Frank Oz

Biography

Earlier in his career Frank Oz was known for his creative collaborations with the famed Jim Henson performing many Muppet characters, including Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and Animal, as well as Bert, Grover, and Cookie Monster. Some of the projects Henson and Oz worked together on included Sesame Street, Saturday Night Live, and The Muppet Show. For his work in television, Oz is the recipient of four Emmy Awards. He has also performed the unforgettable Jedi Master, Yoda, in all of the Star Wars films.

Oz has directed The Dark Crystal (with Jim Henson), The Muppets Take Manhattan, Little Shop of Horrors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Housesitter, What About Bob, Indian in the Cupboard, In and Out, The Score, Bowfinger, Stepford Wives, and Death at a Funeral.

Among his many honors, Oz has been awarded two George Foster Peabody awards, The American Comedy Awards' Creative Achievement Award, The Art Director's Guild award, and three gold and two platinum records.

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