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Michael Earl (September 10, 1959 in Oakland, California - December 23, 2015) was an American puppeteer, actor, writer, singer and songwriter. A 4-time Emmy Award-winner whose credits include 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 11 Southern Regional Emmys, a 1998 National Emmy for Best Public Service Announcements, a Gabriel Award, 2 Parents' Choice Awards and numerous other honors. Earl performed the original Shrek character in a motion-capture development test film for DreamWorks and puppeteered lead characters in Paramount Pictures' Team America: World Police.


  • Mr. Akiyama - Digimon Tamers
  • Snuffy - Sesame Street
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