Category Archives: Richard Hunt

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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‘Listen, React and Tell the Truth’: An Interview with Michael Earl

I am sorry to mark the passing of Michael Earl, a longtime puppeteer, whom Richard Hunt mentored as a young performer on Sesame Street. Earl briefly played Snuffleupagus, Forgetful Jones, and dozens of other roles in The Muppet Movie, The … Continue reading

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