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Ryan Dillon

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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 with the Sesame Street Muppets in 2005, and has been performing full-time on the show since 2012. Recently, Dillon 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.

Muppeteer credits

Performances as Elmo

Live Appearances
TV Appearances

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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