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Kevin Clash

Puppeteer and Voice of Elmo, Writer and Director

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Kevin Clash Biography

One of the most beloved and successful characters in the world, Elmo is an international icon. But few people know his creator, Kevin Clash. Until now.

As a teenager growing up in the 1970's, Kevin had very different aspirations from his classmateshe wanted to be a puppeteer. More specifically, he dreamed of working with his idol, master puppeteer Jim Henson, the creative force behind Sesame Street.

Kevin began building puppets at the age of ten and performed on local television, where he caught the eye of one of the Muppet designers. Joining Sesame Street as a junior puppeteer, Kevin was given an old puppet that was on the verge of being cut from the show. Kevin gave it a new voice, a new personality, and a new name: Elmo, establishing one of the shows most successful and popular characters to date.

Kevin's unique and unlikely journey as the persona behind one of the world's most iconic characters is told in the new film, "Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey." The film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the coveted Special Jury Prize of 2011. The Hollywood Reporter called the film "a rare documentary that will connect across generations and cultures to delight viewers worldwide for years to come."

In addition to his Emmy Award-winning work with Elmo and other characters, Kevin is also Sesame Street's Senior Puppet Coordinator, Muppet and Captain. He has directed and co-produced several DVD series for Sesame Workshop, for which he also serves as Senior Creative Consultant.

He is also the author of "My Life As a Furry Red Monster: What Elmo Has Taught Me About Life, Love and Laughing Out Loud."

Clash is a wonderful example of finding one's passion, believing in one's dream and finding a way to achieve it.

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    Booking fees for Kevin Clash, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kevin Clash, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kevin Clash for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kevin Clash for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kevin Clash or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kevin Clash or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Kevin Clash Biography

One of the most beloved and successful characters in the world, Elmo is an international icon. But few people know his creator, Kevin Clash. Until now.

As a teenager growing up in the 1970's, Kevin had very different aspirations from his classmateshe wanted to be a puppeteer. More specifically, he dreamed of working with his idol, master puppeteer Jim Henson, the creative force behind Sesame Street.

Kevin began building puppets at the age of ten and performed on local television, where he caught the eye of one of the Muppet designers. Joining Sesame Street as a junior puppeteer, Kevin was given an old puppet that was on the verge of being cut from the show. Kevin gave it a new voice, a new personality, and a new name: Elmo, establishing one of the shows most successful and popular characters to date.

Kevin's unique and unlikely journey as the persona behind one of the world's most iconic characters is told in the new film, "Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey." The film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the coveted Special Jury Prize of 2011. The Hollywood Reporter called the film "a rare documentary that will connect across generations and cultures to delight viewers worldwide for years to come."

In addition to his Emmy Award-winning work with Elmo and other characters, Kevin is also Sesame Street's Senior Puppet Coordinator, Muppet and Captain. He has directed and co-produced several DVD series for Sesame Workshop, for which he also serves as Senior Creative Consultant.

He is also the author of "My Life As a Furry Red Monster: What Elmo Has Taught Me About Life, Love and Laughing Out Loud."

Clash is a wonderful example of finding one's passion, believing in one's dream and finding a way to achieve it.

Kevin Clash Videos

  • Elmo (and Puppeteer Kevin Clash) | 10 Questions | TIME - YouTube
  • Rove interviews Kevin Clash - Elmo - YouTube

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  • How to book Kevin Clash?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kevin Clash for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Kevin Clash, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kevin Clash or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kevin Clash?

    Booking fees for Kevin Clash, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kevin Clash, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kevin Clash?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kevin Clash for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kevin Clash for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kevin Clash or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kevin Clash or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kevin Clash is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kevin Clash for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Kevin Clash generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Montel Williams, Tony Brown, Dr. Ian Smith, Denzel Washington and John Zogby. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kevin Clash for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Kevin Clash Speaker Videos

  • Elmo (and Puppeteer Kevin Clash) | 10 Questions | TIME - YouTube
    Rove interviews Kevin Clash - Elmo - YouTube

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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