Steve Whitmire

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Steve Whitmire

Steve Whitmire (born September 24, 1958 in Atlanta, Georgia[1]) is an American puppeteer actor and performer. In 1978 began his career at the age of 20. He replaced Jim Henson's muppet characters. He is performer for Kermit, and many other characters that Jim Henson preformed. He has also preformed rizzo. He is married to Mellisa Whitmire. He has also preformed Ernie on Sesame Street.

Filmography[change | change source]

  • The Muppet Show as Rizzo the Rat, Lips, Foo-Foo, Billy Boy, Caveman, Geri & the Atrics tuba player, Leo (episode 403: Shields & Yarnell), Rowlf the Dog (occasional, hands only), Security Guard, The Snorers' Chorus member, Thog (episode 502), Timmy Monster (occasional, voice in episode 423), Trevor the Gross, The White Rabbit, Winky Pinkerton (episode 308: Loretta Lynn), Zeke (1979 - ca. 1980s)
  • The Muppet Movie as The Muppet Movie: Kermit the Frog (assistant for "The RAINBOW Connection" number)
  • The Great Muppet Caper as Rizzo the Rat and Lips
  • The Muppets Take Manhattan as Rizzo the Rat, Gil, Dogs
  • The Christmas Toy as Mew
  • The Jim Henson Hour as Flash, Jacques Roach, Waldo C. Graphic, Yellow Extreme, Bean Bunny, Foo-Foo
  • The Muppets at Walt Disney World as Bean Bunny, Rizzo the Rat, Lips, Foo-Foo, Sprocket
  • The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson as Rizzo the Rat, Bean Bunny, & Kermit the Frog
  • Muppet*Vision 3D as Waldo C. Graphic, Bean Bunny, & Rizzo the Rat
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol as Rizzo the Rat, Bean Bunny, Kermit the Frog (as Bob Cratchit), Beaker, Belinda Cratchit, Laundress, Lips, Sprocket, Whatnots, Rats, Inkspots, Pig Businessman
  • Muppet Meeting Films as Flunky, Kermit the Frog, Mr. Briteweight
  • Billy Bunny’s Animal Songs as Kermit the Frog
  • Sesame Street Stays Up Late as Ernie
  • Sesame Street as Ernie (1993 - 2014), Kermit the Frog (1996 - 2001; 2009), Dr. Feel, Guy Smiley (Season 32)
  • Muppet Sing-A-Long: It’s Not Easy Being Green as Kermit the Frog
  • Jim Henson’s The Animal Show with Stinky & Jake as Jake the Polar Bear
  • Muppet Classic Theater as Rizzo the Rat and Kermit the Frog
  • Muppets on Wheels as Kermit the Frog
  • Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree as Kermit the Frog
  • Muppet Treasure Island as Kermit the Frog (as Captain Abraham Smollett), Rizzo the Rat, Beaker, Walleye Pike, Jacques Roach, Inkspots, The Dodo, Rats
  • Things That Fly as Kermit the Frog, Co-Pilot
  • Muppets Tonight as Kermit the Frog, Rizzo the Rat, Beaker, Andy Pig, George the Janitor, Captain Pighead, Eugene, Lash Holstein, Miss Weatherington, Mr. Poodlepants, Meepzorp, Bug Llewelyn, Farm person, Pigeons, Nigel's Mom, Alphonso D'Bruzzo
  • Elmo Saves Christmas as Kermit the Frog
  • 123 Count with ME as Ernie
  • Quiet Time as Ernie
  • Elmopalooza as Ernie and Kermit the Frog
  • The Best of Kermit on Sesame Street as Kermit the Frog
  • Muppets from Space as Rizzo the Rat, Kermit the Frog, Beaker, Bean Bunny, Cosmic Fish, Beach Hippie
  • The Adventures of Elmo in GROUCHland as Ernie, Bad Humor Man, Sharon Groan, Stuckweed, Football Stenchman
  • CinderElmo as Ernie, Kermit the Frog, Prince the Dog
  • Muppet RaceMania as Kermit the Frog, Link Hogthrob, Rizzo the Rat, Beaker, Bean Bunny, Gil, Flange Doozer
  • Play With Me Sesame as Ernie (Seasons 1 & 3)
  • Bert & Ernie’s Word Play as Ernie, Lead Singer of The Frosty Four, Mo, Troll
  • Kermit’s Swamp Years as Kermit the Frog, Young Kermit, Jack Rabbit, Chico
  • It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie as Kermit the Frog, Rizzo the Rat, Beaker, Bean Bunny, Mr. Poodlepants, Statler (1 line) & 1 of the Elvises
  • Talk, Read, Write as The King of Reading & Writing
  • Muppets Party Cruise as Kermit the Frog, Link Hogthrob, Rizzo the Rat, Beaker, Bean Bunny, Andy Pig
  • The Muppets ' Wizard of Oz as Kermit the Frog (as the Scarecrow), Rizzo the Rat (as the Mayor of Munchkinland), Beaker, Statler (as Kalidah Critic), Bean Bunny
  • Statler & Waldorf: From the Balcony as Statler (episodes 1-8)
  • Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium as Kermit the Frog
  • Disney Xtreme Digital as Kermit the Frog, The Newsman, Rizzo the Rat, Beaker, Statler, Bean Bunny, Singing Food, Turkey
  • Count on Sports as Ernie
  • Studio DC : Almost Live as Kermit the Frog, Rizzo the Rat, Beaker & Statler
  • Abby in Wonderland as Ernie
  • A Muppets Christmas as Letters to Santa: Kermit the Frog, Rizzo the Rat, Beaker & Statler
  • Bohemian Rhapsody as Kermit the Frog, The Newsman, Rizzo the Rat, Beaker, & Statler
  • Christmas in Rockefeller Center as Kermit the Frog, Rizzo the Rat & Lips
  • The Muppets as Kermit the Frog, Link Hogthrob, The Newsman, Lips, Rizzo the Rat, Beaker, & Statler
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as Kermit the Frog ("When the River Meets the Sea")
  • Muppets Most Wanted as Kermit the Frog, Link Hogthrob, The Newsman, Lips, Rizzo the Rat, Foo-Foo, Beaker, & Statler
  • Lady Gaga & the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular as Kermit the Frog, Lips, Rizzo the Rat, Beaker, & Statler
  • Just for Laughs as Kermit the Frog, Beaker, & Statler
  • The Muppets as Kermit the Frog, Link Hogthrob, The Newsman, Lips, Rizzo the Rat, Beaker, & Statler

References[change | change source]

  1. "Steve Whitmire Bio Biography". TV Rage. Retrieved 5 January 2013.