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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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joe     

This is a real tragedy. Kevin is Elmo. This person sounds like a person hired to sound like Elmo. Elmo's character had a soul to him that belonged to Kevin Clash. Thats what made him the most beloved and lucrative character on the show.

477 days ago
77.

JBB    


His name is Ryan Dillion.
COME ON TMZ DO YOUR HOMEWORK.

http://www.dillypuppets.com/index.html
http://www.dillypuppets.com/resume.html

476 days ago
78.

LOMO    

its obviously a man... the writers at TMX are so retarded.

467 days ago
79.

Ariel    

I'm sorry but I just can't deal with a replacement Elmo voice. I've heard that voice for years and I'm just so used to it. I know some people can't tell the difference, but I sure can. It's just not the same anymore.

435 days ago
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