Frank Oz Wiki, Bio, Health, Dead or Alive and Net Worth
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Frank Richard Oznowicz; known by his stage name of Frank Oz is an actor, director, puppeteer, screen writer as well as a producer who was born on the 25th of May 1944, and is currently 70 years of age. He was born in Hereford, England, United Kingdom to a Dutch/ Polish father Isidore Oznowicz and his mother was a Flemish named Frances. Both of his parents were puppeteers who after the end of world war 2, located and married in England, Frank was born as their only child, who was brought up with all love and care and at the age of 5 was moved to California, United States of America by his parents. Once there, the family settled in Oakland and Frank studied at the Oakland Technical High School. Initially, he wanted to become an engineer but slowly his priority turned into acting and he started to do various acts in hi school’s productions. He had the ability to portray many different roles and could also mimic and do good voice acting. At about 16, when his school was coming to an end he got a chance to work as an assistant for a puppeteer at Children's Fairyland, under Lettie Connell. He received his higher education form Oakland City College. Born and raised as a Christian, he is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
A tall man by height, Frank is about 6 feet and 2 inches tall but doesn’t have the largest of physique. As a young man, he was very lean and thin and thus his hands and legs were noticed to be exceptionally long, as they would seem so. After completing college, he started to play puppets and his characters include: Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, and Sam Eagle. Mostly famous with kids, he did shows across different cities in the USA. After watching the movie Touch of Evil, he was inspired to become a director and make movies himself. So he started as an assistant with his old director friend Jim Henson while he was making The Dark Crystal. Working as a director for some time, Frank later debuted as an actor in 1980, receiving one of the major roles in the film The Blues Brothers. Since then he played in many other movies and also acted in theatres a couple of times, but was never seen in TV shows. He has even contributed his voice in some roles in other films.
Although much is not known regarding his dating affairs and girlfriends in the past, it is known that Frank is a married man. He has been married twice and divorced once and is a father of 4 children. His first wife was a Robin Garsen, whom he married in 1979. The two got divorce in 2005 and had 4 children together. Then in 2011, he was married for the second time to Victoria Labalme with whom he is still together. Although rumors said that his divorce with Robin was due to her deteriorating health and near to death conditions, not all of that is true as she is still alive. He was initially rumored to be gay, but a gay person doesn’t marry two women and have 4 children. You can see pictures of him with his wife as well as his wedding pictures on the media as well as his Instagram account.
Having worked in many different fields for so many years, it is obvious that Frank is very popular amongst his fans. He has also got millions of followers on his Twitter page that proves his popularity. To know more about him, you can read his biography in sites like IMDb or Wikipedia. He has an estimated net worth of $20 million US dollars.