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Creator / Frank Oz

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Frank Oz (born Frank Richard Oznowicz; May 25, 1944) is an American film director, actor, voice actor and puppeteer.

He is most famous for his puppetry work in The Muppets and Sesame Street and for animating and voicing Yoda in the Star Wars franchise.

His works

Live-Action Films


  • In and Of Itself, a one-man show by performance artist Derek DelGaudio.

TV Shows

  • He performed Grover, Bert, Cookie Monster and many other characters on Sesame Street from 1969 until 2001, when he stopped being a full-time performer so he could focus on his directing career. Bert and Grover are now performed by Eric Jacobson, and Cookie Monster is performed by David Rudman. He still occasionally returns to perform them.
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  • He originated the roles of Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Sam the Eagle and Marvin Suggs on The Muppet Show, and performed them in numerous other Muppet productions until 2000, when he left to focus on his career as a director. His characters are now played by Eric Jacobson.
  • He reprised his role as Yoda in Star Wars Rebels.

Animated Films

"The Force is strong."
"Wocka Wocka!"


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