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Steve Whitmire

Steve Whitmire [13]


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Born:September 24, 1958 (60)
Filmography Rating:8.01 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.12 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.53 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:77.12%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
The Muppet Show: Various Episodes [1976](18) => Additional Muppets
The Muppet Show: Season 3 [1978](20) => Thog / Plenty of Others (voice)
The Muppet Movie [1979](21) => Fletcher Bird / Scooter (voice)
The Great Muppet Caper [1981](23) => Rizzo the Rat / Lips (voice)
The Dark Crystal [1982](24) => Scientist (performer and voice) / Kira, A Gelfling (assistant) (voice)
The Muppets Take Manhattan [1984](26) => Lew Zealand (voice) / Dog / College Student in Audience / Chicken / Baby Kermit / Gill - Frog / Rizzo the Rat
Labyrinth [1986](28) => The Four Guards / Firey 4 / Ambrosius (voice)
The Muppet Christmas Carol [1992](34) => Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Bean Bunny / Belinda Cratchit / Beetle / Lips (voice) (uncredited)
Muppet Treasure Island [1996](38) => Rat (as Kermit the Frog & Rizzo the Rat) (voice) (uncredited) / Bean Bunny / Beaker / Rizzo the Rat / Kermit the Frog
Muppets from Space [1999](41) => Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Cosmic Fish #1 /Bean Bunny / Beach Hippie (voice)
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie [2002](44) => Kermit / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Bean Bunny / Mr. Poodlepants / Statler (voice)
The Muppets [2011](53) => Kermit / Link Hogthrob / Rizzo / Statler / Beaker / The Newsman (voice)
Muppets Most Wanted [2014](56) => Link Hogthrob / The Newsman (voice) / Rizzo the Rat / Lips / Beaker / Statler / Foo Foo / Kermit the Frog

Trivia that mentions this person:
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie [2002]
  • Steve Whitmire, who was beginning to perform Statler around this time, puppeteered him while his current performer, Jerry Nelson, was out sick. Nelson later looped Statler's lines, but one of them ("Historical landmark!") remained unlooped, and therefore, on that line, Whitmire's voice, not Nelson's, is heard in the final cut.
    Muppets from Space [1999]
  • The voice of Baab the Sheep was eleven year old Kristina Donnelly, who was given the opportunity through the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Kristina wanted to be an actress in a [Muppet] film, but when given a choice between that and voicing a puppet of her own (the suggestion made to her by Steve Whitmire and Dave Goelz), she chose the puppet. Near the end of her time filming Steve and Dave presented her with a special edition of the Hensonville News Observer and a bag full of Muppet merchandise. The puppet she voiced, Baab, was also given to her.
  • Steve Whitmire has a cameo as the hippie giving Bunsen and Beaker a ride.
    Muppets Most Wanted [2014]
  • The gulag prisoner carrying Kermit the Frog is a cameo appearance of his voice actor, Steve Whitmire.
    The Muppets [2011]
  • Steve Whitmire's original signature character, Rizzo the Rat appears very briefly in the finale of the film. This is the smallest part the character has ever had since his first film appearance in The Great Muppet Caper.