Emmy® Award-nominated producer, writer and puppeteer David Rudman is co-founder of Spiffy Pictures.
As a Muppet performer, Rudman is the puppeteer for Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster, Baby Bear and The Two-Headed Monster, and The Muppets’ Scooter, Janice and Beaker. In his role with Spiffy Pictures, Rudman currently serves as co-creator, executive producer, director, writer and puppeteer on PBS KIDS’ recently launched, Donkey Hodie. Additionally, he designed all of the puppets for the live-action series which is produced in partnership with Fred Rogers Productions. Rudman is also co-creator, executive producer, director and character designer for the Emmy Award-nominated and Environmental Media Award-winning animated series Nature Cat for PBS KIDS.
His additional credits include co-creator, executive producer, director and performer on Nick Jr.’s Emmy Award-nominated Jack’s Big Music Show, Disney’s Emmy Award-nominated Bunnytown, Nick Jr.’s Curious Buddies, and Nick Jr. Global’s Frankie and Frank. He also was a producer, director, and performed Scooby-Doo in Scooby-Doo!: The Mystery Map. Rudman’s numerous television credits as a Muppet performer include The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and several appearances on Saturday Night Live and the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors. His film credits include Muppets Take Manhattan, Labyrinth, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Elmo in Grouchland, The Muppets, and Muppets Most Wanted. Rudman resides in Highland Park, IL with his wife and four children.