provides the voice of Baby Sinclair? It's
Kevin Clash who also provides the voice for Elmo, the
immensely popular Muppet character introduced on
"Sesame Street" in the 1980s.
Clash began making puppets
when he was 10, having been a "Sesame Street"
fan from early childhood. He began performing with
his puppets at age 12 in his neighborhood, later
taking his act to Baltimore's Harborplace.
After joining Sesame Street as
a puppeteer in 1985, Clash was asked to come up with
a voice for a new character. Clash came up with
Elmo's distinctive voice and laugh, turning the
puppet into one of the show's most popular
characters. It also netted Clash an Emmy Award.
Clash also contributed his
voice to the "Tickle Me Elmo" doll, a marketing
sensation during the 1996 Christmas season. The toys
disappeared from store shelves as soon as they
appeared, and tales of parents going to great
lengths to acquire a doll became a footnote to the