Matt Vogel
Matt Vogel
Birthname Matthew J. Vogel II
Gender Male
Hair Brown
Eyes Brown
Date of birth (1970-10-06) October 6, 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Occupation Puppeteer
Notable role(s) Fred Jones

Matt Vogel is an American puppeteer, stage actor, on-screen actor, producer, director, and musician. Since joining Sesame Street in 1996, he has become most familiar for his work as Caroll Spinney's understudy for Big Bird on Sesame Street, including the "Journey to Ernie" segments, several street scenes and other appearances whenever Spinney is unavailable. He has also performed various Anything Muppets and CGI characters on Elmo's World, and plays Big Bird's infant self, Baby Big Bird in the Sesame Beginnings DVD series.

Puppeteer roles

Direct-to-video films

Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map

Main article(s): Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map
Fred Jones


  • The word "vogel" is German and Dutch for bird.

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