Birth Place:Hereford, Herefordshire, England
Full Name:Frank Richard Oznowicz
Date of Birth:May 25, 1944
Occupation:Actor, director, puppeteer
About Frank Richard Oznowicz
Frank Oz is involved in multiple arenas in the entertainment business. He has been an actor, a director and most importantly, as voice artist. His net worth has been valued at $20 Million as of March 2012. He has given voice overs for the Muppets like Fozzy Bear, Miss Piggy and many others, to the puppet Yoda, the Jedi master, in the Star Wars Franchise.
He has done voiceovers in more than 75 Muppet movies. He has directed movies like “Dirty, Rotten Scoundrel” with Steve Martin and “What about Bob”. The first time he had directed was along with Jim Henson, his collaborator for a long time. They directed the movie “The Dark Crystal”. His first independent movie as a director was “Little Shop of Horrors”. The last movie he directed was “The Death at a Funeral”.
Frank has acted in quite a few movies too. His famous films include An American Werewolf in London, The Blues Brothers, and Innocent Blood. Most of these movies have been directed by John Landis. He has also acted in the different movies made by Jim Henson on the Muppets. But Frank’s wealth mainly comes through his voice over work for the Muppets and the Star Wars franchisee.
Oz was born in Hereford in England. His parents and he too moved to California’s Oakland when he was only six years old. He was born as Richard Frank Oznowicz. He has been married twice. His first wife was Robin Oz. They separated in 2005. His second spouse is Victoria Labalme.
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