Tag Archives: Richard Hunt

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

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 be seen not just as a puppeteer … 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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Toronto Fraggle Map

Richard Hunt spent many enjoyable days in the 1980s in Toronto filming Fraggle Rock, a harmonious show both on and off-screen, and a lesson in collaboration for today’s fractious time. I put together a map of Hunt’s spots in Toronto. … 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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