Frank Oz is an American actor, puppeteer, and filmmaker. He began his career as a puppeteer, performing the Muppet characters of Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, and Sam Eagle in The Muppet Show, and Cookie Monster, Bert, and Grover in Sesame Street. He is also famously known for the role of Yoda in the Star Wars series, providing the voice for the character in several films and television series. His work as a director includes The Dark Crystal, The Muppets Take Manhattan, Little Shop of Horrors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, What About Bob?, In & Out, Bowfinger, The Score, Death at a Funeral, and an episode of the US TV series Leverage.
|Born:||Frank Richard Oznowicz, May 25, 1944, Hereford, Herefordshire, England|
|Education:||Oakland Technical High School|
|Alma mater:||Oakland City College|
|Occupation:||Actor, puppeteer, director, producer|
|Twitter:||Frank Oz's Twitter profile|
|IMDb:||Frank Oz's IMDb|
About Frank Oz
Puppeteer and voice actor behind iconic characters such as Yoda, Cookie Monster, and Miss Piggy. He co-directed The Dark Crystal with Jim Henson, then went on to direct the films The Muppets Take Manhattan and Little Shop of Horrors. In 2005, he voiced the robot in the film Zathura.
Frank Oz Before Fame
He was mentored by the acclaimed puppeteer Lettie Connell Schubert and he was inspired to become a filmmaker after seeing the Orson Welles classic Touch of Evil.
Achievement of Frank Oz
He made acting appearances in a number of films directed by John Landis, including The Blues Brothers, An American Warewolf in London and Trading Places.
Frank Oz Family Life
He married Robin Oz on December 12, 1979, and together they had four children. He married Victoria Labalme in 2011.
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- Fraggle Rock performers
- Sesame Street crew
- Sesame Street Muppeteers
- Male actors from Montana
- Male actors from Oakland, California
- Muppet performers
- American puppeteers
- Daytime Emmy Award winners
- Film directors from California