Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 109

Birthday 1944-05-25

Place of Birth Hereford, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom

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Also Known As

  • Фрэнк Оз

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Sesame Unpaved (67 episodes)
Bert & Ernie's Word Play as Himself (archive footage)
Muppet Video: The Kermit and Piggy Story as Miss Piggy
2019 Knives Out
2018 The Director and The Jedi as Himself
2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi as Yoda (voice)
2017 Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched as Himself
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Yoda (archive sound) (uncredited)
2015 The Great Gilly Hopkins as Cookie Monster (voice)
2015 In Their Own Words: Jim Henson
2015 Inside Out as Subconscious Guard Dave (voice)
2015 I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story
2014 Jim Henson: Behind the Seams
2013 Monsters University as Fungus (voice)
2011 Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey as Himself
2009 Jim Henson: His Sesame Street Story
2009 Jim Henson's Tales From Muppetland
2007 Reflections of 'The Dark Crystal' as Himself
2006 Sesame Street: Elmo's Potty Time as Grover (voice)
2005 Zathura: A Space Adventure as Robot (voice)
2005 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith as Yoda (voice)
2004 Muppet History 101
2004 Muppet Music Moments
2004 Jim Henson: Commercials and Experiments
2004 When Star Wars Ruled the World as Himself
2004 Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy as Himself
2004 The Story of Star Wars as Yoda
2004 Sesame Street: Cookie Monster's Best Bites
2003 Muppets Magic From 'The Ed Sullivan Show!' as Various Voices
2002 From Puppets to Pixels: Digital Characters in 'Episode II' as Himself/Yoda
2002 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones as Yoda (voice)
2002 Play with Me Sesame (11 episodes)
2001 Monsters, Inc. as Jeff Fungus (voice)
2001 The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' as Himself
1999 The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland as Bert / Grover / Cookie Monster (voice)
1999 Muppets from Space as Miss Piggy
1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace as Yoda (voice)
1999 Sesame Street: CinderElmo as Bert / Grover / Cookie Monster (voice)
1998 Elmopalooza as Grover, Cookie Monster, Bert
1997 Sesame Street: Elmo Saves Christmas as Cookie Monster
1996 Muppets Tonight (22 episodes)
1996 Muppet Treasure Island as Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Sam the Eagle / Animal (voice)
1996 Sesame Street: Do the Alphabet as Cookie Monster / Green (voice) (archive footage)
1994 Muppet Classic Theater
1993 Sesame Street: 25 Wonderful Years: A Musical Celebration!
1992 The Muppet Christmas Carol as Miss Piggy as Emily Cratchit / Fozzie Bear as Fozziewig / Sam the Eagle / Animal / George the Janitor
1992 Innocent Blood as Pathologist
1991 Muppet*Vision 3-D as Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Sam the Eagle (voice)
1990 The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson as Himself, various voices
1990 Sing! Sesame Street Remembers Joe Raposo and His Music as Himself
1990 The Muppets at Walt Disney World as Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Animal
1990 Sesame Street: Monster Hits! as Cookie Monster (voice) / Grover (voice) / Clancy (voice)
1990 Sesame Street: Sing Yourself Silly!
1989 An Evening with Jim Henson and Frank Oz as Self
1989 The Jim Henson Hour (13 episodes)
1988 Sesame Street: Put Down the Duckie: An All-Star Musical Special as Muppet Performer
1988 Hey, You're as Funny as Fozzie Bear as Fozzie Bear (voice)
1987 A Muppet Family Christmas as Various Characters
1985 Spies Like Us as Test Monitor
1985 Jim Henson's Little Muppet Monsters (13 episodes)
1985 Follow That Bird as Cookie Monster / Bert / Grover (voice)
1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan as Miss Piggy / Fozzie / Animal / Bert / Cookie Monster / Ocean Breeze Soap Board Member / Sam the Eagle (voice)
1984 Henson's Place: The Man Behind the Muppets as Frank Oz
1983 Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi as Himself
1983 Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as Bert / Cookie Monster / Grover (voice)
1983 Trading Places as Corrupt Cop
1983 Return of the Jedi as Yoda (voice)
1983 Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and the Muppets as Various Muppets
1983 The World of 'The Dark Crystal' as Himself
1982 The Dark Crystal as Aughra, A Keeper Of Secrets / Chamberlain
1982 The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show as Miss Piggy
1982 Return of the Ewok as Yoda (voice)
1981 An American Werewolf in London as Mr. Collins / Miss Piggy
1981 The Great Muppet Caper as Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal
1981 The Muppets Go to the Movies as Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Sam Eagle
1981 Of Muppets & Men: The Making of the Muppet Show as Himself
1980 SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back as Yoda
1980 The Blues Brothers as Corrections Officer
1980 The Empire Strikes Back as Yoda (Voice)
1979 John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together as Miss Piggy
1979 The Muppet Movie as Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Animal / Sam the Eagle / Doc Hopper's Men / Marvin Suggs (uncredited) / Swedish Chef (hands) (uncredited) / Motorcycle Guy (uncredited) (voice)
1979 The Muppets Go Hollywood as Various Muppets
1979 The Orson Welles Show as Himself / Fozzie Bear / Animal
1978 Christmas Eve on Sesame Street as Bert / Cookie Monster / Grover (voice)
1978 An Audience with... (1 episode) as Miss Piggy
1977 Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas as Chuck (voice)
1976 The Muppet Show (48 episodes) as Fozzie Bear (1 episode)
1974 Out to Lunch as Bert / Cookie Monster / Grover (voice)
1972 The Muppet Musicians of Bremen as Rat
1971 Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince as Gawain
1970 The Great Santa Claus Switch as Thig / Skippity / Hoppity / Boppity / Snerf (voice)
1970 The Muppets on Puppets as Himself
1969 Sesame Street (2697 episodes) as Bert
1967 The Paperwork Explosion
1965 Time Piece as Messenger boy
1953 The Academy Awards (1 episode)

Directing

2017 Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched Director
2008 Leverage (1 episode)Director
2007 Death at a Funeral Director
2004 The Stepford Wives Director
2002 The Funkhousers (1 episode)Director
2001 The Score Director
1999 Bowfinger Director
1997 In & Out Director
1995 The Indian in the Cupboard Director
1992 Housesitter Director
1991 What About Bob? Director
1988 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Director
1986 Little Shop of Horrors Director
1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan Director
1982 The Dark Crystal Director

Production

1996 Muppet Treasure Island Producer
1992 The Muppet Christmas Carol Executive Producer

Writing

1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan Screenplay

Camera

1965 Run, Run Director of Photography

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