Kevin Clash Talks About His Life 'Being Elmo'

Thursday, November 03, 2011

He plays one of the most recognizable characters in television history. He was mentored by the great Jim Henson. He has more daytime Emmys than most TV actors accrue in a lifetime. And yet, most days, he walks around the world, completely unrecognized by his fans. His name is Kevin Clash, and he is the subject of a new award-winning documentary called "Being Elmo," which is currently in limited release.

Clash brought the world's most famous little red monster to The Takeaway's studio for a conversation about how he rose up from his humble beginnings to play one of television's most beloved characters.

Guests:

Kevin Clash

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

Comments [2]

kevin weing

Hey Kevin did u Know that i was at the Event last night and your Premier Being Elmo
Well i Just Finally mad a The Muppet audition s on DVD I Might mail it to you so u could see that i am good asa muppeteer

Nov. 16 2011 02:43 PM
Alan from Jackson, Michigan

Wonderful innerview into the soul of a truly great puppeteer. Thanks John, Kevin, Elmo and WNYC!

Nov. 03 2011 11:50 AM

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