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Everything to know about the unexpected and dramatic firing of Kermit the Frog actor Steve Whitmire, after 27 years

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

Kermit The Frog Actor Says He Had 'No Advance Warning' Before Being Fired By Disney! See His Salty Interview!

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 [...]

Kermit The From Puppeteer Speaks Out On Firing: ‘I Was Stunned!’

. 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, 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

Fired Puppeteer Insists He Didn't Make Kermit The Frog 'Stale Or Bitter'

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 › ]

Jim Henson's Son Explains Why Kermit The Frog Actor Was Fired

"[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 […]

Details On Why The Kermit The Frog Actor Was Fired Paints An Ugly Picture

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.

Jim Henson’s Son Fires Back: I Should’ve Fired Kermit Puppeteer A Long Time Ago!

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 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

Fired Kermit actor in a battle of words with Muppets Studio

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.'        

No One Looks Good In The Ugly Drama Surrounding Kermit The Frog's Firing 

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

Newswire: Brian Henson says he wishes he’d fired Kermit performer 13 years ago

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 Defends Decision to Fire Kermit Puppeteer Steve Whitmire

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 Says Fired Kermit The Frog Actor Steve Whitmire Was “Self-Serving”

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

Voice of Kermit Steve Whitmire Fired Over 'Unacceptable Business Conduct'

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 [...]

Disney Explains Why Kermit the Frog Puppeteer Was Fired

A new statement from Disney offers reasons for the sudden dispatch of Muppets performer Steve Whitmire.

Ex-Kermit Puppeteer Steve Whitmire Made Him a 'Bitter, Depressed' Frog ... Says Cheryl Henson

Kermit the Frog always said it wasn't easy being green, but it's the blues that got his longtime puppeteer, Steve Whitmire, fired... according to Jim Henson's daughter. Cheryl Henson ripped Whitmire's on-the-job performance, saying he was…

Henson's Daughter to Kermit Actor: 'Stop With the Pity Party'

Disney isn't saying much about the firing of Steve Whitmire, other than it followed "unacceptable business conduct" and was carried out with the "full support" of the family of Jim Henson, whom Whitmire replaced as the voice of Kermit the Frog. But Henson's daughter is being far less vague. In...

Voice Of Kermit The Frog Fired For 'Unacceptable Business Conduct'; He Calls Dismissal 'A Betrayal'

Steve Whitmire, 58, had been voicing the Muppets' flagship character for the 27 years since Jim Henson died. He says, "The only thing I've done my whole adult life, and it's just been taken away from me. I just couldn't understand why we couldn't resolve this." The head of the Muppets Studio, on the other […]

Muppets Drama! Disney Fires Kermit The Frog Voice Actor Over 'Unacceptable Business Conduct'!

It ain't easy being an outspoken voice actor! Last week, it was announced that Steve Whitmire was being replaced by Matt Vogel as the voice of Kermit the Frog. And like all showbiz shakeups, the recasting didn't come without some drama! Photo: Disney Princesses Have A Royal Reunion IRL! After Whitmire revealed the Muppets Studio had fired him back [...]

Kermit The Frog Actor Fired Over 'Unacceptable Business Conduct'

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Steve Whitmire had been the voice of Kermit the Frog for 27 years when he was fired in October by Disney executives. Whitmire is speaking out now on why he was let go.

Muppets Studio Fired Kermit The Frog Actor For “Unacceptable Business Conduct”

The Muppets Studio released an official statement in regards to the firing of Steve Whitmire, who voiced of the iconic character of Kermit the Frog for 27 years. A spokesperson for the Muppets Studio made an official statement on the...Show More Summary

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