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.