Matt Vogel

American puppeteer and voice actor

Matthew J. "Matt" Vogel II is an American puppeteer. He has worked with the Muppets, Sesame Street, and Oobi.

In 2017, he started playing Kermit the Frog. He was an understudy for the character Big Bird since 1998. Caroll Spinney, the first person that played Big Bird, retired in 2018. From then on, Matt Vogel played Big Bird full time.[1]


  1. Itzkoff, David (October 17, 2018). "Original Big Bird, Caroll Spinney, Leaves 'Sesame Street' After Nearly 50 Years". The New York Times.

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