|Real Name/Full Name||Steven Lawrence Whitemire|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Kermit; Steve Whitmire|
|Birth Place:||Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||24 September 1959|
|Age/How Old:||63 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 193 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 4″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 72 Kg
In Pounds – 158 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – N/A
Mother – N/A
|School:||Berkmar High School|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Melissa Whitemire (m. 1978)|
|Net Worth:||$15 million|
|Last Updated:||November 2022|
Steven Lawrence Whitmire is born in Atlanta, Georgia in the year 1959, is a renowned American puppeteer, singer, and artist. He is well for working on The Muppets and Sesame Street. He is very popular amongst the American populace for enacting Kermit’s role, the Frog which he inherited from Jim Henson after his death.
He has also worked on many feature films and television shows taking up various characters on The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, Sesame Street, etc. His trademark long hair with a little stubble is quite a fashion statement. Whitmire is easily one of the best in what he does.
Well, how well do you know about Steve Whitmire? If not much, here is what we know about Steve Whitmire to date.
Biography and Early Life
Steve was interested in puppetry from his childhood. When he was a kid, he wrote to the very popular Jim Henson whose company produced Sesame Street, and to his delight he received a letter back from Jim Henson, this motivated the puppeteer in him. An enthusiastic Steve created many puppets and performed many puppet shows throughout his high school. He used to perform at a local theme park after graduating from high school.
Whitmire also hosted The Kid’s Show with his best friend Gary Koepke, which much to his surprise got nominated in the state Emmy Awards. He eventually auditioned for The Muppets, and Jim Henson formally asked him to join the performers on the Muppet Show.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Steve Whitmire in 2022 and what is his height and weight? Well, Steve Whitmire’s age is 63 years old as of today’s date 28th November 2022 having been born on 24 September 1959. Though, he is 6′ 4″ in feet and inches and 193 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 158 lbs in Pound and 72kg in Kilograms.
Steve Whitmire went to Berkmar High School. Nothing much is available on where he went to college or his education.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Steve Whitmire has been married to his childhood love Melissa Whitmire. They both went to Berkmar High School together. Steve has never openly talked about his parents and siblings, so nothing is known about them. Steve’s wife Melissa is also a part-time puppeteer, and in his early days, he used to work on The Kids Show with his best friend, Gary Koepke.
Is Steve Whitmire Gay?
Steve Whitmire is currently married to Melissa Whitmire. Thus, there is no such record of him being gay.
Whitmire is an accomplished puppeteer; he brought life to the character of “Kermit the Frog” and made it his own. Steve was the second person to perform the character of Kermit, the first being Jim Henson. He performed for The Muppets show under the Jim Henson Company from the year 1978 till 2017, a pretty long career.
He also performed the character of Ernie on The Muppets. Barring these Steve performed in several shows like The Dark Crystal, Dreamchild, Labyrinth, The Witches, and many other The Muppets show spin-offs and gained a lot of wealth and popularity.
Steve Whitmire is a celebrated figure in the puppetry industry and a scarce talent and owing to this he has won a number of awards, here are some of the few-
- Primetime Emmy [Nominee] (1981)
- BTVA Television Voice Acting Award [Nominee] (2016)
- BTVA People’s Choice Voice Acting Award
- BTVA People’s Choice Voice Acting Award
- BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award [Nominee] (2012)
- OFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2012)
- Webby Award
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Steve Whitmire in 2022
As of 2022, the net worth of Steve Whitmire is around $15 million. His most recent salary for performing under the Henson label is $2 million. He earned this fortune after working as a puppeteer and doing several live concerts all around the world.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Steve Whitmire has been puppeteering since his childhood.
- For some unknown reasons, he never talks about his parents and siblings.
- Steve Whitmire actually performs Kermit the Frog, everyone’s favourite puppet character.
- Steve Whitmire is not currently performing for Jim Henson Company.
- Steve Whitmire has also worked with Disney.
Bringing laughter to people’s lives is not an easy task, and quite a selfless task and Steve Whitmire has been doing exactly this for almost half a century now. The numerous shows he has been doing with such skill and craft is quite commendable. The world would forever be in debt to this great personality for bringing joy into the lives of so many kids.