Michael Earl, American puppeteer (Sesame Street), Died at 56, colon cancer.

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Michael Earl was born on September 10, 1959 in Oakland, California and died on December 23, 2015.

He was an American puppeteer, actor, writer, singer and songwriter.

Michael Earl was a four time Emmy Award-winner.

Earls credits include playing Mr. Snuffleupagus on Sesame Street (1978–81) and Dr. Ticktock in Ticktock Minutes, a musical series of PSA’s on PBS he also co-created, scripted and wrote lyrics for that garnered eleven Southern Regional Emmys.

He also received a 1998 National Emmy for Best Public Service Announcements, a Gabriel Award, 2 Parents’ Choice Awards and numerous other honors.

He performed the original Shrek character in a motion-capture film for DreamWorks and puppeteered lead characters in Paramount Pictures’ Team America: World Police.

Michael Earl passed away at 56 yrs old due to colon cancer.

 

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