Frank Oz

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Frank Oz
Frank Oz 2012.jpg
Oz at the 38th Annual Saturn Awards 2012
Born
Frank Richard Oznowicz

(1944-05-25) 25 May 1944 (age 76)
NationalityAmerican[1]
EducationOakland Technical High School
Alma materOakland City College
Occupation
  • Actor
  • puppeteer
  • director
  • producer
Years active1961–present
Spouse(s)
Robin Garsen[2]
(m. 1979; div. 2005)

Victoria Labalme[3] (m. 2011)
Children4[4]

Frank Oz (born Richard Frank Oznowicz[5] on May 25, 1944) is an English-American puppeteer and filmmaker. He is known for his work on The Muppets, Star Wars, and Sesame Street. He also directed some popular films, such as Little Shop of Horrors and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. His most popular puppets are Yoda and Cookie Monster. He played Cookie Monster, Bert and Grover on Sesame Street and he did Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal and Sam the Eagle on the Muppets.

References[change | change source]

  1. Douglas, Edward (August 10, 2007). "Exclusive: A Chat with Frank Oz". ComingSoon.net. Evolve Media, LLC. Archived from the original on May 19, 2018. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
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  3. "A Conversation with Frank Oz at the Museum of the Moving Image". Jimhensonlegacy.org. October 25, 2011. Retrieved March 23, 2012.
  4. Paquette, Danielle (July 26, 2012). "Frank Oz speaks — but not as Yoda or Miss Piggy". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
  5. "Interview with Frank Oz". IGN.