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NEW! Funny Boy Excerpt: Audition

Hunt bounded like a big puppy into his June 1970 Muppet audition, a voluble frenzy of restless energy. “Ask any of the originals what Richard was like at 19 or 20,” Hunt recalled laughingly. “Boing-boing-boing-boing. People would just sit there, … Continue reading

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New Excerpt Ahead!

I’m working on Hunt’s early years at the Muppets… look for a new excerpt to be released in the next few weeks!

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Jane Hunt 1928-2019

Richard Hunt’s amazing mom Jane died earlier this week, just a month short of her 91st birthday. She was a wonderful lady and a big part of why he was such a great performer and kind person. She was also … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Richard Hunt!

Celebrating Richard Hunt’s birthday, as ever, by working on his biography. Here’s a character who was a stand-in for Hunt himself in the early days of The Muppet Show: Scooter, a young, eager apprentice who quickly made himself an indispensible … Continue reading

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Interview #92: Mark Hamill

I’m so grateful to the nearly 100 of Hunt’s family, friends and colleagues who have shared their stories and helped me understand him and his life. Mark Hamill contributed some especially good stories. Just another reason to look forward to … Continue reading

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