singer / Frog, Whatnots, Winky Pinkerton / Fred's Friend / Train Conductor, Wolfhound, Zelda Rose's Dance Partner 1976
Saturday Night Live Kermit the Frog / Statler 1975
Great Performances Self / Muppet Performer 1971
Sesame Street Ernie, Muppet, (voice), Tall Orange Anything Muppet dentist, The Oat Bran Band Drummer, Watson, Billy Idle, Ernie / Jury Penguin 1, Ernie / Kermit the Frog, Ernie / Kermit, Henry the Pig / Little Boy Blue, 'I Love You More or Less' male singer, Kermit the Frog, 'Let's Go Driving in a Car' son / J.P. Mouse 1969
Jeopardy! Kermit the Frog (voice) 1964
The Magical World of Disney Bean Bunny / Rizzo the Rat / Lips / Frog 1954
1981EmmyOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program Nominated
1980EmmyOutstanding Variety or Music Program Nominated
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