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Comparison of the voice actors who have been the voice of Ernie with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Sesame Street

Ernie is a little orange dude who shares a home with his buddy Bert. Ernie is a typical little brother, always eager to make something fun out of everything. He loves to unwind by taking bubble baths with his beloved rubber ducky.

Created by NCZ on Jun 18 2018


What I love about Jim Henson is that unlike Elmo, for example, he doesn't literally imitate a kid's voice to play Ernie. But the tone of his voice is careful and nuanced enough that he still effortlessly conveys that Ernie is a kid. Steve Whitmire doesn't really go for a Jim Henson impression, in fact it's basically just his Kermit. But getting to hear Kermit's voice as a more relaxed, less uptight-worrywart figure, is actually pretty refreshing. Peter Linz is actually the best as a Jim Henson impression, and I think with time he can tighten it into his own. Much like Matt Vogel as Big Bird, I think he's leaving a good impression so far.



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Who do you think has been the best from these Ernie voice actors?
Jim Henson
Steve Whitmire
John Tartaglia
Billy Barkhurst
Peter Linz