Beloved Muppet mainstay Kermit the Frog has outlasted a number of performers. When Muppets creator and voice of Kermit Jim Henson died unexpectedly in 1990, his family selected fellow muppeteer Steve Whitmire to take over the role. In...Show More Summary
The new voice of Kermit the Frog has made his official debut. Matt Vogel, the latest puppeteer to take on the iconic fuzzy green character, replaced long-time Kermit puppeteer Steve Whitmire after he was fired in the midst of controversy. (Whitmire was only the second person to voice the beloved felt amphibian, after Muppets creator…
Matt Vogel shows the voice of Kermit for the first time since replacing Steve Whitmire.
After longtime Kermit the Frog performer Steve Whitmire was relieved of his duties last year, replacement Kermit voicer Matt Vogel had some large felt shoes to fill. This week, Vogel's version of Kermit made his Muppets debut. The iconic character finally surfaced again in a "Muppet Thought of the Week" video, which was posted to YouTube on Monday. Show More Summary
A month after longtime Kermit performer Steve Whitmire was fired by Disney, the new voice of Kermit the Frog has debuted in an online clip. Matt Vogel just made his first public debut as the voice of Kermit, a role that has long been...Show More Summary
Actor Steve Whitmire played Kermit The Frog for the Muppets ever since Jim Henson died back in 1990, but that run came to an end this summer after some behind-the-scenes controversy.
Video. Earlier this winter, Steve Whitmire, the man who had performed and voiced Kermit the Frog since the passing of creator Jim Henson, was fired. It was a complex situation that ultimately meant one thing for fans. A new Kermit was coming. And, today, we finally got our first listen. More »
After Jim Henson’s death in 1990, Steve Whitmire became the sole voice and puppeteer of Kermit the Frog, everyone's favorite banjo-playing amphibian. So when the news dropped earlier this month that Whitmire would resign as the voice...Show More Summary
Steve Whitmire thought he was giving good creative notes… but that's none of his business anymore. The longtime voice of Kermit the Frog opened up about being fired by Disney in an appearance on Today, responding to the claims that he had been "difficult" and "demanding" during his time on The Muppets. Related: BBC Comments On Doctor [...]
. Former Kermit the Frog puppeteer Steve Whitmire has finally spoken out about his unexpected firing from Muppets, saying he was “stunned” after being told the devastating news, RadarOnline.com can reveal. In an interview with TODAY, Whitmire said producers gave him “no advanced warning” on the incident. “Nothing had ever been framed to me as Read More
The puppeteer who was fired after voicing Kermit the Frog for 27 years is speaking out about his dismissal. Responding to criticism that he had made the character a "bitter, angry, depressed victim," Steve Whitmire said that wasn't true. [ more › ]
"[Brian] Henson said he had to have numerous talks with [Steve] Whitmire over the years about his unprofessional conduct, which included 'appalling' communications with colleagues.... Henson declined to go into specifics about Whitmire's exact demands, but did say, 'Steve would use 'I am now Kermit and if you want the Muppets, you better make […]
The news that long-time Kermit the Frog voice Steve Whitmire was being replaced disappointed many fans. However, since the news broke, details have been coming out that indicate that what was going on behind the scenes at Muppet Studios was kind of a mess.
News of Steve Whitmire‘s firing keeps on coming, as now the son of legendary Kermit the Frog puppeteer, Jim Henson, has spoken out. As RadarOnline.com can reveal, Brian Henson fired back at the backlash over the unexpected dismissal of Whitmire saying that the voice master made “outrageous demands” and often played “brinkmanship” while in the Read More
Steve Whitmire was recently let go from Disney as the voice of Kermit the Frog. Muppets Studio released a statement on Monday saying that Whitmire was fired for 'unacceptable business behavior.'
Last week, two Muppet fan communities jointly reported a shocking turn of events. After decades of playing some of the franchise's most recognisable characters, including Kermit the Frog, veteran puppeteer Steve Whitmire had been fired. Show More Summary
The controversy around Kermit The Frog actor Steve Whitmire’s firing continues to be brought to you by the letter “O” and the syllables “-h shit, it’s getting nasty,” with Jim Henson Company chairman Brian Henson getting even more specific today about accusations of unprofessional behavior against Whitmire during his tenure as the beloved amphibian. Show More Summary
Cheryl Henson, a Jim Henson Co. board member and daughter of the Muppets creator, is weighing in on the recent controversy surrounding the beloved children’s characters. After Disney fired Steve Whitmire, the long-time voice and string-puller of Kermit the Frog, there’s been plenty of finger pointing about what went wrong. ... More »
Cheryl Henson, Jim Henson Co. board member and daughter of the late Muppet creator, wrote a Facebook post in regards to the firing of former Kermit the Frog actor Steve Whitmire, claiming that his version of the story is “ridiculously...Show More Summary
Steve Whitmire, the longtime voice of Kermit the Frog, was fired back in October and now, Debbie McClellan, head of the Muppets Studio division of Disney, is explaining what happened. “The role of Kermit the Frog is an iconic one that is beloved by fans and we take our responsibility to protect the integrity of [...]