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'''David Rudman''' is a core ''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sesame_Street Sesame Street]'' performer who performs [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Baby_Bear Baby Bear], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Joey_and_Davey_Monkey Davey Monkey], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Humphrey Humphrey] and, for a while, he took over for [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sonny_Friendly Sonny Friendly] (not too long after [[Richard Hunt]]'s death in 1992). He also took over for the voice of the horns-up half of the [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Two-Headed_Monster Two-Headed Monster] after Richard Hunt's death.
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'''David Rudman''' is a core ''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sesame_Street Sesame Street]'' performer who performs [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Baby_Bear Baby Bear], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Joey_and_Davey_Monkey Davey Monkey], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Humphrey Humphrey] &, for a while, he took over for [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sully Sully] & [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sonny_Friendly Sonny Friendly] (not too long after [[Richard Hunt]]'s death in 1992). He also took over for the voice of the horns-up half of the [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Two-Headed_Monster Two-Headed Monster] after Richard Hunt's death as well as [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Chip_and_Dip Dip the Cat]. He's also now taken over for 2 of Richard Hunt's other characters, [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Scooter Scooter] & [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Janice Janice].
   
Rudman first started working with the Muppets in a summer internship with the Muppet Workshop in 1981, when he was 18 years old. Richard Hunt helped him get a job as a Muppet performer, and soon acted as his mentor, just like [[Jerry Nelson]] did for him.
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Rudman 1st started working w/ the Muppets in a summer internship with the Muppet Workshop in 1981, when he was 18 years old. Richard Hunt helped him get a job as a Muppet performer, & soon acted as his mentor, just like [[Jerry Nelson]] did for him.
   
In 1982, Rudman graduated from Chicago's Highland Park High School. He also, eventually, took over as the new performer of [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Cookie_Monster Cookie Monster] in 2001 following the retirement of [[Frank Oz]] from the Muppets (although Oz still will voice Cookie Monster along with [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Bert Bert] and [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Grover Grover] at least 4 or 5 each year). He has also voiced a number of [[Grouches|Grouch]] related characters. He's also now taken over for 2 of Richard Hunt's other characters, [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Scooter Scooter] and [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Janice Janice].
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With his brother [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Adam_Rudman Adam], he's produced ''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Jack's_Big_Music_Show Jack's Big Music Show]'' for their Chicago-based company Spiffy Pictures. He has also written & directed live-action films & cartoons for ''Sesame Street'', [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/MTV MTV], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Nickelodeon Nickelodeon] & Comedy Central. His work in TV commercials include ads for [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Coca-Cola_Company Coke], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/McDonald's McDonald's], Cheerios, [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Disney_World Disney World], the [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/National_Wildlife_Federation National Wildlife Federation] & most notably as Fingerman for a series of Ziploc bag commercials.
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In 1982, Rudman graduated from Chicago's Highland Park High School. He also, eventually, took over as the new performer of [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Cookie_Monster Cookie Monster] in 2001 following the retirement of [[Frank Oz]] from the Muppets (although Oz will still voice Cookie Monster along w/ [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Bert Bert] & [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Grover Grover] a few times a year). He has also voiced a number of [[Grouches|Grouch]] related characters.
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He was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2004 for "Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series" for his work on ''Sesame Street'' as Baby Bear & [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Cookie_Monster Cookie Monster].
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==Muppeteer Credits==
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Muppets Muppet]'' Characters: [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Janice Janice] and [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Scooter Scooter] (both 2008-present)
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Muppets_Take_Manhattan The Muppets Take Manhattan]''
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Little_Muppet_Monsters Little Muppet Monsters]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Boo_Monster Boo Monster]
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Labyrinth Labyrinth]'': Goblins (puppetry only)
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Tale_of_the_Bunny_Picnic The Tale of the Bunny Picnic]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Snort Snort], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Snail The Snail]
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/A_Muppet_Family_Christmas A Muppet Family Christmas]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Miss_Piggy Miss Piggy]'s [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Miss_Piggy's_Photographer Photographer]
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sing-Along,_Dance-Along,_Do-Along, Sing-Along, Dance-Along, Do-Along]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Farmer_Lear Farmer Lear]
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Neat_Stuff_To_Know_&_To_Do Neat Stuff To Know & To Do]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Danny,_Dino_Doc Danny, Dino Doc], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Skipping_Stones Skipping Stones], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Snake_Charmer Snake Charmer]
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Wow,_You're_a_Cartoonist! Wow, You're a Cartoonist!]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Mookie Mookie]
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sesame_Street:_20_and_Still_Counting Sesame Street: 20 and Still Counting]''
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jim_Henson_Hour The Jim Henson Hour]'': "[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The Song of the Cloud Forest]"
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Teenage_Mutant_Ninja_Turtles_(film) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Donatello Donatello] (face)
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Cosby_Show The Cosby Show]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sweetums Sweetums], Boo Monster
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Muppets_at_Walt_Disney_World The Muppets at Walt Disney World]''
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Muppet*Vision_3D Muppet*Vision 3D]'': Roy & [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Three_Ds Max]
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Muppets_Celebrate_Jim_Henson The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson]''
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Dinosaurs Dinosaurs]''
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Muppets_Tonight Muppets Tonight]''
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sesame_Street Sesame Street]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Airplane Airplane], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Andre_(monster) Andre], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Athena Athena], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Baby_Bear Baby Bear], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Beachball Beachball], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Betty_Bowl_of_Plastic_Fruit Betty Bowl of Plastic Fruit], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Mr._Bricklayer Mr. Bricklayer], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Bud_(Sesame_Street) Bud], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Chicago_the_Lion Chicago the Lion], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Cookie_Monster Cookie Monster] (2001-present), [[Cranky]], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Law_and_Order:_Special_Letters_Unit Det. John Munch], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Two_Guys_Named_Ed Lavender Ed], [[Four Grouches Named Moe and Oscar|1 of the 4 Grouches Named Moe]], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Joey_and_Davey_Monkey Davey Monkey], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Chip_and_Dip Dip the Cat] (1992-present), [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Seven_Dwarves Fearful], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Flo_Bear Flo Bear], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Hammy_Swinette Hammy Swinette], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Humphrey Humphrey], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Log Log], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Man_in_Brown The Man in Brown], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Norman_(assistant) Norman], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_American_Revolution Patrick], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Pipe_Organ Pipe Organ], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/School_(character) School], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sully Sully] (1992-1999), [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sonny_Friendly Sonny Friendly], 1 of the [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/String_Beans String Beans], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Two-Headed_Monster Two-Headed Monster] (right head, 1992-present), [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Tyrone_and_Gus Tyrone], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Umeko_and_Kuwa Umeko's Friends], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Velma_Blank Velma Blank], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Yip_Yip_Martians Yip Yip Martians]
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sesame_Street_Home_Video_Visits_the_Firehouse Sesame Street Home Video Visits the Firehouse]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Mr._Monster Mr. Monster]
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Muppet_Christmas_Carol The Muppet Christmas Carol]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Old_Joe Old Joe] (puppetry only), [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Peter_Cratchit Peter Cratchit], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Swedish_Chef The Swedish Chef], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Wander_McMooch Wander McMooch], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Beggar Beggar]
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/City_Kids City Kids]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Frankie_Frank Frankie Frank] & Muppet Coordinator
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Dog_City_(series) Dog City]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Bowser Bowser], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Bram Bram], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Colonel_Claghound Colonel Claghound]
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Mr._Willowby's_Christmas_Tree Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree]'': Ned Mouse (puppet/voice)
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Muppet_Sing-A-Long:_It's_Not_Easy_Being_Green Muppet Sing-A-Long: It's Not Easy Being Green]''
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Billy_Bunny's_Animal Songs Billy Bunny's Animal Songs]'': Percival Bear, Gopher, Termite, [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Penguins Waiter Penguin], Frog
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Muppet_Meeting_Films Muppet Meeting Films]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Big_Head Big Head], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Simley_Gimley Simley Gimley], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Jones Jones], others
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/A_New_Baby_in_My_House A New Baby in My House]'': Courtier
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sesame_Street_Stays_Up_Late! Sesame Street Stays Up Late!]''
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmocize Elmocize]'': one of the Twister Sisters
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Muppet_Time Muppet Time]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Milton_(Muppet_Time) Milton]
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Aliens_in_the_Family Aliens in the Family]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Bobut Bobut]
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmopalooza Elmopalooza]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sparky_(stuntman) Sparky], Baby Bear, Two-Headed Monster
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*''[[The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland]]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Alarm_Clock_Bird Alarm Clock Bird], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Caterpillar Caterpillar], [[Pesties|Pestie]], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Colander_Stenchman Colander Stenchman], [[Grouch Ice Cream Customer]], Various [[Grouches]]
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Play_With_Me_Sesame Play With Me Sesame]''
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmo's_World:_Happy_Holidays Elmo's World: Happy Holidays]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Christmas_Carolers Orange Gold Caroler]
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Street_We_Live_On The Street We Live On]''
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/A_Magical_Halloween_Adventure A Magical Halloween Adventure]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Pumpkins Pumpkin], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Surprise_Monsters The Surprise Monsters]
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Happy_Healthy_Monsters Happy Healthy Monsters]''
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/A_Green_and_Red_Christmas A Green and Red Christmas]''
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmo's_Christmas_Countdown Elmo's Christmas Countdown]''
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Studio_DC:_Almost_Live Studio DC: Almost Live!]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Janice Janice] and [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Scooter Scooter]
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Abby_in_Wonderland Abby in Wonderland]''
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/A_Muppets_Chritmas:_Letters_to_Santa A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa]'': Scooter, Janice, Luncheon Counter Monster & Sweetums (puppetry & voice)
 
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[[Category:Muppeteers|Rudman, David]]

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David Rudman

David Rudman is a core Sesame Street performer who performs Baby Bear, Davey Monkey, Humphrey &, for a while, he took over for Sully & Sonny Friendly (not too long after Richard Hunt's death in 1992). He also took over for the voice of the horns-up half of the Two-Headed Monster after Richard Hunt's death as well as Dip the Cat. He's also now taken over for 2 of Richard Hunt's other characters, Scooter & Janice.

Rudman 1st started working w/ the Muppets in a summer internship with the Muppet Workshop in 1981, when he was 18 years old. Richard Hunt helped him get a job as a Muppet performer, & soon acted as his mentor, just like Jerry Nelson did for him.

With his brother Adam, he's produced Jack's Big Music Show for their Chicago-based company Spiffy Pictures. He has also written & directed live-action films & cartoons for Sesame Street, MTV, Nickelodeon & Comedy Central. His work in TV commercials include ads for Coke, McDonald's, Cheerios, Disney World, the National Wildlife Federation & most notably as Fingerman for a series of Ziploc bag commercials.

In 1982, Rudman graduated from Chicago's Highland Park High School. He also, eventually, took over as the new performer of Cookie Monster in 2001 following the retirement of Frank Oz from the Muppets (although Oz will still voice Cookie Monster along w/ Bert & Grover a few times a year). He has also voiced a number of Grouch related characters.

He was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2004 for "Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series" for his work on Sesame Street as Baby Bear & Cookie Monster.

Muppeteer Credits

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