Category Archives: Richard Hunt

Happy Birthday, Richard Hunt!

Thinking of Richard Hunt on what would have been his 67th birthday. Celebrating his life by working on his biography. Thank you, sir, for your work.

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Doing Good Work: Visiting the O’Neill Puppetry Conference

A bunch of puppeteers hanging out in the woods: That’s basically all I know about the annual Eugene O’Neill puppetry conference before I visit, but that’s enough for me, especially with Muppet performer Pam Arciero as its Artistic Director. I … Continue reading

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Funny Boy: The Introduction

Today is the anniversary of Richard Hunt’s death; in commemoration, I am releasing the introduction to his biography. I hope it helps to keep his memory alive.

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Happy Belated Birthday, Richard Hunt!

We are happy to report the site is back from its technological snafus! To celebrate Hunt’s birthday, please enjoy the speech he gave at Jim Henson’s memorial service in May 1990.

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Hunt on the Big Screen: “Trading Places” (Book Excerpt #4)

Hunt loved to tell the story of being recognized on the street for his role in one of 1983’s biggest movies. “You. Trading Places. You’re in that last scene.” Hunt preened, thrilled to be seen not just as a puppeteer but … Continue reading

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