Matt Vogel is one of the Sesame Street Muppet Performers and plays Big Bird, The Count, Mr. Johnson, and others.
As part of Sesame Street’s directing team, he has earned a total of ten Emmy Awards, including nine for “Outstanding Directing in a Children’s Series” and directed the Primetime Emmy Award-Winning special, Once Upon A Sesame Street Christmas for HBO. He is also a co-producer on Sesame Street and the show’s Puppet Captain. Matt is also one of the core Disney Muppet Performers and plays Kermit the Frog, Sgt. Floyd Pepper, Uncle Deadly, Lew Zealand, Crazy Harry, Dr. Julius Strangepork, Camilla, Sweetums, Pops, Constantine, and others.
Films: The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, I Am Big Bird (himself), Muppets Most Wanted (Constantine), The Muppets (‘80s Robot, etc.), Old Dogs, and Alice Through the Looking Glass (Wilkins). TV: Sesame Street, ABC’s The Muppets, Muppets Now (Disney+), The Not Too Late Show with Elmo, Amphibia, Jack’s Big Music Show, The Puzzle Place, Donkey Hodie, HBO’s Oz, 30 Rock, Between the Lions, Blue’s Clues, Lip Sync Battle, A Very Pentatonix Christmas, American Masters: This Is Bob Hope, The Muppets Letters to Santa, Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map, Drop the Mic, Studio DC: Almost Live!, Elmo’s Christmas Countdown, Elmo Saves Christmas, Sesame Street in Communities, Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On, Oprah: Where Are They Now?, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Jimmy Kimmel Live! Matt has a BFA in Theatre from The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University in St. Louis. He lives outside New York City with his wife and their five children.