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Frank Oz


Frank Oz was born on May 25, 1944 in Hereford, England as Frank Richard Oznowicz. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). He has been married to Victoria Labalme since July 17, 2011. He was ... See full bio »
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 2015 Star Wars Rebels (TV Series)
Yoda
- Path of the Jedi (2015) ... Yoda (voice)
 1969-2014 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Bert / Grover / Cookie Monster / ...
- School for Chickens (2014) ... Clucky Luciano (voice)
- Finish the Splat (2013) ... Grover (voice)
- Elmo and Zoe's Hat Contest (2012) ... Grover (voice)
- Telly the Tiebreaker (2012) ... Clucky Luciano (voice)
- Me Am What Me Am (2012) ... Clucky Luciano (voice)
 2007 G4 Presents 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)
 1994 All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! (TV Movie)
Bert / Grover (voice)
 1990 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Animal
- The Muppets at Walt Disney World (1990) ... Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Animal (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 Jim Henson's Little Muppet Monsters (TV Series)
Fozzie Bear
- In the Beginning (1985) ... Fozzie Bear (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)
 1975-1976 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
The Mighty Favog / The Mighty Favog (segment 'The Land of Gorch') / The Mighty Favog (segment 'Dregs and Vestiges') / ...
- Lily Tomlin/James Taylor (1976) ... The Mighty Favog (voice, as Jim Henson's Muppets)
- Madeline Kahn/Carly Simon (1976) ... The Mighty Favog (as Jim Henson's Muppets)
- Raquel Welch/Phoebe Snow, John Sebastian (1976) ... The Mighty Favog (voice, as Jim Henson's Muppets)
- Ron Nessen/Patti Smith Group (1976) ... The Mighty Favog (credit only)
- Elliott Gould/Anne Murray (1976) ... The Mighty Favog (voice, as Jim Henson's Muppets)
 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:

Directed some of the Energizer Bunny ads in which the Supervolt corporation hires movie villain assassins to kill the bunny (1995-1996). 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:

[on improvisation in "Death on a Funeral"] Are you kidding? Every movie I do - from Brando and DeNiro to "Funeral" - is improvised. I've worked with some great scripts, including "Funeral," but improvisation really brings people together. I have to be flexible enough to bring life to a movie in that way. See more »

Trivia:

1961: Met Jim Henson in Asilomar, California. See more »

Trademark:

Performer of such puppets as Yoda, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Grover, Animal See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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