Frank Oz

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Date of Birth May 25, 1944
Place of Birth Hereford, England
Age 76 years old
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Frank Oz

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
Nationality: American
Education: Oakland Technical High School
Alma mater: Oakland City College
Occupation: Actor, puppeteer, director, producer
Years active: 1961–present
Children: 4
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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.

Associations of Frank Oz

He directed the 1988 comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Michael Caine and Steve Martin.

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  • Male actors from Oakland, California
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  • American puppeteers
  • Daytime Emmy Award winners
  • Film directors from California
Latest information about Frank Oz updated on April 18, 2021.

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