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Bob Saget Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth
Who is Bob Saget?
Robert Lane Saget (Bob Saget) was an American professional actor, stand-up comedian, and television host. Saget’s acting roles comprised of Danny Tanner on the ABC sitcom Full House (1987-1995), its Netflix sequel Fuller House (2016-2020). He has also acted as the voice of narrator Ted Mosby on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014). Bob was the original host of America’s Funniest Home Videos from 1989 to 1997. He is also recognized 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.
Bob Saget career
After a short duration as a member of CBS’ The Morning Program in early 1987, Bob was cast as Danny Tanner in Full House. This became a success with family viewers and landed in the Nielsen ratings’ Top 30 starting with season three. He started as the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos in 1989, holding the role until 1997. In the early 1990s, Saget served on both Full House and AFV simultaneously. He then went back to AFV for the 20th-anniversary one-hour special co-hosted alongside Tom Bergeron in 2009.
Bob directed the 1996 ABC television film For Hope, inspired by the life story of his sister, Gay Saget, who had passed away from scleroderma three years earlier. he also directed his first feature movie, Dirty Work, starring Norm Macdonald and Artie Lange in 1998. It was launched one year after he left his long-running role as host of America’s Funniest Home Videos, received widely negative reviews from critics, and got low box office returns. However, the film has become a cult favorite, partially because of Artie Lange’s later popularity on The Howard Stern Show, where it is often mentioned, in unflattering terms. Bob then made a cameo appearance as a cocaine addict in the stoner comedy Half Baked in 1998.
How old is Bob Saget?
Robert Lane Saget was aged 65 at the time of his demise on January 9, 2022, in Orange County, Florida U.S. He was born on May 17, 1956, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., and shares his birthday with famous people including Kristen Hancher, AJ Mitchell, Annelise CGTeen, Derek Hough, Bill Paxton, Craig Ferguson, Dennis Hopper, Ross Butler, Nicky Jam, among others.
Bob Saget Family
Who are Bob Saget’s parents?
Robert Lane Saget was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to his parents, Benjamin Saget and Rosalyn ”Dolly” Saget. His mother was a hospital administrator, while his father was a supermarket executive. Saget was born to a Jewish family, and brought up in Norfolk, Virginia, before moving to the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles, and then moving back to Philadelphia.
Does Bob Saget have siblings?
Saget was born as the only boy in a family of three children. He has two siblings, both sisters, Gay Saget and Andrea Saget. Gay died of systemic scleroderma aged 47 in 1994. Andrea had died earlier of a brain aneurysm aged 32, in 1985.
Bob Saget Education
Saget attended Lake Taylor High for a short time in Norfolk, Virginia. Here he developed his sense of humor after being a rebellious student at Norfolk’s Temple Israel. He then transferred to Abington Senior High School, in Philadelphia after his family moved back there. Here he was spotted by his Honors English teacher, Elaine Zimmerman who made him switch his dream carer from being a doctor to a career in films.
After graduating from high school, he joined Temple University’s film school. He graduated from college in 1978, with a Bachelor of Arts. Bob then enrolled at the University of Southern California, where he attended for three days, prior to quitting.
Bob Saget Interest
While in college, Saget would make trips through a train to The Improv and to Catch a Rising Star in New York City. Here he would play ”While My Guitar Gently Weeps, using a water bottle to make the guitar appear to weep. He also has a love for music and has appeared in a song and has done vocals on the song.
Bob was also a board member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation. He stated in an interview with Ability Magazine, how his sister was diagnosed with scleroderma at 43 and passed away at 47. She had previously been diagnosed many times. His efforts assisted celebrities including Scary Movie star Regina Hall.
Bob Saget Wife
In 1982, Saget married Sherri Kramer but they later divorced in 1997. The couple was blessed with three children, all daughters from their marriage together. Later in 2018, he married Kelly Rizzo, the host of Eat Travel Rock TV.
Bob Saget Children
Saget has three children from his marriage to Sherri Kramer, his ex-wife. Their children are daughters Aubrey, born in 1987, Lara Melanie, born in 1989, and Jennifer Belle, born in 1992. Lara is a painter trained at Barnard College, and Aubrey is also an artist, trained at New York University.
Bob Saget Height
The late American actor, stand-up comedian, and television host had a well-built and physically fit body. He had an impressive height of 6 ft 3 in (1.93) and a moderate weight of 87 kg (190 lbs).
Saget took up another widowed-dad role, starring on Raising Dad on The WB in 2001. The film co-starred Brie Larson, Kat Dennings, and Jerry Adler and lasted only one season from October 5, 2001, to May 10, 2002. He then served as the voice of the future Ted Mosby, narrating the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. The sitcom ran for nine seasons from September 19, 2005, to March 2014. From 2006 to 2008, Bob was the host of the NBC game program 1 vs. 100.
Saget’s HBO comedy special, That Ain’t Right, was released on DVD on August 28, 2007. It was dedicated to his father, Ben Saget, who died because of complications from congestive heart failure aged 89, on January 30, 2007. Saget had a recurring role in four episodes of the HBO TV series Entourage playing a parody version of himself from 2005 to 2010. Late, he would appear in the 2015 feature movie based on the series.
2005 saw Saget as part of ”Rollin’ with Saget”, a song by Jamie Kennedy and Stuart Stone, about a night out with him that shows off his raunchier behaviors. He even does some vocals on the track. The song’s video then appeared on the MTV series Blowin’ Up, and Saget would come to use it as a pseudo-theme song on his stand-up tours and website. He then wrote, directed, and starred in Farce of the Penguins, a parody of 2005’s March of the Penguins. It was later launched direct-to-DVD, in January 2007.
Bob appeared in the Broadway musical The Drowsy Chaperone for a limited four-month engagement. He played ”Man in Chair” while Jonathan Crombie, who usually played the character on Broadway, was with the national tour of the musical. Saget’s caricature was unveiled at Sardi’s Restaurant on January 4, 2008. He then debuted in a new sitcom together with his co-star Cynthia Stevenson on ABC titled Surviving Suburbia in April 2009. The series which was initially planned to air on The CW concluded after a single abbreviated season.
Bob starred in the A&E series Strange Days, in 2010. In the series he followed others in different activities and lifestyles, documenting their adventures in unusual ways. His book Dirty Daddy was launched in 2014, in which he writes about his career, comedy influences, and experiences with life and death. Bob went on a small tour in support of the book, comprising the Pemberton Music Festival. At the festival, he introduced Snoop Dog before performing his own set. He then toured Australia for the first time the same year, with a stand-up show titled Bob Saget Live: The Dirty Daddy Tour. The show was performed in the major cities of Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, and Perth.
Bob guest-starred in two episodes of Grandfathered, starring and produced by his Full House co-star John Stamos in 2015 and 2016. He then reprised his role as Danny Tanner for fifteen episodes of Full House’s sequel series, Fuller House, including the series premiere and finale from 2016 to 2020. Saget launched another stand-up special, Bob Saget: Zero to Sixty in 2017. He was then announced as host of ABC’s Videos After Dark in 2019. Bob also hosted the game show Nashville Squares on CMT. He then made his first of three appearances as a panelist on To Tell the Truth. Saget released a podcast called Bob Saget’s Here for You with Studio71 in 2020. He additionally competed in season four of The Masked Singer as ”Squiggly Monster”.
Saget was found unresponsive in his room by hotel staff at around 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). He was staying at the Ritz-Carlton, Orlando, Grande Lakes, south of Orlando, Florida, near Williamsburg, where he was on a stand-up comedy tour, on January 9, 2022. After performing in Ponte Vedra Beach, the previous evening, he missed his scheduled checkout time, and his family members were concerned after being unable to contact him. He was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency responders.
Despite foul play and drug use being ruled out by the Sherriff and the medical examiner, the cause of death was not known. After an autopsy report was given on February 9, 2022, it was discovered that he had blunt head trauma from an accidental blow to the back of his head. The blow was most likely from a fall and he subsequently died from the injury (subdural hematoma and subarachnoid hemorrhage) in his sleep.
Bob Saget Net Worth
American actor, stand-up comedian, and television host, Saget has been active from 1977 to 2022. He was a famous actor, comedian, and TV host across the United States before his death. Bob had gathered a great fortune in his career and had an estimated net worth of $50 million as of 2022.