David Rudman

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David Rudman
Born (1963-06-01) June 1, 1963 (age 51)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation Muppet voice performer
Years active 1983-present

David Rudman (born June 1, 1963) is a puppeteer, voice actor. and producer, best known as a performer of many of Sesame Street's Muppets. He originated the role of Baby Bear, and has been nominated for two Emmy Awards for his work replacing Frank Oz in the role of Cookie Monster. However, Oz still comes in to record new material with Cookie Monster occasionally, as well as Grover and Bert.

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Rudman does the voice of Baby Bear and was nominated for taking Frank Oz's place as Cookie Monster. Rudman also voices The "The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss" Wickershams.

Rudman also took over as Richard Hunt's half of "The Two Headed Monster" after his death, along with Sonny Friendly, and also he took over for Sully to Jerry Nelson's Biff, the construction workers. He has also taken over two roles once held by Richard Hunt: Scooter and Janice of Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem.

He is currently the executive producer of Jack's Big Music Show, and performs the voice of Jack. Rudman is also the executive producer, co-creator, and director of Bunnytown.

Rudman was the speaker at the 2005 graduation ceremony for the Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago.[1]

He attended Highland Park High School and graduated in 1981. He has been a speaker at the school's biennial Focus on the Arts program since 2003. He attended college at the University of Connecticut.[2] He has written and produced cartoons for MTV, Disney Channel, and Comedy Central.

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Preceded by
Richard Hunt
Performer of Scooter
2008 - present
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
Richard Hunt
Performer of Janice
2008 - present
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
Richard Hunt
Performer of Sully
1992 - 1999
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
Richard Hunt
Performer of Sonny Friendly
1992 - 2000
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
Richard Hunt
Performer of The Two-Headed Monster
1992 - present
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
Frank Oz
Performer of Cookie Monster
2001 - present
Succeeded by
None