The Long-Time Voice Of Kermit The Frog Has Left The Muppets Family

Posted July 12, 2017

For the last few weeks, a number of characters who are voiced by Steve Whitmire - including Kermit himself - have not been making appearances on "Muppet Thought of the Week", leading to reports that he had left the show.

Since Henson's death, Whitmire told CNN he tried to keep Kermit true to his original character, while putting a little of his own experience into the amphibian actor.

Deadline reported that, according to a Muppets Studio spokeswoman, Whitmire is being replaced by Matt Vogel. "Although we see the voice being changed again or the baton is being passed once again, for a lot of people this is kind of the first time in their lives they're aware of this happening to the character".

After nearly 30 years, Kermit the Frog is getting a new voice. It's also not clear if Vogel is taking on Whitmire's other roles, such as Beaker and Rizzo. Moreover, he appeared in Henson movie projects as The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth.

He's also played various characters on "Sesame Street".

Folks at Touch Pigs said they have many questions, primarily the reasons behind Steve's departure.

Longtime Muppet performer Steve Whitmire will reportedly no longer be with the famed group. Both The Muppets Studio and Whitmire himself have either declined or have been unavailable for comment.

Vogel joined Sesame Street in 1996 and voiced Kermit's evil doppelganger Constantine in the 2014 Muppets Most Wanted film.