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Overview (2)

Born in Bronx, New York, USA
Died in New York City, New York, USA  (AIDS)

Mini Bio (1)

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 through the early 90s, until his surprising death in 1992 of AIDS.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tommy R. Donovan <underdland@hotmail.com>

Trivia (5)

Puppeteer/actor.
Famous behind such "Muppets" as 'Scooter', 'Janice', 'Statler', 'Sweetums', and 'Junior Gorg' from Fraggle Rock (1983).
Appeared in the film Trading Places (1983) with fellow "Muppet" colleague Frank Oz (puppeteer of Miss Piggy).
Brother of Kathleen Hunt, Lynn Russell, Adam Hunt, and Rachel Middleton.
His mother Jane Hunt made a cameo appearance in The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984).

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