Noel MacNeal (b. September 15, 1961) is a performer who has worked on several Henson productions since the 1980s. Born and raised in New York City's Central Harlem, he began his career as a puppeteer on the television series The Great Space Coaster and later made his way to Sesame Street, joining the show in 1982 as a "puppet wrangler". His most well-known work has been in his portrayal of Bear, the lead character in Bear in the Big Blue House in 1997. During his time on the show, he served as principal performer, director, and wrote a few episodes. In 2005, he reprised the role for Breakfast with Bear.
- The Muppets Take Manhattan
- The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years
- A Muppet Family Christmas
- Sesame Street: 20 and Still Counting
- Monster Hits!
- The Best of Elmo (video)
- Muppet Treasure Island
- Lead Away!
- Learning to Share,
- Elmo Saves Christmas
- The Best of Kermit on Sesame Street
- Elmo's World: Wild Wild West!
- Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2003 Herry Monster (puppetry only)
- Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2004 Cookie Monster (puppetry only)
- Elmo's Christmas Countdown Deer
- Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
- Season 1
- Zoot (puppetry only) 2014
- Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2010 Big Bird (puppetry only)
- Muppets on Broadway (2017)