Sunday, April 19, 2015

Muppet/Sesame Street performer: Richard Hunt

The next Muppet/Sesame performer in my series is Richard Hunt. 

Richard Hunt was born in 1951 and began working with Jim Henson in 1970. In 1972, he was hired full-time as Sesame Street, mostly performing background characters. Soon he began performing more high-profile characters like Don Music, Gladys the Cow and Forgetful Jones.

 For the Muppets, he quickly moved to the forefront with characters like Scooter, Janice, Sweetums, Statler, and Beaker, and his beloved antics both on and off camera delighted his fellow performers. 

Richard Hunt left us in 1992, but his characters live on in the capable hands of the current Muppet performers

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