play

The Puppeteer Behind Star Wars

Legendary puppeteer Frank Oz signed on to play Yoda in Star Wars, but when a prior commitment forced him to leave filming early, he hand-picked his successor: Dave Barclay. At 19 years old, Barclay picked up right where Oz left off, and the transition was seamless — so seamless that it helped launch the career of Barclay, who would go on to play Jabba the Hut and various Muppets.

Your cart

× Close
Total

Free ground shipping in the U.S.
International rates at checkout.
Returns & Refunds

Crate