Noel MacNeal is a Jim Henson Company trained puppet performer who has created numerous television and film characters using hand-and-rod and full body puppets. His most widely known role is that of Bear of Bear in the Big Blue House, and Lionel of PBS series Between the Lions. Noel has also performed numerous characters for Sesame Street and various Sesame Street specials. His work has also been seen on HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and Julie's Greenroom on Netflix. Noel is also a production consultant and head of MacNeal Entertainment, Inc., as well as author of the children's craft books; 10 Minute Puppets and Box.