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Frank is of mixed heritage; his parents evaded the Nazis invasion in Netherland, as his father was Polish-Jewish and his mother was Flemish. Six months after Frank`s birth, he and his family moved to Belgium, where they lived until Frank turned five. After that they moved to Montana in the USA, and eventually found their place in Oakland, California. He went to the Oakland Technical High School and after matriculation enrolled at Oakland City College. His parents were both puppeteers, and he continued the tradition, working as an apprentice puppeteer at Children’s Fairyland for a while, before he joined Jim Henson in the Muppets and Sesame Street, creating several characters such as Fozzie Bear, Animal, Sam Eagle and Miss Piggy in “The Muppet Show”, while on “Sesame Street” he created Cookie Monster, Grover and Bert. The popularity and long lasting of these two shows increased Frank`s net worth by a large margin, as he has been involved in the majority of the “The Muppet Show” and “Sesame Street” films, TV series, and TV specials.

Apart from being known as a puppet muster, Frank is also known as the voice of the Jedi Master Yoda in George Lucas` “Star Wars” franchise, having given voice to the character since “Star Wars: Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back” in 1980, in every subsequent film, TV series and animated series as well, which has also increased his net worth by a large margin.

Frank is also a director; his first film came out in 1982, entitled “The Dark Crystal”, starring Jim Henson and Kathryn Mullen, and in 1984 he directed the “The Muppets Take Manhattan”. Two years later he directed the Oscar-nominated “Little Shop of Horrors” (1986) with Rick Moranis and Ellen Greene in lead roles, and continued successfully with the comedy “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”, starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine. Through his entire career as a director, Frank`s movies have been a success in every category; some of his other films include “What About Bob” (1991) featuring Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss, “The Indian in the Cupboard” (1995), “Bowfinger” (1999), “The Score” with Robert De Niro, Edward Norton and Marlon Brando, and “Death at a Funeral” (2007), all of which increased his net worth by a large margin.

Thanks to his skills, Frank has won numerous prestigious nominations and awards, including a Primetime Emmy Award in the category Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series for “The Muppet Show”, and three Daytime Emmy Awards for “Sesame Street”. Furthermore, he received a Creative Achievement Award from American Comedy Awards, and Life Career Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.

Regarding his personal life, Frank has been married to Victoria Labalme since 2011. Previously he was married to Robin Oz from 1979 until 1994, and the couple has four children.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Frank Oz
  • Net Worth: $20 Million
  • Date Of Birth: May 25, 1944
  • Place Of Birth: Hereford, Herefordshire, England
  • Height: 1.88 m
  • Profession: Production Manager
  • Education: Laney College
  • Nationality: American, English
  • Spouse: Victoria Labalme (m. 2011), Robin Oz (m. 1979–1994)
  • Parents: Frances Oznowicz, Isidore Oznowicz
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000568/
  • Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/frank-oz-mn0000144002
  • Awards: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy-Variety Or Music Program, ADG’s Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award
  • Nominations: Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, BFCA Critics’ Choice Award for Best Digital Acting Performance
  • Movies: The Dark Crystal, The Empire Strikes Back, Little Shop of Horrors, The Muppets Take Manhattan, The Muppet Movie, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Death at a Funeral, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, What About Bob?, Star Wars: Episode III – Reven…
  • TV Shows: Play with Me Sesame, Muppets Tonight, The Jim Henson Hour, Little Muppet Monsters, The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together, Sesame Unpaved

Quotes

  • I’m not making art, I think that’s too highfalutin’. I’m just doing my best. Someone else can tell me whether it’s art or not. In the meantime, I just want everyone else to enjoy it.
  • [on improvisation in “Death on a Funeral”] Are you kidding? Every movie I do – from Brando and DeNiro to “Funeral” – is improvised. I’ve worked with some great scripts, including “Funeral,” but improvisation really brings people together. I have to be flexible enough to bring life to a movie in that way.
  • [on Little Shop of Horrors (1986)] Howard Ashman gave me the best advice of anybody ever, regarding directing this kind of a movie. He said, “Frank, this is supposed to be stupid.” And it was the best advice. He said, “My tongue was firmly in my cheek when I wrote this.”
  • (On Touch of Evil) 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.
  • [About the fame of Miss Piggy]: I wouldn’t like to be that famous, I value my privacy. Mind you, Miss Piggy enjoys every moment of it. If it were not for me, she would spend all her time in the limelight.
  • [on The Muppet Show (1976) head writer, Jerry Juhl]: He was the person responsible really for the heart of the Muppets. He just knew the characters better than anybody else. He was brilliant because he could be funny but not nasty. He always saw the affection between the characters. Nobody else could do that kind of writing… He was THE Muppet writer.
  • [on Jim Henson]: He envisioned a world where bears could tell jokes, chickens could sing, pigs could be stars and they all could ride bicycles.
  • If you look at a lot of the pieces on The Muppet Show (1976) that came from Jim, there was a tremendous sweetness about them, and that’s unique to Jim. Jim was never wimpy. He had a strength to his sweetness… that was great.

Facts

  • He worked with James Earl Jones in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) and his father Robert Earl Jones in Trading Places (1983).
  • Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Joan Cusack in In & Out (1997).
  • Collaborated five times with composer Miles Goodman: Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), What About Bob? (1991), HouseSitter (1992) and The Indian in the Cupboard (1995). However, Goodman’s score to The Indian in the Cupboard (1995) became unused and replaced by a score composed by Randy Edelman.
  • His father, Isidore Oznowicz, was of Polish Jewish background. His mother, Frances (Ghevaert), was of Belgian (Flemish) descent.
  • 1961: Met Jim Henson in Asilomar, California.
  • One of his first performing duties for The Muppet Show (1976) was performing Rowlf’s right hand on The Jimmy Dean Show (1963).
  • Was replaced by John Lithgow in the radio adaptations of Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983). Lithgow also appeared in the Broadway musical based on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988).
  • Has directed two of his Star Wars castmates in otherwise unrelated films: Ian McDiarmid (Palpatine/Darth Sidious) appeared in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) and Terence Stamp (Supreme Chancellor Valorum) appeared in Bowfinger (1999).
  • Attended Jim Henson’s funeral.
  • Though Yoda only appears in two episodes of the original Star Wars trilogy, Oz managed to make three movies with Carrie Fisher by appearing with her in The Blues Brothers (1980), the same year that Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) was released. Then, in addition to working with Princess Leia’s on-screen mother, Natalie Portman in all three prequels, he also directed Carrie Fisher’s real-life mother, Debbie Reynolds, in In & Out (1997).
  • Uncle of Michelle Oznowicz and Jenny Oznowicz.
  • The Muppet Show (1976) character “Fozzie Bear” is actually not named after Frank Oz, as is widely believed. “Fozzie Bear” is named after The Muppet Show (1976) builder Faz Fazakas.
  • Is a recipient of the prestigious Connor Award, given by the brothers of the Phi Alpha Tau fraternity based out of Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also an honourary brother of the fraternity.
  • The middle three letters of his car’s license plate are “PYK”, for Piggy, Yoda and Kermit. It is believed to be a coincidence, because it is a standard DMV-issued license plate, not a vanity plate.
  • Often works with Steve Martin (The Muppet Movie (1979), Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), HouseSitter (1992), Bowfinger (1999)).
  • Has appeared in many of director John Landis’ films as a good luck charm of sorts. He did not appear in Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) and Landis had plenty of bad luck during that film. In Trading Places (1983), he plays a cop taking an inventory of Dan Aykroyd’s personal items, ironically reprising his role from The Blues Brothers (1980), where he took an inventory of the other Blues Brother’s personal items, John Belushi, as Belushi was being freed from jail. He later went on to play the warden in Blues Brothers 2000.

Trademarks

  • Performer of such puppets as Yoda, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Grover, Animal
  • His films tend to be comedies

Filmography

Actor
Title Year Status Character
The Great Muppet Caper 1981 Miss Piggy
Fozzie Bear
Animal
… (voice)
The Muppets Go to the Movies 1981 TV Movie Fozzie Bear
Miss Piggy
Sam the Eagle (voice)
The Muppet Show 1976-1981 TV Series Fozzie Bear
Miss Piggy
Animal
Muppet Side Splitter 1981 Short Grump (voice)
The Blues Brothers 1980 Corrections Officer
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back 1980 Yoda (voice)
John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together 1979 TV Movie Fozzie Bear
Miss Piggy
Animal
… (voice)
The Muppet Movie 1979 Miss Piggy
Fozzie Bear
Animal
… (voice)
Muppet Breaker Upper 1979 Short Grump / Gorilla (voice)
Muppet Gimme a Break 1979 Short Grump (voice)
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street 1978 TV Movie Bert
Cookie Monster
Grover (voice)
International Festival of Animation 1977 TV Series Grover (1977) (voice, uncredited)
Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas 1977 TV Movie Chuck (voice)
Isabella and the Magic Brush 1976 Short voice
Julie Andrews: One to One 1975 TV Movie The Prince of Phumph / Marvin (voice)
Muppets No-Nonsense Show 1975 TV Movie voice
The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence 1975 TV Movie Animal
Sam the Eagle
Theodore Roosevelt
… (voice)
Muppet Picker Upper 1975 Short Sam the Eagle (voice)
Out to Lunch 1974 TV Movie Bert
Cookie Monster
Grover (voice)
The Muppets Valentine Show 1974 TV Movie Rufus / George the Janitor / Male Koozebanian / … (voice)
Tales from Muppetland: The Muppet Musicians of Bremen 1972 TV Movie Leroy the Donkey (Assistant) / Rat (voice)
Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince 1971 TV Movie Gawain
Robin the Frog (assistant) (voice)
The Great Santa Claus Switch 1970 TV Movie Thig / Skippity / Hoppity / … (voice)
Hey Cinderella! 1969 TV Movie Splurge / Stepsister #1 (voice)
Sesame Street Pitch Reel 1969 Short Scoop
Beautiful Day Monster (voice)
Our Place 1967 TV Series Cookie Monster (1967)
Coffee Break Machine 1967 Short The Monster (voice)
The Paperwork Explosion 1967 Short
Time Piece 1965 Short Messenger boy (as Frank Oznowicz)
The Jimmy Dean Show 1963 TV Series Rowlf the Dog (assistant) (1963-1966)
Star Wars: Rebels 2014-2016 TV Series Yoda
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens 2015 Yoda (voice, uncredited)
The Great Gilly Hopkins 2015 Cookie Monster (voice)
Inside Out 2015/I Subconscious Guard Dave (voice)
Sesame Street 1969-2014 TV Series Bert
Grover
Cookie Monster
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue 2011 Short Yoda (voice)
Children in Need 2007 TV Series Miss Piggy
The Muppets on ‘The Muppets’ 2007 Video short Miss Piggy
Fozzie Bear
Animal (voice)
Star Wars at 30 2007 TV Movie Yoda (voice)
Elmo’s Potty Time 2006 Video Grover (voice)
Guess That Shape and Color 2006 Video short
Zathura: A Space Adventure 2005 Robot (voice)
Elmo Visits the Doctor 2005 Video
Avenue of the Stars: 50 Years of ITV 2005 TV Special Miss Piggy
Sesame Street: All-Star Alphabet 2005 Video Grover
Cookie Monster (voice)
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith 2005 Yoda (voice)
Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On 2004 TV Movie Cookie Monster
Bert
Grover
Play with Me Sesame 2002 TV Series Bert
Grover
Cookie Monster
… (voice)
Elmo Visits the Firehouse 2002 Video short Cookie Monster (voice)
Elmo’s World: Flowers, Bananas & More 2002 Video
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones 2002 Yoda (voice)
Monsters, Inc. 2001 Fungus (voice)
Muppet Monster Adventure 2000 Video Game Miss Piggy
Fozzie Bear
Animal
… (voice)
Muppet Race Mania 2000 Video Game Miss Piggy
Fozzie
Animal
… (voice)
Cinderelmo 1999 TV Movie Bert
Grover
Cookie Monster (voice)
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland 1999 Bert
Grover
Cookie Monster (voice)
Muppets from Space 1999 Miss Piggy
Fozzie Bear
Animal
… (voice)
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 1999 Yoda (voice)
A Brief History of Motion Pictures 1998 Short Cookie Monster / Marshall Grover / Bert (voice)
Muppets Tonight 1996-1998 TV Series Miss Piggy
Fozzie Bear
Sam the Eagle
Blues Brothers 2000 1998 Warden
The Best of Kermit on Sesame Street 1998 Video short Grover (voice)
123 Count with Me 1997 Video short voice
Elmo Says Boo 1997 Short Bert (voice)
Elmo Saves Christmas 1996 Video Cookie Monster
Grover (voice)
Muppets Treasure Island 1996 Video Game Miss Piggy
Fozzie Bear
Sam the Eagle
… (voice)
Muppet Treasure Island 1996 Miss Piggy
Fozzie Bear
Sam the Eagle
… (voice)
The Muppet CDROM: Muppets Inside 1996 Video Game Fozzie Bear
Miss Piggy
Animal
… (voice)
Sesame Street: Cookie Monster’s Best Bites 1995 Video Cookie Monster (voice)
Animal Show 1994 TV Series Sam the Eagle
Everything Went Wrong 1994 Short Voiceover
Muppet Classic Theater 1994 Video Miss Piggy
Fozzie Bear (Emperor) (voice)
Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration 1993 TV Movie Bert
Grover
Cookie Monster (voice)
Sesame Songs: Sing-Along Earth Songs 1993 Video short Grover
Cookie Monster
Bert (voice)
Holiday Greetings from ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 1992 TV Movie Miss Piggy (voice)
The Muppet Christmas Carol 1992 Miss Piggy as Emily Cratchit
Fozzie Bear as Fozziewig
Sam the Eagle as Headmaster of Junior High Graduates
… (voice)
Innocent Blood 1992 Pathologist
Muppet*vision 3-D 1991 Short Miss Piggy
Fozzie Bear
Sam the Eagle
… (voice)
Big Bird’s Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake 1991 TV Movie Cookie Monster
Grover (voice)
Sesame Street: Elmo’s Sing-Along Guessing Game 1991 Video Grover (voice)
Sesame Street Home Video Visits the Hospital 1990 Video short Cookie Monster (voice, uncredited)
Disneyland’s 35th Anniversary Special 1990 TV Movie Miss Piggy (voice)
Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color 1990 TV Series Miss Piggy
Fozzie Bear
Animal
Sesame Songs: Monster Hits! 1990 Video short Cookie Monster
Grover (voice)
Sesame Songs: Rock & Roll 1990 Video short Grover
Bert (voice)
The Jim Henson Hour 1989 TV Series Fozzie Bear
Miss Piggy
Bert
Sesame Street, Special 1988 TV Movie Bert
Grover
Cookie Monster (voice)
Dolly 1987-1988 TV Series Miss Piggy
Hey, You’re as Funny as Fozzie Bear 1988 Video Fozzie Bear (voice)
Muppet Madness 1988 Video short Animal
Fozzie Bear (voice)
A Muppet Family Christmas 1987 TV Movie Fozzie Bear
Animal
Miss Piggy
… (voice)
Alive from Off Center 1987 TV Series Bert
Inner Tube 1987 TV Short Miss Piggy (voice)
Learning to Add and Subtract 1987 Video short Bert / Cookie Monster (voice)
Muppet Breakaway 1987 Video short Grump (voice)
Muppet Coffee Break 1987 Video short Grump (voice)
Labyrinth 1986 The Wiseman
Learning About Numbers 1986 Video short Grover / Fat Blue Tarnish Brother (voice)
The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years 1986 TV Movie Fozzie Bear
Miss Piggy
Sam the Eagle
… (voice)
Muppet Video: Rowlf’s Rhapsodies with the Muppets 1985 Video Fozzie Bear
Miss Piggy (voice)
Great Performances 1985 TV Series Miss Piggy
Spies Like Us 1985 Test Monitor
Jim Henson’s Little Muppet Monsters 1985 TV Series Fozzie Bear
Follow That Bird 1985 Cookie Monster
Bert
Grover (voice)
Anne Murray: The Sounds of London 1985 TV Movie Miss Piggy (voice)
Five Sesame Street Stories 1985 Video short Grover
Bert (voice, uncredited)
Fozzie’s Muppet Scrapbook 1985 Video Fozzie Bear
Miss Piggy (voice)
Muppet Lift Off 1985 Video short Grump (voice)
Muppet Perk-Up 1985 Short Grump
Kent (voice)
Muppet Video: Muppet Moments 1985 Video Fozzie Bear
Miss Piggy
Animal
… (voice)
Muppet Video: Muppet Treasures 1985 Video Fozzie Bear
Miss Piggy
Animal
Muppet Video: The Kermit and Piggy Story 1985 Video Miss Piggy (voice)
Three Sesame Street Stories 1985 Video short Cookie Monster (voice, uncredited)
The Muppets Take Manhattan 1984 Miss Piggy
Fozzie
Animal
… (voice)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1979-1984 TV Series Miss Piggy
Fozzie Bear
Animal
Don’t Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art 1983 TV Movie Bert
Cookie Monster
Grover (voice)
Superman III 1983 Brain Surgeon (scenes deleted)
Trading Places 1983 Corrupt Cop
Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi 1983 Yoda (voice)
Big Bird in China 1983 TV Movie Bert
Cookie Monster
Grover (voice)
Muppet Breakthrough 1983 Video short Grump
Return of the Ewok 1982 Video short Yoda (voice)
The Dark Crystal 1982 Aughra, a Keeper Of Secrets (performer)
Chamberlain (performer)
The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show 1982 TV Movie Miss Piggy
Fozzie Bear
Animal (voice)
An American Werewolf in London 1981 Mr. Collins
Miss Piggy
Miscellaneous
Title Year Status Character
Muppets Tonight 1996 TV Series executive consultant – 3 episodes
A Muppet Family Christmas 1987 TV Movie puppeteer
Little Shop of Horrors 1986 ADR voice – uncredited
The Muppets Go to the Movies 1981 TV Movie creative consultant
The Muppet Show TV Series creative consultant – 56 episodes, 1978 – 1981 muppet creative consultant – 40 episodes, 1976 – 1978 special muppet material – 1 episode, 1976
The Muppet Movie 1979 creative consultant
The Muppets Go Hollywood 1979 TV Special creative consultant
Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas 1977 TV Movie muppet creative consultant
Tales from Muppetland: The Muppet Musicians of Bremen 1972 TV Movie additional muppet performer
The Land of Tinkerdee 1964 TV Movie puppets – as Frank Oznowicz
Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character
Atop the Fourth Wall 2015 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Nostalgia Critic 2010 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Muppets from Space 1999 performer: “Camptown Races” – uncredited
Muppets Tonight 1996-1998 TV Series performer – 2 episodes
Muppet Treasure Island 1996 performer: “Shiver My Timbers”, “Sailing for Adventure”, “Cabin Fever”, “Professional Pirate”, “Boom Shakalaka” uncredited, “Love Led Us Here”
Muppet Classic Theater 1994 Video performer: “Show Me Some Respect”, “The Midas Touch”
Sesame Songs: Sing-Along Earth Songs 1993 Video short performer: “Keep the Park Clean for the Pigeons” 1989 – uncredited
The Muppet Christmas Carol 1992 performer: “Scrooge”, “It Feels Like Christmas”, “Bless Us All”, “Finale – When Love Is Found / It Feels Like Christmas”
Sesame Street 1969-1990 TV Series performer – 4 episodes
Sesame Street, Special 1988 TV Movie performer: “Granada”
Dolly 1987-1988 TV Series performer – 2 episodes
Count It Higher: Great Music Videos from Sesame Street 1988 Video short performer: “The Ten Commandments of Health”
The Best of Ernie and Bert 1988 Video short performer: “The National Association of ‘W’ Lovers”
Sesame Street: Bedtime Stories and Songs 1986 Video short performer: “If Moon Was Cookie” 1982, “Imagination” 1972 – uncredited
Little Shop of Horrors 1986 performer: “The Meek Shall Inherit”
The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years 1986 TV Movie performer: “The Rainbow Connection”, “C Is For Cookie”, “Mahna Mahna”
I’m Glad I’m Me 1986 Video performer: “Me Gotta Be Blue”
Learning About Letters 1986 Video short performer: “C Is For Cookie”, “La La La”, “Mmm Monster Meal”
Follow That Bird 1985 performer: “Ain’t No Road Too Long”, “Upside Down World”
The Muppets Take Manhattan 1984 performer: “Together Again”, “Saying Goodbye”, “I’m Gonna Always Love You”, “William Tell Overture”, “Right Where I Belong”, “Somebody’s Getting Married”, “Waiting for the Wedding”, “He’ll Make Me Happy”, “The Ceremony”, “Saying Goodbye / Together Again Closing Medley”
Don’t Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art 1983 TV Movie performer: “Don’t Eat the Pictures”, “I Want to Be Your Friend”
The Great Muppet Caper 1981 performer: “Hey a Movie!”, “Happiness Hotel”, “Steppin’ Out With A Star”, “The First Time It Happens”, “Couldn’t We Ride”, “Finale: Hey A Movie! / The First Time It Happens”
The Muppet Show TV Series 1 episode, 1977 performer – 58 episodes, 1976 – 1980 writer – 3 episodes, 1976 – 1978
The Muppet Movie 1979 performer: “Movin’ Right Along”, “Can You Picture That”, “Never Before, Never Again”, “America The Beautiful”, “I’m Going To Go Back There Someday”, “Finale: The Magic Store”
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1979 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street 1978 TV Movie performer: “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
The Jimmy Dean Show 1964 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Director
Title Year Status Character
Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched 2017 Documentary
Leverage 2011 TV Series 1 episode
Death at a Funeral 2007
The Stepford Wives 2004
The Funkhousers 2002 TV Movie
The Score 2001
Bowfinger 1999
In & Out 1997
The Indian in the Cupboard 1995
HouseSitter 1992
What About Bob? 1991
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 1988
Little Shop of Horrors 1986
Learning About Numbers 1986 Video short segment “Ball on Toy Rollercoaster”, uncredited
The Muppets Take Manhattan 1984
The Dark Crystal 1982
Producer
Title Year Status Character
Muscle 2016 Short executive producer
Muppet Treasure Island 1996 executive producer
The Muppet Christmas Carol 1992 executive producer
The Great Muppet Caper 1981 producer
Writer
Title Year Status Character
The Muppets Take Manhattan 1984 screenplay by
Cinematographer
Title Year Status Character
Run, Run 1965 Short
Thanks
Title Year Status Character
Sleepwalk with Me 2012 the filmmakers wish to thank
Death at a Funeral 2010 special thanks
A Perfect World: The Making of ‘The Stepford Wives’ 2004 Video documentary short special thanks
Stepford: A Definition 2004 Video documentary short special thanks
Stepford: The Architects 2004 Video documentary short special thanks
The Stepford Husbands 2004 Video documentary short special thanks
The Stepford Wives 2004 Video documentary short special thanks
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy 2004 Video documentary special thanks
Muppets from Space 1999 special thanks
Lights, Camera, Magic 1995 TV Movie special thanks
Self
Title Year Status Character
Piper’s Picks TV 2015 TV Series Himself – Guest
In Their Own Words 2015 TV Series Himself – Friend & Muppet Performer
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steve Martin 2015 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
In Confidence 2014 TV Series documentary Himself – Guest
I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story 2014 Documentary Himself
The Colbert Report 2012 TV Series Himself – Guest
Episode V: Crew and Cast Interviews 2011 Video documentary short Himself
Today 2011 TV Series Himself
The View 2008 TV Series Himself
Loose Women 2007 TV Series Miss Piggy
Tavis Smiley 2007 TV Series Himself
Greatest Ever Comedy Movies 2006 TV Movie Himself
Treasures Untold: The Making of Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ 2006 Video documentary Himself
Greatest Ever Blockbuster Movies 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Best Ever Muppet Moments 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Biography 2001-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Best Ever Christmas Films 2005 TV Movie documentary Miss Piggy (voice, as Miss Piggy)
The 100 Greatest Family Films 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Star Wars: Feel the Force 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
A Perfect World: The Making of ‘The Stepford Wives’ 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Stepford: A Definition 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Stepford: The Architects 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The Stepford Husbands 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The Stepford Wives 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Rove Live 2004 TV Series Himself
When Star Wars Ruled the World 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy 2004 Video documentary Himself – ‘Yoda’
The 100 Greatest Musicals 2003 TV Movie documentary Miss Piggy (voice)
2003 MTV Movie Awards 2003 TV Special Himself / Yoda (voice)
Films Are Not Released, They Escape 2002 Video documentary Himself
From Puppets to Pixels: Digital Characters in ‘Episode II’ 2002 Video documentary Himself
I Love Muppets 2002 TV Special Himself
The Beginning: Making ‘Episode I’ 2001 Video documentary Himself
Making ‘The Score’ 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Top Ten 2001 TV Series documentary Miss Piggy
Breakfast 2001 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Big Breakfast 2001 TV Series Himself
The Stories Behind the Making of ‘The Blues Brothers’ 1998 Video documentary Himself
Elmopalooza! 1998 TV Special Bert
Cookie Monster
Grover (voice)
Moving Image Salutes Goldie Hawn 1997 TV Movie Himself – Speaker
The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1996 TV Special Miss Piggy (voice)
Showbiz Today 1995 TV Series Himself
Great Performances 1994 TV Series Himself / Muppet Performer
All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! 1994 TV Special Bert
Grover (voice)
Larry King Live 1993-1994 TV Series Miss Piggy
Animal
Himself – Guest
Sesame Street Stays Up Late! 1993 TV Special Bert
Grover
Cookie Monster
… (voice)
American Masters 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
Miss Piggy
Fozzie Bear
… (voice)
Sing! Sesame Street Remembers Joe Raposo and His Music 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sesame Street: 20 and Still Counting 1989 TV Special Bert
Grover
Cookie Monster (voice)
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross 1987 TV Series Himself
The 3rd Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame Awards 1986 TV Special Himself
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 1984 TV Special Cookie Monster
Bert
Grover (voice)
The Making of ‘The Muppets Take Manhattan’ 1984 TV Movie documentary Himself – Director
Miss Piggy
Animal
… (voice)
Henson’s Place 1984 TV Movie documentary Himself – Performer / Miss Piggy
From ‘Star Wars’ to ‘Jedi’: The Making of a Saga 1983 TV Movie documentary Himself / Yoda
Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi 1983 TV Movie documentary Himself / Yoda
Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and the Muppets 1983 TV Special Miss Piggy
Fozzie Bear
Animal (voice)
The World of ‘The Dark Crystal’ 1983 TV Movie documentary Himself
I Love Liberty 1982 TV Special Miss Piggy
Fozzie Bear (voice, as The Muppets)
Night of 100 Stars 1982 TV Special Miss Piggy (voice)
Of Muppets and Men: The Making of ‘The Muppet Show’ 1981 TV Movie documentary Himself / Miss Piggy
SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back 1980 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Orson Welles Show 1979 TV Movie Himself
Fozzie Bear
Animal
The Mike Douglas Show 1979 TV Series Himself
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1979 TV Special Miss Piggy (voice, as Miss Piggy)
The Muppets Go Hollywood 1979 TV Special Animal
Fozzie Bear
Miss Piggy
… (voice)
Parkinson 1979 TV Series Fozzie Bear
Happy Birthday, Bob 1978 TV Special Miss Piggy (voice)
The Bob Hope All Star Christmas Comedy Special 1977 TV Special Miss Piggy
Fozzie Bear (voice)
The Cry of a Hurting World… I’m Hungry! 1977 TV Movie documentary Himself
Herb Alpert and the TJB 1974 TV Special Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1974 TV Series Himself / Muppet Character
Julie on Sesame Street 1973 TV Special Bert
Cookie Monster
Grover (voice)
The Dick Cavett Show 1971 TV Series Himself – Bert / Cookie Monster / Grover
Evening at Pops 1971 TV Series documentary Cookie Monster
The Muppets on Puppets 1970 TV Movie documentary Himself – Puppeteer
Wilson’s Meats Meeting Film #1 1965 Short Himself
Wilson’s Meats Meeting Film #2 1965 Short Himself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
A Current Affair 2011 TV Series Miss Piggy
Fozzie Bear
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey 2011 Documentary Himself
Cinemassacre’s Monster Madness 2009 TV Series documentary Mr. Collins / Miss Piggy
Muppets 201: Rarities from the Henson Vault 2009 Documentary Fozzie Bear
Miss Piggy
20 to 1 2006-2009 TV Series documentary Animal
Fozzie Bear
Miss Piggy
Let Loose… The Very Best of ‘Loose Women’ 2008 Video Miss Piggy
Plaza Sésamo: ¡A mi me gusta contar! 2008 Video Cookie Monster
Grover
Plaza Sésamo: Canta, canta, canta más! 2008 Video Cookie Monster
Grover
A Company of Players 2008 Video documentary short Himself / Bobbity / Fozzie Bear / … (uncredited)
5 Second Movies 2008 TV Series Yoda
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga 2007 Video Game Yoda (uncredited)
Sesame Street 1993-2007 TV Series Bert
Cookie Monster
Grover
Reflections of ‘The Dark Crystal’ 2007 Video documentary short Himself (uncredited)
A Sesame Street Christmas Carol 2006 Video Bert
World of Robin Hood 2006 TV Movie documentary Fozzie Bear (uncredited)
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy 2006 Video Game Yoda (uncredited)
Plaza Sésamo: Lola aventuras 2006 Video Grover
Kermit: A Frog’s Life 2005 Video short Miss Piggy
Fozzie Bear
Motorcycle Guy (uncredited)
Science of Star Wars 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary
Lego Star Wars: The Video Game 2005 Video Game Yoda (uncredited)
Sesame Street: A Celebration of Me, Grover 2004 Video Grover
Muppets Magic from ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 2003 Video Himself
The Muppet Christmas Carol: Frogs, Pigs and Humbug – Unwrapping a New Holiday Classic 2002 Video documentary short Miss Piggy (uncredited)
Sesame Street: Computer Caper 2002 Video Muppet Performer
Sesame Street Unpaved 1999 TV Movie documentary Grover
Scoop
The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998 TV Special Animal (uncredited)
Muppets Tonight 1997 TV Series Animal
Miss Piggy
Fozzie Bear
Sing Yourself Sillier at the Movies 1997 Video short
The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1997 TV Special Miss Piggy (uncredited)
Kids’ Guide to Life: Learning to Share 1996 Video short Grover
Cookie Monster
Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television 1996 TV Special documentary Fozzie Bear
Do the Alphabet 1996 Video short Cookie Monster / Green
It’s Not Easy Being Green 1994 Video short Miss Piggy
Fozzie Bear
Animal
Oscar’s Greatest Moments 1992 Video documentary Miss Piggy
Entertainment Tonight 1990 TV Series Miss Piggy
Bert
Cookie Monster
Sing Yourself Silly! 1990 Video short
Count It Higher: Great Music Videos from Sesame Street 1988 Video short Muppet Performer
The Best of Ernie and Bert 1988 Video short Bert
Sing Along 1987 Video short Bert
Grover
Sesame Street: Bedtime Stories and Songs 1986 Video short Bert
Grover
Cookie Monster
Getting Ready to Read 1986 Video short Grover
Bert
Cookie Monster
I’m Glad I’m Me 1986 Video Bert
Cookie Monster
Grover
Learning About Letters 1986 Video short Cookie Monster
Bert
Grover
Muppet Babies 1985 TV Series Fozzie Bear
Miss Piggy
Childrens Songs and Stories with the Muppets 1985 Video Miss Piggy
Animal
Marvin Suggs
Muppet Video: Country Music with the Muppets 1985 Video Animal
Miss Piggy
Gogolala Jubilee Jugband Guitar Player
Muppet Video: Gonzo Presents Muppet Weird Stuff 1985 Video
Muppet Video: Rock Music with the Muppets 1985 Video Animal

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