Thursday, February 22, 2018

Throwback Thursday Interview Special: Frank Oz, the Voice of Cookie Monster, Miss Piggy, Bert, Grover, and Yoda


Frank Oz (born Frank Richard Oznowicz on May 25, 1944) is an English-born American puppeteer, filmmaker and actor.

His career began as a puppeteer, where he performed the 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 being the puppeteer and voice of Yoda in the Star Wars films.

Today we're going back 42 years to 1976, when Oz was interviewed by CBC, the Canadian broadcast channel. Oz showed up at the studio with Cookie Monster and talked about the advantages of being an unrecognized celebrity puppeteer. Today Oz is 73 and lives in New York City.

Enjoy!

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    1. Frank Oz's (Oznowicz) father was Jewish and a Holocaust refugee.

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