Kermit the Frog Gets New Voice Actor After 27 Years

The Muppets are going through a major change. Steve Whitmire, the longtime voice of Kermit the Frog, is stepping down from his role after 27 years, a spokesperson for the Muppets Studio confirmed to EW.

Matt Vogel will be succeeding Whitmire and makes his Kermit debut next week with a “Muppets Thought of the Week” video.

Vogel previously voiced Constantine, Kermit’s evil doppelgänger, in the 2014 movie Muppets Most Wanted. Other characters he’s tackled across Muppet properties include Floyd Pepper, The Count, and Lew Zealand. He has also been a regular presence on Sesame Street since the mid-’90s.

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