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    Frank Oz Biography

    Frank Oz is best known as Actor, Puppeteer, Director, Producer who has an estimated Net Worth of $80 Million. Puppeteer and voice actor behind iconic characters such as Yoda, Cookie Monster, and Miss Piggy. He co-directed The Dark Crystal with Jim Henson, then went on to direct the films The Muppets Take Manhattan and Little Shop of Horrors. In 2005, he voiced the robot in the film Zathura. He was born on May 25,1944, Hereford, England. He made acting appearances in a number of films directed by John Landis, including The Blues Brothers, An American Warewolf in London and Trading Places. He was mentored by the acclaimed puppeteer Lettie Connell Schubert and he was inspired to become a filmmaker after seeing the Orson Welles classic Touch of Evil. He directed the 1988 comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Michael Caine and Steve Martin. He married Robin Oz on December 12, 1979, and together they had four children. He married Victoria Labalme in 2011. His zodiac sign is Gemini

    Frank Oz Bio, Wiki

    Best Known ForPuppeteer
    Nick NameFrank
    Full NameFrank Oz
    Birth PlaceHereford, United Kingdom
    ResidenceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States
    EducationFrank Oz studied at Oakland Technical High School and Oakland City College.
    ProfessionActor, Puppeteer, Director, Producer
    ManagerFrank Oz is represented by –
    • Oz, Inc., Company, Orinda, Contra Costa County, California, United States
    • Sesame Workshop, Production Company, New York City, New York, United States
    Family
    • Father – Isidore Oznowicz (Puppeteer, Window Trimmer)
    • Mother – Frances (née Ghevaert) (Puppeteer)
    • Others – Samuel Oznowicz (Paternal Grandfather), Rebekka/Rebecca Bonettemaker (Paternal Grandmother), Omer Ghevaert (Maternal Grandfather), Maria Josephina Theresia Dierickx-Visschers (Maternal Grandmother), Michelle Oznowicz (Nephew) (Director, Writer), Jenny Oznowicz (Niece)
    Build TypeSlim
    NationalityAmerican, British
    Age76 years old
    Date of BirthMay 25, 1944
    Zodiac Sign Gemini
    Height6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m)
    Weight74 kg (163 lbs)
    Sexual OrientationStraight
    Distinctive Features
    • Wears glasses
    • Sports a mustache
    • Often works in comedies
    EthnicityWhite
    Hair ColorGray
    Eye ColorBrown
    Net Worth$80 Million

    Frank Oz Dating, Wife, Girlfriends and Relationships

    Current

    Victoria Labalme (m. 2011)

    Past

    Robin Oz (m. 1979–2005)

    Frank Oz Filmography

    YearFilmRoleNotes
    1979The Muppet MovieFozzie BearMiss PiggySam EagleAnimalMarvin SuggsAdditional charactersPuppeteer/Voice;Also creative consultant
    1980The Blues BrothersCorrections officer
    The Empire Strikes BackYodaPuppeteer/Voice
    1981The Great Muppet CaperFozzie BearMiss PiggySam EagleAnimalAdditional characters
    An American Werewolf in LondonMr. Collins
    1982The Dark CrystalAughraPuppeteer
    1983Superman IIISurgeonDeleted scene
    Return of the JediYodaPuppeteer/Voice
    Trading PlacesBooking cop
    1984The Muppets Take ManhattanFozzie BearMiss PiggySam EagleAnimalBertCookie MonsterOcean Breeze Board memberAdditional characters
    1985Spies Like UsTest proctor
    Sesame Street Presents Follow That BirdBertGroverCookie MonsterPuppeteer/Voice
    1986LabyrinthThe Wiseman
    1991Muppet*Vision 3DMiss PiggyFozzie BearSam EagleAdditional charactersPuppeteer/Voice;Theme park attraction
    1992Innocent BloodPathologist
    The Muppet Christmas CarolFozzie BearMiss PiggySam EagleAnimalAdditional charactersPuppeteer/Voice
    1996Muppet Treasure IslandVoice
    1998Blues Brothers 2000Warden
    1999Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom MenaceYodaPuppeteer/Voice
    Muppets from SpaceFozzie BearMiss PiggySam EagleAnimalAdditional charactersVoice
    The Adventures of Elmo in GrouchlandBertGroverCookie MonsterPuppeteer/Voice
    2001Monsters, Inc.Jeff FungusVoice
    2002Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the ClonesYodaVoice
    2005ZathuraRobotVoice
    Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the SithYodaVoice
    2011Star Tours–The Adventures ContinueVoice;Theme park attraction
    Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's JourneyHimselfDocumentary
    2014I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story
    2015Inside OutSubconscious Guard Dave[46]Voice
    Star Wars: The Force AwakensYoda[47]Voice (archive recording)
    2017Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behindthe Show the Whole World Watched[48]Himself[49]Documentary
    Star Wars: The Last JediYodaPuppeteer/Voice
    2019Knives OutAlan Stevens
    Star Wars: The Rise of SkywalkerYodaVoice

    Frank Oz TV Shows

    YearTitleRoleNotes
    1969–2013Sesame StreetBertGroverCookie MonsterLefty the SalesmanHarvey KneeslapperAdditional charactersPuppeteer/Voice;Regularly until 2001, however, he continued to perform hischaracters a few times a year until 2013.
    1975–1976Saturday Night LiveThe Mighty FavogPuppeteer/Voice The Land of Gorch segments
    1976–1981The Muppet ShowFozzie BearMiss PiggySam EagleAnimalMarvin SuggsGeorge the JanitorAdditional charactersPuppeteer/Voice
    1977Emmet Otter's Jug-Band ChristmasAlice Otter (puppetry)Chuck Stoat (puppetry and voice)Puppeteer/Voice;Television film
    1989–1990The Jim Henson HourMiss PiggyFozzie BearPuppeteer/Voice
    1990The Muppets at Walt Disney WorldMiss PiggyFozzie BearAnimal
    1994Jim Henson's Animal ShowSam EagleVoice;Episode: “Bald Eagle”
    1996–1998Muppets TonightMiss PiggyFozzie BearSam EagleAnimalAdditional charactersPuppeteer/Voice
    1999CinderElmoBertGroverCookie MonsterVoice;Television film
    2015–2016Star Wars RebelsYodaVoice;2 episodes

    Frank Oz Net Worth

    Estimated Net Worth 2020$80 Million
    Income SourcePrimary Income source Puppeteer (profession).

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