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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.
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|The Muppets Take Manhattan||Rizzo the Rat / Gill - Frog / Baby Kermit / Chicken / College Student in Audience / Dog / Lew Zealand (voice)||1984|
|Muppets from Space||Kermit the Frog||1999|
|Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium||Kermit the Frog (voice)||2007|
|A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa||Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Statler / Beaker (voice)||2008|
|The Muppets||Kermit / Beaker / Statler / Rizzo / Link Hogthrob / The Newsman (voice)||2011|
|Muppets Most Wanted||Kermit / Beaker / Statler / Rizzo / Newsman / Foo-Foo (voice)||2014|