Muppet voice performer
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s or Pre-School Children’s Series
Movies and TV shows
Muppet Voice Comparisons - Swedish Chef
David Rudman (born June 1, 1963) is a puppeteer, voice actor. director 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 four 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.
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.
Rudman was the speaker at the 2005 graduation ceremony for the Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago.
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. He has written and produced cartoons for MTV, Disney Channel, and Comedy Central.