Frank Oz (born May 25, 1944) is a British-born American film director, actor and puppeteer. Oz co-directed The Dark Crystal along with Jim Henson and puppeteered several characters in the film, mainly taking on the roles of Aughra and SkekSil.
Oz is known for his work as a puppeteer. His characters have included Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear on The Muppet Show; Grover, Cookie Monster and Bert on Sesame Street; and Yoda in the Star Wars saga.
Oz began his behind-the-camera work when he co-directed The Dark Crystal. Oz further employed those skills in directing The Muppets take Manhattan and Little Shop Of Horrors. Oz also went on to direct Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, What About Bob?, HouseSitter, The Indian in the Cupboard, In & Out , Bowfinger, The Score, The Stepford Wives, and Death at a Funeral.