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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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61.

Katy    

It's Pat.

477 days ago
62.

imorena    

It's just Pat.

477 days ago
63.

OooooNooo!    

He/she looks a lot like the late Senator Paul Simon (D) Illinois, who ran for president.

477 days ago
64.

Brian    

What are you blind that is a guy for sure. That Elmo voice is amazing!

477 days ago
65.

The average IQ ofa tmz commentor is 2    

That's a man and his name is Ryan Dillon. Jeeze, you're all such ignorant ********s. Not being rude-just being honest.

477 days ago
66.

TonyT    

I find this article very insulting. Just look at all the pig comments it has attracted.

477 days ago
67.

Cricket    

He's good, with the voice and the kids. Why not keep this guy,?

477 days ago
68.

Gothetshirt    

are they gonna change from PBS to GAY?

477 days ago
69.

Fin    

My pediatrician does a spot-on imitation of Elmo. SHE could have/should have gotten the job - although she's one of the best kids doctor in NJ and would be greatly missed!

477 days ago
70.

tver    

It's Pat!

477 days ago
71.

Jake the Pirate    

Seriously? They didn't learn their lesson the first time? They can't find a normal headerosexual to be Elmo?

477 days ago
72.

laffnbear    

IT'S PAT!

477 days ago
73.

Jake the Pirate    

Seriously? They couldn't find a normal heterosexual to play Elmo? They never learn.

477 days ago
74.

Jake the Pirate    

PBS stands for Polyamorous Bisexual Syndications

477 days ago
75.

Miva    

He has been in Sesame Street for years and even makes puppets, got his bio here http://dailyentertainmentnews.com/tv/ryan-dillon-is-the-new-voice-of-elmo/

477 days ago
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