Steve Whitmire

Steve Whitmire

Highest Rated: 82% It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)

Lowest Rated: 63% Muppets From Space (1999)

Birthday: Sep 24, 1959

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sing It, Elmo! Unknown (Voice) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kermit's Swamp Years Kermit the Frog/Jack Rabbit/Chico (Voice) - 2002
82% 51% It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Kermit/Rizzo the Rat/Beaker/Bean Bunny/Mr. Poodlepants/Statler (Voice) - 2002
No Score Yet 36% Kermit's Swamp Years: The Real Story Behind Kermit the Frog's Early Years Unknown (Character) - 2002
77% 63% The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland Ernie/Stuckweed/Football Stenchman/Ice Cream Vendor/Parrot (Voice) $11.6M 1999
63% 58% Muppets From Space Kermit the Frog/Rizzo the Rat/Beaker/Cosmic Fish #1 (Voice) $16.3M 1999
70% 77% Muppet Treasure Island Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker (Voice) $34.3M 1996
No Score Yet 72% Muppet Classic Theater Unknown (Character) - 1994
76% 86% The Muppet Christmas Carol Kermit the Frog/Rizzo the Rat/Beaker (Voice) $27.4M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Song of the Cloud Forest Wilf (Voice) - 1988

TV

Credit
64% 72% The Muppets Kermit the Frog/Rizzo/Lips (Voice) 2015-2016
No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Ernie (Character),
Unknown (Voice)
2008-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Muppets Tonight Unknown (Character) 1996-1998
91% 91% Dinosaurs Blarney/Woodrow (Guest Voice) 1991 1993-1994
No Score Yet 100% Fraggle Rock Unknown (Voice) 1983-1987