The Raspyni Brothers
Guinness Record-Holding Juggling Team
Barry Raspyni and Dan Raspyni, since his arrival on Income Tax Day in 1962, the taller Raspyni Brother has skyrocketed to an imposing 6′ 1″, while maintaining a very sleek 174 pounds. After extensive review of archive footage however, it is obvious that he looks both taller and heavier on television. Moments after bumping into…
Barry Raspyni and Dan Raspyni, since his arrival on Income Tax Day in 1962, the taller Raspyni Brother has skyrocketed to an imposing 6′ 1″, while maintaining a very sleek 174 pounds. After extensive review of archive footage however, it is obvious that he looks both taller and heavier on television.
Moments after bumping into Dan Raspyni at a park in 1981, Barry was jolted from his path of mediocrity and knew his future would be bright.
BarryThe following summer he and Dan traveled the country performing a show that was made up as they went along. It was the time of his life. All these years later, it still is, but occasionally, Barry reflects on what might have been: pizza chef, forklift driver, or perhaps computer repair technician.
In a perfect example of just how unregulated the position of Legal Parent is in our country, Barry is a father of one boy, Zed, who was born in April of 2002. And, in a perfect example of just how tolerant, patient, and understanding the female species can be, he has been married to the same woman since October of 1987.
He is domestic, yet international. Recently, during a single week, he had breakfast on the Champs Elysees on Wednesday, and was raking his yard on Friday. He is a commercial pilot, can communicate in Morse code at upwards of 35 words per minute, and converted his VW Westfalia to a real vehicle by single-handedly outfitting it with a Subaru engine.
His intent is to never fully grow up.
DanDan Raspyni was born in 1961 by Immaculate Conception (at least that’s what his mother says).
His formative years were spent in the culturally deprived paradise that was California’s San Fernando Valley in the 1970s. Wanting the easy money and warped reality enjoyed by child movie stars, he began taking speech and acting classes. At age eleven, he landed a supporting role in the cult horror classic, It’s Alive.
After graduating from high school in 1978, he applied to the school of hard knocks, but was rejected because he had too much money.
In 1980 he set out on a quest to find the long lost brother he never had. After years of searching high and low, he started looking in the middle. It wasn’t long before he located his unrelated sibling, Barry Raspyni, and the rest is history (or to be more accurate, their story).
Dan Raspyni enjoys tournament-level ping pong, internet poker, watching movies, and eating bland foods that are low on the glycemic index. An avid reader of high-brow literature, it’s not unusual for him to read two celebrity tabloids in a single day.
Dan lives in San Francisco with his lovely wife Karen, their two pets, and a house full of furniture. And now, five little known facts about Dan and the Raspyni Brothers:
Even though Barry and Dan have worked together for over twenty years, they have never actually touched.
In addition to his skills as a juggler, Dan is also very good at throwing objects up in the air and catching them again.
When he travels internationally, Dan’s code name is “The Jackal”, and though his head is much larger than the passport photo he uses to identify himself, he has never been stopped by customs.
Dan’s pants size is 32″ waist, 32″ length. This makes him, by definition, a perfect square.
Pushing the envelope and drawing outside the lines are two ways Dan and Barry stay original and avoid sounding cliche.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
Success, Teamwork & Risking Taking Keynotes
Johnny Carson and Jay Leno have both done it on The Tonight Show – and now your CEO can do it too! Let the top-brass prove their commitment to success by standing between the blazing torches and razor sharp knives of the Raspyni Brothers.
Nowhere are success principles such as teamwork, time management, risk-taking, and competitive excellence illustrated with more wit and wisdom than during this keynote presentation.
Juggling the Principles of Success entertains as it educates, leaving the audience enthusiastic and highly-motivated about achieving greater levels of success in their professional and personal lives.
Knowing when to Take Risks
Benefits of Mentorship
Partnership and Teamwork
Keeping a Positive Attitude
Knowing when to say “NO”
Looking for Opportunity
Forming Good Habits
Achieving Competitive Excellence
The Power of Persistence
Head Line Entertainment: Everyday objects come to life in their talented hands
Golf clubs balance in impossible configurations and cabbages collide midair with flying blow darts while blazing torches, 16-pound bowling balls and razor-sharp garden weasels fly effortlessly overhead.
Using audience participation, hilarious improvisation, and great comic dialogue, the Raspyni Brothers pack their time on stage with a dynamic mix of skill and style. Performing together since 1982, these two catchers in the wry never fail to win over even the most demanding, hard-to-please crowds.
It’s easy to master the basic tricks while building self-esteem and relieving stress. This original toy has none of the preconceptions associated with juggling and can be used in small spaces. Business tools such as juggling priorities, cultivating relaxed concentration, and creative problem solving skills are perfectly demonstrated during a VolcanoBall workshop.
A body in motion is a mind in motion. A recent study showed that activities like VolcanoBall actually increase gray matter – something modern science believed impossible.
World class juggling - The Raspyni Brothers
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