Born: Kansas City, Kansas, USA
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.Matthew J Vogel II (born October 6, 1970) has been a Muppet performer for the Jim Henson Company since the 1990s. On Sesame Street, Vogel served as the assistant puppeteer for Ernie, performing either one or both hands while Steve Whitmire performed the head and vocal. Eventually, Vogels ability to mimic the sound and performance of Caroll Spinneys Big Bird was put to use. As of 2006, Vogels primary performances as Big Bird are the Journey to Ernie segments. Hes also taken over Jerry Nelsons characters, by the recommendation of Nelson himself. Vogel is, as of 2008, the voice of Floyd Pepper, Lew Zealand, Crazy Harry, Robin the Frog, & Camilla the Chicken. He has also taken over the puppetry of Jerrys most famous character, Count von Count, but Jerry is still providing the voice.Vogel performed the muppets that were used in Kenneth the Pages view of the world in the 30 Rock episode, Apollo, Apollo.Description above from the Wikipedia article Matt Vogel (puppeteer), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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