KermitRecast

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).

The Muppets

Animal

Beaker

Bobby Benson

Camilla the Chicken

Chip

Crazy Harry

Dr. Bunsen Honeydew

Dr. Julius Strangepork

Dr. Teeth

Floyd Pepper

Fozzie Bear

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

Gonzo

Janice

Kermit the Frog

Lew Zealand

  • Jerry Nelson — 1978-2003
  • Matt Vogel — 2008-present
  • Bill Barretta — 2002-2005

Link Hogthrob

Lips

Mahna Mahna

  • Jim Henson — 1969-1976
  • Bill Barretta — 2005-present

Marvin Suggs

  • Frank Oz — 1976-1981
  • Eric Jacobson — The Muppets (2011)

Miss Piggy

The Newsman

Pepe the King Prawn

  • Bill Barretta — 1996-present
  • Drew Massey — Test pilot for From the Balcony

Pops

  • Jerry Nelson — 1980-2002
  • Matt Vogel — 2011-present

Rizzo the Rat

Robin the Frog

Rowlf the Dog

  • Jim Henson — 1962-1990
  • Bill Barretta — 1996-present

Sam the Eagle

Scooter

Statler

The Swedish Chef

Sweetums

Uncle Deadly

  • Jerry Nelson — 1976-1979
  • Matt Vogel — 2011-present

Waldorf

Wanda

Wayne

  • Richard Hunt — 1976-1981
  • David Rudman — 2011-present

Yolanda Rat

Zoot

Sesame Street

The Amazing Mumford

Barkley

Bert

  • Frank Oz — 1969-2006
  • Eric Jacobson — 1997-present

Betty Lou

The Big Bad Wolf

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

Big Bird

Buster the Horse

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

Captain Vegetable

  • Jim Henson — 1982
  • Richard Hunt — 1983-1984

Clementine

Cookie Monster

Count von Count

  • Jerry Nelson — 1972-2012
  • Matt Vogel — 2013-present

Mrs. Crustworthy

Don Music

Dr. Nobel Price

  • Brian Muehl — 1979-1984
  • Kevin Clash — 1984-1988

Elmo

Ernie

Forgetful Jones

Fred the Wonder Horse

Gladys the Cow

Goldilocks

Granny Bird

  • Caroll Spinney — 1969-2014
  • Jennifer Barnhart — 2018-present

Grover

Grundgetta

Guy Smiley

Harvey Kneeslapper

  • Frank Oz (1970s)
  • Matt Vogel (2010)

Herry Monster

  • Jerry Nelson — 1970-2003
  • Peter Linz — 2015-present
  • Tyler Bunch — 2013

Mr. Johnson

Lefty the Salesman

Louie

  • Bill Barretta — 2006-2010
  • Tyler Bunch — 2007-present

Mae

Mama Bear

  • Camille Bonora — 1993-1996
  • Alice Dinnean — 1996-2002
  • Jennifer Barnhart — 2003-present

Oscar the Grouch

  • Caroll Spinney — 1969-2018
  • Eric Jacobson — 2015-present

Prairie Dawn

Sherry Netherland

Mr. Snuffleupagus

  • Jerry Nelson — 1971-1978
  • Michael Earl — 1978-1981
  • Martin P. Robinson — 1981-present

Sonny Friendly

  • Richard Hunt — 1986-1992
  • David Rudman — 1992-2000

Telly Monster

Two-Headed Monster

  • Richard Hunt and Jerry Nelson — 1978-1991
  • David Rudman and Jerry Nelson — 1998-2000
  • David Rudman and Joey Mazzarino — 2001-2016
  • David Rudman and Eric Jacobson — 2016-present
  • Peter Friedman and Richard Hunt — 1978
  • Adam Hunt and Jerry Nelson — Let's Make a Word! (1995)

Zoe

Fraggle Rock

Gobo Fraggle

Ma Gorg

Mokey Fraggle

Murray (Minstrel)

Storyteller Fraggle

Wembley Fraggle

Bear in the Big Blue House

Grandma Flutter

Jack the Dog

Pip

  • Peter Linz — 1997-2003
  • Joey Mazzarino — Test pilot (1997)

Pop

  • Tyler Bunch — 1997-2003
  • David Rudman — Test pilot (1997)

See also

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