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Richard Hunt (I) (1951–1992)


Richard Hunt did not have a face known to many -- his voice was known more than anything else. He was a major stronghold behind Jim Henson's "Muppets". 'Scooter', 'Janice', 'Sweetums' and a few others, were some of the "Muppets" that Richard was a performer and puppeteer of. He helped pave the way for Jim Henson and his company from the 1970s ... See full bio »

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The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show Statler / Scooter / Janice / Beaker / Wayne / Sweetums / Miss Piggy / Pig / Pigs / Chicken / Gladys / Miss Piggy's Dancing Partner / Pig Dancers / Bubba / Bobby Benson / Boppity / Cow / Turkey / Whatnot / Zucchini Brother / Blue Frackle / British Man / Bun-Bun Brother / Catgut / Frog / Gills Brother / Jugband Member / Lyle the Dog / Mean Mama / Mildred / Muppaphones / Penguin / Pig Crew Member / Prairie Dog / Shark / Snake Frackle / The Arab / Whatnot Dancer / Additional Muppets / Afghan Hound / African Mask / Aquarius Singer / Arab / Archaeologist / Asparagus / Baby / Bar Patron / Bartender / Beagle / Beaker clones / Beautiful Day Monster / Behemoth / Big Mama / Billy the Bear / Bossman / British Chap Pig / Bruno / Caterpillar / Cauliflower / Chickens / Clive Cahuenga / Cowboy / Crocodile / Dead Ear Dick / Doctor Pig / Dog / Droop / Feather Boas / French Bread / Frog Scout / Frogs / George the Janitor / Ghost / Gingerbread Man / Girl Monster / Gladys the Cafeteria Lady / Gloat / Goldfish Hunter / Gorgon Heap / Gramps / Grasshopper / Half of the Two-Headed Singer / Handcuff Salesman / Harold / Hat / J.P. Grosse / Japanese Cake / Lenny the Lizard / Les / Lizard / Lobster / Lubbock Lou / Luncheon Counter Monster / Mary Louise / Mean Mama's Baby / Merdlidop / Miss Kitty / Ohboy Bird / Otter / Pair of Teeth / Penguins / Phyllis the Merdlidop / Pig Dancer / Pig Guard / Pole Vaulter / Quongo / Raccoons / Rat / Roger / Ronald Duck / Salsburg Sauerkraut Singer / Shepherd / Skunk / Sleeze Brother / Soldier / Stalagmite / The March Hare / The Showman / Tiny / Tree / Viking Pig / Whatnot Dancers / Whatnot Gypsies / Whatnots / William Shakespeare / Winny / Wolfhound / Youknow Bird
(1976-1981)
Fraggle Rock
Fraggle Rock Junior Gorg / Gunge / Gillis Fraggle / Turbo / Wizard / Additional Muppets / Muppet Performer / Additional Muppets (1983-1987) / Beige Fraggle / Fire Chief Fraggle / Flex Doozer / Herkimer Fraggle / Mudwell the Mudbunny / Purple Fragglette / Storyteller Fraggle / The Genie / The Spiderfly / The Wizard / Turbo Doozer / Venerable Sage Lambo
(1983-1987)
The Muppet Movie
The Muppet Movie Scooter / Statler / Janice / Sweetums / Beaker / Fozzie Bear (assistant)
(1979)
Sesame Street
Sesame Street Two-Headed Monster / Gladys the Cow / Forgetful Jones / Placido Flamingo / Don Music / Sully / Timmy Twiddlebug / Sonny Friendly / Green Alphabeat / Spaceship Surprise Mate / Baby Bobby / Cheerful / Counting Service Man / Librarian / Additional Anything Muppets / Bruno / Cow / Eskimo Boy / Hot Pink Brother / Little Red Riding Hood / Maurice Monster / Old MacDonald / Additional Muppets / Anything Muppets / Bear / Brad / Brick-house Pig / Cowboy / Dip Cat / Francine / Frazzletone / Gilbert / Green Beetle / Green Subject / Grenadier Guardsman / Headline Howie / Larry Rhymie / Lavender Tarnish Brother / Lead Beetle / Leo the Party Monster / Lettuce / Sneaker / Stan / Stuie Monster / Telephone Operator / Wodehouse / 'Air' Backup singer / 'Spaceship Surprise' Officer / Additional Muppet Performer / Bip's Backup Trio / Bird / British Guy / Candlemaker / Captain Vegetable / Carl the Cop / Clancy / Cora Cow / Cowpoke / Easter Bunny / Eddie / Fenwick la Touche / Forgettinest Jones / French Toast / Gladys / Grandpa Grouch / Greaser / Green Witch / Grover (Assistant) / Ham / Harvey Monster / Harvey's Victim / King Gerry's Doctor / King's Horseman / Lady Lulu / Lavender Alphabeat / Lead Singer of Movin' / Leaky / Letter E / Little Pig / Man on Telephone / Mr. Moses / Muppet Performer / Osvaldo (assistant) / Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich / Pig #2 / Potter Piper / Prince Charming / Second Weather Man / Soldier John / Son #1 / Subjects / Tall Grey Monster / Tenor Barber Singer / The Pig / The Shaking Shoe / Two- Headed Monster / Umbrella Salesman / Various Muppets / Victor / Villager / Willy Nilly / Zig-Zag Dancer
(1972-2000)

Filmography

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 1972-1994 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Two-Headed Monster / Gladys the Cow / Forgetful Jones / ...
- Episode #25.51 (1994) ... Sonny Friendly (voice)
- Yankee Doodle's pony leaves her (1993) ... Sully / Two-Headed Monster / Green Alphabeat (voice)
- Telly Plays the Triangle (1993) ... Placido Flamingo / Old MacDonald (voice)
- Episode #24.115 (1993) ... Two-Headed Monster (voice)
- Episode #24.80 (1993) ... Cow (voice)
 1991 Muppet*vision 3-D (Short)
Beaker / Scooter / Statler / ... (voice)
 1991 Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake (TV Movie)
Forgetful Jones / Two-Headed Monster (voice)
 1991 Sesame Street: Sing, Hoot & Howl with the Sesame Street Animals (Video short)
Gladys the Cow (voice)
 1987-1991 Shalom Sesame (TV Series)
Stuie Monster / Harvey Monster / Telephone Operator / ...
- King Sing Israel (1991) ... Stuie Monster / Harvey Monster (voice)
- The Aleph-Bet Telethon (1991) ... Telephone Operator (voice)
- Passover (1991) ... Green Alphabeat / Backup Vocals (voice)
- Chanukah (1990) ... Gladys the Cow (voice)
- Tel Aviv (1987) ... (voice)
 1990 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Scooter / Statler / Janice / ...
- The Muppets at Walt Disney World (1990) ... Scooter / Statler / Janice / ... (voice)
 1990 Sing Yourself Silly! (Video short)
Gladys the Cow / Forgetful Jones / Don Music (voice)
 1990 The Earth Day Special (TV Special)
Crocodile (voice, as The Muppets)
 1990 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Statler / Blue Frackle / Sandwich
- Cliff's Nightmare (1990) ... Statler / Blue Frackle / Sandwich (voice)
 1990 Sesame Songs: Monster Hits! (Video short)
Herry's Mother / Two-Headed Monster / Furline Huskie / ... (voice)
 1989 The Jim Henson Hour (TV Series)
Statler / Beaker
- Musicians (1989) ... Statler (voice)
- Health and Fitness (1989) ... Beaker / Statler (voice)
- The Ratings Game - Miss Piggy's Hollywood (1989) ... Statler (voice, uncredited)
 1989 The Ghost of Faffner Hall (TV Series)
Wild Impresario
- Music Brings Us Together (1989) ... Wild Impresario (voice)
- Anyone Can Make Music (1989) ... Wild Impresario (voice)
- The Power of Music (1989) ... Wild Impresario (voice)
- Discovering New Sounds (1989) ... Wild Impresario (voice)
- Notation: The Sign That Gets the Sound (1989) ... Wild Impresario (voice)
 1988 Sing-Along, Dance-Along, Do-Along (Video) (voice)
 1988 Sesame Street: Oscar's Letter Party (Video Game) (voice)
 1988 Big Bird's Favorite Party Games (Video short)
Honker (voice)
 1988 The Alphabet Game (Video short)
Sonny Friendly (voice)
 1988 Magic on Sesame Street (Video short)
Salesman / Forgetful Jones (voice)
 1988 Let's Learn to Play Together (Video Game)
Forgetful Jones / Don Music / Two-Headed Monster (voice)
 1988 Muppet Madness (Video short)
Sailor / Janice / Larry / ... (voice)
 1988 Muppet Studios Presents: You're the Director (Video short)
Janice / Scooter / Statler (voice, uncredited)
 1988 The Best of Ernie and Bert (Video short)
Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
 1987 Sing Along (Video short)
Sully / Two-Headed Monster (voice)
 1987 A Muppet Family Christmas (TV Movie)
Scooter / Janice / Statler / ... (voice)
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Del
- Puppetman (1987) ... Del
 1983-1987 Fraggle Rock (TV Series)
Junior Gorg / Gunge / Gillis Fraggle / ...
- Change of Address (1987) ... Junior Gorg / Gunge (voice)
- The Honk of Honks (1987) ... Gunge (voice)
- The Gorg Who Would Be King (1987) ... Junior Gorg / Gunge (voice)
- Ring Around the Rock (1987) ... Junior Gorg / Gunge (voice)
- Gone But Not Forgotten (1987) ... Mudwell the Mudbunny (voice)
 1987 Inner Tube (TV Short)
Crasher (voice)
 1987 Learning to Add and Subtract (Video short) (voice)
 1986 The Christmas Toy (TV Movie)
Belmont (voice)
 1986 Getting Ready to Read (Video short)
Old McDougal / Two-Headed Monster (voice)
 1986 Learning About Numbers (Video short)
Count - assistant / Dip Cat / Orange Gold Tarnish Brother / ... (voice)
 1986 The Tale of the Bunny Picnic (TV Movie)
Lugsy (voice)
 1986 The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (TV Movie)
Beaker / Scooter / Statler / ... (voice)
 1985 Jim Henson's Little Muppet Monsters (TV Series)
Tug / Scooter / Announcer
- In the Beginning (1985) ... Tug / Scooter / Announcer (voice)
 1985 Follow That Bird
Gladys the Cow / Feathered Friends Owl (voice)
 1985 Childrens Songs and Stories with the Muppets (Video)
Scooter / Statler / Sweetums / ...
 1985 Five Sesame Street Stories (Video short)
Storyteller (voice, uncredited)
 1985 Fozzie's Muppet Scrapbook (Video)
Scooter / Beaker (voice)
 1985 Muppet Video: Rock Music with the Muppets (Video)
Beaker / Janice / Scooter / ... (voice)
 1984 Oxford Blues
Larry
 1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan
Scooter / Statler / Janice / ... (voice)
 1983 Trading Places
Wilson
 1983 Big Bird in China (TV Movie)
Two-Headed Monster (voice)
 1982 The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show (TV Movie)
Scooter / Janice / Beaker (voice)
 1981 The Great Muppet Caper
Scooter / Statler / Sweetums / ... (voice)
 1981 The Muppets Go to the Movies (TV Movie)
Beaker / Janice / Scooter / ... (voice)
 1976-1981 The Muppet Show (TV Series)
Statler / Scooter / Janice / ...
- Buddy Rich (1981) ... Beaker / Janice / Statler (voice)
- Chris Langham (1981) ... Scooter / Statler (voice)
- Debbie Harry (1981) ... Scooter / Wayne / Statler / ... (voice)
- Wally Boag (1981) ... Scooter / Janice / Beaker (voice)
- Gene Kelly (1981) ... Scooter / Statler / Janice / ... (voice)
 1979 John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together (TV Movie)
Scooter / Statler / Janice / ... (voice)
 1979 The Muppet Movie
Scooter / Statler / Janice / ... (voice)
 1979 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Scooter / Statler
- Episode #18.54 (1979) ... Scooter / Statler (voice)
 1978 Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (TV Movie)
Ernie (assistant) / Additional Muppets (voice)
 1978 Julie Andrews: One Step Into Spring (TV Movie)
Miss Piggy / Scooter (voice)
 1977 Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (TV Movie)
Charlie / Lizard / George Rabbit (voice)
 1975-1976 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
King Ploobis's right hand / King Ploobis's Right Hand / Wisss / ...
- Lily Tomlin/James Taylor (1976) ... King Ploobis's right hand (as Jim Henson's Muppets)
- Raquel Welch/Phoebe Snow, John Sebastian (1976) ... Wisss (voice, as Jim Henson's Muppets)
- Ron Nessen/Patti Smith Group (1976) ... King Ploobis's right hand (credit only)
- Anthony Perkins/Betty Carter (1976) ... King Ploobis's right hand (as Jim Henson's Muppets)
- Elliott Gould/Anne Murray (1976) ... King Ploobis's Right Hand (voice, uncredited)
 1975 Julie Andrews: One to One (TV Movie)
The Queen of Phumph (voice)
 1975 Muppets No-Nonsense Show (TV Movie) (voice)
 1975 The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence (TV Movie)
Crazy Harry / Ohboy Bird / Pig / ... (voice)
 1974 Out to Lunch (TV Movie)
Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
 1974 The Muppets Valentine Show (TV Movie)
Mildred / Big Mouse (voice)
 1972 Tales from Muppetland: The Muppet Musicians of Bremen (TV Movie)
Chicken / Rat / Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
 1971 Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince (TV Movie)
Aunt Taminella (assistant)
 1970 The Great Santa Claus Switch (TV Movie)
Bing / Match Frackle (voice)
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Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (12 credits)
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Other Works:

TV commercials (performing Scooter and Statler) for Polaroid One-Step (1981).

Alternate Names:

Jim Henson's Muppets | The Muppets
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His mother Jane Hunt made a cameo appearance in The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984). See more »

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