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    Kevin Clash, the actor who created the voice and persona of Elmo on "Sesame Street," resigned from the show Nov. 20, 2012 in the wake of a new allegation that he had a sexual relationship with an underage boy. It was the second accusation of underage sex made public in two weeks against Clash. The first accuser, an unidentified 23-year-old man, later recanted his claim.
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    Caroll Spinney has been the voice of multiple "Sesame Street" characters since 1969 but is best known as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. He has been nominated for an Emmy several times for his role but has only won once. In 2006, Spinney won an Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award and in 1994, Big Bird got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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    Caroll Spinney has voiced multiple characters on "Sesame Street." One of his most popular characters is Oscar the Grouch, which he has voiced since 1969.
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    Jerry Nelson was the voice of Count von Count until 2012 when Matt Vogel took over. Nelson was nominated for an Emmy once individually for his role in "Sesame Street" but never won. Don't feel too bad though, he took home two Emmys for being a part of the "Sesame Street" ensemble.
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    David Rudman has voiced Cookie Monster since 2002. He has been nominated for two Emmys for his role. Rudman also voiced Baby Bear and "Sesame Street." He is also a talented producer. Nelson was the executive producer of "Bunnytown" and "Jack's Big Music Show," in which he voiced the main character, Jack.
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    Eric Jacobson joined "Sesame Street" in 1994. He took on the role of Bert in 1997 and Grover in 1998. Jacobson also performs Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear.
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    Jim Henson created the original "Sesame Street" characters including Big Bird, Elmo, Ernie & Bert, Oscar the Grouch, Grover, Cookie Monster, Harry Monster, the Yip Yips, the Count, Rosita, Zoe, Snuffulupagus, Barkley and many more. He also voiced some of the characters with his most famous being Ernie.
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    Frank Oz performed Bert, Cookie Monster, and Grover for more than 30 years. Although his roles have been taken over, Oz still stops by "Sesame Street" to perform from time-to-time.
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    Martin P. Robinson (shown here with Telly Monster) is best known for his role as Mr. Snuffleupagus, also known as Snuffy, which he has voiced since 1981. For his role as Snuffy, Robinson stands completely upright inside the puppet, which is built on a rattan framework and attached to a steadycam backpack.
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    Since 1991, Carmen Osbahr has voiced Rosita, a bilingual Muppet who hails from Mexico and plays the guitar. Osbahr is bilingual herself and voices several other characters on "Sesame Street."
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    Fran Brill was the first female Muppet performer hired by Jim Henson for Sesame Street. She has been doing voices for "Sesame Street" since 1970 and one of her more popular characters is Zoe, whom she created.
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