John Rinaldi, a.k.a. Lil' John
Just Like Chuck, John
is always involved with the community, almost always with his
side-kick Chuck doing events.
(If you see one, just turn around, because you will probably see the other one.)
, known throughout Northeast Ohio as "Lil" John," is co-host of the Emmy Award-winning BIG CHUCK & LIL' JOHN SHOW, seen Saturday afternoons and at midnight on FOX 8
Prior to joining "Big Chuck" Schodowski as the program's co-host in September 1979, Rinaldi served as a regular in various skits and productions for ten years on FOX 8's HOOLIHAN & BIG CHUCK SHOW, the forerunner to the BIG CHUCK & LIL' JOHN SHOW.
A graduate of Cleveland's John Adams High School, Rinaldi attended The Ohio State University and graduated with a degree in marketing.
In December 1980, John
own jewelry store in downtown Cleveland, Rinaldi Jewelry, after being associated with Cowell & Hubbard Jewelers since 1968.
has won 12 local Emmys and a Cleveland Addy Award.
has earned more than 250 service awards for his
active involvement in numerous community service and fund-raising projects.
was inducted to the Broadcasters Hall of Fame
was also presented the prestigious Silver Circle award in 1995.
Rinaldi is the official celebrity spokesperson with Our Lady of Wayside Homes.
was awarded the Cystic Fibrosis Volunteer Man of the Year Award in 1990.
has helped raise millions of dollars for charity organizations.
annually participated in the local portions of the national Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.
He has also served as the celebrity chairman for several charity golf outings.
A native of Cleveland and resident of Solon, Rinaldi
enjoys sports and making people laugh.
wife Sherry have two sons, John
and Dino, daughter-in-law Becky and grandchildren Abbey, Evan and Elena.