Frank Oz

Actor and Director
Born May 25, 1944

Frank Oz is an 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, as well as Cookie Monster, Bert and Grover in Sesame Street. His work as a film director includes 1986's Little Shop of Horrors remake and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. He is also the operator and voice of Yoda in the Star Wars film series.… Read More

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1944 Birth Born on May 25, 1944.
1951 7 Years Old Oz and his family moved to Montana in 1951. … Read More


1963 19 Years Old His puppetry work spans from 1963 to the present, although he retired completely from the Muppets in 2000. … Read More


1984 40 Years Old Oz began his behind-the-camera work when he co-directed the fantasy film The Dark Crystal with long-time collaborator Jim Henson. The film featured the most advanced puppets ever created for a movie. Oz further employed those skills in directing 1984's The Muppets Take Manhattan, as well as sharing a screenwriting credit.
1986 42 Years Old In 1986 he directed his first movie that did not involve Henson, Little Shop Of Horrors. … Read More
1988 44 Years Old Usually directing comedies, Oz went on to direct Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in 1988, starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine, What About Bob? in 1991, starring Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss, and Housesitter in 1992, starring Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn (all of which were scored by Miles Goodman). … Read More


1998 54 Years Old In 1998, Oz portrayed a warden in Blues Brothers 2000.
2001 57 Years Old In 2001 he had a minor part in the Pixar film Monsters, Inc. as Randall's scare assistant, Fungus.


2005 61 Years Old In 2005, he had a minor part in the Columbia film Zathura as the voice of the Robot. … Read More
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