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Elmo

Replaced By New Voice Actor! ( ... Or Actress??)

4/1/2013 4:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

040113_elmo_launchWhat's "Sesame Street" to do when the man who used to voice Elmo gets embroiled in an underage sex scandal? Find someone who is just as androgynous as Elmo to replace him.

TMZ was at the White House Easter Egg Roll today where the new person doing the voice of Elmo was there to entertain the children.

Not trying to be rude, just being honest ... we don't know if it's a guy or a girl.

You have to wonder if the "Sesame Street" people made this choice on purpose ... since Kevin Clash, the guy who used voice Elmo, lost his job after accusations of underage sex with boys.

But don't get too attached to the new voice actor (or actress) ... a rep for Sesame Workshop tells us the puppeteer is just a temp ... because "no decision has been made for a permanent replacement as of yet."

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7:20 AM PT -- The mystery is solved!!!! The person who does the voice is Ryan Dillon ... and it's ... a ... MAN!!!

Sorry for the confusion, dude.

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NOT ELMO    

Elmo
Replaced By New Voice Actor! ( ... Or Actress??).....................NOT ELMO !

570 days ago
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paul a.    

this whole society is becoming androgynous......its really sad

570 days ago
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YungOne    

Great way ruin future kids childhoods.

570 days ago
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PT    

It's Pat!

570 days ago
5.

YungOne    

That girl has a pretty hairy chest.

570 days ago
6.

Carl    

9 times out of 10 when you can't tell it is a woman.

570 days ago
7.

JC30    

No Adam's Apple and very smooth face. That's a girl, IMO. (And does a very good job with the role, BTW.)

570 days ago
8.

CoCo    

Male or female, does not matter, that voice is spot on!

570 days ago
9.

HoTMZ    

They need to phase out that character. I think of sex abuser when I hear or see Elmo.

570 days ago
10.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

Oh boy, this one won't have any skeletons in the closet. Why am I thinking Norman Bates?

570 days ago
11.

dyls_E    

lucky elmo has such an easy voice, almost anyone could do that one.

570 days ago
12.

tdr9    

Yep it seems elmo's character has also been tarnished. Perhaps Sesame Street needs to have another funeral

570 days ago
13.

Stiletto    

Maybe replace him with a catholic priest...to keep it all in the family

570 days ago
14.

EatMe    

They may find a new voice for Elmo, but Kevin Clash will always be the soul of Elmo. Everyone but Kevin will pale in comparison.

570 days ago
15.

nonexample    

It's Pat

570 days ago
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