Steve Whitmire

Steve Whitmire

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1958-09-24 (62 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia

61 Movies · 24 TV shows

Biography

Steven Lawrence Whitmire (born September 24, 1959) 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.

Personal Life

Steve Whitmire has been married to Melissa Whitmire, whom he met during his senior year of attending Berkmar High School in Lilburn, Georgia, since June 1978. They live in Atlanta, Georgia.

Movies & TV shows

2015.

3 TV shows
TV
The Muppets

The Muppets

3.5
2015
The show will be hosted by the Muppets. The personal lives and relationships of the Muppets will be explored in a series for the first time. Kids of all ages are welcome to watch this show.
TV
Muppet Moments

Muppet Moments

2015
The Muppets are talking to young children.
TV
Crash Course Economics

Crash Course Economics

2015
They teach you all about economics.

2014.

2 Movies
Muppets Most Wanted

Muppets Most Wanted

5.25
2014
While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his villainous sidekick.
Disney Drive-On with The Muppets

Disney Drive-On with The Muppets

2014
Walter joins the Muppets' new production headquarters at the Walt Disney Studios. There, he learns about the movie business with the help of Kermit the Frog, Pepe the King Prawn, Bobo the Bear, Big Me...

2012.

2 Movies
The Muppets All-Star Comedy Gala

The Muppets All-Star Comedy Gala

2012
The Muppets take part in a "Muppets All-Star Comedy Gala" at Just For Laughs 2012 in Montreal from July 10 -29th.
The Secret Policeman's Ball

The Secret Policeman's Ball

2012
The 50th anniversary of the organization is celebrated.

2011.

2 Movies
The Muppets

The Muppets

5.83
2011
A sympathetic human, Gary, and his puppet roommate, Walter, swoop in to help the gang put on a show and raise the $10 million they need to save the day, when they learn that their beloved theater is s...
Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade

Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade

2011
Award-winning singer Cee Lo Green is one of several stars set to perform in this year’s “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade” on ABC.

2010.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Sesame Street: A Celebration of Me, Grover

Sesame Street: A Celebration of Me, Grover

2010
He's furry, he's blue, and he's everyone's adorable, old pal, Grover, in his very own special!
TV
Good Luck Charlie

Good Luck Charlie

6.54
2010
The Disney Channel aired Good Luck Charlie on April 4, 2010. The series was created by Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen, who wanted to create a program that would appeal to all families. Charlotte "Charlie"...

2009.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Great Debate

The Great Debate

2009
The Great Debate is a program that debates pop culture. It was broadcasted on July 6, 2009, by Michael Buffer.
Sesame Street: Bedtime with Elmo

Sesame Street: Bedtime with Elmo

2009
It's bedtime on Sesame Street! Just like all little kids, Elmo and Abby would rather make funny faces and sing silly songs than go to sleep
The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody

The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody

2009
The Muppets' Musical Gang is back at it with their rendition of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody!

2008.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Sesame Street: Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures

Sesame Street: Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures

2008
In the series, clay-animated versions of the characters use their imaginations to travel to strange places and into entertaining situations. The shorts are shown in the US. In various overseas markets...
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa

A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa

2008
When Gonzo forgets to mail three letters to Santa, he convinces the gang to help him deliver the letters to the North Pole. Christmas is the time to be with those you care about the most, as they dash...
The Muppets - Studio DC - Almost Live

The Muppets - Studio DC - Almost Live

2008
The Muppets and Disney Channel's biggest stars are teaming up for a variety show.
TV
Studio DC: Almost Live

Studio DC: Almost Live

2008
Studio DC: Almost Live is a special for the Disney Channel. The special is a half-hour variety show that features both The Muppets and Disney Channel stars performing comedy sketches and musical numbe...

2007.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Dave Navarro's Spread

Dave Navarro's Spread

2007
The show focuses on the arts and the human condition.
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

6.53
2007
Molly is the manager of Mr. The strangest, most fantastic and most wonderful toy store in the world is Magorium's Wonder Emporium. After Mr. A dark and ominous change begins to take over the once-rema...
Reflections of 'The Dark Crystal'

Reflections of 'The Dark Crystal'

2007
A retrospective look at Jim Henson and Frank Oz's 1982 fantasy film 'The Dark Crystal'.
Journey Through the Labyrinth

Journey Through the Labyrinth

2007
Jim Henson wrote and directed the 1986 fantasy film 'Labyrinth'.

2006.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
I Love the '70s: Volume 2

I Love the '70s: Volume 2

2006
I Love the '70s: Volume 2 is a television mini-series. The series was presented by VH1. The sequel to I Love the '70s was aired onVH1 from July 10, 2006 to July 14, 2006 at 8pm and 9pm.
Best Ever Muppet Moments

Best Ever Muppet Moments

2006
The 50th anniversary of Kermit the Frog is marked by a review of the most memorable Muppet moments.

2005.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Deal or No Deal

Deal or No Deal

8
2005
There are 26 sealed briefcases with a marker for different amounts of cash. The player has eliminated 25 cases in a row. When the chosen ones were opened, the amount of money inside was revealed. The ...
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz

The Muppets' Wizard of Oz

2005
The Wizard of Oz tells the story of a young woman who wants to be a singer but can't because she's too young. After being swept up by a tornado with her pet prawn,Dorothy embarked on a journey to meet...

2004.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Tony Danza Show

The Tony Danza Show

2004
The Tony Danza Show was a daytime variety talk show that aired on September 13, 2004.
Weezer: Video Capture Device - Treasures from the Vault 1991-2002

Weezer: Video Capture Device - Treasures from the Vault 1991-2002

2004
Spike Jonze directed clips for "The Sweater Song" and "Buddy Holly" are included in Weezer's music videos from 1991 to 2002. Also included are never-before-released videos, live footage from the begin...

2003.

1 TV show
TV
I Love the '70s

I Love the '70s

2003
I Love the '70s is a mini-series. The show is from the British Broadcasting Corporation. It examines the pop culture of the 1970s, using footage from the era, along with "Where Are They Now?" intervie...

2002.

4 Movies
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

7
2002
Miss Bitterman wants to build a nightclub over the Muppet Theatre. After she tricked her father into giving her the only copy of the contract, she changed it to make it seem like the Muppets had more ...
Sesame Street: Bert & Ernie's Word Play

Sesame Street: Bert & Ernie's Word Play

2002
It's time to learn to read, Sesame Street style! Bert, Ernie, and friends are putting on a new play and some of your favorite words are the stars!
I Love Muppets

I Love Muppets

2002
Before the show was made, Jim Henson did a lot.
Kermit's Swamp Years

Kermit's Swamp Years

2002
At 12 years old, Kermit the Frog and best friends Goggles and Croaker travel outside their homes in the swamps of the Deep South to do something extraordinary with their lives.

2001.

1 Movie
Kylie Minogue: An Audience with...

Kylie Minogue: An Audience with...

2001
In London, Minogue performs some of her greatest hits in front of a crowd.

1999.

3 Movies
Muppets from Space

Muppets from Space

4.78
1999
When Gonzo learns that he is the descendant of aliens from another planet, his attempts at extraterrestrial communication get him kidnapped by a secret government agency, prompting the Muppets to spri...
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

1999
Elmo wouldn't allow anything to happen to his blanket. Elmo is chasing his blanket after a tug-of-war with his friend. Facing life without his cherished blanket, Elmo musters all of his determination ...
Sesame Street: CinderElmo

Sesame Street: CinderElmo

1999
Our favorite red monster is the star of this delightful film that skews the story of Cinderella. The feature is a mix of human actors and Sesame Street characters that is an easy watch for families wi...

1998.

2 Movies
The Best of Kermit on Sesame Street

The Best of Kermit on Sesame Street

1998
The Frog of the Year Award will be presented to Kermit. While being interrupted by the Three Little Pigs, who are there because Kermit introduced them twice on Sesame Street News, Grover recites a lon...
Sesame Street: Elmopalooza

Sesame Street: Elmopalooza

1998
Jon Stewart is set to host the Sesame Street Muppets' 30 year celebration, but Elmo steps in when things go awry.

1997.

3 Movies
Sesame Street: 123 Count with Me

Sesame Street: 123 Count with Me

1997
Count on Ernie to make learning the numbers a musical treat! Today, he's stopping by The Furry Arms to show how easy and useful learning to count can be. Adding to the fun, Elmo and, of course, The Co...
Sesame Street: Elmo Saves Christmas

Sesame Street: Elmo Saves Christmas

1997
Can there be such a thing as too much Christmas? Find out... when a magical Christmas wish is granted and Elmo gets to see what the world would be like if every day were Christmas! You'll enjoy lots o...
Sesame Street: Quiet Time

Sesame Street: Quiet Time

1997
Quiet Time is a Sesame Street video released on April 1, 1997. Big Bird wants to find out what to do at "quiet time." He asks his friends for suggestions, which include reading, drawing, and napping. ...

1996.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Muppets Tonight

Muppets Tonight

1
1996
Muppets Tonight is a live-action/puppet television series created by Jim Henson Productions and featuring The Muppets. Much like the "MuppeTelevision" segment of The Jim Henson Hour, Muppets Tonight w...
Muppet Sing Alongs: Muppet Treasure Island

Muppet Sing Alongs: Muppet Treasure Island

1996
The video for Muppet Sing Alongs: Muppet Treasure Island was made just before the film's release. In this half hour of pirate songs, Kermit is joined by Polly Lobster, Clueless Morgan, Mad Monty, and ...
Muppet Sing Alongs: Things That Fly

Muppet Sing Alongs: Things That Fly

1996
Things That Fly is a 30-minute sing-along special released direct-to-video by Jim Henson Video in 1996. In the special, Kermit the Frog and a young boy Muppet, Lindy, explore different varieties of th...
Muppet Treasure Island

Muppet Treasure Island

5.26
1996
Billy Bones had a heart attack just as Jim and his friends were attacked by pirates, after telling the story of the last journey to Jim. The gang escapes into the town where they hire out a boat and c...

1995.

2 Movies
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree

Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree

1995
People and animals enjoy a Christmas tree. willowby's estate The book is called the children's book.
Muppets on Wheels

Muppets on Wheels

1995
Muppets on Wheels is a 30-minute sing-along special released direct-to-video by Jim Henson Video in 1995. In the special, Kermit the Frog and Lindy, a young boy who wants to learn about things that g...

1994.

3 Movies
Muppet Classic Theater

Muppet Classic Theater

1994
The puppets perform in the theater. Robin the Frog is one of the characters in the stories. Andy and Randy Pig and the Elvises had their first appearance in the production. Jim Lewis and Bill Prady wr...
Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!

Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!

1994
Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! was a 1994 TV special that aired on ABC to celebrate Sesame Street's 25th anniversary. It was originally broadcast on May 18, 1994. The...
The World of Jim Henson

The World of Jim Henson

1994
Jim Henson is the subject of this episode of Great Performances.

1992.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

5.75
1992
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno was hosted by Jay Leno from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010. Three days after Johnny Carson's retirement as host of the Tonight Sho...
The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet Christmas Carol

5.3
1992
The story of Scrooge is being re-enacted. He is held accountable for his bad behavior when the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and future visit.

1990.

3 Movies
The Earth Day Special

The Earth Day Special

1990
The Earth Day Special aired on ABC on April 22, 1990 An all-star cast addressed concerns about global warming and other environmental ills in a two hour special sponsored by Time Warner.
The Muppets at Walt Disney World

The Muppets at Walt Disney World

1990
Filmed right after the merger between Disney and Jim Henson productions, the Muppet's are featured heading to the greatest place on earth, Walt Disney World. Kermit and Robin take the gang to the swam...
The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson

The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson

1990
While the Muppets prepare a tribute to the late Jim Henson, they learn about the life and career of the renowned puppeteer and film maker.

1989.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Dog City: The Movie

Dog City: The Movie

1989
This parody of film noir and gangster flicks takes us through the dangerous town of Dog City, filled with colorful Muppet Dog characters. During the 1930s in Dog City, Rowlf the dog was your guide. Th...
TV
The Jim Henson Hour

The Jim Henson Hour

1989
NBC aired The Jim Henson Hour in 1989. It was created as a showcase for puppet creations. Nine of the twelve episodes were aired on NBC. The final episode aired in the UK in 1990.

1987.

1 Movie
A Muppet Family Christmas

A Muppet Family Christmas

3.5
1987
In this one-hour Christmas special, Fozzie Bear surprises his mother Emily on Christmas Eve by bringing the entire Muppet gang to her farm to celebrate the holidays. Doc and his dog Sprocket, who had ...

1986.

5 Movies
The Christmas Toy

The Christmas Toy

1986
The Christmas Toy was produced by The Jim Henson Company and was nominated for an award. Rugby the Tiger thinks he's going to be a Christmas Toy again this year, because he remembers how he was last y...
The Tale of the Bunny Picnic

The Tale of the Bunny Picnic

1986
As they prepare for their annual Bunny Picnic, Bean, a young, imaginative bunny eager to help, is told he's too small. Bean ran and warned the others but no one believed him as he came face to face wi...
Labyrinth

Labyrinth

6.9
1986
Sarah summoned Jareth the Goblin King to take Toby away when she was forced to babysit. Sarah is given just 13 hours to rescue him after he is kidnapped.
The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years

The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years

1986
For the first time in their careers, all the Muppets (except the ones that couldn't make it, like the Doozers, Gorgs and most of the Fraggles) have gathered together in one place to celebrate their th...
Fraggles Look For Jobs

Fraggles Look For Jobs

1986
Fraggle Rock wrap video taped in 1986, and screened May 16, 1986.

1985.

2 Movies
Dreamchild

Dreamchild

1985
The movie follows an old woman who is haunted by the characters she was once so amused by, as she explores the somewhat darker and more mysterious side of the Lewis Carroll's classic book. She starts ...
Muppet Video: The Kermit and Piggy Story

Muppet Video: The Kermit and Piggy Story

1985
The Muppets tell the magical story of the chorus pig who rises from barnyard obscurity to super stardom and finds the short, green and handsome frog of her dreams.

1984.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Bells of Fraggle Rock

The Bells of Fraggle Rock

1984
Gobo thinks the Fraggles' own Solstice holiday, the Festival of the Bells, is a big waste of time. Despite Cantus' warnings, Gobo goes on a journey to find out if the mythical Great Bell at the heart ...
TV
The Cosby Show

The Cosby Show

6.2
1984
The Cosby Show is an American television situation comedy starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on the Huxtable famil...
The Muppets Take Manhattan

The Muppets Take Manhattan

5.82
1984
It's difficult to find a producer who will back a show with animals. Someone is going to start looking for someone to take the Frogs to Broadway.

1983.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Fraggle Rock

Fraggle Rock

6
1983
The Fraggles are a fun-loving community of creatures who live in a subterranean fantasy land where they love to play, sing and dance their cares away, sharing their world with the tiny Doozers and the...
Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and the Muppets

Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and the Muppets

1983
Rocky Mountain Holiday is a one-hour musical variety special featuring John Denver and the Muppets, which aired on ABC on May 12, 1983. In the special, John and the Muppets go on a summer camping trip...
The World of 'The Dark Crystal'

The World of 'The Dark Crystal'

1983
A documentary which explores the making of Jim Henson and Frank Oz's 1982 fantasy film 'The Dark Crystal', which originally aired on PBS in the United States on January 9, 1983. This one-hour document...

1982.

2 Movies
The Dark Crystal

The Dark Crystal

5.6
1982
On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarked on a quest to find the missing shards of a magical crystal and restore order to his world before the Skeksis found and used the crystal for e...
The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show

The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show

1982
The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show is a one-hour television special starring the glamorous Miss Piggy, which aired on ABC on September 17, 1982. Miss Piggy hosts her own variety show, with special guests J...

1981.

1 Movie
The Great Muppet Caper

The Great Muppet Caper

5.3
1981
Lady Holiday's diamond necklace was stolen. They fall in love with each other. When the jewel thieves strike again is this time frame. It is up to the real culprits to be brought to justice.

1979.

3 Movies
The Muppets Go Hollywood

The Muppets Go Hollywood

1979
In this one-hour special, Kermit the Frog throws a glamorous party at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub to celebrate the premiere of the Muppets' first feature film, The Muppet Movie. Hosts Dick van Dyke a...
John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together

John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together

1979
In this beloved holiday classic, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and all the Muppets join the singer for a heart-warming Christmas celebration, with traditional carols as well as lesser-known holiday song...
The Muppet Movie

The Muppet Movie

5.36
1979
An agent convinces the Frog to go to Hollywood. While being chased by the owner of a frog-leg restaurant, he met his future muppet crew.

1978.

1 TV show
TV
An Audience with...

An Audience with...

1978
An audience with you. A British entertainment television show produced by London Weekend Television, in which a host, usually a singer or comedian, performs for an invited audience of celebrity guests...

1976.

1 TV show
TV
The Muppet Show

The Muppet Show

6.14
1976
The muppets are performing.

1975.

1 TV show
TV
Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

6.36
1975
A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying ...

1969.

1 TV show

Unknown Year.

3 TV shows
TV
Kermit's Swamp Years

Kermit's Swamp Years

Kermit's Swamp Years is a 2002 direct-to-video film, directed by David Gumpel, featuring Jim Henson's Muppets, including a 12-year-old Kermit and best friends Goggles and Croaker, who travel outside t...
TV
Play with Me Sesame

Play with Me Sesame

Sesame Street characters are featured in a children's television series. The show was on Noggin from 2002 to 2007. In 2009. The first two seasons were produced for Noggin. Sesame Workshop produced the...
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