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Frank Oz
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Oz at the 38th Annual Saturn Awards 2012
Born
Frank Richard Oznowicz

May 25, 1944 (1944-05-25) (age 76)
Nationality American
Education Oakland Technical High School
Alma mater Oakland City College
Occupation Actor, puppeteer, director, producer
Years active 1960–present
Spouse(s)
Robin Garsen
(m. 1979; div. 2005)

Victoria Labalme (m. 2011)
Children 4
Frank Oz - 1984
Oz in 1984

Frank Oz (born Frank Richard Oznowicz; May 25, 1944) is an American actor, puppeteer, director and producer. He began his career as a puppeteer, performing the Muppet characters of Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, and Sam Eagle in The Muppet Show; and Cookie Monster, Bert, and Grover in Sesame Street. He is also known for the role of Yoda in the Star Wars series, providing the voice for the character in several films and television series.

His work as a director includes Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), What About Bob? (1991), In & Out (1997), Bowfinger (1999), The Score (2001), Death at a Funeral (2007), and an episode of the US TV series Leverage (2011).


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