Matt Vogel of Fairfield, Connecticut has officially joined the ranks of the Muppets on Sesame Street, by making his debut this week on the Muppets Youtube channel as the new voice of Kermit the Frog according to the Fairfield Patch. Recently Steve Whitmire who was the voice of Kermit since Jim Henson passed away in 1990 was let go and the role of Kermit was re-cast.


The Hollywood Reporter states that Steve was released due to:


"repeated unacceptable business conduct over a period of many years and he consistently failed to address the feedback. The decision to part ways was a difficult one which was made in consultation with the Henson family and has their full support.


In addition to his debut on the Muppets Youtube channel, Matt Vogel is currently on set shooting the 47th Season of Sesame Street. If you watch his Youtube debut Matt does a great job as Kermit, and actually sounds just like the old Kermit.

Check out Matt's debut below, and let's cheer him on!