Bean Bunny is one of the Muppets. His first appearance was in the HBO special The Tale of the Bunny Picnic. He is performed by Steve Whitmire. In Muppet Babies, he was voiced by Dave Coulier, who took over all of Howie Mandel's roles (except for Skeeter, whom Frank Welker voiced from 1985 to 1990).
Bean Bunny first appeared as the central character of the 1986 television special The Tale Of The Bunny Picnic. This special featured all new Muppet characters, without any of the usual Muppet Show cast.
He joined the Muppet Show family in the series The Jim Henson Hour, in which it was a running joke that, when he was outside his native heartwarming-TV-special context, people found him insufferably cute. In The Muppet Christmas Carol, he was the young boy to whom the reformed Scrooge entrusts the task of purchasing the giant turkey for the Crachits.
In Muppets From Space, he has a none speaking cameo. He is walking down the hall with shaving cream, when Miss Piggy slams a door against the wall that Bean is walking by. The result is a whipped creamed Bean.
He has also appeared in several later Muppet specials, all subsequent Muppet movies, a season of the TV cartoon series Muppet Babies, and the Disney theme park attraction Jim Henson's Muppet*Vision 3D, in which at one point he escapes the film and appears inside the theater.