Steve Whitmire

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  • Birth Name: Steven Lawrence Whitmire
  • Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Profession: Voice overs, Puppeteer, Actor
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Fast Facts

  • At age 11, wrote a letter about puppetmaking to his future boss, Jim Henson, and received a personal reply encouraging him to stick with puppeteering.
  • Had his big break at age 19 after impressing Caroll Spinney at a puppetry festival which led to an interview with Jim Henson.
  • Had his first and only musical writing credit, on the TV show Fraggle Rock, after the composer for the show found out that he was an amateur musician.
  • Spent a year of intensive work at a local humane society outside of Atlanta in 1987
  • Was handpicked to take over the puppets Kermit the Frog and Ernie after the death of Jim Henson in 1990.
  • Serves on the board of the Shambala Preserve, Tippi Hedren's big cat animal preserve.

Awards

  • 1980, Emmy — Outstanding Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1981, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program: Nominee

Relationships

  • Mark Whitmire — Brother

Details

  • Birth Name: Steven Lawrence Whitmire
  • Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Profession: Voice overs, Puppeteer, Actor

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