For other uses, see Oz (disambiguation).

Frank Oz (born Frank Richard Oznowicz[1] on May 25, 1944) is an English-American actor, puppeteer and director, best known as the puppeteer for and original voice of Yoda. Outside of Star Wars, Oz is notable for his work with Jim Henson's Muppets and in film directing.

Although well known for the role of Yoda, Oz refuses to attend fan conventions or imitate the character's voice outside of Star Wars, out of his respect for the role.[2]

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  1. a 2002 questionnaire with Oz on IGN claimed Oz's full name as Richard Frank Oznowicz — "10 Questions: Frank Oz" IGN FilmForce by Kenneth Plume, January 23, 2002 — however, in January 2018, Oz stated in a Reddit AMA that his full name is Frank Richard Oznowicz
  2. "Capone": Capone With Frank Oz About DEATH AT A FUNERAL, What Went Wrong On STEPFORD, And (Of Course) Yoda!!. aintitcool.com. Ain't It Cool News. Archived from the original on August 11, 2007.
  3. Breznican, Anthony: J.J. Abrams reveals Obi-Wan and Yoda are secretly in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (2015-12-20). Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on May 3, 2020.

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