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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.)
 

                                                                              

 

                                            

John Rinaldi, 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 opened his own jewelry store in downtown Cleveland, Rinaldi Jewelry, after being associated with Cowell & Hubbard Jewelers since 1968.

Rinaldi has won 12 local Emmys and a Cleveland Addy Award. Throughout his career he has earned more than 250 service awards for his active involvement in numerous community service and fund-raising projects. He was inducted to the Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1996. He was also presented the prestigious Silver Circle award in 1995. Rinaldi is the official celebrity spokesperson with Our Lady of Wayside Homes. John was awarded the Cystic Fibrosis Volunteer Man of the Year Award in 1990. John has helped raise millions of dollars for charity organizations.

John 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. He and his wife Sherry have two sons, John and Dino, daughter-in-law Becky and grandchildren Abbey, Evan and Elena. John stands 4'3” tall, weighs 100 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.

                                                 

 

                                                        

Big Chuck and Lil John wearing ESPN T-shirts
 

 

 

 

                                                                          

 

                                                                            

This is from when John first started at TV8
 

 

 

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