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The first two performers of Kermit the Frog
Jim Henson (1955-1990) and Steve Whitmire (1990-2016)

A list of instances in which a character was recast with another performer. Main performers are marked in bold; cases in which someone held a puppet up in the background of a group shot (or filled in on-set with the main performer looping the voice later) are not included. If a performer was cast as that character in only one production (or for only one year), the title of that production is noted. If the performer performed the character for more than one production, a date range is listed. For further details, see the Casting History section of the respective character page on the wiki (linked in the header).

Contents

The Muppets

Andy and Randy Pig

Animal

Beaker

Bobby Benson

Camilla the Chicken

Chip

Crazy Harry

Dr. Bunsen Honeydew

Dr. Julius Strangepork

Dr. Teeth

Emily Bear

  • Jerry Nelson β€” 1987-1992
  • Matt Vogel β€” Facebook Portal ads (2019), Mother's Day YouTube video (2020)

Floyd Pepper

  • Jerry Nelson β€” 1975-2003
  • Matt Vogel β€” 2008-present
  • John Kennedy β€” 2005-2006

Foo-Foo

  • Steve Whitmire β€” 1979-2016
  • Peter Linz β€” Muppets Now (2020)

Fozzie Bear

  • Frank Oz β€” 1976-2000
  • Eric Jacobson β€” 2002-present
  • Victor Yerrid β€” Muppets Ahoy! (2006)

Gonzo

Janice

Kermit the Frog

Lew Zealand

  • Jerry Nelson β€” 1978-2003
  • Matt Vogel β€” 2008-present
  • Bill Barretta β€” 2002-2005

Link Hogthrob

Lips

Mahna Mahna

  • Jim Henson β€” 1969-1976
  • Bill Barretta β€” 2005-present

Marvin Suggs

  • Frank Oz β€” 1976-1981
  • Eric Jacobson β€” The Muppets (2011)

Miss Piggy

Mulch

  • Jerry Nelson β€” 1981
  • Kevin Clash β€” 1996-1998

The Newsman

Pepe the King Prawn

  • Bill Barretta β€” 1996-present
  • Drew Massey β€” Test pilot for From the Balcony

Pops

  • Jerry Nelson β€” 1980-2002
  • Matt Vogel β€” 2011-present

Rizzo the Rat

Robin the Frog

Rowlf the Dog

  • Jim Henson β€” 1962-1990
  • Bill Barretta β€” 1996-present

Sam the Eagle

Scooter

Statler

  • Richard Hunt β€” 1976-1991
  • Jerry Nelson β€” 1975, 1992-2003
  • Steve Whitmire β€” 2002-2016
  • Peter Linz β€” 2017-present
  • Drew Massey β€” 2005-2006
  • Bill Barretta β€” Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003)
  • Artie Esposito β€” D23 Expo (2009)
  • Dave Goelz β€” Parts of LittleBigPlanet 2 (2011)

The Swedish Chef

Sweetums

Uncle Deadly

  • Jerry Nelson β€” 1976-1979
  • Matt Vogel β€” 2011-present

Waldorf

Wanda

Wayne

  • Richard Hunt β€” 1976-1981
  • David Rudman β€” 2011-present

Yolanda Rat

Zoot

Sesame Street

The Amazing Mumford

  • Jerry Nelson β€” 1971-2011
  • John Kennedy β€” A Magical Halloween Adventure (2004, puppetry only with the phone conversation remained undubbed), 2018-present

Barkley

Bert

  • Frank Oz β€” 1969-2006
  • Eric Jacobson β€” 1997-present

Betty Lou

Biff

  • Jerry Nelson β€” 1973-1999
  • Matt Vogel β€” 2020-present
  • John Kennedy β€” Episode 4204

The Big Bad Wolf

  • Jerry Nelson β€” 1973-2011
  • Martin P. Robinson β€” occasional
  • Kevin Clash β€” occasional through 2008
  • Joey Mazzarino β€” occasional through 2012
  • Tyler Bunch β€” 2007-2013
  • Matt Vogel β€” 2013

Big Bird

Buster the Horse

  • Martin P. Robinson β€” 1981-2009
  • Kevin Clash β€” 1980-1981
  • Ed Christie β€” Daytime Emmy Awards (1982)

Captain Vegetable

Clementine

  • Brian Muehl β€” 1980-1984
  • Kevin Clash β€” 1985-1987
  • Camille Bonora β€” 1988-1991

Cookie Monster

Count von Count

  • Jerry Nelson β€” 1972-2012
  • Matt Vogel β€” 2013-present

Mrs. Crustworthy

Don Music

Dr. Nobel Price

  • Brian Muehl β€” 1980-1984
  • Kevin Clash β€” 1984-1987

Elmo

  • Kevin Clash β€” 1984-2012
  • Ryan Dillon β€” 2013-present
  • Brian Muehl β€” 1980-1984
  • Richard Hunt β€” 1984
  • Peter Linz β€” launch of Spaghetti Space Chase (2013)

Ernie

Forgetful Jones

Fred the Wonder Horse

  • Jerry Nelson β€” 1973-2009
  • Ed Christie (1982)
  • Matt Vogel β€” Play with Me Sesame (Season 3)

Gladys the Cow

Goldilocks

Granny Bird

  • Caroll Spinney β€” 1969-2014
  • Matt Vogel β€” Beginning Together
  • Jennifer Barnhart β€” 2018-present

Grover

Grundgetta

Guy Smiley

Harvey Kneeslapper

Herry Monster

  • Jerry Nelson β€” 1970-2003
  • Peter Linz β€” 2015-present
  • Tyler Bunch β€” 2013

Hoots the Owl

Mr. Johnson

Lefty the Salesman

Little Bird

Louie

Mae

Mama Bear

  • Camille Bonora β€” 1993-1996
  • Alice Dinnean β€” 1996-2002
  • Jennifer Barnhart β€” 2003-present

Oscar the Grouch

  • Caroll Spinney β€” 1969-2018
  • Eric Jacobson β€” 2015-present
  • Jim Henson β€” Episode 0084

Papa Bear

  • Joey Mazzarino β€” 1992-2015
  • Martin P. Robinson β€” 2020

Poco Loco

  • Jerry Nelson β€” 1974-1978
  • Michael Earl β€” 1980-1981

Prairie Dawn

Roosevelt Franklin

Sherry Netherland

  • Julianne Buescher β€” 1993-1996
  • Alice Dinnean β€” 1996-1998

Simon Soundman

  • Jerry Nelson β€” 1970-1998
  • Matt Vogel β€” 2020

Mr. Snuffleupagus

  • Jerry Nelson β€” 1971-1978, "Don't Cry, Big Bird" audiobook (1983)
  • Michael Earl β€” 1978-1981
  • Martin P. Robinson β€” 1981-present

Sonny Friendly

  • Richard Hunt β€” 1987-1992
  • David Rudman β€” 1992-2000

Telly Monster

  • Brian Muehl β€” 1980-1984
  • Martin P. Robinson β€” 1984-present
  • Bob Payne β€” 1979

Two-Headed Monster

  • Richard Hunt and Jerry Nelson β€” 1978-1991
  • David Rudman and Jerry Nelson β€” 1998-2000
  • David Rudman and Joey Mazzarino β€” 2001-2016
  • David Rudman and Eric Jacobson β€” 2016-present
  • Peter Friedman and Richard Hunt β€” 1978
  • Adam Hunt and Jerry Nelson β€” Let's Make a Word! (1995)
  • Joey Mazzarino and Martin P. Robinson β€” Episode 4024 (2002)
  • David Rudman and Stephanie D'Abruzzo β€” Episode 4733 (2017)

Zoe

  • Fran Brill β€” 1993-2015
  • Jennifer Barnhart β€” 2016-present

Fraggle Rock

Gobo Fraggle

  • Jerry Nelson β€” 1983-1987
  • John Tartaglia β€” 2013-present

Ma Gorg

Mokey Fraggle

Murray (Minstrel)

  • Steve Whitmire β€” 1983-1984
  • Gord Robertson β€” 1987

Storyteller Fraggle

Wembley Fraggle

Bear in the Big Blue House

Grandma Flutter

  • Alice Dinnean β€” 1997-1998
  • Vicki Eibner β€” 1998-2003

Jack the Dog

Pip

  • Peter Linz β€” 1997-2003
  • Joey Mazzarino β€” Test pilot (1997) (named Pummel)

Pop

  • Tyler Bunch β€” 1997-2003
  • David Rudman β€” Test pilot (1997)

The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss

The Cat in the Hat

  • Bruce Lanoil β€” 1996-1997
  • Martin P. Robinson β€” 1997-1998

Fox in Socks

Junior Kangaroo

  • Kathryn Mullen β€” 1996-1997
  • Tim Lagasse β€” 1997-1998

Little Cat A

  • Kathryn Mullen β€” 1996-1997
  • Leslie Carrara-Rudolph β€” 1997-1998

Morton the Elephant Bird

  • Kathryn Mullen β€” 1996-1997
  • Leslie Carrara-Rudolph β€” 1997-1998

See also

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