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Faz Fazakas (1918–2013)

Faz Fazakas was born on April 5, 1918 as Franz Fazakas. He is known for his work on Fraggle Rock (1983), The Dark Crystal (1982) and The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984). He died on September 28, 2013 in Olivebridge, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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 1981 The Great Muppet Caper (muppet technical design)
  The Muppet Show (TV Series) (muppet designer - 59 episodes, 1978 - 1981) (puppets - 46 episodes, 1976 - 1978)
- Buddy Rich (1981) ... (muppet designer)
- Chris Langham (1981) ... (muppet designer)
- Debbie Harry (1981) ... (muppet designer)
- Wally Boag (1981) ... (muppet designer)
- Gene Kelly (1981) ... (muppet designer)
 1979 The Muppet Movie (muppet designer)
 1977 Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (TV Movie) (special muppet effects)
 1974 The Muppets Valentine Show (TV Movie) (puppets - as Franz Fazakas)
 1972 Tales from Muppetland: The Muppet Musicians of Bremen (TV Movie) (additional muppet performer)
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  Fraggle Rock (TV Series) (special effects director - 82 episodes, 1983 - 1987) (muppet mechanical director - 12 episodes, 1983) (special effect director - 2 episodes, 1983)
- Change of Address (1987) ... (special effects director)
- The Honk of Honks (1987) ... (special effects director)
- The Gorg Who Would Be King (1987) ... (special effects director)
- Inspector Red (1987) ... (special effects director)
- Ring Around the Rock (1987) ... (special effects director)
 1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan (muppet special effects)
 1982 The Dark Crystal (radio control design)
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 1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan
Additional Muppet Performer (uncredited)
 1977 The Muppet Show (TV Series)
Additional Muppets
- Zero Mostel (1977) ... Additional Muppets (uncredited)
- Don Knotts (1977) ... Additional Muppets (uncredited)
 1972 Tales from Muppetland: The Muppet Musicians of Bremen (TV Movie)
Additional Muppet Performer / Chicken (voice, as Franz Fazakas)
 1960 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
- Winnie-the-Pooh (1960) ... Pooh (voice, as Franz Fazaks)
 1956 Adventures in Numbers and Space (TV Series)
Snarky (1956) (voice, as Fritz Fazakas)
 1951 The Whistling Wizard (TV Series)
Heathcliff (voice, as Franz Fazakas)
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 1986 The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (TV Movie) (muppets)
 1975 The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence (TV Movie) (special props)

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First performed as a puppeteer with Bil Baird and his marionettes in the Broadway show Flahooley, as a lion. See more »

Alternate Names:

Franz Fazakas | Fritz Fazakas | Franz Fazaks

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