Frank Oz ~ Born Frank Richard Oznowicz; May 25, 1944 (age 71) in Hereford, Herefordshire, England. English-born American puppeteer, actor,filmmaker. He is best known for his puppeteering work, where he performed the Muppet characters of Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear in The Muppet Show, and Cookie Monster, Bert, and Grover in Sesame Street. His work as a director include Little Shop of Horrors and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels He is also the puppeteer and voice of Yoda in the Star Wars films.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, 20th Century Fox has acquired the film rights to the educational children's TV show and recruited Joey Mazzarino - a writer on the series since 1990 - to pen the script. Shawn Levy, director of Night at the Museum, is said to be producing the film alongside Michael Aguilar, Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady.