Steve Whitmire

Steve Whitmire is a voice actor and puppeteer best known for his career with The Muppets as Kermit the Frog, Ernie, Statler, Rizzo the Rat, Beaker, Wembley Fraggle, Bean Bunny, and Sprocket. Since starting on The Muppet Show in 1978, Whitmire has performed in almost every major Henson company project, including all Muppet and Sesame Street related film and television appearances, as well as non-Muppet fare such as The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and Dinosaurs.

Steve Whitmire will be appearing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Raleigh Supercon.

Autographs and Selfies can be purchased at Steve Whitmire’s booth at Raleigh Supercon, but are not available online for pre-sale. Photo Ops can be purchased online and at the show.

Autograph on an 8×10 photo: $40

Autograph on your own item: $60

Selfie/Tableside Photo: $30

8×10 Autograph/Selfie Combo: $60

Your Own Item Autograph/Selfie Combo: $70

Professional Photo Op with Master Replica Kermit: $45 BUY NOW
Photo Ops include an 8×10 print available within minutes and a digital copy sent via email.

Autographs and Photo Ops for many of the celebrity guests are available online HERE.

You must also have an admission ticket to enter the event and redeem an autograph, selfie, photo op, or other celebrity ticket.

CLICK HERE for more info about Photo Ops and more ways to Meet Celebrities.

Steve Whitmire will take part in a Q&A that will be open to all attendees and included in the price of admission to Raleigh Supercon.

Steve Whitmire’s full schedule will be posted here about two weeks before the show.

Steve began his Muppet career as Rizzo the Rat, Lips, Foo-Foo, and Fletcher Bird on the original The Muppet Show in 1978. He was skekTek the Scientist in The Dark Crystal, and starred in Fraggle Rock as Wembley Fraggle, Sprocket, Marlon Fraggle, Flange Doozer, Murray the Minstrel, Papa Tree Creature, and Crusty Doozer. In 1986 he originated the role of Bean Bunny, and worked on Labyrinth as The Four Guards (puppetry only), Firey 4 (puppetry only), and Ambrosius (puppetry only). Following the death of Jim Henson in 1990 he inherited the roles of Kermit the Frog and Ernie.

Steve worked on Dinosaurs from 1991 – 1994 as B.P. Richfield (puppetry), Robbie Sinclair (face), Chief Elder (face), Mr. Mason Dixon, Sonny Woody, Blarney, and Judge H.T. Stone (puppetry). Following the death of Richard Hunt and the retirement of Jerry Nelson, Whitmire left the role of Ernie on Sesame Street in 2014 to focus on Kermit for The Muppets television series. Whitmire ended his relationship with The Muppets in July 2017 after an almost 40 year career.