I don't know if any of you guys saw this on Oprah the other day, but Elmo's puppeteer and voice, Kevin Clash appeared on her show.
Kevin says he became the voice of Elmo after another Muppeteer turned down the opportunity. "He didn't like it," Kevin says. "It was too cutesy for him."
If you're surprised by the big guy behind the little voice, you're not alone. "It's wild," Kevin says. "[People] expect me to be a little, short bald-headed guy with glasses."
You can watch the clip here also
Sorry, I could only find it on Youtube.