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.
Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is.
[On "The Muppet Show" (1976) head writer, Jerry Juhl]: He was the person responsible really for the heart of the Muppets. He just knew the characters better than anybody else. He was brilliant because he could be funny but not nasty. He always saw the affection between the characters. Nobody else could do that kind of writing... He was THE Muppet writer.
Has directed two of his Star Wars cast mates in otherwise unrelated films: Ian McDiarmid (Palpatine/Darth Sidious) appeared in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) and Terence Stamp (Supreme Chancellor Valorum) appeared in Bowfinger (1999).
His mother was Flemish and his father Dutch.