Geek Of The Week: Frank Oz

Geek Of The Week: Frank Oz

Frank Oz is an American actor, puppeteer, director, and producer. 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 the role of Yoda in the Star Wars series, in which he has performed and provided the voice for the character in several films and television series. His work as a director includes Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), What About Bob? (1991), In & Out (1997), Bowfinger (1999), The Score (2001), Death at a Funeral (2007), and an episode of the US TV series Leverage (2011). He has also acted in films, most notably in my opinion as the guard at Joliet Prison that returns property to Jake Blues (John Belushi) in The Blues Brothers. I couldn’t believe it when I figured out that i hadn’t picked him as geek of the week earlier. I am a huge fan of his work.

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avatar MIKE: A geek who currently works as a Biologist and has an extensive science background. He is an avid user of HPC systems used for scientific research in the Washington DC area. Mike's working knowledge of using computers to solve problems brings a unique viewpoint to the podcast.