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Steve Whitmire


Steve Whitmire was born on September 24, 1959 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Steven Lawrence Whitmire. He is an actor, known for Fraggle Rock (1983), The Muppets (2011) and The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992). He has been married to Melissa Whitmire since June 1978. See full bio »

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Fraggle Rock
Fraggle Rock Sprocket the Dog / Wembley Fraggle / Marlon Fraggle / Flange Doozer / Murray the Minstrel / Crusty Doozer / Flying Batworm / Mermer Merggle / Papa Tree Creature / Phil Fraggle / Sir Blunderbrain / Spocket the Dog / Sprocket / Venerable Sage Hambo
(1983-1987)
The Muppets
The Muppets Kermit / Beaker / Statler / Rizzo / Link Hogthrob / The Newsman
(2011)
The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Muppet Christmas Carol Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Bean Bunny / Belinda Cratchit / Beetle / Lips / Pig Gentleman
(1992)
Muppets Most Wanted
Muppets Most Wanted Kermit the Frog / Foo Foo / Statler / Beaker / Lips / Rizzo the Rat / Link Hogthrob / The Newsman
(2014)

Filmography

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 2015-2016 The Muppets. (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / ...
- Because... Love (2016) ... Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / ... (voice)
- Generally Inhospitable (2016) ... Kermit the Frog / Statler / Rizzo the Rat / ... (voice)
- Little Green Lie (2016) ... Kermit the Frog / Statler / Rizzo the Rat / ... (voice)
- Got Silk? (2016) ... Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat (voice)
- A Tail of Two Piggies (2016) ... Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat (voice)
 2016 The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog
 2015 The Muppets: Flowers on the Wall (Short)
Beaker
 2015 The Muppets: First Look Presentation (Short)
Kermit the Frog / Statler / Rizzo the Rat / ...
 2015 mental_floss: The Big Question (TV Series)
Beaker
 2015 Muppet Moments (TV Series short)
Kermit the Frog / Beaker / The Newsman / ...
 2014 Disney Drive On with The Muppets (TV Series short)
Kermit the Frog
 2014 Muppets Most Wanted... On Set (TV Movie)
 2014 Unscripted (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog
- Muppets Most Wanted (2014) ... Kermit the Frog (voice)
 2014 Piper's Picks TV (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog
 2014 Muppets Most Wanted
Kermit the Frog / Foo Foo / Statler / ... (voice)
 2013 Steve Martin and Kermit the Frog in Dueling Banjos (Short)
Kermit the Frog (voice)
 2013 Good Luck Charlie (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog
- Duncan Dream House (2013) ... Kermit the Frog (voice)
 1990-2013 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Ernie / Muppet / Kermit the Frog / ...
- Figure It Out, Baby Figure It Out (2013) ... Ernie (voice)
- Finish the Splat (2013) ... Ernie (voice)
- Telly the Tiebreaker (2012) ... Ernie (voice)
- Afraid of the Bark (2012) ... Ernie (voice)
- Practice Makes Proud (2012) ... Ernie (voice)
 2012-2013 Plaza Sésamo (TV Series)
Ernie
- Confianza (2013) ... Ernie (voice)
- Me encanta mi corazón (2012) ... Ernie (voice)
 2012 The Muppets All-Star Comedy Gala (TV Movie)
Kermit The Frog (voice)
 2012 30 Rock (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog
- My Whole Life Is Thunder (2012) ... Kermit the Frog (voice)
 2012 All I Need Is Love (Video short)
Kermit the Frog / Beaker / Snowth / ... (voice)
 2012 Just for Laughs (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog / Statler / Beaker
- The Muppets in Montreal (2012) ... Kermit the Frog / Statler / Beaker (voice, as Kermit the Frog/Statler)
 2012 20/20 (TV Series documentary)
Kermit
- Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time (2012) ... Kermit (voice)
 2012 Ben Folds Five: Do It Anyway (Video short)
Wembley Fraggle (voice)
 2012 Monstruos Supersanos (TV Mini-Series)
Ernie
- Share and Cooperate (2012) ... Ernie (voice)
- Apples and Papayas (2012) ... Ernie (voice)
- Doing Gymnastics with Rubber Duckie (2012) ... Ernie (voice)
- Autonomy (2012) ... Ernie (voice)
- Exercise in Groups and Family (2012) ... Ernie (voice)
 2012 The Soup (TV Series)
Statler
- Episode #9.12 (2012) ... Statler (voice)
 2012 The Colbert Report (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog
- Mark McKinnon (2012) ... Kermit the Frog (voice)
 2012 The Jonathan Ross Show (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog
- Episode #2.4 (2012) ... Kermit the Frog (as Kermit)
 2009-2011 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog / Kermit / Rizzo / ...
- Episode #3.201 (2011) ... Kermit the Frog (voice, uncredited)
- Episode #3.181 (2011) ... Kermit the Frog (voice)
- Episode #1.172 (2009) ... Kermit / Rizzo (voice, uncredited)
- Episode #1.15 (2009) ... Statler (voice, uncredited)
 2011 The Project (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog
- Episode #1.39 (2011) ... Kermit the Frog (voice)
 2011 A Current Affair (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog / Beaker / Statler / ...
- Episode dated 20 December 2011 (2011) ... Kermit the Frog / Beaker / Statler / ... (voice)
 2011 Today (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog
- Episode dated 20 December 2011 (2011) ... Kermit the Frog
 2004-2011 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog / Statler
- Jason Segel/Florence and the Machine (2011) ... Kermit the Frog / Statler (voice, uncredited)
- Robert De Niro/Destiny's Child (2004) ... Kermit the Frog (voice, uncredited)
 2011 Children in Need (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog
- Episode #1.32 (2011) ... Kermit the Frog (voice)
 2011 The Muppets
Kermit / Beaker / Statler / ... (voice)
 2011 WWE Raw (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog / Statler / Beaker
- Episode #19.44 (2011) ... Kermit the Frog / Statler / Beaker (voice)
 2011 OK Go & The Muppets: Muppet Show Theme Song (Video short)
Beaker / Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / ... (voice)
 2011 LittleBigPlanet 2 (Video Game)
Kermit the Frog / Beaker / Statler (voice)
 2010 Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures (TV Series)
Ernie
- Bert and Ernie Meet the Loch Ness Monster (2010) ... Ernie (voice, uncredited)
 2010 The Muppets Kitchen with Cat Cora (TV Series short)
Muppet Performer
 2009 Christmas in Rockefeller Center (TV Movie)
Lips / Rizzo the Rat / Kermit the Frog (voice)
 2009 Habanera: Muppet Music Video (TV Mini-Series)
Beaker
 2009 Ode to Joy: Muppet Music Video (TV Mini-Series)
Beaker
 2009 Rolling with the Skateboarding Dog!: Muppets (TV Mini-Series)
Rizzo the Rat
 2009 Skateboarding Dog Gets Served!: Muppet Video (TV Mini-Series)
Rizzo the Rat
 2009 Stars & Stripes FOREVER: Muppet Music Video (TV Mini-Series)
Beaker
 2009 The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody (Video short)
Beaker / Rizzo the Rat / Snowth / ... (voice)
 2009 The Muppets: Classical Chicken (TV Mini-Series)
Camilla
 2009 Being Green (Video)
Ernie (voice)
 2009 Sunday Night (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog / Beaker / Rizzo the Rat
- Australia Goes Behind-the-Scenes of 'Muppets Most Wanted' ... Kermit the Frog / Beaker / Rizzo the Rat
 2008 A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (TV Movie)
Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Statler / ... (voice)
 2008 Studio DC: Almost Live! (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Statler / ...
- The Second Show (2008) ... Kermit the Frog / Beaker / Rizzo the Rat / ... (voice)
- The First Show (2008) ... Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Statler (voice)
 2008 Abby in Wonderland (Video)
Ernie as Tweedle Dum (voice)
 2007 Elmo's Christmas Countdown (TV Movie)
Ernie (voice)
 2007 TCM Guest Programmer (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog
- Kermit the Frog (2007) ... Kermit the Frog (uncredited)
 2007 Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
Kermit the Frog (voice)
 2007 Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon (TV Series)
Rizzo the Rat
- Telethon 2007 (2007) ... Rizzo the Rat (voice)
 2007 The Muppets on 'The Muppets' (Video short)
Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat (voice)
 2007 Rove Live (TV Series)
Ernie
- Rove: New York (2007) ... Ernie (voice, uncredited)
 2007 2007 Muppet Presentation Pilot (Video short)
Kermit the Frog (voice)
 2006 Guess That Shape and Color (Video short)
 2006 Muppets Spotlight (TV Movie)
 2005 Pepe's Profiles (Video short)
Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / ... (voice)
 2005 Elmo Visits the Doctor (Video)
Ernie (voice)
 2005 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog
- Episode #1.77 (2005) ... Kermit the Frog (voice)
 2005 The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (TV Movie)
Kermit the Frog / Kermit the Frog as the Scarecrow / Beaker / ... (voice)
 2005 Statler and Waldorf: From the Balcony (TV Series)
Statler
- Pilot (2005) ... Statler (voice)
 2004 The Nick & Jessica Variety Hour (TV Movie)
Kermit the Frog (voice)
 2004 Sesame Street: A Celebration of Me, Grover (Video)
Ernie (voice)
 2004 Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On (TV Movie)
Ernie (voice)
 2003 Muppets Party Cruise (Video Game)
Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / ... (voice)
 2002 Bert & Ernie's Word Play (Video)
Ernie / Mo / Troll / ... (voice)
 2002 Play with Me Sesame (TV Series)
Ernie (2002-2003) (voice)
 2002 It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (TV Movie)
Kermit / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / ... (voice)
 2002 On the Set Gag Reel (Video short)
Rizzo the Rat (uncredited)
 2002 Elmo Visits the Firehouse (Video short)
Ernie (voice)
 2002 Kermit's Swamp Years (Video)
Kermit the Frog / Jack Rabbit / Chico (voice)
 2001 Sesame Street: Kids' Favorite Songs 2 (Video)
Ernie (voice)
 2001 Sesame Street Sports (Video Game)
Ernie (voice)
 2001 Between the Lions (TV Series)
Ernie
- Tweet! Tweet! (2001) ... Ernie (voice)
 2001 The Daily Show (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog
- Kermit the Frog (2001) ... Kermit the Frog (voice)
 2000 Muppet Monster Adventure (Video Game)
Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker (voice)
 2000 Muppet Race Mania (Video Game)
Kermit / Rizzo / Beaker / ... (voice)
 1999 Cinderelmo (TV Movie)
Ernie / Kermit the Frog / Prince the Dog (voice)
 1999 The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
Ernie / Stuckweed / Football Stenchman / ... (voice)
 1999 Muppets from Space
Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / ... (voice)
 1998 A Brief History of Motion Pictures (Short)
Ernie (voice)
 1998 The Best of Kermit on Sesame Street (Video short)
Kermit the Frog (voice)
 1996-1998 Muppets Tonight (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Andy Pig / ...
- Johnny Fiama Leaves Home (1998) ... Rizzo the Rat / Andy Pig / Mr. Poodlepants (voice)
- Andie MacDowell (1998) ... Beaker / Rizzo the Rat / Kermit the Frog / ... (voice)
- The Gary Cahuenga Episode (1997) ... Rizzo the Rat / Kermit the Frog / Andy Pig / ... (voice)
- The Best of Muppets Tonight! (1997) ... Rizzo the Rat / Kermit the Frog / Beaker / ... (voice)
- The Cameo Show (1997) ... Beaker / Rizzo the Rat / Kermit the Frog (voice)
 1997 123 Count with Me (Video short)
Ernie (voice)
 1996 Elmo Saves Christmas (Video)
Kermit the Frog (voice)
 1996 Muppets Treasure Island (Video Game)
Captain Abraham Smollett / Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / ... (voice)
 1996 Muppet Treasure Island Sing-Along (Video)
Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Pig (voice)
 1996 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog
- Episode #4.264 (1996) ... Kermit the Frog (voice)
 1996 Muppet Treasure Island
Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker (voice)
 1996 The Muppet CDROM: Muppets Inside (Video Game)
Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat (voice)
 1995 Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree (TV Short)
Kermit the Frog / Bear / Owl (voice)
 1994 Animal Show (TV Series)
Jake the Polar Bear / Baby Bear / Baby Kangaroo / ...
- Grizzly Bear & Hedgehog ... Jake the Polar Bear / Baby Bear (voice)
- Tiger & Tiger Beetle ... Jake the Polar Bear (voice)
- Zebra & Lion ... Jake the Polar Bear (voice)
- Chimpanzee & Hyena ... Jake the Polar Bear (voice)
- Raccoon & Polar Bear ... Jake the Polar Bear (voice)
 1991-1994 Dinosaurs (TV Series)
Robbie Sinclair / B.P. Richfield / Blarney / ...
- Georgie Must Die! (1994) ... Robbie Sinclair
- Into the Woods (1994) ... Robbie Sinclair / Blarney / Woodrow (voice)
- Working Girl (1994) ... Robbie Sinclair / B.P. Richfield
- Variations on a Theme Park (1994) ... Robbie Sinclair / B.P. Richfield
- Life in the Faust Lane (1994) ... Robbie Sinclair / B.P. Richfield
 1994 Muppet Classic Theater (Video)
Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat (voice)
 1994 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series)
Kermit the Frog
- Episode #2.15 (1994) ... Kermit the Frog (voice)
 1993 Billy Bunny's Animal Songs (Video short)
Kermit the Frog (voice)
 1993 Muppet Breakout (Video short)
Kermit the Frog (voice)
 1992 Holiday Greetings from 'The Ed Sullivan Show' (TV Movie)
Kermit the Frog (voice)
 1992 The Muppet Christmas Carol
Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / ... (voice)
 1992 Muppet Breaking Point (Video short)
Mr. Briteweight (voice)
 1991 Muppet*vision 3-D (Short)
Waldo C. Graphic / Bean Bunny / Rizzo the Rat (voice)
 1990 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Bean Bunny / Rizzo the Rat / Lips / ...
- The Muppets at Walt Disney World (1990) ... Bean Bunny / Rizzo the Rat / Lips / ... (voice)
 1990 The Earth Day Special (TV Special)
Additional Muppets (voice, as The Muppets)
 1990 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Scallions
- Cliff's Nightmare (1990) ... Scallions (voice)
 1989-1990 The Jim Henson Hour (TV Series)
Bean Bunny / Waldo C. Graphic / Jacques Roach / ...
- Food (1990) ... Bean Bunny / Jacques Roach / Waldo C. Graphic (voice)
- Dog City (1989) ... Mad Dog / Mac (voice)
- Garbage (1989) ... Bean Bunny / Waldo C. Graphic / Billy the Bear / ... (voice)
- Musicians (1989) ... Bean Bunny / Flash (voice)
- Health and Fitness (1989) ... Bean Bunny / Jacques Roach / Wilf (voice)
 1987 A Muppet Family Christmas (TV Movie)
Turkey / Rizzo the Rat / Wembley Fraggle / ... (voice)
 1983-1987 Fraggle Rock (TV Series)
Sprocket the Dog / Wembley Fraggle / Marlon Fraggle / ...
- Change of Address (1987) ... Wembley Fraggle / Sprocket the Dog (voice)
- The Honk of Honks (1987) ... Wembley Fraggle / Sprocket the Dog (voice)
- The Gorg Who Would Be King (1987) ... Wembley Fraggle / Sprocket the Dog (voice)
- Inspector Red (1987) ... Wembley Fraggle / Sprocket the Dog / Marlon Fraggle (voice)
- Ring Around the Rock (1987) ... Wembley Fraggle / Sprocket the Dog (voice)
 1987 Inner Tube (TV Short)
Henry (voice)
 1986 The Christmas Toy (TV Movie)
Mew (voice)
 1986 Labyrinth
The Four Guards / Firey 4 / Ambrosius (voice)
 1986 The Tale of the Bunny Picnic (TV Movie)
Bean Bunny (voice)
 1986 The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (TV Movie)
Lips / Rizzo the Rat / Sprocket the Dog / ... (voice)
 1985 Dreamchild
Mock Turtle / Caterpillar
 1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan
Rizzo the Rat / Gill the Frog / Baby Kermit / ... (voice)
 1982 The Dark Crystal
Scientist (voice)
 1982 The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show (TV Movie)
Rizzo the Rat (voice)
 1981 The Great Muppet Caper
Rizzo the Rat / Lips (voice)
 1981 The Muppets Go to the Movies (TV Movie)
Rizzo the Rat / The Scarlet Pimpernel / Jed (voice)
 1978-1981 The Muppet Show (TV Series)
Additional Muppets / Rizzo the Rat / Lips / ...
- Chris Langham (1981) ... Tommy the Goldfish / Baby Whale (voice)
- Debbie Harry (1981) ... Frog Scout / Alexander Beetle (voice)
- Wally Boag (1981) ... Foo-Foo / Lips (voice)
- Gene Kelly (1981) ... Jugband Member / Rizzo the Rat (voice)
- Marty Feldman (1980) ... Frog / Whatnot Singer (voice)
 1979 John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together (TV Movie)
Muppet Performer
 1979 The Muppet Movie
Fletcher Bird / Scooter (assistant) (voice)
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Alternate Names:

Beaker | Kermit the Frog | Kermit the Frog/Statler | Kermit | The Muppets | Rizzo the Rat | Statler | Rizzo the Rat Statler & Waldorf

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[on taking over the role of Kermit from Jim Henson] That was really, really scary as you could imagine. I had known Jim for thirteen or fourteen years at that point and I had worked with him on everything he had done with this group of Muppets. Not Sesame Street but everything else. We worked very close together. It was super intimidating. It was a great honor to be asked and I was just scared to... See more »

Trivia:

Performed beloved Muppets Kermit the Frog from 1990, following Jim Henson's passing, through October 2016, when Whitmire was let go from his role with the Muppets, as confirmed by Disney. See more »

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Kermit

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Libra

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