Saturday, April 21, 2018

Caroll Spinney's VoiceMail for Jeni

Not long after the filming wrapped up for "I AM BIG BIRD," Caroll Spinney left me this lovely voice message, thanking him for helping out with the Kickstarter campaign, its promotion and original research. My name is in the credits under "Special Thanks" and I now have an IMDB page:

He still had my parents' phone number, so I had to edit out some personal detail. Big Bird makes a cameo appearance.

It was an absolute joy to help out with the film, and it did not feel like work at all. I love Caroll and Debi and would bend over backwards for them. It was an honor to help them and the guys at Copper Pot Pictures out.

Jeni Rizio

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Happy Birthday to Caroll Spinney!

Happy 84th Birthday to Caroll Spinney, the man behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch! 

Much love to you!

-Jeni Rizio

Thursday, October 5, 2017

RIP Richard Concepcion AKA Rapid T Rabbit

I must apologize for the delay in posting this memorial.

Richard Concepcion, of New York City, a long time fan of Caroll and someone who helped me develop, has passed away. His family had asked that people keep attention away from them during the immediate shock of his sudden passing on August 1st. It is completely understandable as Richard knew a lot of people and it has been said that the loss of a child is the worst form of trauma one can go through. Divorce and homelessness are other examples (my current situation), however I cannot imagine what it is like to lose a child as someone who has never given birth.

Please enjoy this video in Richard’s memory. I helped him out by performing the Dinosaur character Ricky Raptor in the Arthur Brown fan video for his song “Fire”.

May Richard Rest In Peace.


Treat yourself to “I AM BIG BIRD”


I have not mentioned the film, I AM BIG BIRD, The Caroll Spinney Story in awhile.

Check it out on Amazon:

While I have your attention, please go have a look at this interview I gave for the Muppet Mindset:

And have a listen here over at the MuppetCast, free of charge on iTunes!

Have a good day.

P.S. Look for my name in the credits. :)

Caroll Spinney Art

Check out this Caroll art! He is so talented. As an artist myself, I feel so blessed to consider my favourite artist a dear friend. I apologize about the lousy scans. I think you get the gist. :)

Cheers and enjoy,