Caroll Edwin Spinney (b. December 26, 1933) has performed Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street for over 40 years. In a 2008 Washington Times article, Spinney said that even though performing Big Bird is physically demanding work, he has no intention of stopping, saying, "I can't imagine willingly walking away from Big Bird and Oscar." [1] He has described his experience as Big Bird as "a lot like growing up to be Mickey Mouse... only taller!

Muppet CreditsEdit

Sesame Street 1969-present Big Bird & Oscar the Grouch

Caroll's photosEdit


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