Frank Oz Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Abhijeet Modi
Jan 31, 2024 By Abhijeet Modi
Originally Published on May 14, 2022
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Frank Oz is a renowned voice actor and puppeteer who has played some iconic characters.
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About Frank Oz

Frank Oz, or according to his birth name Frank Richard Oznowicz is an England-born actor, director, producer, and puppeteer.
Frank Oz celebrates his birthday on May 25, and his birth year is 1944. Although born in Hereford, Herefordshire in England, Frank Oz's nationality is American.
Richard Frank Oznowicz went to Oakland Technical High School for his high school and then joined Oakland City College for his university course.
Frank Oz's career as a puppeteer by performing muppet characters like Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Marvin Suggs, and Sam Eagle in 'The Muppet Show,' and Cookie Monster, Bert, and Grover in 'Sesame Street.' Frank Oz played one of the most famous roles in 'Star Wars,' Yoda. He lent his voice and even puppeteered Yoda for several different adaptations in Star Wars-like films and television series.
Apart from being a puppeteer, actor, and producer Frank Oz is also an incredibly talented filmmaker and director.  'The Dark Crystal' from 1982, 'The Muppets Take Manhattan' from 1984, 'Little Shop Of Horrors' from 1986, 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' from 1988, 'What About Bob?' from 1991, 'In & Out' from 1997, 'Death At A Funeral' from 2007 are some of the many movies that Frank Oz had directed. He also directed an episode of 'Leverage' a US Television Series from 2011.
Some of his most famous movies include the role of Corrections Officer in 'Blues Brothers,' 'An American Warewolf In London,' Alan Stevens 'Knives Out,' and several others. He has also been a co-director in his career, where he co-directed 'The Dark Crystal' with Jim Henson.
He married Robin Oz in 1979, and they had four children together; then, in 2011, he married Victoria Labalme.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Frank Oz’s net worth?

Frank Oz has a net worth of $80 million, thanks to his success as an actor, director, and puppeteer.

How much does Frank Oz earn per year?

With a net worth of $80 million, it is clear that Frank O'z yearly income is more than humble. But the annual income of Frank Oz is still unknown and is said to be under review.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Frank Oz?

Frank Oz is 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) tall.

How old is Frank Oz?

According to his birthday, which is on May 25, 1944, Frank Oz is currently 78 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Frank Richard Oznowicz was born to two puppeteers, Frances Oznowicz and Isidore Oznowicz, on May 25, 1944, in Hereford, Herefordshire, England. Before Frank Oz was born, his parents fought the Nazis with the Dutch brigades and came to England. However, they left England for Belgium when Frank Oz was just six months old till Oz was five years old.
After that, his family moved to Montana in 1951 before eventually settling in Oakland, California, where Oz was enrolled in Oakland Technical High School and Oakland City College. During Frank Oz's teenage years, he worked as an apprentice puppeteer at Children's Fairyland. He worked with vagabond puppets during that time. It was a productive part of the Oakland Recreation Department. The cherry on top was that Lettie Connell was Frank Oz's mentor there.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Frank Oz’s partner?

Frank Oz was married to Robin Garsen first. They got married in 1979; however, sadly, their relationship ended with a divorce in 2005.

A few years later, he remarried Victoria Labalme in 2011. He has four sons born out of his relationship with both women.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Frank Oz is a highly talented actor, director, and puppeteer. Frank Oz is best known for being a puppeteer above everything. He is also an actor, a voice actor, a director, and a filmmaker. One of his best works came to be considered to be Yoda from the 'Star Wars' series.
Frank Oz worked with Jim Henson's muppets. This is the most famous and well-known bit of information. While working with the vagabond puppets at the Children's Fairyland of Oakland, Frank Oz came across Henson. With Henson, Frank Oz came to New York at the age of 19 and started to work for the Muppets in 1963.
Frank Oz leaned toward directing and filmmaking when he saw Orson Welles's film 'Touch Of Evil' back in 1958.

Charity Work

Details on his charity work are unavailable.

What awards has Frank Oz won?

He was awarded the News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Children's Programming for 'Sesame Street' in 1974. He got Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Programming for 'Sesame Street' in 1976. He also received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series for 'The Muppet Show' in 1978. He was also awarded the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Children's Programming for 'Sesame Street' in 1979.

Frank Oz’s Hobbies And Interests

Frank Oz has a keen interest in his craft of acting and direction. He is also extremely fond of his skills as a puppeteer.

Other Interesting Frank Oz Facts And Trivia

  • Frank Oz had lived in England for nine extensive years before moving to Manhattan in 2012.
  • He played the role of the lawyer in the critically acclaimed movie 'Knives Out' in 2019.
  • Frank Oz was born in Hereford, Herefordshire, England, on May 25, 1944, to Frances Oznowicz and Isidore Oznowicz.
  • They were both puppeteers and therefore inspired Frank Oz to follow their line of profession as well.

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Frank Oz Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Frank Richard Oznowicz

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188 cm

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Actor, Director, Producer, Puppeteer


Oakland City College

Net Worth



Victoria Labalme


Frances Oznowicz, Isidore Oznowicz
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