Who is the man behind Elmo?
The man behind Elmo is Kevin Clash, a puppeteer who has been with Sesame Street since its beginnings in 1969. Clash began his career as a teenager, working on the show as an apprentice. He later became the chief puppeteer for Elmo, a character he has voiced and performed since 1984.
Clash is also a director and producer, having worked on several Sesame Street specials and movies. In addition to his work on Sesame Street, he has also appeared in shows like The Cosby Show and Blue’s Clues. He has won several Emmy Awards for his work on Sesame Street and continues to be an important part of the show today.
Interesting facts about the voice of Elmo
1. The voice of Elmo is actually a woman named Caroll Spinney.
2. She has been the voice of Elmo since 1984.
3. Her performance as Elmo has won her several awards, including five Emmy Awards.
4. Caroll Spinney is also the voice of Big Bird on Sesame Street.
What’s it like to be the voice of Elmo?
It’s hard to believe that voice of Elmo is a grown man, but it’s true! The man behind the puppet is Kevin Clash, and he’s been the voice of Elmo for over 30 years.
Clash first became interested in puppetry when he was just a child, and he started performing shows for his family and friends. He later realized that he could make a career out of his talents, and he began working on Sesame Street in 1984. Since then, he has become one of the most recognizable voices on television.
So what’s it like to be the voice of Elmo? According to Clash, it’s “a dream come true.” He loves being able to bring happiness to children all over the world, and he feels lucky to be able to do what he loves for a living.
What was your favorite day with Big Bird?
There are so many wonderful days with Big Bird, it’s hard to choose just one! One of our favorites was when we went to visit the local library. Big Bird loves books and was so excited to see all of the different kinds available. We read several together and then sang some songs about reading. It was a very fun day!
Favorite memories of working on Sesame Street?
There are so many great memories of working on Sesame Street! It’s hard to choose just a few, but here are some of my favorites:
-Hanging out with the Muppets during breaks and getting to know them all better. They’re such funny, talented, and lovable creatures and it was always a joy to be around them.
-Seeing the joy on kids’ faces when they met their favorite characters or saw them on TV for the first time. It never got old and it was always such a privilege to be a part of that.
-Working with the amazingly talented cast, crew, and writers. Everyone was so passionate about making the show the best it could be and it was truly an honor to be part of that process.
-Getting to perform as Elmo! It’s one of the most fun characters to play and I always felt so lucky to have that opportunity.
What did you think of the documentary and book?
I thought the documentary and book were both fascinating and informative. I had no idea who Kevin Clash was before watching the documentary, and I found his story to be truly inspiring. The book provides even more insight into Kevin’s life and career, and I would recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about the man behind Elmo.