Richard Hunt (I) (1951–1992)


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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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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 Songs Junior Gorg / Gunge / Gillis Fraggle / Additional Muppets / Muppet Performer / Background Fraggles / Beige Fraggle / Club Member #2 / Distinquished Fraggle / Doozer / 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)
Sesame Street Two-Headed Monster / Gladys the Cow / Richard (Two-Headed Monster) / Forgetful Jones / Don Music / Placido Flamingo / Timmy Twiddlebug / Sully / Green Alphabeat / Maurice Monster / Anything Muppets / Librarian / Sonny Friendly / Little Red Riding Hood / Bear / Bruno / Cheerful / Cow / Cowboy / Monotones Vocalist / Pig #2 / Spaceship Surprise Mate / Alphabeat Vocals / Baby Bobby / Blue Man / Blue Martian / Counting Service Man / Green Subject / Larry Rhymie / Old MacDonald / Potter Piper / Telephone Operator / Additional Anything Muppets / Brad / Clancy / Delivery Man / Easter Bunny / Eddie / Eskimo Boy / Francine / Gilbert / Hot Pink Brother / Lavender Alphabeat / Lead Beetle / Monsters / Pig #3 / Sneaker / Stuie Monster / Wodehouse / Additional Muppets / Alphabeat / Assistant / Backup Vocals / Blue Beatnik / Brick-house Pig / British Chap / Carl Carrot / Cora Cow / Cowpoke / Crossing Guard / Dip Cat / Elmo / Frazzletone / French Toast / Girl / Grandpa Grouch / Green Beetle / Green Patron / Green Villager / Green Woman / Grenadier Guardsman / Ham / Harvey Monster / Headline Howie / Horseman / Jamal's Brother / Lady Lulu / Lavender Monotone / Lavender Tarnish Brother / Leo the Party Monster / Letter E / Lettuce / Little Girl / Mr. Moses / Orange Gold Son / Orange Gold Tarnish Brother / Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich / Pig / Pink / Rockhead / Spud / Stan / The Young Woman Who Lives in a Hat / Tour Guide / Townsperson #2 / Two- Headed Monster / 'Air' Backup singer / 'Spaceship Surprise' Officer / AM Monsters / Additional Muppet Performer / Ali Baba / Announcer / Apple / Apple Monster / Aristocrat / Back-Up Cow / Bad Barney / Bartender / Beetles Lead Vocalist / Beetles Vocalist / Benny / Bill Rhymington / Bip's Backup Trio / Bird / Blue Guy / Boy / British Guy / Brown Cow / Bruce / Butter / Caller #3 / Candlemaker / Captain Vegetable / Carl the Cop / Cavewoman / Cedric / Chauffeur / Cheerful Dwarf / Chester the Bartender / Classmate / Dark Green Monster / Delivery Woman / Dip / Dr. Kvetch / Driver / Farmer Fowler / Fat Blue Boy / Fenwick la Touche / Fish / Forgettinest Jones / Friend / Garbage Man / Gladys / Gladys The Cow / Greaser / Green Cowgirl / Green Eskimo / Green Greaser / Green Witch / Green Wolf / Grouch Host / Grover (Assistant) / Guy Smiley / Harry / Harvey's Victim / Herry Assistant / Honkers / Jacques Shoesteau (segment 'In, On, and Under') / Janitor / King Gerry's Doctor / King's Horseman / Lavender Man / Lavender Woman / Lead Singer of Movin' / Leaky / Little Pig / Little Sammy Pottle / Man / Man on Telephone / Martian / Mate / Mirror / Monotone #1 / Monotones Vocals / Monster at Disco / Movin' Lead Singer / Muppet Performer / Nick Redfield / Oil Man / Old MacDougal / Oscar's Nephew / Prince / Prince Charming / Pumpkin Cowboy / Pumpkin Man / Pumpkin Victim / Richie / Royal Subject / Second Weather Man / Shaking Shoe / Sheep / Shoe / Sid / Sister / Soldier John / Son #1 / Subject #1 / Subjects / TV Announcer / Tall Grey Monster / Tenor Elevator Singer / The Letter E / The Pig / The Shaking Shoe / The Two Headed Monster / Thief #2 / Thoroughbred / Ticklish Skeleton / Toulouse / Townsperson / Tree / Umbrella Salesman / Various Anything Muppets / Various Muppets / Victor / Villager / Willy Nilly / Winnie Wiggins / Woman / Young Woman who Lives in a Hat / Zig-Zag Dancer / Zookeeper
(1972-2005)
The Muppet Movie Scooter / Statler / Janice / Sweetums / Beaker / Fozzie Bear (assistant)
(1979)

Filmography

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 1972-1994 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Two-Headed Monster / Gladys the Cow / Richard (Two-Headed Monster) / ...
- 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)
 1993 Billy Bunny's Animal Songs (Video short)
Bear / Raccoon (voice)
 1991 Sesame Street: Numbers (Video Game) (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)
- Journey to Secret Places (1990) ... (voice)
- Chanukah (1990) ... Gladys the 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: Monster in the Mirror (Music Video)
Backup Vocalist (voice)
 1991 Sesame Street: Elmo's Sing-Along Guessing Game (Video short) (voice)
 1991 Sesame Street: Sing, Hoot & Howl with the Sesame Street Animals (Video short)
Gladys the Cow (voice)
 1990 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Scooter / Statler / Janice / ...
- The Muppets at Walt Disney World (1990) ... Scooter / Statler / Janice / ... (voice)
 1990 Sesame Street: Monster Hits! (Video short)
Herry's Mother / Two-Headed Monster / Furline Huskie / ... (voice)
 1990 Sesame Street: 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)
 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)
 1989 The Jim Henson Hour (TV Series)
Statler / Beaker / Crasher / ...
- Videotape (1989) ... Statler (voice)
- Fitness (1989) ... Beaker / Statler (voice)
- First Show (1989) ... Statler (voice, uncredited)
- Pitch Reel ... Crasher / Right Door Knocker (uncredited)
 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 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 Magic on Sesame Street (Video short)
Salesman / Forgetful Jones (voice)
 1988 Sesame Street: Put Down the Duckie (TV Movie)
Placido Flamingo / Additional Muppets (voice)
 1987 Inner Tube (TV Short)
Crasher (voice)
 1987 Sesame Street: Sing Along (Video short)
Sully / Two-Headed Monster (voice)
 1987 A Muppet Family Christmas (TV Movie)
Scooter / Janice / Statler / ... (voice)
 1987 Big Bird's Story Time (Video short)
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Del
- Puppetman (1987) ... Del
 1987 Learning to Add and Subtract (Video short) (voice)
 1987 Sesame Street: Getting Ready for School (Video short)
Anything Muppet
 1983-1987 Fraggle Songs (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)
- Inspector Red (1987) ... (credit only)
- Ring Around the Rock (1987) ... Junior Gorg / Gunge (voice)
 1986 Sesame Street: Play-Along Games and Songs (Video)
Forgetful Jones (voice)
 1986 The Christmas Toy (TV Movie)
Belmont / Rabbit (voice)
 1986 Sesame Street: Getting Ready to Read (Video short)
Old McDougal / Two-Headed Monster (voice)
 1986 Sesame Street: 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 Childrens Songs and Stories with the Muppets (Video)
Scooter / Statler / Sweetums / ...
 1985 Fozzie's Muppet Scrapbook (Video)
Scooter / Beaker (voice)
 1985 Muppet Video: Rock Music with the Muppets (Video)
Beaker / Janice / Scooter / ... (voice)
 1985 Little Muppet Monsters (TV Series)
Tug / Scooter / Announcer
- The Great Boodini (1985) ... (voice)
- Space Cowboys (1985) ... (voice)
- In the Beginning (1985) ... Tug / Scooter / Announcer (voice)
- Mail-Order Guest ... (voice)
- Penguin for a Day ... (voice)
 1985 Follow That Bird
Gladys the Cow / Feathered Friends Owl / Additional Muppets / ... (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)
 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) ... Scooter / Beaker / Janice / ... (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 The Muppet Movie
Scooter / Statler / Janice / ... (voice)
 1979 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Scooter / Statler
- Episode dated 2 April 1979 (1979) ... Scooter / Statler (voice)
 1978 Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (TV Movie)
Ernie (assistant) / Additional Muppets (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 / Wisss / King Ploobis's right hand / ...
- 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 Peter Alexander präsentiert Spezialitäten (TV Series)
Bert (puppeteer)
- Episode #1.10 (1975) ... Bert (puppeteer) (uncredited)
 1975 Muppets No-Nonsense Show (TV Movie) (voice)
 1974 Out to Lunch (TV Movie)
Additional Muppet Performer (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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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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Personal Quote:

[on what he contributes to his vitality] Two things: heredity, which I got free, and orange juice, which I buy by the gallon. No three things. Being with the Muppets helps too. See more »

Trivia:

Appeared in the film Trading Places (1983) with fellow "Muppet" colleague Frank Oz (puppeteer of Miss Piggy). See more »

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