Esposito with a Muppet bird, filming Elmo's Christmas Countdown.

Artie esposito - kermit
Artie Esposito Steve Whitmire MFS

Esposito with Steve Whitmire during production on Muppets from Space.

Artie Esposito (b. October 9, 1975) is a puppeteer who has been the Muppets Studio's understudy performer for Kermit the Frog, among other roles.

He has performed in a number of projects for Sesame Workshop, The Jim Henson Company and Muppets Studio. In addition, Esposito has built puppets for Jim Henson's Creature Shop, and is a member of Jim Henson's Stuffed and Unstrung troupe.

Esposito has also served as a consultant for Palisades Toys on their lines of Sesame Street and Muppet action figures.

Muppet/Henson credits

Henson Alternative credits

  • Stuffed and Unstrung - Various
  • The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards - Back-up Dancer (assist)
  • Ain't It Cool - Harry Knowles Puppet
  • Upfronts - "Old Man" Miskreant Puppet

Non-Muppet credits

  • Team Smithereen - Splat McKat, Marco Rat
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic "Polka Face" Music Video - Tuba Yeti
  • The Dummiez - Eboneeza Screwed
  • Jib Jab 2010 Year in Review - Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • The Simpsons – Homer Simpson (puppetry)
  • Warren the Ape – "Frizzies" Gang Member
  • The Pee-wee Herman Show (2010) – Chairry (puppetry)
  • Mind of Mencia – Shoe Puppet, M-16 (voice)
  • Crank Yankers – Elmer Higgins, Tony DeLoge, Deaf Frat Guy, others
  • Baby Einstein "Einstein Pals" Commercial – Pablo, Millie, Winston
  • Jimmy Kimmel LiveLOST puppets
  • Eminem "Ass Like That" Music Video – Bunraku Dancer, Spoonie Luv
  • Taco Bueno "Cooking with Suzie" Commercial – Various
  • 2005 MTV Movie Awards – Elmer Higgins

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