Appeared (as Kermit the Frog) in commercial for U.S. Mint for new 50 state quarter program (1999)
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6' 4" (1.93 m)
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[on taking over the role of Kermit from Jim Henson
] That was really, really scary as you could imagine. I had known Jim for thirteen or fourteen years at that point and I had worked with him on everything he had done with this group of Muppets. Not Sesame Street but everything else. We worked very close together. It was super intimidating. It was a great honor to be asked and I was just scared to...
Was nicknamed Kermit in his youth because he aspired to become a puppeteer and even performed with a Kermit which he made. His high school yearbook even has the name "Kermit" on the front cover.