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Richard Hunt
Birth: Aug. 16, 1951
Bronx
Bronx County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 7, 1992
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Puppeteer and actor.He worked for The Jim Henson Company for more than 20 years. He was the performer behind Scooter, Beaker, Sweetums, Janice, Junior Gorg, Statler and many other characters from the popular television programs "The Muppet Show," "Sesame Street" and "Fraggle Rock." He also directed several episodes and made principal puppeteer appearances in "The Muppet Movie," "The Great Muppet Caper," "The Muppets Take Manhattan," "Jim Hensonís Muppet Vision 3-D," "Labyrinth" and "Dark Crystal." He also acted minor parts in the movies "Trading Places" and "Oxford Blues." (bio by: Butterfly) 

Cause of death: Complications of AIDS
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: Some ashes sprinkled over the lfower beds at the Hunt Family home in Closter, NJ.
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Butterfly
Record added: Apr 05, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8600308
Richard Hunt
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Richard Hunt
Added by: Butterfly
 
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I can picture you and Jim looking down from the great balcony in the sky and, like your grumpy old counterparts Statler and Waldorf, wisecrack at all you see below you. Also, Beaker is my mom's favorite Muppet. Thanks for bringing him to life.
- not forgotten
 Added: Jul. 11, 2014
Others have filled your roles, but none could replace you. Thank you for Janice and Beaker.
- AR
 Added: Jun. 26, 2014

- Dawn Wirth
 Added: Jan. 7, 2014
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