Today's Muppet/Sesame Street Performer: Kevin Clash
Kevin Clash was born in Turner's Station Maryland in 1960. He began his puppetry career in the early '80's on such non-Henson projects as Wake Up with the Captain and The Great Space Coaster. He officially began working on Sesame Street in 1984 performing Hoots the Owl and his breakout character, Elmo.
He became one of the main performers on The Jim Henson Hour, where his character Clifford emerged as a major cast member.Kevin performed for the next two decades for both Sesame Street and with the Muppets, until he resigned in 2012.