The Mandalorian Season 2: Who Plays Frog Man


Note: A previous version of this article misidentified the Frog Man performer as Hollywood producer John Cameron. The corrected article follows.

In The Mandalorian season 2 episode “Chapter 11: The Heiress,” Frog Woman reunites with her beloved partner, Frog Man, after a rather traumatic trip home aboard the Razor Crest. Frog Man’s costume doesn’t provide any clues about the real-life performer, and his only dialogue is frog noises, which means that a strong physical performance is essential. The actor delivering that performance is John Munro Cameron, a veteran of motion capture performance.

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Frog Man plays a relatively minor role in “Chapter 11: The Heiress,” directed by Bryce Dallas Howard, but has some memorable moments. First, at the Trask port, he makes his debut in a romantic reunion sequence with Frog Lady, who is played in costume by Misty Rosas and voiced by Dee Bradley Baker. The characters bond over their eggs and touch each other like it’s the ending of a great cinematic love story. For The Mandalorian, the sequence provides some surprising entertainment for audiences while setting up a later sequence involving the Frog couple and Baby Yoda.

On Trask, Din Djarin briefly enlists Frog Woman and Frog Man to look after Baby Yoda; a sign of trust. He asks The Child to behave himself and to mind his manners, as the little guy has a history of gulping down frog eggs. In this episode of The Mandalorian, though, Baby Yoda plays nice and gets to witness the birth of a baby frog. By the end, Din Djarin receives the intel he needs from Bo-Katan (Katee Sackhoff) of Clan Kryze, and the Frogs share a tender moment alone after The Child leaves. The episode is a live-action reunion for Rosas and Cameron, who first worked together on the 1995 film Congo, where both were wearing gorilla costumes rather than frog-person costumes.

Young children will know Cameron best from his motion capture roles in the PBS Kids show Sid the Science Kid, where he provided motion capture for Sid’s dad and Sid’s classmate Gabriela, and the Netflix series Word Party, in which he provides motion capture for Franny the cheetah (working alongside Rosas, who provides motion capture for Lulu the panda). Both shows were produced by The Jim Henson Company, using the Henson Digital Puppetry Studio. This is not the first time Star Wars has borrowed talent from The Jim Henson Company; The Muppets puppeteer Frank Oz has been the voice of Yoda in every Star Wars movie, as well as controlling the little green Jedi in every movie where a puppet was used (as opposed to the CGI Yoda that appears in the prequel trilogy).

Despite their froggy heads, Cameron and Rosas still manage to convey a lot of emotion through physical acting. The Frog romance isn’t so emotionally affecting merely because the characters touch, but rather because of how they touch each other and how the performers bring the love story to life.

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