Longtime Kermit the Frog Voice Actor Replaced After 27 Years

 

After 27 years, Steve Whitmire has stepped down as the voice of Kermit the Frog. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Muppets performer Matt Vogel will take over for Whitmire and will serve as the voice of Kermit for the first time in a “Muppets Thought of the Week” video airing next week. 

Whitmire has been with the Muppets production since 1978, starting on The Muppet Show; he took over the role of Kermit after creator Jim Henson died in 1990.

 

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