Born in Hereford, England, Oz began puppeteering at age 11. He moved to New York in 1963 to join The Muppets. In 1969, he began puppeteering on the famed children's television series Sesame Street. Among the many characters he brought to life, he is best known for Bert, Cookie Monster and Grover. In 1976, he performed on The Muppet Show as a host of characters, including Animal, Fozzie Bear, the delightful Miss Piggy, and Sam the Eagle.
While originally known as a skilled puppeteer, Oz has also become a successful director whose credits include The Dark Crystal (with Jim Henson), The Muppets Take Manhattan, Little Shop of Horrors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, What About Bob?, Housesitter, The Indian in the Cupboard and In & Out. He has received four Emmy awards for his work on television.
Frank Oz Facts
|Birth Name||Frank Oznowicz|
|Birthday||May 25, 1944 (72)|
|Birthplace||Hereford, England, United Kingdom|