The man behind the iconic voice of Elmo has been paid $15m for the rights to be voiced by his co-star, and he’s still in demand for voice work in the US.
And in a way, Elmo isn’t a villain anymore.
He’s a hero, and people have fallen in love with him because of his infectious smile.
But as the voice of a pop star in the late 1990s and early 2000s, it was an achievement that would be difficult to replicate.
He made millions in the music business and the voice actor community would pay for his services for decades.
But just as the fame of ElMo started to wane, he was also making money.
In 2013, he announced he was retiring from voice acting and would focus on directing.
But he has since announced he is no longer doing voice work and has also announced plans to start a podcast, which will be produced and co-produced by a team of voice actors.
A recent podcast interview with the late voice actor Alan Jackson, who played Elmo in the hit Disney animated series Elmo’s Show, revealed his plans for a podcast.
“Elmo’s show is a really great show,” Jackson told ABC News.
“And I don’t think we can ever replicate the magic that it’s all about.”
It’s a really good show that I’ve been working on for about five years.
“I was in a very creative mood.
I’m going to start doing it.”
Mr Jackson said his podcast was a way for people to connect with Elmo and share ideas.
“He’s very popular, he’s got a lot of fans, he has a huge fan base,” he said.
“People have really come to understand him as an artist and he just wants to share what he’s learned and share the stories that he’s told.”
Mr Martin says Elmo is one of the most beloved characters of all time.
“That’s kind of the reason why people still watch him, because he’s just so iconic,” he says.
“When I was growing up in New York City, it seemed like everyone was talking about Elmo.”
Everybody had Elmo on their television set.
“There was this image that everyone wanted to have.”
He said the internet would be a great platform to showcase the voice and to tell stories.
“YouTube and Facebook are great platforms for people who have a voice and want to share it, so I think that’s the way we should be using the medium to tell our stories,” he told ABC Radio National.
“The internet can be an amazing medium to get people to share their stories.”