Frank Oz

Lowest Rated: 26% The Stepford Wives (2004)
Birthday: May 25, 1944
Birthplace: Hereford, England, UK
Born in Hereford, England, Frank Oz (born Frank Oznowicz) graduated from California's Oakland City College during 1962 and joined the humans behind Jim Henson's fledgling Muppet group as a puppeteer the following year. He was part of the first-season cast of Saturday Night Live as the Mighty Favag and appeared in The Blues Brothers with John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. After The Muppet Show went on the air in 1976, Oz became vice president of the Henson organization, and was responsible for the portrayals of Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and Animal, among other characters, earning three Emmy Awards for his work on the show. He later served as a producer for The Great Muppet Caper (1980), directed by Henson, with whom he co-directed The Dark Crystal a year later. He later directed The Muppets Take Manhattan in 1984. Two years later, with Henson in the director's chair, Oz was one of the voices in Labyrinth. Moving outside of Henson's orbit, Oz directed the screen version of the musical Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), What About Bob? (1991), and the Kevin Kline vehicle In & Out (1997). He also served as the voice of Yoda in five Star Wars movies: The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones, and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. He helmed the 1999 showbiz satire Bowfinger, and two years later directed Robert De Niro and Marlon Brando in the crime drama The Score. He continued to voice various Muppet characters in a number of projects, but also maintained his directorial career with the comedies The Stepford Wives, and the original Death at a Funeral.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi Yoda $619.2M 2017
100% Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched Director Actor Producer 2017
65% The Great Gilly Hopkins Voice of Cookie Monster 2016
98% Inside Out Subconscious Guard Dave $264.4M 2015
83% I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story Actor $16.8K 2015
No Score Yet Little Shop Of Horrors: A Summer Of Musicals Director 2013
No Score Yet Sesame Street: Elmo And Zoe's Scientific Exploration Actor 2010
No Score Yet Muppets 201: Rarities from the Henson Vault Actor 2009
No Score Yet Sesame Street: Elmo's Animal Adventures Actor 2009
61% Death at a Funeral Director $8.5M 2007
No Score Yet Sesame Street: Elmo's Potty Time Actor 2006
75% Zathura Robot $28.1M 2005
No Score Yet Piggy Banks (Born Killers) Actor 2005
80% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Yoda 2005
No Score Yet Sesame Street: Count it Higher Actor 2005
26% The Stepford Wives Director $59.4M 2004
No Score Yet Sesame Street - Fiesta! Actor 2004
90% It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Sam the Eagle 2002
65% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Yoda $308M 2002
96% Monsters, Inc. Fungus $34.1M 2001
73% The Score Director $70.4M 2001
No Score Yet Sesame Street - Computer Caper Actor 2001
No Score Yet Sesame Street - Let's Eat! Funny Food Songs Actor 2000
77% The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland Grover 1999
81% Bowfinger Director 1999
63% Muppets From Space Miss Piggy/Fozzie Bear/Animal/Sam the Eagle 1999
54% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Yoda $431.1M 1999
No Score Yet Sesame Street: The Great Numbers Game Actor 1998
72% In & Out Director 1997
46% Blues Brothers 2000 Prison Warden 1997
73% Muppet Treasure Island Executive Producer Benjamina Gunn (Miss Piggy) 1996
73% The Indian in the Cupboard Director 1995
No Score Yet Sesame Street - Cookie Monster's Best Bites Actor 1995
No Score Yet The World of Jim Henson Actor 1994
No Score Yet Muppet Classic Theater Actor 1994
No Score Yet Sesame Street - Put Down the Duckie Actor 1994
No Score Yet Sesame Street - Celebrates Around the World Actor 1993
39% Innocent Blood Pathologist 1992
37% Housesitter Director 1992
75% The Muppet Christmas Carol Executive Producer Emily Cratchit (Miss Piggy)/Fozziwig (Fozzie Bear)/Animal 1992
84% What About Bob? Director 1991
No Score Yet The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson Actor 1990
No Score Yet The Muppets at Walt Disney World Actor 1990
No Score Yet Sesame Street - Monster Hits Actor 1990
89% Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Director 1988
No Score Yet A Muppet Family Christmas Actor 1987
No Score Yet Sesame Street - Christmas Eve on Sesame Street Actor 1987
90% Little Shop of Horrors Director 1986
70% Labyrinth The Wiseman 1986
No Score Yet Sesame Street: Learning About Letters Actor 1986
32% Spies Like Us Test Monitor 1985
92% Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird Cookie Monster/Bert/Grover 1985
83% The Muppets Take Manhattan Miss Piggy/Fozzie/Animal Screenwriter Director 1984
86% Trading Places Corrupt Cop 1983
78% The Dark Crystal Director Chamberlain 1982
No Score Yet Return of the Ewok Actor 1982
88% An American Werewolf in London Mr. Collins 1981
76% The Great Muppet Caper Producer Miss Piggy/Fozzie Bear/Animal/Sam the Eagle 1981
No Score Yet The Muppets Go To The Movies Actor 1981
95% Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Yoda $4.6M 1980
83% The Blues Brothers Corrections Officer 1980
88% The Muppet Movie Miss Piggy/Fozzie Bear/Animal/Sam the Eagle 1979
100% Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas Actor 1977
No Score Yet The Muppet Show Actor 1976
No Score Yet The Muppet Musicians of Bremen Actor 1972
No Score Yet The Frog Prince Actor 1972
No Score Yet Sesame Street: Let's Make Music Actor 1969
No Score Yet Hey Cinderella! Actor 1969
No Score Yet The Paperwork Explosion Actor 1967

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet StarTalk
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2012
92% Leverage
2008-2012
Director
  • 2011
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
Voice
  • 2005
100% The Muppet Show
1976-1981
Voice
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977
No Score Yet Muppets Tonight
1998
Voice

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