David Rudman

(Baby Bear, Cookie Monster)

David Rudman has been a Sesame Street puppeteer since 1985 – currently performing Baby Bear, Cookie Monster, and Two-Headed Monster. He has received four Emmy nominations as Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series for his work on Sesame Street.  Rudman has also directed several web videos for Sesame Workshop, such as “Cookie Monster Auditions for Saturday Night Live” and “Conversations with Bert.” He has performed in numerous television shows and specials including Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and the ABC series The Muppets.  With the Muppets™, Rudman has been performing Scooter and Janice since 2007.  His film credits include The Muppets Take Manhattan, Labyrinth, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, A Muppet Christmas Carol, Elmo in Grouchland, The Muppets, and Muppets Most Wanted.  Rudman is co-owner of Spiffy Pictures, where he co-created, executive produced, and directed Jack’s Big Music Show on Nick Jr., Bunnytown on Disney Junior, Scooby Doo Adventures! The Mystery Map for Warner Bros., and the animated series Nature Cat on PBS.