Alfonso Rinaldi (born August 2, 1961) is one of The Wiggles' closest friends. He wrote songs for them such as "Balla Balla Bambina" and "The Dancing Flowers". He plays the prominent role of the Italian chef in Cold Spaghetti Western and Surfer Jeff. He was also a member of Captain Feathersword's Friendly Pirate crew for a while. As of today, he owns a Café in Avalon https://www.alfonsos.com.au/cafe-menu


Songs Written


  • As seen above, Alfonso wrote some songs for The Wiggles, most notably Balla Balla Bambina and Olive Oil Is My Secret Ingredient.
  • Also in the song credits for Balla Balla Bambina in the Original 1998 Australian version of Toot Toot!, Alfonso's last name was respelled as Renaldo instead of Rinaldi. The same mistake happens in the 1999 re-release, as one of the letters in his last name, was E instead of I. This must've been a mistake when they were doing the album booklet during production.
  • Alfonso guest-starred in Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles!.
  • Alfonso did also write songs called Amore, Balla and Dormi Bambina.
  • Alfonso Rinaldi's opera singing voice was done by Sam Moran in the song, Olive Oil.
  • He speaks so many Languages like Italian, Spanish, French, Portuguese and English.


The Wiggly Group Anthony Wiggle - Lachy Wiggle - Simon Wiggle - Tsehay Wiggle - John Wiggle - Caterina Wiggle - Kelly Wiggle - Evie Wiggle - Dorothy the Dinosaur - Henry the Octopus - Captain Feathersword - Wags the Dog - Shirley Shawn the Unicorn
The Former Wiggles Murray Wiggle - Jeff Wiggle - Greg Wiggle - Phillip Wiggle - Sam Wiggle - Emma Wiggle
Minor Characters Officer Beaples - The Wagettes - The Wiggly Dancers - Hot-Pots The Oven - Foodman - Paul the Cook - Flora Door - The Little Wiggles - Magdalena the Mermaid - Professor Singalottasonga - Santa Claus - Ringo the Ringmaster - Wally the Great
Guest Stars Lee Hawkins - Steve Irwin - Kylie Minogue - Al Roker - Leo Sayer - Robert Rakete - Ross Wilson - Alfonso Rinaldi - Daryl Somers