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[[File:David Rudman.jpg|thumb|250px|David Rudman & [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Cookie_Monster Cookie Monster].]]
'''David Rudman''' is a core ''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sesame_Street Sesame Street]'' [[Muppeteer]] 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].
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'''David Rudman''' (b. ca [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/1964 1964]) 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 [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/1992 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 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.
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Rudman 1st started working w/ [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Muppets the Muppets] in a summer internship with the Muppet Workshop in [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/1981 1981], at 17 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 return, Rudman took over for most of Hunt's major ''Sesame Street'' characters following his tragic death in [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/1992 1992].
   
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
   
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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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==
 
==Muppeteer Credits==
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Muppets Muppet]'' Characters: [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Scooter Scooter] & [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Janice Janice] (both 2008-present)
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Muppets Muppet]'' Characters: [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Scooter Scooter] & [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Janice Janice] (both [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/2008 2008]-present)
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Muppets_Take_Manhattan The Muppets Take Manhattan]''
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Muppets_Take_Manhattan The Muppets Take Manhattan]''
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Little_Muppet_Monsters Little Muppet Monsters]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Boo_Monster Boo Monster]
 
*''[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/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]
 
*''[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]
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Wow,_You're_a_Cartoonist! Wow, You're a Cartoonist!]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Mookie Mookie]
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Wow,_You're_a_Cartoonist! Wow, You're a Cartoonist!]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Mookie Mookie]
*''[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/Sesame_Street:_20_and_Still_Counting Sesame Street: 20 & Still Counting]''
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jim_Henson_Hour The Jim Henson Hour]'': "[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The Song of the Cloud Forest]"
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jim_Henson_Hour The Jim Henson Hour]'': "[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The Song of the Cloud Forest]"
*''[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/Teenage_Mutant_Ninja_Turtles_(film) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]'': Donatello (face)
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Cosby_Show The Cosby Show]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sweetums Sweetums], Boo Monster
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Cosby_Show The Cosby Show]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sweetums Sweetums], Boo Monster
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Muppets_at_Walt_Disney_World The Muppets at Walt Disney World]''
 
*''[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/Dinosaurs Dinosaurs]''
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Dinosaurs Dinosaurs]''
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Muppets_Tonight Muppets Tonight]''
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Muppets_Tonight Muppets Tonight]''
*''[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/Sonny_Friendly Sonny Friendly] (1992-2000), [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sully Sully] (1992-1999), 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 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] ([http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/2001 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] ([http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/1992 1992]-present), [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Seven_Dwarves Fearful], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Flo_Bear Flo Bear], [[Gary Grouch]] ([http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/1989 1989]), [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Hammy_Swinette Hammy Swinette], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Herry_Monster Herry Monster]'s, [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Herry's_Granny Granny], [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-[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/1999 1999]), [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sonny_Friendly Sonny Friendly] (1992-[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/2000 2000]), 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]
 
*''[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]
 
*''[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]
 
*''[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]
 
*''[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/Mr._Willowby's_Christmas_Tree Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree]'': Ned Mouse (puppet/voice)
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Mr._Willowby's_Christmas_Tree Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree]'': Ned Mouse (puppet/voice)
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/It's_Not_Easy_Being_Green_(Muppet_Sing_Alongs) Muppet Sing-A-Long: It's Not Easy Being Green]''
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/It's_Not_Easy_Being_Green_(Muppet_Sing_Alongs) Muppet Sing-A-Long: It's Not Easy Being Green]''
*''[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/Billy_Bunny's_Animal_Songs Billy Bunny's Animal Songs]'': Percival Bear, Gopher, Termite, [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Penguins Waiter Penguin], Frog
 
*''[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
 
*''[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
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/A_New_Baby_in_My_House A New Baby in My House]'': Courtier
 
*''[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/Muppet_Time Muppet Time]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Milton_(Muppet_Time) Milton]
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Muppet_Time Muppet Time]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Milton_(Muppet_Time) Milton]
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Aliens_in_the_Family Aliens in the Family]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Bobut Bobut]
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Aliens_in_the_Family Aliens in the Family]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Bobut Bobut]
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmopalooza Elmopalooza]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sparky_(stuntman) Sparky], Baby Bear, Two-Headed Monster
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmopalooza Elmopalooza]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sparky_(stuntman) Sparky], Baby Bear, Two-Headed Monster, Penguin
 
*''[[The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland]]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Alarm_Clock_Bird Alarm Clock Bird], Caterpillar, [[Pesties|Pestie]], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Colander_Stenchman Colander Stenchman], [[Grouch Ice Cream Customer]], Various [[Grouches]]
 
*''[[The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland]]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Alarm_Clock_Bird Alarm Clock Bird], Caterpillar, [[Pesties|Pestie]], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Colander_Stenchman Colander Stenchman], [[Grouch Ice Cream Customer]], Various [[Grouches]]
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Play_With_Me_Sesame Play With Me Sesame]''
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Play_With_Me_Sesame Play With Me Sesame]''
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/A_Green_and_Red_Christmas A Green and Red Christmas]''
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/A_Green_and_Red_Christmas A Green and Red Christmas]''
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmo's_Christmas_Countdown Elmo's Christmas Countdown]''
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmo's_Christmas_Countdown Elmo's Christmas Countdown]''
*''[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/Studio_DC_Hosted_by_Dylan_and_Cole_Sprouse Studio DC: Almost Live!]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Janice Janice]
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Studio_DC_Hosted_by_Selena_Gomez Studio DC: Almost Live!]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Scooter Scooter] & [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Janice Janice]
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Abby_in_Wonderland Abby in Wonderland]''
 
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Abby_in_Wonderland Abby in Wonderland]''
*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/A_Muppets_Chritmas:_Letters_to_Santa A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa]'': Scooter, Janice, Luncheon Counter Monster & [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sweetums Sweetums] (puppetry & voice)
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*''[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/A_Muppets_Chritmas:_Letters_to_Santa A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa]'': [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Scooter Scooter], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Janice Janice], [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Luncheon_Counter_Monster Luncheon Counter Monster] & [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sweetums Sweetums] (puppetry & voice)
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==See also==
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*[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/David_Rudman David Rudman] on the [http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Muppet_Wiki Muppet Wiki]
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*[http://www.spiffypictures.com Official Site]
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*[http://puppet.wikia.com/wiki/David_Rudman Puppet Wikia: David Rudman] - for non-Henson projects
 
[[Category:Muppeteers|Rudman, David]]
 
[[Category:Muppeteers|Rudman, David]]

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David Rudman

David Rudman & Cookie Monster.

David Rudman (b. ca 1964) 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, at 17 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 return, Rudman took over for most of Hunt's major Sesame Street characters following his tragic death in 1992.

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

See also

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