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      Richard Hunt

      Richard Hunt

      Highest Rated: 100% Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977)

      Lowest Rated: 75% The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

      Birthday: Aug 17, 1951

      Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA

      Born in the Bronx but raised in New Jersey, famous puppeteer Richard Hunt came from a show biz family. After a brief stint doing weather reports at a local radio station, Hunt met Jim Henson, whose Muppets Hunt was a big fan of. He initially landed work as a puppeteer on "Sesame Street," where he performed the background Muppets. His work on the highly acclaimed educational children's program earned him two Daytime Emmy awards in 1976 and 1979. Not long after admirably performing Taminella Grinderfall and the monsterous Mupper Sweetums in the classic "Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince," Hunt was brought on to join the crew of "The Muppet Show," where he and Frank Oz traded off handling Miss Piggy, and he voiced Scooter, Janice, and Sweetums, among others. He also worked on another of Henson's classic 1980s puppet shows, "Fraggle Rock," where he performed the trash-heap guarding Junior Gorg. In addition his TV works, Hunt also performed in a number of the Muppet and Sesame Street movies. In addition to his puppeteer and voice work, he also directed several children's home videos, including "Sing-Along, Dance-Along, Do-Along" and "Elmo's Sing-Along Guessing Game." Sadly, Hunt's career was cut short when he died in early January of 1992 from AIDS-related complications. He was 41 years old.

      Highest rated movies

      The Great Muppet Caper poster
      The Great Muppet Caper



      No Score Yet 81% A Muppet Family Christmas Unknown (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 77% Big Bird in China Two-Headed Monster (Voice) - 1983
      75% 78% The Great Muppet Caper Scooter/Statler/Sweetums/Janice/Beaker/Bubba/Monster/Cab Driver (Character) - 1981
      100% 85% Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas Charlie, Lizard (Voice) - 1977


      No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Guest 1981
      100% 91% The Muppet Show Statler (Character) 1974-1981