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David Rudman with Cookie Monster at Sesame Street Day ceremony.
David Rudman with two of his characters - Baby Bear and Cookie Monster
David Rudman performs Cookie Monster at a graduation ceremony.
David Rudman with the puppet cast of his non-Henson television show Bunnytown.

David Rudman (b. ca. 1964)[1] is a core Sesame Street performer who performs Baby Bear, Davey Monkey, Humphrey and Sonny Friendly. In 1982, he graduated from Chicago's Highland Park High School. Rudman took over as the new performer of Cookie Monster in 2001.

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.[2]

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

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 and Cookie Monster.



  1. In a Chicago Public Radio interview from May 21, 2004, Rudman says he was 5 when Sesame Street started.
  2. Rudman, David The MuppetCast episode 41

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