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[[Image:Noelmacneal-sbeginnings.jpg|frame|Noel and Mattie in ''[[Moving Together]]''.]]
 
[[Image:Noelmacneal-sbeginnings.jpg|frame|Noel and Mattie in ''[[Moving Together]]''.]]
   
'''Noel MacNeal''' is a performer who has worked on several [[The Jim Henson Company|Henson]] productions since the 1980s. Born and raised in [[New York City|New York City's]] Central Harlem, he began his career as a puppeteer on the television series ''[[The Great Space Coaster]]'' and later made his way to ''[[Sesame Street]]''.
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'''Noel MacNeal''' (b. September 15, 1961) is a performer who has worked on several [[The Jim Henson Company|Henson]] productions since the 1980s. Born and raised in [[New York City|New York City's]] Central Harlem, he began his career as a puppeteer on the television series ''[[The Great Space Coaster]]'' and later made his way to ''[[Sesame Street]]''.
   
 
His most well-known work has been in his portrayal of [[Bear]], the lead character in ''[[Bear in the Big Blue House]]'' in [[1997]]. During his time on the show, he served as principal performer, director, and wrote two episodes. Most recently, he reprised the role for ''[[Breakfast with Bear]]''.
 
His most well-known work has been in his portrayal of [[Bear]], the lead character in ''[[Bear in the Big Blue House]]'' in [[1997]]. During his time on the show, he served as principal performer, director, and wrote two episodes. Most recently, he reprised the role for ''[[Breakfast with Bear]]''.

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Noel and Mattie in Moving Together.

Noel MacNeal (b. September 15, 1961) is a performer who has worked on several Henson productions since the 1980s. Born and raised in New York City's Central Harlem, he began his career as a puppeteer on the television series The Great Space Coaster and later made his way to Sesame Street.

His most well-known work has been in his portrayal of Bear, the lead character in Bear in the Big Blue House in 1997. During his time on the show, he served as principal performer, director, and wrote two episodes. Most recently, he reprised the role for Breakfast with Bear.

Other characters have included the full-bodied Mommy Snuffleupagus and various Snuffleupagus relatives on Sesame Street, as well as Madame Chairbird in Follow That Bird.

His more prominent non-Henson credits include the baby dragon Magellan on Eureeka's Castle, Leon MacNeal in Puzzle Place, and Raphael in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III.

MacNeal is sometimes incorrectly credited as "Noel McNeal".

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