Voice actor, actor, film director, puppeteer
Frank Oz (born Frank Richard Oznowicz; born May 25, 1944) is an English-born American film director, puppeteer, and actor who created and performed the Muppet characters Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear along with Jim Henson in The Muppet Show, as well as Cookie Monster, Bert, and...Wikipedia
Born: 25th May, 1944, Hereford, England
Height: 6' 2" (188 cm)
Claim to Fame: Puppeteer for The Muppets
A brave and clever ragtag starship crew stands up against the evil Empire as it tightens its grip on the galaxy and hunts down the last of the Jedi Knights.
I`d like to read a book sometime. I`ve never read a book before. That`d be an adventure. I understand they have pages and everything. Yeah, I`ve got to do that sometime.
If you look at a lot of the pieces on "The Muppet Show" (1976) that came from Jim, there was a tremendous sweetness about them, and that`s unique to Jim. Jim was never wimpy. He had a strength to his sweetness... that was great.
The middle 3 letters of his car's license plate are "PYK", for Piggy, Yoda and Kermit. It is believed to be a coincidence, because it is a standard DMV-issued license plate, not a vanity plate.
Was replaced by John Lithgow in the radio adaptations of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). Lithgow also appeared in the Broadway musical based on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988).