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Caroll Edwin Spinney, sometimes credited as Carroll Spinney or Ed Spinney (born December 26, 1933), is an American puppeteer most famous for playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on the children's television show Sesame Street.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Caroll Edwin Spinney, sometimes credited as Carroll Spinney or Ed Spinney (born December 26, 1933), is an American puppeteer most famous for playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on the children's television show Sesame Street.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Caroll Spinney, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 37

Birthday 1933-12-26

Place of Birth Waltham, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Sesame Unpaved (67 episodes)
Bert & Ernie's Word Play
Sesame Street: Big Bird Sings! as Big Bird
2018 When You Wish Upon a Pickle: A Sesame Street Special as Oscar the Grouch / Big Bird
2018 Mister Rogers: It's You I Like as Himself
2015 In Their Own Words: Jim Henson
2015 I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story as Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch / Himself
2012 Sesame Street: Elmo's Magic Numbers
2010 Sesame Street: Elmo's World: All about Faces as Oscar The Grouch
2009 Jim Henson: His Sesame Street Story
2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian as Oscar the Grouch
2007 Sesame Street: Elmo's Christmas Countdown as Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch (voice)
2006 A Sesame Street Christmas Carol as Oscar the Grouch / Big Bird (voice)
2006 1 vs. 100 (7 episodes) as Oscar the Grouch
2005 Deal or No Deal (1 episode)
2003 Sesame Street: Sesame Sings Karaoke as Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch
2003 Sesame Street: Big Bird Gets Lost as Big Bird
2001 Scrubs (1 episode) as Oscar the Grouch (voice)
1999 The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland as Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch (voice)
1999 Sesame Street: CinderElmo as Big Bird (voice)
1998 Elmopalooza as Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch
1997 Sesame Street: Elmo Saves Christmas as Big Bird
1996 Sesame Street: Do the Alphabet as Big Bird (voice)
1993 Sesame Street: 25 Wonderful Years: A Musical Celebration! as Big Bird and Oscar
1990 Sesame Street: Monster Hits! as Oscar the Grouch (voice)
1990 Sesame Street: Sing Yourself Silly! as Big Bird
1988 Sesame Street: Put Down the Duckie: An All-Star Musical Special as Oscar as Big Bird
1988 Big Bird in Japan as Big Bird
1987 A Muppet Family Christmas as Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch (voice)
1985 Follow That Bird as Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch / Bruno the Trashman (voice)
1984 Henson's Place: The Man Behind the Muppets as Caroll Spinney
1983 Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch (voice)
1983 Big Bird in China as Big Bird
1979 The Muppet Movie as Big Bird (voice)
1978 Christmas Eve on Sesame Street as Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch (voice)
1978 A Special Sesame Street Christmas
1969 Sesame Street (2697 episodes) as Cookie Monster (2697 episodes) as Bennett Snerf (2697 episodes) as Sam the Robot (2697 episodes) as Oscar the Grouch (2697 episodes) as Big Bird

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