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Bob Saget
American stand-up comedian

Bob Saget

Bob Saget
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Intro American stand-up comedian
Was Actor Film actor Film director Screenwriter Film producer Stage actor Voice actor Comedian Stand-up comedian Television actor
From United States of America
Field Entertainment Film, TV, Stage & Radio Humor
Gender male
Birth 17 May 1956, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 9 January 2022, Orange County, Florida, USA (aged 65 years)
Star sign Taurus
Family
Spouse: Sherri Kramer Saget (16 May 1982-10 November 1997)Kelly Rizzo (30 October 2018-)
Stats
Height: 1.92 m
Education
Temple University
Abington Senior High School
Rockbridge County High School
University of Southern California
Audio
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Bob Saget
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Biography

Robert Lane Saget (/ˈsæɡət/; May 17, 1956 – January 9, 2022) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and television host. His acting roles included Danny Tanner on the sitcom Full House (1987–1995), its sequel Fuller House (2016–2020), and the voice of narrator Ted Mosby on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014). From 1989 to 1997, he was the original host of America's Funniest Home Videos. Saget was also known for his adult-oriented stand-up comedy, and his 2014 album That's What I'm Talkin' About was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.

Early life

Saget was born in Philadelphia on May 17, 1956, to a Jewish family. His father, Benjamin (1917–2007), was a supermarket executive, and his mother, Rosalyn "Dolly" (1925–2014), was a hospital administrator. Saget lived in the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles before moving back to Philadelphia and graduating from Abington Senior High School in 1975. Saget originally intended to become a doctor, but his Honors English teacher, Elaine Zimmerman, saw his creative potential and urged him to seek a career in films.

Saget attended Temple University's film school, where he created Through Adam's Eyes, a black-and-white film about a boy who received reconstructive facial surgery, and was honored with an award of merit in the Student Academy Awards. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1978. Saget intended to take graduate courses at the University of Southern California but quit after only a few days. Saget described himself at that time in an article by Glenn Esterly in the 1990 Saturday Evening Post: "I was a cocky, overweight twenty-two-year-old. Then I had a gangrenous appendix taken out, almost died, and I got over being cocky or overweight." Saget talked about his burst appendix on Anytime with Bob Kushell and said that it happened on the Fourth of July, at the UCLA Medical Center and that they at first just iced the area for seven hours before taking it out and finding that it had become gangrenous.

Career

1987–2001

Saget with Rolland Smith, Mariette Hartley, and Mark McEwen on The Morning Program in 1987

Following a short stint as a member of CBS' The Morning Program in early 1987, Saget was cast as Danny Tanner in Full House, which became a success with family viewers, and landed in the Nielsen ratings' Top 30 beginning with season three. In 1989, Saget began as the host of America's Funniest Home Videos, a role he held until 1997. During the early 1990s, Saget worked on both Full House and AFV simultaneously. In 2009, he returned to AFV for the 20th-anniversary one-hour special co-hosted with Tom Bergeron.

Saget directed the 1996 ABC television movie For Hope, which was inspired by the life story of his sister, Gay Saget, who had died from scleroderma three years earlier.

In 1998, he directed his first feature film, Dirty Work, starring Norm Macdonald and Artie Lange. Released one year after he left his long-running role as host of America's Funniest Home Videos, the film received broadly negative reviews from critics and earned low box office returns. However, it has since become a cult favorite, due partially to Artie Lange's later popularity on The Howard Stern Show where the film is sometimes mentioned, often in unflattering terms.

In 1998, Saget made a cameo appearance as a cocaine addict in the stoner comedy Half Baked.

2001–2022

Saget on stage during the Opie and Anthony's Traveling Virus Comedy Tour in 2006

Saget had a sitcom on The WB titled Raising Dad. It co-starred Kat Dennings, Brie Larson, and Jerry Adler and lasted only one season.

He served as the voice of the future Ted Mosby, who narrated the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, which ran for nine seasons from September 19, 2005 to March 2014.

He was host of NBC's game show 1 vs. 100 from 2006 to 2008.

His HBO comedy special, That Ain't Right, came out on DVD on August 28, 2007. It is dedicated to his father, Ben Saget, who died at age 89 on January 30, 2007, due to complications from congestive heart failure.

From 2005 to 2010, Saget had a recurring role in four episodes of the HBO TV series Entourage playing a parody of himself. He would later appear in the 2015 feature film based on the series.

Saget performing in 2007

Saget wrote, directed, and starred in Farce of the Penguins, a parody of 2005's March of the Penguins, which was released direct-to-DVD, in January 2007.

Saget appeared in the Broadway musical The Drowsy Chaperone for a limited four-month engagement. He played "Man in Chair" while Jonathan Crombie, who normally played the character on Broadway, was with the national tour of the musical. On January 4, 2008, Saget's caricature was unveiled at Sardi's Restaurant.

In April 2009, he debuted in a new sitcom along with his co-star Cynthia Stevenson on ABC called Surviving Suburbia. The series, which was originally slated to air on The CW, ended after one abbreviated season.

In 2010, Saget starred in an A&E series Strange Days in which he followed others in different activities and lifestyles, documenting their adventures in unusual ways.

In 2014, his book Dirty Daddy was released, in which he writes about his career, comedy influences, and experiences with life and death. He embarked on a small tour in support of the book, including the Pemberton Music Festival, where he introduced Snoop Dogg prior to performing his own set. In the same year, he toured Australia for the first time, with a stand-up show called Bob Saget Live: The Dirty Daddy Tour. The show was performed in the major cities of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth.

In 2015 and 2016, he guest-starred in two episodes of Grandfathered, starring and produced by his Full House co-star, John Stamos.

From 2016 to 2020, Saget reprised his role as Danny Tanner for ten episodes of Full House's sequel series, Fuller House, including its series premiere and finale.

In 2019, he was announced as host of ABC's Videos After Dark. Saget also hosted the game show Nashville Squares on CMT.

In 2020, Saget launched a podcast titled Bob Saget's Here For You with Studio71. He also competed in season four of The Masked Singer as "Squiggly Monster".

Charity work

Saget was a board member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation. His scleroderma efforts benefited such celebrities as Scary Movie star Regina Hall. In an interview with Ability Magazine, Saget discussed how his sister was diagnosed with scleroderma at 43 and died at 47. She had previously been misdiagnosed numerous times.

Death

On January 9, 2022, Saget, who was staying at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes in unincorporated Orange County, Florida, near Orlando, was found unresponsive in his room by the hotel staff around 4 p.m. EST. Emergency responders were called, who pronounced him dead at the scene. He was 65. No cause of death was immediately available, but police have said that no foul play or drug use was detected. Saget was in the midst of a stand-up tour, and had performed in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, the previous evening.

After news of his death broke, several of Saget's Full House costars released statements about his death. John Stamos said that he was "broken" and "gutted". Candace Cameron Bure called him "one of the best human beings". Dave Coulier said his heart is broken and referred to Saget as his "forever brother". Andrea Barber said "He had the biggest heart of anyone in Hollywood".

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1977 Through Adam's Eyes Documentary short, writer/director
Student Academy Award – Documentary Merit
1979 Spaced Out Wurlitzer uncredited voice role in US-version
1980 Devices Therapy Patient
1981 Full Moon High Sportscaster
1985 New Love, American Style Various 4 episodes
1987 Critical Condition Dr. Joffe
1993 For Goodness Sake Surgeon
1997 Meet Wally Sparks Reporter #4
1998 Half Baked Cocaine addict Uncredited
1998 Dirty Work Director
2003 Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd Walter Matthews
2004 New York Minute Himself Cameo (no lines)
2005 The Aristocrats Himself Documentary
2005 Madagascar Zoo Animal (voice)
2006 Casper's Scare School Dash (voice)
2007 Farce of the Penguins Carl (voice) Direct-to-video; also writer, director, and producer
2015 I Am Chris Farley Himself Documentary
2016 A Stand Up Guy Mel
2019 Benjamin Ed Redbox Original; also director and executive producer
TBA Killing Daniel Post-production; posthumous release

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1981 Bosom Buddies Bob the Comic Episode: "The Show Must Go On"
1983 The Greatest American Hero Rook Episode: "Wizards and Warlocks"
1986 It's a Living Dr. Bartlett Episode: "The Doctor Danny Show"
1987–1995 Full House Danny Tanner 192 episodes
1989–1997 America's Funniest Home Videos Himself/Host 191 episodes, also guest-hosted 1 episode in 2009
1989 The All-New Mickey Mouse Club Danny Tanner Episode: "Guest Day"
1992 Quantum Leap Macklyn "Mack" MacKay Episode: "Stand Up – April 30, 1959"
1992 To Grandmother's House We Go Win-O-Lotto Lottery Host Movie; uncredited
1994 Father and Scout Spencer Paley Movie; also executive producer
1996 For Hope Movie; director and executive producer
1999 Sorority Dean Tinker Movie; uncredited
2000 Becoming Dick Bob Movie (uncredited); also director
2000 The Norm Show Mr. Atkitson Episode: "Norm vs. Schoolin'"; also director
2001–2002 Raising Dad Matt Stewart 22 episodes
2002 The Jamie Kennedy Experiment Himself 1 episode
2004 Joey Himself Episode: "Joey and the Road Trip"
2004 Huff Butch Episode: "Flashpants"
2005 Listen Up Mitch Episode: "Coach Potato"
2005–2010 Entourage Himself 4 Episodes
2005–2014 How I Met Your Mother Ted Mosby (in 2030) 208 episodes; Voice-over narration
2006–2008 1 vs. 100 Himself/Host Game show (28 episodes)
2006 Casper's Scare School Dash Movie; voice role
2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Glenn Cheales Episode: "Choreographed"
2007 That Ain't Right Himself Special
2008 The Life & Times of Tim Party Marty Episode: "Mugger/Cin City"; voice role
2008 The Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget Himself Special
2009 Surviving Suburbia Steve Patterson 13 episodes
2010 Strange Days with Bob Saget Himself/Host 6 episodes
2011 Law & Order: LA Adam Brennan Episode: "Van Nuys"
2011 Louie Himself Cameo
2013 That's What I'm Talking About Himself
  • Special; also writer and producer
  • Nominated – Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album
2014 Super Fun Night Mr. Porter Warner Episode: "Cookie Prom"
2014 Legit Himself Episode: "Licked"
2015–2016 Grandfathered Ronnie 2 episodes
2016 Robot Chicken Mike O'Malley, Galactus, Cable Guy (voices) Episode: "The Unnamed One"
2016–2020 Fuller House Danny Tanner Recurring role; 10 episodes
2017 Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special Himself Variety special
2017 Nightcap Himself Episode: "Bringing Up Baby"
2018 The Good Cop Richie Knight Episode: "Did the TV Star Do It?"
2018 Shameless Father D'Amico Episode: "Face It, You're Gorgeous"
2019 Videos After Dark Himself/Host
2019 Historical Roasts Abraham Lincoln Episode: "Abraham Lincoln"
2019 Nashville Squares Himself/Host
2020 The Masked Singer Squiggly Monster Eliminated after 2nd appearance
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 10 Jan 2022. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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