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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 performed in a number of projects for Sesame Workshop, The Jim Henson Company, and The Muppets Studio.

For a time, Esposito was the understudy performer for Kermit the Frog and performed the character publicly at least three times. In addition, he has built puppets for Jim Henson's Creature Shop, and is a member of Jim Henson's Stuffed and Unstrung troupe.

Esposito 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 Live – LOST 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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