Frank Oz

Film Director / Actor / Puppeteer / Screenwriter | * 05/25/1944 (77) | Hereford, Herefordshire, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Frank Oz (born Frank Richard Oznowicz; May 25, 1944) 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 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 (1982), The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984), Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), What About Bob? (1991), In & Out (1997), ()
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Frank Oz born Richard Frank Oznowicz; is a British-born American film director, actor, voice actor and puppeteer who is known for creating and performing the characters Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear in The Muppet Show and for directing films, including the 1986 Little Shop of Horrors remake and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. He is also the operator and voice of Yoda in the Star Wars series.

Most frequent genres for this person: Kids & Family | Comedies | Documentaries

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Frank Oz

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series Daytime Emmy Award

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Movies with Frank Oz as Actor(105)

as Dante2021 Echoes of Violence
as Alan Stevens2019 Knives Out
as Yoda (voice)2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi
as himself2017 Hollywood Dirt
as Subconscious Guard Dave (voice)2015 Inside Out
as Cookie Monster (voice)2015 The Great Gilly Hopkins
as Yoda (archive sound) (uncredited)2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
as Fungus (voice)2013 Monsters University
as Archival Recordings2011 The Muppets
as The Snowths (voice) (archive footage)2011 The Muppets
as Grover (voice)2006 Sesame Street: Elmo's Potty Time
as Robot (voice)2005 Zathura: A Space Adventure
as Yoda (archive footage)2004 The Story of Star Wars
as Grover / Cookie Monster (voice)2003 Sesame Street: Let's Eat! Funny Food Songs
as Bert / Cookie Monster (credit song) / T-Shirt Salesman / Fat Blue Anything Muppet in Fat Cat (voice)2002 Sesame Street: Bert & Ernie's Word Play
as himself2002 I Love Muppets
as Jeff Fungus (voice)2001 Monsters, Inc.
as Miss Piggy1999 Muppets from Space
as Bert / Grover / Cookie Monster (voice)1999 Sesame Street: CinderElmo
as Bert / Grover / Cookie Monster (voice)1999 The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
as Grover, Cookie Monster, Bert1998 Sesame Street: Elmopalooza
as Warden1998 Blues Brothers 2000
as Cookie Monster / Marshall Grover / Bert (voice)1998 A Brief History of Motion Pictures
as Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Sam the Eagle / Animal (voice)1996 Muppet Treasure Island
as Cookie Monster / Green (voice) (archive footage)1996 Sesame Street: Do the Alphabet
as Pathologist1992 Innocent Blood
as Miss Piggy as Emily Cratchit / Fozzie Bear as Fozziewig / Sam the Eagle / Animal / George the Janito1992 The Muppet Christmas Carol
as Miss Piggy as Emily Cratchit / Fozzie Bear as Fozziewig / Sam the Eagle as Headmaster of Junior High1992 The Muppet Christmas Carol
as Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Sam the Eagle (voice)1991 Muppet*Vision 3-D
as Himself, various voices1990 The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson
as Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Animal (voice)1990 The Muppets at Walt Disney World
as Cookie Monster (voice) / Grover (voice) / Clancy (voice)1990 Sesame Street: Monster Hits!
as Miss Piggy (voice)1990 Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special
as Bert / Grover / Cookie Monster (voice)1988 Sesame Street: Put Down the Duckie: An All-Star Musical Special
as Fozzie Bear (voice)1988 Hey, You're as Funny as Fozzie Bear
as Various Characters1987 A Muppet Family Christmas
as The Wiseman1986 Labyrinth
as Fozzie Bear / Miss Piggy / Sam the Eagle / Bert / Animal / Grover / Cookie Monster / Marvin Suggs1986 The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years
as Test Monitor1985 Spies Like Us
as Cookie Monster / Bert / Grover / Additional Muppets (voice)1985 Follow That Bird
as Miss Piggy / Fozzie / Animal / Bert / Cookie Monster / Ocean Breeze Soap Board Member / Sam the Eagl1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan
as Bert / Grover / Cookie Monster (voice)1983 Big Bird in China
as Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Animal / Gramps (voice)1983 Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and the Muppets
as Yoda (voice)1983 Return of the Jedi
as Corrupt Cop1983 Trading Places
as Aughra, A Keeper Of Secrets / Chamberlain1982 The Dark Crystal
as Yoda (voice)1982 Return of the Ewok
as Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Sam Eagle1981 The Muppets Go to the Movies
as Grump (voice)1981 Muppet Side Splitter
as Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal1981 The Great Muppet Caper
as Mr. Collins / Miss Piggy (archive footage)1981 An American Werewolf in London
as Yoda (Voice)1980 The Empire Strikes Back
as Corrections Officer1980 The Blues Brothers
as Himself / Fozzie Bear / Animal (voice)1979 The Orson Welles Show
as Various Muppets1979 The Muppets Go Hollywood
as Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Animal (voice)1979 John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together
as Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Animal / Sam the Eagle / Doc Hopper's Men / Marvin Suggs / Swedish Chef (1979 The Muppet Movie
as Bert / Cookie Monster / Grover (voice)1978 Christmas Eve on Sesame Street
as Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear1977 The Bob Hope All Star Christmas Comedy Special
as Bert / Cookie Monster / Grover (voice)1974 Out to Lunch
as himself1970 The Muppets on Puppets
as Thig / Skippity / Hoppity / Boppity / Snerf (voice)1970 The Great Santa Claus Switch
as Stepsister #1 / Splurge (voice)1969 Hey, Cinderella!
as Messenger boy1965 Time Piece

TV Shows/Series with Frank Oz as Actor(7)

as Miss Piggy1978 An Audience with...
as Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Animal / Sam Eagle / Marvin Suggs / George the Janitor (voice)1976 The Muppet Show
as Bert1969 Sesame Street
as Himself - Guest1968 The Dick Cavett Show

Movies with Frank Oz as Crew(17)

Directing/Director2020 Derek DelGaudio's In & of Itself
Directing/Director2007 Death at a Funeral
Directing/Director2004 The Stepford Wives
Directing/Director2001 The Score
Directing/Director1999 Bowfinger
Directing/Director1997 In & Out
Production/Producer1996 Muppet Treasure Island
Directing/Director1995 The Indian in the Cupboard
Directing/Director1992 Housesitter
Production/Executive Producer1992 The Muppet Christmas Carol
Directing/Director1991 What About Bob?
Directing/Director1988 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Directing/Director1986 Little Shop of Horrors
Directing/Director1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan
Writing/Screenplay1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan
Directing/Director1982 The Dark Crystal

TV Shows/Series with Frank Oz as Crew(1)

Directing/Director2008 Leverage

Born: Thursday, 05/25 1944 (May) in Hereford, Herefordshire, England (United Kingdom (UK)) (current age: 77 years + 63 days)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Laney College
Other names for Frank Oz (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Фрэнк Оз"
Frank Oz frequently works together with these people:
Jim Henson (92x, Actor)
Jerry Nelson (52x, Actor)
Dave Goelz (38x, Actor)
Caroll Spinney (36x, Actor)
Steve Whitmire (35x, Actor)
Richard Hunt (35x, Actor)
Kevin Clash (31x, Actor)
George Lucas (28x, Crew)
Brian Henson (23x, Crew)
John Landis (18x, Actor)
Jerry Juhl (18x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1738, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 07/15/2021