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Ryan Dillon 2013 Elmo

Dillon performing Elmo at The White House Easter Egg Roll in 2013.


Dillon performing Elmo with the PS22 Chorus in May 2013.


Ryan Dillon (b. May 25, 1988) began puppeteering for Sesame Street in 2005, at the age of 17. Since 2013, he has taken over performing Elmo in new productions and appearances.

As a young puppeteer, Dillon came to the attention of the Sesame producers when he went to an audition as a high school student. He took time off from school during his senior year to participate in the shooting for Season 37.

Muppet/Henson credits

Non-Muppet Credits

  • Ohio State Lottery : Reindeer in holiday lottery commercial
  • Ask Sylvia (Nickelodeon webseries) : Sylvia
Stage credits
  • O'Neill Puppetry Conference 2006
    • Under Milkwood (Terry Lee production): Captain Cat, Mr. Pritchard
    • In a Contemplative Fashion (Emily Perl Kingsley production): Marco
    • The Mitzi Handsley Show (Stephano Brancato production): Mitzi Handsley
  • O'Neill Puppetry Conference 2007
    • Crossing Boundaries: Cradle To The Grave (Ron Binion production) : Various table-top characters
    • Take The A Train (Ryan Dillon Production) Estelle, built puppets and directed short piece
    • Raggedy Ann (Alissa Hunnicutt production) table top assistance

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Start a Discussion Discussions about Ryan Dillon

  • Dillion in 4501

    • I'm not sure if we should note this. No major qualms, but we normally haven't been making note of recasts on specific episodes unless it's...
  • Ryan as Elmo list

    16 messages
    • We can just convert it to a normal performer credit listing; although part of why I initially created the Performances as Elmo subsection was...
    • Or just list them, and the Dillon credit for at least the early ones, on Elmo Guest Appearances and so on, since most of the performer pages do...

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