Rickey Boyd is the American Muppeteer who portrayed Rhubarb the Grouch in A Sesame Street Christmas Carol. His interest in animation & puppetry began at an early age. At 11, he & 1 of his friends produced their own crude TV puppet shows at a local cable access station & experimented w/ 8mm animated short films.
Most recently he has performed Cookie Monster's Grandma for Sesame Workshop's Sesame Beginnings, Scooter & Crazy Harry in The Muppets' Wizard of Oz, & Waffle in Animal Jam. Other projects include Muppets from Space, "Dinosaurs", Muppet*Vision 3D, The Muppets at Walt Disney World, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, "The Jim Henson Hour", "Dog City" & Song of the Cloud Forest, as well as various videos & commercial projects. In addition to Henson Productions, Rickey has performed lead characters for The Nashville Network's Peppercorn Productions.
Rickey continues to perform for Henson & works as an animator & director for Magnetic Dreams Animation Studio in Nashville, Tenn. There, he designs & directs animations for clients such as Sesame Street, among others. He lives outside Nashville w/ his wife Judy & their kids Emily & Andrew.
- The Jim Henson Hour: Laughing Boy ("Dog City"), Aart ("Song of the Cloud Forest")
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Splinter (facial assistant)
- The Muppets at Walt Disney World
- Dinosaurs: Baby Sinclair (puppetry occasionally during last season), Decker (face), Ethyl Phillips (occasional, puppetry only), Parish (face), Pearl Sinclair (face)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
- Big Bag: Argyle McSock, Bag
- Muppets from Space: Additional Muppets, cameo as Gonzo follower at Cape Doom
- Animal Jam: Waffle
- The Muppets' Wizard of Oz: Scooter & Crazy Harry
- Sesame Beginnings: Cookie Monster's Grandma
- Abby in Wonderland
- A Sesame Street Christmas Carol: Rhubarb the Grouch