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Kevin Clash

Kevin Clash was born on September 17, 1960 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Kevin Jeffrey Clash. He is an actor and producer, known for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991) and The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999). He was previously married to Genia Loving. See full bio »
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 1982-2014 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Elmo / Hoots the Owl / Muppet / ...
- Where's the Dog (2014) ... Elmo (voice)
- Mi Amiguita Rosita (2013) ... Elmo (voice)
- Incarceration (2013) ... Elmo / Hoots (voice)
- Trashgiving Day (2013) ... The Grouch / Elmo / Hoots / ... (voice)
- Figure It Out, Baby Figure It Out (2013) ... Chad (voice)
 2013 Sesame Street: Fairy Tale Fun! (Video)
 2012-2013 Little Children, Big Challenges (TV Series)
- Incarceration (2013) ... Elmo (voice)
- Divorce (2012) ... Elmo (voice)
 2013 Sesame Street Mexico (TV Series)
- Confianza (2013) ... Elmo (voice)
 2009-2012 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series)
Elmo / Additional Muppets
- Episode #4.160 (2012) ... Elmo (voice)
- Episode #3.144 (2011) ... Elmo (as Elmo)
- Episode #3.65 (2011) ... Elmo (as Elmo)
- Episode #1.172 (2009) ... Additional Muppets (uncredited)
- Episode #1.145 (2009) ... Elmo (as Elmo)
 2012 Coming Home (TV Series)
- We'll Be Here for You (2012) ... Elmo (voice)
 2011 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (TV Movie)
Elmo (voice)
 2011 Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster (Video Game)
Elmo (voice)
 2011 Conan (TV Series)
- God Never Closes a Door Without Laughing at You (2011) ... Elmo (voice, uncredited)
 2011 Growing Hope Against Hunger (TV Movie)
Elmo (voice)
 2011 Elmo's World: People in Your Neighborhood (Video)
Elmo (voice)
 2011 Elmo's World: Penguins and Friends (Video)
Elmo (voice)
 2010 The 7PM Project (TV Series)
- Episode #1.258 (2010) ... Elmo (voice)
 2010 The Best of Elmo 2 (Video short)
 2010 When Families Grieve (TV Movie)
 2009 Dinner: Impossible (TV Series)
 2001-2009 Rove Live (TV Series)
- Rove Turns 10 (2009) ... Elmo (voice)
- Rove: New York (2007) ... Elmo (voice, as Elmo)
- Episode #7.22 (2006) ... Elmo (voice)
- Episode #3.33 (2002) ... Elmo (voice)
- Episode #2.5 (2001) ... Elmo (voice)
 2009 Sesame Street: Bedtime with Elmo (Video short)
 2009 Elmo and the Bookaneers (Video)
 2009 Being Green (Video)
Elmo (voice)
 2009 The Game (TV Series)
Mookie / Himself
- Do the Wright Thing (2009) ... Mookie / Himself (voice)
 2009 Scrubs (TV Series)
- My ABC's (2009) ... Elmo (voice)
 2008 Elmo's World: Opposites (Video)
 2007 Elmo's Christmas Countdown (TV Movie)
Elmo (voice)
 2007 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (TV Movie)
Elmo (voice)
 2007 Ready for School (Video)
 2006 Christmas Celebration at the Grove (TV Movie)
Elmo (voice)
 2006 A Sesame Street Christmas Carol (Video)
i-SAM / Elmo (voice)
 2006 Elmo's Potty Time (Video)
Elmo / Baby Elmo (voice)
 2006 Elmo's World: Pets! (Video)
 2006 Guess That Shape and Color (Video short)
 2005 Elmo Visits the Doctor (Video)
 2005 The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (TV Movie)
Clifford / Mulch (voice)
 2004 What's the Name of That Song (Video)
Elmo (voice)
 2004 The West Wing (TV Series)
- Eppur Si Muove (2004) ... Elmo (voice)
 2003 Zoe's Dance Moves (Video short)
 2003 Muppets Party Cruise (Video Game)
Clifford / Sam the Eagle (voice)
 2003 Sesame Street 4-D (Short)
Elmo (voice)
 2003 Oobi (TV Series)
Keiko (voice)
 2002 Elmo Visits the Firehouse (Video short)
Elmo / Mel Muppet (voice)
 2002 Elmo's World: Wake Up with Elmo (Video)
Elmo (voice)
 2001 Sesame Street Sports (Video Game)
 2001 Deadline (TV Series)
- Somebody's Fool (2001)
 2001 Elmo's Letter Adventure (Video Game)
 2000 Muppet Monster Adventure (Video Game)
Clifford (voice)
 2000 Muppet Race Mania (Video Game)
Clifford / Spa'Am (voice)
 1999 Cinderelmo (TV Movie)
 1999 The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
Elmo / Pestie / Grouch Jailer / ... (voice)
 1999 Muppets from Space
Clifford (voice)
 1999 Elmo's Number Journey (Video Game)
 1999 Kids' Favorite Songs (Video short)
Elmo (voice)
 1998 Sesame Street 'A Is for Asthma' (Video short)
Elmo (voice)
 1996-1998 Muppets Tonight (TV Series)
Clifford / Mulch / Carter / ...
- Johnny Fiama Leaves Home (1998) ... Clifford / Mulch (voice)
- Andie MacDowell (1998) ... Clifford / Miss Piggy (voice)
- The Gary Cahuenga Episode (1997) ... Clifford (voice)
- The Cameo Show (1997) ... Clifford / Mulch / Carter (voice)
 1998 Big Bird Gets Lost (Video short) (voice)
 1997 123 Count with Me (Video short)
Elmo / Benny (voice)
 1997 Elmo Says Boo (Short)
Elmo / Kingston Livingston III
 1996 Elmo Saves Christmas (Video)
Elmo / Benny Rabbit / Baby Natasha (voice)
 1996 Kids' Guide to Life: Learning to Share (Video short)
Elmo (voice)
 1996 Muppets Treasure Island (Video Game)
Bad Polly / Spa'Am / Black Dog (voice)
 1996 The Muppet CDROM: Muppets Inside (Video Game)
Clifford (voice)
 1996 Elmocize (Video short)
Elmo / Benny Rabbit (voice)
 1996 Big Bag (TV Series)
Avery (segment "Ace & Avery") (1998) (voice)
 1996 Muppet Treasure Island
Bad Polly / Black Dog / Spa'Am / ... (voice)
 1996 Do the Alphabet (Video short)
Elmo (voice)
 1995 Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree (TV Short)
Father Mouse / Owl (voice)
 1992-1995 Dog City (TV Series)
Eliot Shag
- The Big Squeak (1992) ... Eliot Shag (voice)
- Cat and Dogs ... Eliot Shag (voice)
- The Dog Pound ... Eliot Shag (voice)
 1994 It's Not Easy Being Green (Video short)
Clifford / Billy Bunny / P.J. / ... (voice)
 1994 Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration (TV Movie)
Elmo / Natasha / Hoots the Owl (voice)
 1994 The Best of Elmo (Video short)
 1994 All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! (TV Movie)
Elmo / Benny Rabbit (voice)
 1993 For Our Children (Video)
Baby Sinclair (voice)
 1993 Sesame Songs: Sing-Along Earth Songs (Video short) (voice)
 1991 The Tale of Peter Rabbit (TV Movie)
Mr. McGregor / Bluejay (voice)
 1990 Basil Hears a Noise (TV Short)
Elmo (voice)
 1990 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Clifford / Frogs / Alligator
- The Muppets at Walt Disney World (1990) ... Clifford / Frogs / Alligator (voice)
 1990 Sing Yourself Silly! (Video short)
Elmo / Hoots the Owl (voice)
 1990 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
The Hypocritic Oaf / Beautiful Day Monster / Luncheon Counter Monster / ...
- Cliff's Nightmare (1990) ... The Hypocritic Oaf / Beautiful Day Monster / Luncheon Counter Monster / ... (voice)
 1990 Sesame Songs: Monster Hits! (Video short)
Elmo (voice)
 1989-1990 The Jim Henson Hour (TV Series)
Leon / Clifford / Doglion / ...
- Food (1990) ... Clifford / Leon / Doglion / ... (voice)
- Dog City (1989) ... Ace Yu (voice)
- Garbage (1989) ... Clifford / Leon / Garbage (voice)
- Musicians (1989) ... Clifford / Leon (voice)
- Health and Fitness (1989) ... Clifford / Leon / Doglion / ... (voice)
 1988 Peek-A-Boo: A Big Surprise for Little People (Video)
P.J. (voice)
 1988 Sing-Along, Dance-Along, Do-Along (Video)
P.J. / Be-Bop (voice)
 1988 Wow, You're a Cartoonist! (Video short)
P.J. / Art / Luncheon Counter Monster (voice)
 1988 Sesame Street, Special (TV Movie)
Elmo / Hoots the Owl / Additional Muppets (voice)
 1988 Hey, You're as Funny as Fozzie Bear (Video)
P.J. / Luncheon Counter Monster (voice)
 1988 Let's Learn to Play Together (Video Game)
Elmo (voice)
 1988 Neat Stuff: To Know & to Do (Video)
P.J. / Dwayne the Dog / Vinny Brontosaurus (voice)
 1987 Sing Along (Video short)
Mr. Hoots (voice)
 1987 Inner Tube (TV Short) (voice)
 1987 Learning to Add and Subtract (Video short) (voice)
 1987 Muppet Breakaway (Video short)
Narrator / Bob (voice)
 1987 Muppet Coffee Break (Video short)
Various Muppets (voice)
 1986 Sesame Street: Bedtime Stories and Songs (Video short) (voice)
 1986 Labyrinth
The Four Guards / Firey 1 / Ambrosius (voice)
 1986 Getting Ready to Read (Video short)
Sam / Ferlinghetti Donizetti (voice)
 1986 Learning About Numbers (Video short)
Chip Cat / Honker (voice)
 1986 The Tale of the Bunny Picnic (TV Movie)
Father / Be-Bop (voice)
 1986 Learning About Letters (Video short)
Cow / A Boy (voice)
 1985 Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird
Board of Birds / Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
 1985 Muppet Lift Off (Video short)
Smilin' Ed (voice)
 1985 Muppet Perk-Up (Short)
Additional Muppets (voice)
 1981 Captain Kangaroo (TV Series)
Kevin / Various Voices
- Episode dated 1 September 1981 (1981) ... Kevin / Various Voices
 1981 The Great Space Coaster (TV Series)
Goriddle Gorilla
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Goriddle Gorilla (voice)
 1981 The Great Space Coaster Supershow (TV Movie)
Goriddle Gorilla (voice)
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Show Show Soundtrack (7 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

1990: Performed "Lydia, The Tattooed Lady" at Jim Henson's Memorial Service using the voice of "Elmo".

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Alternate Names:

Elmo | The Muppets


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Personal Quote:

If everybody else your age is doing something very different than what you're doing, there's always going to be someone saying to you you might not succeed with it, you might not make any money with that... there's always going to be some type of obstacle in the way. All of those things will go away if you really focus on what makes you happy.


Unlike most of the other Muppeteers, he has rarely appeared without Elmo. One of the few instances in which he appeared on television solely as himself was on The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986), in an episode titled "The Faces Behind The Famous Names". This episode also featured Marc Jacobs, the lady behind the "Jimmy Choo" shoe empire, and the woman who inspired the creation of the Barbie doll (the ... See more »


Best known as the puppeteer of Sesame Street (1969)'s Elmo



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