DAVID RUDMAN David Rudman's relationship with The Jim Henson Company dates back to 1981, when he came to work for the Muppet Workshop as a summer intern. He has been a Sesame Street performer since 1985, bringing to life Cookie Monster, Baby Bear and Two-Headed Monster. Rudman was recently nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series for his work on Sesame Street as Baby Bear. He has performed in numerous television shows, specials and films including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Muppet Christmas Carol, Muppets Take Manhattan, Labyrinth and Elmo in Grouchland. Rudman has written and directed several live-action and animated films for Sesame Street, MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. Television viewers may recognize his "digital" performance as Fingerman in the popular Ziploc storage bag spots. Currently, Rudman is co-creator, co-executive producer and director of Jack's Big Music Show for Noggin, Curious Buddies for Nick Jr. and Bunnytown for Playhouse Disney. COOKIE MONSTER Me from Sesame Street and birthday November 2, 1969. Me a frenzied, but cuddly, monster. All this talk of cookie make me hungry! Me eat everything; chairs, microphones, numbers, letters; me always on eternal quest to find more food (especially cookies)! Me like to solve problems, like what to eat when I'm hungry!
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