Category Archives: Richard Hunt

Hunt on the Big Screen: “Trading Places”

Hunt loved to tell the 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 finally be seen not just as … Continue reading

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Gail Poch: An Unexpected Sketch

Writing Richard Hunt’s story often unexpectedly yields its own good stories. In summer 2014, I was on Cape Cod interviewing Hunt’s sister Kate when she mentioned their “phenomenal” high school music teacher: Gail Poch. At Northern Valley High School in … Continue reading

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Funny Boy Quote of the Day: “Cyborg Vacuum Cleaner”

1977: One of Hunt’s friends casts his mother Jane as a cyborg in a futuristic film. “She ends up a woman, but originally she’s a vacuum cleaner.”

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‘Making a Career’: Richard Hunt in High School (Book Excerpt #3)

In honor of what would be Richard Hunt’s 65th birthday, here’s an excerpt from the high school section of his biography!

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Funny Boy is Rowley Prize Finalist!

I’m proud to announce that Funny Boy: The Richard Hunt Biography is one of three finalists for the Hazel Rowley prize from the Biographers International Organization. The prize helps first-time biographers find publishers for their books. Sweet email this morning … Continue reading

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