Kevin Clash

Biography: Kevin Clash made Elmo famous, when he was 10, Kevin Clash first saw Sesame Street, instantly, he was a huge fan. "I was glued to the TV set figuring out how to build these puppets. That was my goal, that's where I wanted to be with them" says Kevin Clash. Kevin Clash started building his own puppet and when he was a teenager, he started performing in his hometown of Baltimore. He then moved to Captain Kangaroo and in the early 80's, Kevin Clash became a muppeteer! But it was just by chance that Elmo ended up on Kevin Clash's hand. At the time, another puppeteer, Richard Hunt was Elmo. "He was holding this little monster by the rods that you worked the hands with and he threw it to me and he said 'put it on, just put it on. Now do a voice for it.' And I did this falsetto voice. So I went into the control room with him and Richard said 'Listen I don't like doing this character, I'm tired of these calls I'm getting performing this character. So Kevin came up with a voice.'" SaidKevin Clash made Elmo famous, when he was 10, Kevin Clash first saw Sesame Street, instantly, he was a huge fan. "I was glued to the TV set figuring out how to build these puppets. That was my goal, that's where I wanted to be with them" says Kevin Clash. Kevin Clash started building his own puppet and when he was a teenager, he started performing in his hometown of Baltimore. He then moved to Captain Kangaroo and in the early 80's, Kevin Clash became a muppeteer! But it was just by chance that Elmo ended up on Kevin Clash's hand. At the time, another puppeteer, Richard Hunt was Elmo. "He was holding this little monster by the rods that you worked the hands with and he threw it to me and he said 'put it on, just put it on. Now do a voice for it.' And I did this falsetto voice. So I went into the control room with him and Richard said 'Listen I don't like doing this character, I'm tired of these calls I'm getting performing this character. So Kevin came up with a voice.'" Said Kevin Clash being interviewed for A&E. Expand

Kevin Clash's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 66
Highest Metascore: 71 Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
Lowest Metascore: 59 The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
4 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
71 I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story May 6, 2015 Himself 4.9
71 Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey Oct 21, 2011 Cast 7.4
59 The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland Oct 1, 1999 Co-Producer / Elmo/Pestie/Grouch Jailer/Grouch Cab Driver 7.2
64 Muppet Treasure Island Feb 16, 1996 Bad Polly/Black Dog/Spa'am/Chicken/Miss Piggy (Assistant)/Fozzie Bear (Assistant)/Sam The Eagle (Assistant)/Animal (Assistant)/Walleyed Pike/Monkey/Pirate/Real tbd