Noel MacNeal

Noggin Nick Jr Oobi TV Series - Noel MacNeal as Kako

Name Noel MacNeal
Occupation Puppeteer
Role in Oobi Puppeteer (Kako, Frankie, Fred, Tulla)

Noel MacNeal (born 1961) is a puppeteer, writer and director. He is the puppeteer for Kako and various incidental characters.


Noel portrays the environmentally friendly character ZoZo, a mascot for safer streets, green transportation and useful public spaces. This walk-around puppet is used by Livable Streets Education to talk about these issues with young children and families. Among his characters are Bear (Bear in the Big Blue House) and Mrs. Snuffleupagus (Sesame Street). He has also played Magellan, a baby dragon, on the ACE Award winning series Eureeka's Castle, Raphael in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III and Madame Chairbird in the film Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird.


  • Oobi - Kako, Frankie, Fred and Tulla
  • Sesame Street - Bear, Mrs. Snuffleupagus, additional puppets
  • Eureeka's Castle - Magellan
  • Bear in the Big Blue House - Bear
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III - Raphael (puppeteer)
  • Follow That Bird - Madame Chairbird
Josh SeligTim LagasseStephanie D'AbruzzoNoel MacNealTyler BunchJohn Montagna