Bitter-sweet news coming from the Muppets world… After 27 years Kermit the Frog is getting a new voice!
Steve Whitmire, the puppeteer performed as Kermit the Frog for 27 years, is no longer voicing him!
Steve first joined the Muppets in 1978, and began voicing Kermit the Frog in 1990. He has also played Bert’s best pal Ernie, Rizzo the Rat and Beaker, among other characters.
A spokesperson for The Muppets Studio confirmed that Whitmire will be replaced by Matt Vogel.
Nothing has been confirmed when the replacement will actually happen.
- Sarah & Tyler