Steve Whitmire

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Steven Whitmire (born September 24, 1958) is an American puppeteer who works with The Jim Henson Company and Sesame Workshop. He has been the performer of two signature Muppets - Kermit the Frog and Sesame Street's Ernie - since the death of their creator, Jim Henson, in 1990. Characters original to Whitmire include Rizzo the Rat, Lips (the trumpet player from Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem), Foo-Foo (Miss Piggy's beloved dog), Fraggle Rock's Wembley Fraggle, and Bean Bunny. Following the death of puppeteer Richard Hunt and Jerry Nelson's departure, Whitmire took over the roles of Beaker and Statler. He also voiced Link Hogthrob in the Muppet Party Cruise. Description above from the Wikipedia article Steve Whitmire, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia .

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The Muppets (2011)

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When Kermit the Frog and the Muppets learn that their beloved theater is slated for demolition, a sympathetic human, Gary, and his puppet brother, Walter, swoop in to help the gang put on a show and raise the $10 million they need to save the day.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Emily Blunt  •  John Krasinski  •  Zach Galifianakis  •  Jack Black

When Kermit the Frog and the Muppets learn that their beloved theater is slated for demolition, a sympathetic human, Gary, and his puppet brother, Walter, swoop in to help the gang put on a show and raise the $10 million they need to save the day.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Emily Blunt  •  John Krasinski  •  Zach Galifianakis  •  Jack Black

Labyrinth (1986)

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When teen Sarah is forced to babysit Toby, her baby stepbrother, she summons Jareth the Goblin King to take him away. When he is actually kidnapped, Sarah is given just thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Henson
CAST:  David Bowie  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Toby Froud  •  Christopher Malcolm

When teen Sarah is forced to babysit Toby, her baby stepbrother, she summons Jareth the Goblin King to take him away. When he is actually kidnapped, Sarah is given just thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Henson
CAST:  David Bowie  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Toby Froud  •  Christopher Malcolm

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)

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Molly Mahoney is the awkward and insecure manager of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium—the strangest, most fantastic and most wonderful toy store in the world. After Mr. Magorium bequeaths the store to her, a dark and ominous change begins to take over the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zach Helm
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Jason Bateman  •  Zach Mills  •  Jonathan Potts

Molly Mahoney is the awkward and insecure manager of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium—the strangest, most fantastic and most wonderful toy store in the world. After Mr. Magorium bequeaths the store to her, a dark and ominous change begins to take over the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zach Helm
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Jason Bateman  •  Zach Mills  •  Jonathan Potts

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)

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Elmo loves his fuzzy, well-worn blue blanket more than anything in the whole world. Elmo's blanket gets sucked into colorful, swirling tunnel into Grouchland, the yuckiest place on earth. Elmo goes on an adventure to Grouchland to retrieve his blanket.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Halvorson
CAST:  Kevin Clash  •  Mandy Patinkin  •  Vanessa Williams  •  Sonia Manzano

Elmo loves his fuzzy, well-worn blue blanket more than anything in the whole world. Elmo's blanket gets sucked into colorful, swirling tunnel into Grouchland, the yuckiest place on earth. Elmo goes on an adventure to Grouchland to retrieve his blanket.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Halvorson
CAST:  Kevin Clash  •  Mandy Patinkin  •  Vanessa Williams  •  Sonia Manzano

The Christmas Toy (1986)

The Christmas Toy is a 1986 Emmy Award nominated television film produced by The Jim Henson Company, featuring Jim Henson's Muppets. Rugby the Tiger who remembers how he was the Christmas Toy last year, and thinks he's going to be unwrapped again this year.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Till
CAST:  Dave Goelz  •  Steve Whitmire  •  Kathryn Mullen  •  Jerry Nelson

The Christmas Toy is a 1986 Emmy Award nominated television film produced by The Jim Henson Company, featuring Jim Henson's Muppets. Rugby the Tiger who remembers how he was the Christmas Toy last year, and thinks he's going to be unwrapped again this year.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Till
CAST:  Dave Goelz  •  Steve Whitmire  •  Kathryn Mullen  •  Jerry Nelson

The Dark Crystal (1982)

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On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal and restore order to his world, before the grotesque race of Skeksis find and use the crystal for evil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Oz  •  Jim Henson
CAST:  Jim Henson  •  Kathryn Mullen  •  Frank Oz  •  Dave Goelz

On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal and restore order to his world, before the grotesque race of Skeksis find and use the crystal for evil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Oz  •  Jim Henson
CAST:  Jim Henson  •  Kathryn Mullen  •  Frank Oz  •  Dave Goelz

The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

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Kermit and Fozzie are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace is stolen. Kermit meets and falls in love with her secretary, Miss Piggy. The jewel thieves strike again, and this time ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Henson
CAST:  Jim Henson  •  Frank Oz  •  Dave Goelz  •  Jerry Nelson

Kermit and Fozzie are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace is stolen. Kermit meets and falls in love with her secretary, Miss Piggy. The jewel thieves strike again, and this time ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Henson
CAST:  Jim Henson  •  Frank Oz  •  Dave Goelz  •  Jerry Nelson

The Muppet Movie (1979)

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A Hollywood agent persuades Kermit the Frog to pursue a career in Hollywood. On his way there he meets his future muppet crew while being chased by the desperate owner of a frog-leg restaurant!  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Frawley
CAST:  Jim Henson  •  Frank Oz  •  Jerry Nelson  •  Richard Hunt

A Hollywood agent persuades Kermit the Frog to pursue a career in Hollywood. On his way there he meets his future muppet crew while being chased by the desperate owner of a frog-leg restaurant!  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Frawley
CAST:  Jim Henson  •  Frank Oz  •  Jerry Nelson  •  Richard Hunt

The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

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When the Muppets graduate from Danhurst College, they take their song-filled senior revue to New York City, only to learn that it isn't easy to find a producer who's willing to back a show starring a frog and a pig. Of course, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy won't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Jim Henson  •  Frank Oz  •  Dave Goelz  •  Steve Whitmire

When the Muppets graduate from Danhurst College, they take their song-filled senior revue to New York City, only to learn that it isn't easy to find a producer who's willing to back a show starring a frog and a pig. Of course, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy won't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Jim Henson  •  Frank Oz  •  Dave Goelz  •  Steve Whitmire

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

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A retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Henson
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Don Austen  •  Steve Whitmire  •  Meredith Braun

A retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Henson
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Don Austen  •  Steve Whitmire  •  Meredith Braun

It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)

The owner of a bank (Miss Bitterman) wants to own the Muppet Theatre so she can build a nightclub over it. After she tricks Pepe into giving her the only copy of the contract between her father and the Muppets, she changes it so the Muppets have very little time to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirk R. Thatcher
CAST:  David Arquette  •  Joan Cusack  •  Matthew Lillard  •  William H. Macy

The owner of a bank (Miss Bitterman) wants to own the Muppet Theatre so she can build a nightclub over it. After she tricks Pepe into giving her the only copy of the contract between her father and the Muppets, she changes it so the Muppets have very little time to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirk R. Thatcher
CAST:  David Arquette  •  Joan Cusack  •  Matthew Lillard  •  William H. Macy

Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

After telling the story of Flint's last journey to young Jim Hawkins, Billy Bones has a heart attack and dies just as Jim and his friends are attacked by pirates. The gang escapes into the town where they hire out a boat and crew to find the hidden treasure, which ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Henson
CAST:  Tim Curry  •  Kevin Bishop  •  Jennifer Saunders  •  Billy Connolly

After telling the story of Flint's last journey to young Jim Hawkins, Billy Bones has a heart attack and dies just as Jim and his friends are attacked by pirates. The gang escapes into the town where they hire out a boat and crew to find the hidden treasure, which ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Henson
CAST:  Tim Curry  •  Kevin Bishop  •  Jennifer Saunders  •  Billy Connolly

Muppets from Space (1999)

When Gonzo's breakfast cereal tells him that he's the descendant of aliens from another planet, his attempts at extraterrestrial communication get him kidnapped by a secret government agency, prompting the Muppets to spring into action. It's hard to believe Gonzo's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Hill
CAST:  Steve Whitmire  •  Dave Goelz  •  Bill Barretta  •  Frank Oz

When Gonzo's breakfast cereal tells him that he's the descendant of aliens from another planet, his attempts at extraterrestrial communication get him kidnapped by a secret government agency, prompting the Muppets to spring into action. It's hard to believe Gonzo's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Hill
CAST:  Steve Whitmire  •  Dave Goelz  •  Bill Barretta  •  Frank Oz

The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005)

The Muppets' Wizard of Oz follows a young woman named Dorothy Gale who dreams of becoming a singer but is unable to pursue her dreams. After being swept up by a tornado with her pet prawn Toto, Dorothy embarks on a journey to meet the Wizard of Oz, the person who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirk R. Thatcher
CAST:  Ashanti  •  Jeffrey Tambor  •  Quentin Tarantino  •  David Alan Grier

The Muppets' Wizard of Oz follows a young woman named Dorothy Gale who dreams of becoming a singer but is unable to pursue her dreams. After being swept up by a tornado with her pet prawn Toto, Dorothy embarks on a journey to meet the Wizard of Oz, the person who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirk R. Thatcher
CAST:  Ashanti  •  Jeffrey Tambor  •  Quentin Tarantino  •  David Alan Grier

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 of songs and holiday cheer with Elmo and his new friend Lightning, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emily Squires
CAST:  Kevin Clash  •  Caroll Spinney  •  Frank Oz  •  Steve Whitmire

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 of songs and holiday cheer with Elmo and his new friend Lightning, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emily Squires
CAST:  Kevin Clash  •  Caroll Spinney  •  Frank Oz  •  Steve Whitmire

Dreamchild (1985)

Exploring the somewhat darker and more mysterious side of the Lewis Carroll's classic book, the movie follows Alice Liddell (the book's inspiration) as an old woman who is haunted by the characters she was once so amused by. As she thinks back on it, she starts to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin Millar
CAST:  Coral Browne  •  Ian Holm  •  Peter Gallagher  •  Caris Corfman

Exploring the somewhat darker and more mysterious side of the Lewis Carroll's classic book, the movie follows Alice Liddell (the book's inspiration) as an old woman who is haunted by the characters she was once so amused by. As she thinks back on it, she starts to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin Millar
CAST:  Coral Browne  •  Ian Holm  •  Peter Gallagher  •  Caris Corfman

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 swamp for a vacation in Califorina. It is the annual Bug Fry and it's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Harris
CAST:  Jim Henson  •  Frank Oz  •  Charles Grodin  •  Raven-Symoné

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 swamp for a vacation in Califorina. It is the annual Bug Fry and it's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Harris
CAST:  Jim Henson  •  Frank Oz  •  Charles Grodin  •  Raven-Symoné

Weezer: Video Capture Device - Treasures from the Vault 1991-2002 (2004)

Weezer: Video Capture Device - Treasures From the Vault 1991-2002 contains every one of Weezer's music videos from that time period (including the classic Spike Jonze directed clips for "The Sweater Song," and "Buddy Holly"). Also included are never-before-released ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze  •  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris  •  Mark Romanek  •  Marcos Siega  •  Sophie Muller  •  Karl Koch
CAST:  Rivers Cuomo  •  Pat Wilson  •  Brian Bell  •  Matt Sharp

Weezer: Video Capture Device - Treasures From the Vault 1991-2002 contains every one of Weezer's music videos from that time period (including the classic Spike Jonze directed clips for "The Sweater Song," and "Buddy Holly"). Also included are never-before-released ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze  •  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris  •  Mark Romanek  •  Marcos Siega  •  Sophie Muller  •  Karl Koch
CAST:  Rivers Cuomo  •  Pat Wilson  •  Brian Bell  •  Matt Sharp

The Earth Day Special (1990)

The Earth Day Special is a television special revolving around Earth Day that aired on ABC on April 22, 1990. Sponsored by Time Warner, the two hour special featured an all-star cast addressing concerns about global warming, deforestation, and other environmental ills.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Barbra Streisand  •  Bette Midler  •  Downtown Julie Brown

The Earth Day Special is a television special revolving around Earth Day that aired on ABC on April 22, 1990. Sponsored by Time Warner, the two hour special featured an all-star cast addressing concerns about global warming, deforestation, and other environmental ills.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Barbra Streisand  •  Bette Midler  •  Downtown Julie Brown

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 and Rita Moreno interview the wide array of celebrities and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stan Harris
CAST:  Frank Oz  •  Jerry Nelson  •  Richard Hunt  •  Dave Goelz

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 and Rita Moreno interview the wide array of celebrities and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stan Harris
CAST:  Frank Oz  •  Jerry Nelson  •  Richard Hunt  •  Dave Goelz
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