Caroll Spinney

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Caroll Edwin Spinney, sometimes credited as Carroll Spinney or Ed Spinney (December 26, 1933 – December 8, 2019), was 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.

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Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird (1985)

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Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Waylon Jennings  •  Sandra Bernhard  •  John Candy  •  Caroll Spinney

Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Waylon Jennings  •  Sandra Bernhard  •  John Candy  •  Caroll Spinney

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)

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Elmo loves his fuzzy, well-worn blue blanket more than anything in the whole world. Elmo's blanket gets sucked into colorful, swirling tunnel into Grouchland, the yuckiest place on earth. Elmo goes on an adventure to Grouchland to retrieve his blanket.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Halvorson
CAST:  Kevin Clash  •  Mandy Patinkin  •  Vanessa Williams  •  Sonia Manzano

Elmo loves his fuzzy, well-worn blue blanket more than anything in the whole world. Elmo's blanket gets sucked into colorful, swirling tunnel into Grouchland, the yuckiest place on earth. Elmo goes on an adventure to Grouchland to retrieve his blanket.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Halvorson
CAST:  Kevin Clash  •  Mandy Patinkin  •  Vanessa Williams  •  Sonia Manzano

The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

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Kermit and Fozzie are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace is stolen. Kermit meets and falls in love with her secretary, Miss Piggy. The jewel thieves strike again, and this time ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Henson
CAST:  Jim Henson  •  Frank Oz  •  Dave Goelz  •  Jerry Nelson

Kermit and Fozzie are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace is stolen. Kermit meets and falls in love with her secretary, Miss Piggy. The jewel thieves strike again, and this time ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Henson
CAST:  Jim Henson  •  Frank Oz  •  Dave Goelz  •  Jerry Nelson

The Muppet Movie (1979)

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A Hollywood agent persuades Kermit the Frog to pursue a career in Hollywood. On his way there he meets his future muppet crew while being chased by the desperate owner of a frog-leg restaurant!  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Frawley
CAST:  Jim Henson  •  Frank Oz  •  Jerry Nelson  •  Richard Hunt

A Hollywood agent persuades Kermit the Frog to pursue a career in Hollywood. On his way there he meets his future muppet crew while being chased by the desperate owner of a frog-leg restaurant!  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Frawley
CAST:  Jim Henson  •  Frank Oz  •  Jerry Nelson  •  Richard Hunt

Big Bird in China (1983)

Big Bird and his Sesame Street companion, Barkley, the big, fluffy dog, travel across China in search of the legendary Feng Huang, the Phoenix Bird. Along the way they visit with Chinese schoolchildren, watch a Tai Ji demonstration, learn some Chinese words and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Stone
CAST:  Caroll Spinney  •  Jim Henson  •  Frank Oz  •  Richard Hunt

Big Bird and his Sesame Street companion, Barkley, the big, fluffy dog, travel across China in search of the legendary Feng Huang, the Phoenix Bird. Along the way they visit with Chinese schoolchildren, watch a Tai Ji demonstration, learn some Chinese words and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Stone
CAST:  Caroll Spinney  •  Jim Henson  •  Frank Oz  •  Richard Hunt

Sesame Street: Elmo Saves Christmas (1997)

Can there be such a thing as too much Christmas? Find out... when a magical Christmas wish is granted and Elmo gets to see what the world would be like if every day were Christmas! You'll enjoy lots of songs and holiday cheer with Elmo and his new friend Lightning, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emily Squires
CAST:  Kevin Clash  •  Caroll Spinney  •  Frank Oz  •  Steve Whitmire

Can there be such a thing as too much Christmas? Find out... when a magical Christmas wish is granted and Elmo gets to see what the world would be like if every day were Christmas! You'll enjoy lots of songs and holiday cheer with Elmo and his new friend Lightning, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emily Squires
CAST:  Kevin Clash  •  Caroll Spinney  •  Frank Oz  •  Steve Whitmire

Sesame Street: Sleepytime Songs & Stories (1986)

Bedtime Stories & Songs is a 1986 Sesame Street direct-to-video compilation, released on VHS as part of the My Sesame Street Home Video label. The video was re-released with different segments under the new title of Sleepytime Songs & Stories in 1996, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Stone
CAST:  Caroll Spinney  •  Jim Henson  •  Frank Oz  •  Jerry Nelson

Bedtime Stories & Songs is a 1986 Sesame Street direct-to-video compilation, released on VHS as part of the My Sesame Street Home Video label. The video was re-released with different segments under the new title of Sleepytime Songs & Stories in 1996, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Stone
CAST:  Caroll Spinney  •  Jim Henson  •  Frank Oz  •  Jerry Nelson

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011)

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Beloved by children of all ages around the world, Elmo is an international icon. Few people know his creator, Kevin Clash, who dreamed of working with his idol, master puppeteer Jim Henson. Displaying his creativity and talent at a young age, Kevin ultimately found ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Constance Marks
CAST:  Bill Barretta  •  Frank Oz  •  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Kevin Clash

Beloved by children of all ages around the world, Elmo is an international icon. Few people know his creator, Kevin Clash, who dreamed of working with his idol, master puppeteer Jim Henson. Displaying his creativity and talent at a young age, Kevin ultimately found ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Constance Marks
CAST:  Bill Barretta  •  Frank Oz  •  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Kevin Clash

Sesame Street: Monster Hits! (1990)

You'll have a monstrously good time with Herry Monster as he hosts the Monster Music Award Show! Everyone's favorite furry monsters from Sesame Street sing eleven of their greatest hits: Clap along as Cookie Monster croons his classic "C Is for Cookie." Tap along ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Stone
CAST:  Frank Oz  •  Kevin Clash  •  Jim Henson  •  Caroll Spinney

You'll have a monstrously good time with Herry Monster as he hosts the Monster Music Award Show! Everyone's favorite furry monsters from Sesame Street sing eleven of their greatest hits: Clap along as Cookie Monster croons his classic "C Is for Cookie." Tap along ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Stone
CAST:  Frank Oz  •  Kevin Clash  •  Jim Henson  •  Caroll Spinney

Henson's Place: The Man Behind the Muppets (1984)

Trace the life and career of visionary puppeteer Jim Henson through this fascinating documentary, which profiles the creative genius's early endeavors in college, his incredible contributions to "Sesame Street" and the creation of "The Muppet Show." In addition to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David A. Goldsmith
CAST:  Jim Henson  •  Julia McKenzie  •  Frank Oz  •  Jane Henson

Trace the life and career of visionary puppeteer Jim Henson through this fascinating documentary, which profiles the creative genius's early endeavors in college, his incredible contributions to "Sesame Street" and the creation of "The Muppet Show." In addition to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David A. Goldsmith
CAST:  Jim Henson  •  Julia McKenzie  •  Frank Oz  •  Jane Henson

Sesame Street: Put Down the Duckie: An All-Star Musical Special (1988)

The stars come out on Sesame Street in this fun-filled video featuring the show's most memorable moments. Sing-along in this star-studded celebration!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Stone  •  Ted May
CAST:  Caroll Spinney  •  Jerry Nelson  •  Richard Hunt  •  Frank Oz

The stars come out on Sesame Street in this fun-filled video featuring the show's most memorable moments. Sing-along in this star-studded celebration!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Stone  •  Ted May
CAST:  Caroll Spinney  •  Jerry Nelson  •  Richard Hunt  •  Frank Oz

CinderElmo (1999)

Our favorite little red monster is the star of this delightful film that playfully skews the story of Cinderella. Originally aired on Fox television in 1999, the feature is a playful mix of human actors and Sesame Street characters that is an easy watch for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Leddy
CAST:  Oliver Platt  •  Steve Whitmire  •  Keri Russell  •  French Stewart

Our favorite little red monster is the star of this delightful film that playfully skews the story of Cinderella. Originally aired on Fox television in 1999, the feature is a playful mix of human actors and Sesame Street characters that is an easy watch for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Leddy
CAST:  Oliver Platt  •  Steve Whitmire  •  Keri Russell  •  French Stewart

Sesame Street: Elmocize (1996)

When Monty stops by Elmo's Exercise Camp to do a report, he ends up joining Elmo, Rosita, and Tarah in the fitness fun.  (more)

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CAST:  Caroll Spinney  •  Kevin Clash  •  Annette Calud  •  Cyndi Lauper

When Monty stops by Elmo's Exercise Camp to do a report, he ends up joining Elmo, Rosita, and Tarah in the fitness fun.  (more)

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CAST:  Caroll Spinney  •  Kevin Clash  •  Annette Calud  •  Cyndi Lauper

Sesame Street: Sesame Sings Karaoke (2003)

Get ready for a musical Sesame Street Muppet ® extravaganza! Something’s in the air on Sesame Street that makes everyone want to sing! Elmo and Rosita break into song when they have a playdate, but can’t find each other! Won’t "Somebody Come and Play?" The music ...  (more)

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CAST:  Kevin Clash  •  Fran Brill  •  Martin P. Robinson  •  Caroll Spinney

Get ready for a musical Sesame Street Muppet ® extravaganza! Something’s in the air on Sesame Street that makes everyone want to sing! Elmo and Rosita break into song when they have a playdate, but can’t find each other! Won’t "Somebody Come and Play?" The music ...  (more)

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CAST:  Kevin Clash  •  Fran Brill  •  Martin P. Robinson  •  Caroll Spinney

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

Hapless museum night watchman Larry Daley must help his living, breathing exhibit friends out of a pickle now that they've been transferred to the archives at the Smithsonian Institution. Larry's (mis)adventures this time include close encounters with Amelia ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shawn Levy
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Amy Adams  •  Owen Wilson  •  Hank Azaria

Hapless museum night watchman Larry Daley must help his living, breathing exhibit friends out of a pickle now that they've been transferred to the archives at the Smithsonian Institution. Larry's (mis)adventures this time include close encounters with Amelia ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shawn Levy
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Amy Adams  •  Owen Wilson  •  Hank Azaria

Sesame Street: Abby in Wonderland (2008)

Follow Abby and Elmo down the rabbit hole in this enchanting re-imagining of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Elmo the Rabbit is late, late, late and has rushed away with Abby's wand in his back pocket. Abby must follow Elmo into Wonderland to get it back. Will ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Clash
CAST:  Leslie Carrara-Rudolph  •  Kevin Clash  •  Jerry Nelson  •  Caroll Spinney

Follow Abby and Elmo down the rabbit hole in this enchanting re-imagining of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Elmo the Rabbit is late, late, late and has rushed away with Abby's wand in his back pocket. Abby must follow Elmo into Wonderland to get it back. Will ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Clash
CAST:  Leslie Carrara-Rudolph  •  Kevin Clash  •  Jerry Nelson  •  Caroll Spinney

Sesame Street: Elmo's Christmas Countdown (2007)

Sesame Street characters help Elmo count down the days leading up to Christmas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Halvorson
CAST:  Kevin Clash  •  Leslie Carrara-Rudolph  •  Tyler Bunch  •  Fran Brill

Sesame Street characters help Elmo count down the days leading up to Christmas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Halvorson
CAST:  Kevin Clash  •  Leslie Carrara-Rudolph  •  Tyler Bunch  •  Fran Brill

Big Bird in Japan (1988)

While visiting Japan, Big Bird wanders off from a guided tour bus in Tokyo, and is lost until a Japanese woman helps him get to where he needs to go. The woman, however, is hiding a secret.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Stone
CAST:  Caroll Spinney  •  Brian Muehl  •  Maiko Kawakami  •  Yôko Haruta

While visiting Japan, Big Bird wanders off from a guided tour bus in Tokyo, and is lost until a Japanese woman helps him get to where he needs to go. The woman, however, is hiding a secret.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Stone
CAST:  Caroll Spinney  •  Brian Muehl  •  Maiko Kawakami  •  Yôko Haruta

Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1983)

As the Metropolitan Museum of Art closes, Big Bird decides to leave his Sesame Street friends behind in search of Snuffy. Once locked inside for the night, educational hilarity ensues as Big Bird and Snuffy team up to help a small Egyptian boy solve a riddle - as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Stone
CAST:  Caroll Spinney  •  Frank Oz  •  Jerry Nelson  •  Martin P. Robinson

As the Metropolitan Museum of Art closes, Big Bird decides to leave his Sesame Street friends behind in search of Snuffy. Once locked inside for the night, educational hilarity ensues as Big Bird and Snuffy team up to help a small Egyptian boy solve a riddle - as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Stone
CAST:  Caroll Spinney  •  Frank Oz  •  Jerry Nelson  •  Martin P. Robinson

I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2015)

A documentary about Caroll Spinney who has been Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969. At 78-years-old, he has no intention of stopping.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dave LaMattina  •  Chad N. Walker
CAST:  Caroll Spinney  •  Jim Henson  •  Joan Ganz Cooney  •  Frank Oz

A documentary about Caroll Spinney who has been Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969. At 78-years-old, he has no intention of stopping.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dave LaMattina  •  Chad N. Walker
CAST:  Caroll Spinney  •  Jim Henson  •  Joan Ganz Cooney  •  Frank Oz
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