Steve Whitmire
Steve Whitmire
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: 64 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 193 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 4″
Weight: In Kilograms – 72 Kg
In Pounds – 158 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father –  N/A
Mother – N/A
Siblings: N/A
School: Berkmar High School
College: N/A
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N.A
Wife/Spouse Name: Melissa Whitemire (m. 1978)
Kids/Children Name: N.A
Profession: Puppeteer
Net Worth: $15 million
Last Updated: May 2024

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, we have compiled all you need to know about Steve Whitmire’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, 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 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Steve Whitmire’s age is 64 years old as of today’s date 22nd May 2024 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 With Wife Melissa Whitemire
Steve Whitmire With Wife Melissa Whitemire

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.

Professional Career

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 2024

Steve Whitmire Net Worth
Steve Whitmire Net Worth

As of 2024, 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.


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