Frank Oz Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Frank Oz Quick Info
Height6 ft 2 in
Weight76 kg
Date of BirthMay 25, 1944
Zodiac SignGemini
SpouseVictoria Labalme

Frank Oz is an American actor, puppeteer, director, and producer who has played Muppet characters of Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, and Sam Eagle in The Muppet Show and Cookie Monster, Bert, and Grover in Sesame Street. He is also known for his roles in shows and movies such as The Blues BrothersThe Dark CrystalKnives Out, Return of the JediLabyrinthInnocent Blood, Inside Out, and Monsters, Inc.

Born Name

Frank Richard Oznowicz

Nick Name

Frank Oz

Frank Oz as seen in a black-and-white picture in 1984
Frank Oz as seen in a black-and-white picture in 1984 (Baltimore Sun / eBay / Public Domain)

Sun Sign

Gemini

Born Place

Hereford, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom

Residence

Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Frank Oz studied at Oakland Technical High School and Oakland City College.

Occupation

Actor, Puppeteer, Director, Producer

Family

  • Father – Isidore Oznowicz (Puppeteer, Window Trimmer)
  • Mother – Frances (née Ghevaert) (Puppeteer)
  • Others – Samuel Oznowicz (Paternal Grandfather), Rebekka/Rebecca Bonettemaker (Paternal Grandmother), Omer Ghevaert (Maternal Grandfather), Maria Josephina Theresia Dierickx-Visschers (Maternal Grandmother), Michelle Oznowicz (Nephew) (Director, Writer), Jenny Oznowicz (Niece)

Manager

Frank Oz is represented by –

  • Oz, Inc., Company, Orinda, Contra Costa County, California, United States
  • Sesame Workshop, Production Company, New York City, New York, United States

Build

Slim

Height

6 ft 2 in or 188 cm

Weight

76 kg or 167.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Frank Oz has dated –

  1. Robin Garsen (1979-2005) – He was previously married to Robin Garsen and they parent 4 children.
  2. Victoria Labalme (2011-Present)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Frank Oz is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent on his father’s side and has Belgian (Flemish) ancestry on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Gray

Eye Color

Blue

Frank Oz pictured at the 38th Annual Saturn Awards 2012
Frank Oz pictured at the 38th Annual Saturn Awards 2012 (The Pop Culture Geek Network / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Wears glasses
  • Sports a mustache
  • Often works in comedies

Brand Endorsements

Frank Oz has done endorsement work for Polaroid One-Step in 1981.

Frank Oz Facts

  1. His parents fought the Nazis with the Dutch Brigades and then shifted to England. Later, the family moved from England when Frank Oz was 6 months old and settled in Belgium for a few years. In 1951, the family moved to Montana, United States.
  2. During his teen years, Frank Oz used to work as an apprentice puppeteer at the amusement park named Children’s Fairyland with the Vagabond Puppets and Lettie Connell served as his mentor.
  3. He was inspired to pursue the path of direction after he watched the Orson Welles film Touch of Evil (1958) and once said, “I think it opened up my view of film — that there’s so much more that could be done. Actually, by breaking so many rules, he allowed other people to say, ‘Hey, I can maybe think of some stuff, too!’ He just opened up the possibilities more for me. That’s what he did.”
  4. Frank Oz served as the director for the 1986 horror comedy musical film, Little Shop of Horrors.
  5. He directed the Oscar-nominated comedy film, In & Out (1997), starring Kevin Kline, Joan CusackBob Newhart, and Tom Selleck.
  6. He has done voiceover work for video games like The Muppet CDROM: Muppets InsideMuppet Monster Adventure, and Muppet RaceMania.

Featured Image by Baltimore Sun / eBay / Public Domain

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