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Frank Oz


Frank Richard Oznowicz was born in Hereford, England to puppeteers Frances and Isidore Oznowicz. His family moved to Montana in 1951, eventually settling in Oakland, California. As a teenager, he worked as an apprentice puppeteer at Children's Fairyland amusement park. He is one of the primary puppeteers responsible for the development of Jim ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 14 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014-2016 Star Wars Rebels (TV Series)
Yoda
- Shroud of Darkness (2016) ... Yoda (voice)
- Path of the Jedi (2014) ... Yoda (voice)
 1969-2014 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Bert / Grover / Cookie Monster / ...
- School for Chickens (2014) ... Clucky Luciano (voice)
- The Flower Show (2013) ... Grover (voice)
- Finish the Splat (2013) ... Grover (voice)
- Elmo and Zoe's Hat Contest (2012) ... Grover (voice)
- Telly the Tiebreaker (2012) ... Clucky Luciano (voice)
 2007 Children in Need (TV Series)
Miss Piggy
- Episode #1.28 (2007) ... Miss Piggy (voice)
 2007 Star Wars at 30 (TV Movie)
Yoda (voice)
 2002 Play with Me Sesame (TV Series)
Bert / Grover / Cookie Monster / ... (voice)
 1999 Cinderelmo (TV Movie)
Bert / Grover / Cookie Monster (voice)
 1996-1998 Muppets Tonight (TV Series)
Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Sam the Eagle / ...
- The Cameo Show (1997) ... Fozzie Bear (voice)
- Paula Abdul (1996) ... Sam the Eagle / Miss Piggy (voice)
- Heather Locklear (1996) ... Animal (voice)
- Pierce Brosnan (1996) ... Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear (voice)
 1994 Animal Show (TV Series)
Sam the Eagle
- Bald Eagle ... Sam the Eagle (voice)
 1988 Sesame Street, Special (TV Movie)
Bert / Grover / Cookie Monster (voice)
 1987-1988 Dolly (TV Series)
Miss Piggy
- Episode #1.19 (1988) ... Miss Piggy (voice, as Miss Piggy)
- Episode #1.8 (1987) ... Miss Piggy (voice, as Miss Piggy)
 1987 A Muppet Family Christmas (TV Movie)
Fozzie Bear / Animal / Miss Piggy / ... (voice)
 1987 Alive from Off Center (TV Series)
Bert
- As Seen on TV (1987) ... Bert
 1987 Inner Tube (TV Short)
Miss Piggy (voice)
 1985 Anne Murray: The Sounds of London (TV Movie)
Miss Piggy (voice)
 1983 Big Bird in China (TV Movie)
Bert / Cookie Monster / Grover (voice)
 1976-1981 The Muppet Show (TV Series)
Fozzie Bear / Miss Piggy / Animal / ...
- Buddy Rich (1981) ... Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Animal (voice)
- Chris Langham (1981) ... Sam the Eagle (voice)
- Debbie Harry (1981) ... Miss Piggy / Animal / Woman (voice)
- Wally Boag (1981) ... Miss Piggy / Animal (voice)
- Gene Kelly (1981) ... Miss Piggy (voice)
 1977 International Festival of Animation (TV Series)
Grover (1977) (voice, uncredited)
 1977 Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (TV Movie)
Chuck (voice)
 1975 Julie Andrews: One to One (TV Movie)
The Prince of Phumph / Marvin (voice)
 1975 Muppets No-Nonsense Show (TV Movie) (voice)
 1974 Out to Lunch (TV Movie)
Bert / Cookie Monster / Grover (voice)
 1974 The Muppets Valentine Show (TV Movie)
Rufus / George the Janitor / Male Koozebanian / ... (voice)
 1972 Tales from Muppetland: The Muppet Musicians of Bremen (TV Movie)
Leroy the Donkey (Assistant) / Rat (voice)
 1970 The Great Santa Claus Switch (TV Movie)
Thig / Skippity / Hoppity / ... (voice)
 1969 Hey Cinderella! (TV Movie)
Splurge / Stepsister #1 (voice)
 1967 Our Place (TV Series)
Cookie Monster (1967)
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Other Works:

Feature audio commentary for _The Score_ (2001) with Rob Hahn. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jim Henson's Muppets | The Muppets | Frank Oznowicz | Miss Piggy

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

If you look at a lot of the pieces on The Muppet Show (1976) that came from Jim, there was a tremendous sweetness about them, and that's unique to Jim. Jim was never wimpy. He had a strength to his sweetness... that was great. See more »

Trivia:

Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Joan Cusack in In & Out (1997). See more »

Trademark:

His films tend to be comedies See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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