Appeared (as Kermit the Frog) in TV commercials for Pizza Hut (2004)
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6' 4" (1.93 m)
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[on taking over the role of Kermit from Jim Henson
] That was really, really scary as you could imagine. I had known Jim for thirteen or fourteen years at that point and I had worked with him on everything he had done with this group of Muppets. Not Sesame Street but everything else. We worked very close together. It was super intimidating. It was a great honor to be asked and I was just scared to...
Performed beloved Muppets Kermit the Frog
from 1990, following Jim Henson's passing, through October 2016, when Whitmire was let go from his role with the Muppets, as confirmed by Disney.