(SCOOTER, SWEETUMS, STATLER, BEAKER, JANICE AND GLADYS)
is literally a born actor; everyone in his family has at some time worked in show business. His father, now deceased, was an actor. His brother a singer. His mother and three sisters are involved in show business…more
Richard Hunt attended Jim Henson's memorial where he opened the memorial with a speech, sang with his fellow Muppeteers including Simon Smith and his Dancing Bear with Frank Oz, and started with Scooter singing Just One Person.
Richard Hunt's main Muppet, Scooter the Go-fer, has been Muppeteered by his brother, Adam Hunt in the movie Muppets from Space.
The first person to recognize Richard was current Muppeteer David Rudman who figured out who he was at a party after having seen him on 60 Minutes.
Richard had a history of being very generous and would always try to pay the bill when going out to eat with friends.
Of all his Muppets, only Beaker and Statler currently have new Muppeteers. Scooter and Janice have talked again every now and then, but their Muppeteers have changed.
Richard Hunt is a big fan of Opera. It's interesting considering the fact that there have been multiple times he's sung Opera.
During the first season of The Muppet Show, Richard Hunt shared the character of Miss Piggy with muppeteer/director Frank Oz; however Oz ended up keeping the character up until his turn to directing.
Hunt: I talked a lot like him (Scooter). 'Cause he's my voice (In Scooter's voice when I was younger like this!