Longtime Kermit the Frog Puppeteer Responds to Firing
Steve Whitmire, the longtime voice actor and puppeteer of Kermit the Frog, has revealed that Disney fired him. On Monday, a Muppets fan-site passed along the news that Whitmire had supposedly stepped down as the performer of the world’s most famous amphibian and was being replaced by veteran puppeteer Matt Vogel – who has been performing such characters as Robin the Frog and Camilla the Chicken for The Muppets Studio as well as Count von Count for Sesame Street. That same day, a Muppets Studio spokesperson did confirm that Vogel would be replacing Whitmire as Kermit’s performer, though they didn’t provide any details about the latter’s departure.
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