Bob Saget: American stand-up comedian, Family, Life, Wiki, Age, Work, Ethnicity, Net Worth News and Updates

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Robert L. Saget ( May 17 1956 until January 9 2022) was an American stand-up comic actor, actor, and television host. His roles as an actor included Danny Tanner on the sitcom Full House (1987-1995) as well as the successor Fuller House (2016-2020) and as the voice of the narrator Ted Mosby on the sitcom How I met Your Mother (2005-2014). From 1989 until 1997, He was the host of the original episode of America’s most hilarious home videos. Saget was also famous for his stand-up show that was mostly aimed at adults and his 2014 release “That’s the Thing I’m talking about received nominations for The Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.

Childhood and early life

Saget was born in Philadelphia on the 17th of May 1956 to an ethnically Jewish family. The father of Saget, Benjamin (1917-2007) worked as a grocery executive while his mother Rosalyn “Dolly” (1925-2014) was an administrator at a hospital. Saget resided in the Encino neighborhood in Los Angeles before moving back to Philadelphia and finishing his education at Abington Senior High School in 1975. Saget initially planned to be a doctor, however the Honors English instructor, Elaine Zimmerman, saw his talent for writing and encouraged him to pursue an acting career in film.

Saget was a student at the film school at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he made Through Adam’s eyes which is a black and white film about a boy who had reconstructive facial surgery. He was awarded an award of distinction at the Student Academy Awards. He received an honors degree in 1978. Saget was planning to pursue graduate classes in the University of Southern California but dropped out after a couple of days. Saget stated his position at the in an article written in the 1990 Saturday Evening Post written 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 spoke about his ruptured appendix during the show Anytime with Bob Kulsh and stated that it happened on Fourth of July in UCLA Medical Center. UCLA Medical Center and that they initially applied ice for seven hours prior to extricating it and discovering that it was Gangrenous.



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

Following a brief time as a part of CBS’ The Morning Program in the early part of 1987 Saget became the character Danny Tanner in Full House that became an instant hit with families and was a part of the Nielsen ratings”Top 30 in the third season. It was in the year 1989 that Saget became the presenter of the America’s Funniest Home Videos, which that he held until 1997. In the beginning of the decade of the 1990s Saget was involved in both Full House as well as the AFV simultaneously. The year 2009 saw him was back on the AFV for the 20th anniversary one-hour special hosted by Tom Bergeron.

Saget was the director of 1996’s ABC television film For Hope, that was based on the of his sister Gay Saget, who had passed away from scleroderma just three years before.

In 1998 He directed his first movie, Dirty Work which starred Norm Macdonald, and Artie Lange. The film was released a year after his departure from his long-running position hosting the America’s Funniest Home Videos, the film received mostly negative reviews from critics , and also earned very low returns at the box office. But, it has become a popular cult film partly due to Artie Lange’s subsequent popularity on The Howard Stern Show in which the film is frequently referenced, sometimes in unflattering phrases.

The year was 1998 and Saget appeared in a guest in the role of a cocaine addict in the comic Half Baked.


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

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

He voiced the character of the new Ted Mosby, who narrated the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, that ran for nine seasons , from the 19th of September, 2005 until March 2014.

He hosted the game show on NBC 1 against. 100 from 2006 until the year 2008.

The HBO comedy series, That Ain’t Right It was released as a DVD release on the 28th 2007. The film is dedicated to the father of his character, Ben Saget, who passed away at the age of 89 the 30th of January, 2007 because of complications caused by the condition known as congestive heart failure.

From 2005 until 2010 Saget played a regular role on four seasons of HBO TV show Entourage, which aired from 2005 to 2010, in which he played a parody version of himself. Saget would then appear in the feature film that was based on the show. Saget performs in 2007

Saget directed, wrote and appeared on screen in Farce of the Penguins, a satire of the 2005 film March of the Penguins The film was released directly to DVD on January 7, 2007.

Saget played as a character in The Broadway show “The Drowsy Chaperone for a short period of four months. He was the “Man in Chair” while Jonathan Crombie, who normally played the role on Broadway as well, was on the tour across the country of this musical. In January of 2008 Saget’s caricature was revealed at Sardi’s Restaurant.

Then, in April of 2009, the actor made his debut in a sitcom he co-created with fellow co-star Cynthia Stevenson on ABC called Surviving Suburbia. The show, initially planned to be aired for a few months on The CW, ended after an abbreviated season.

In 2010 Saget appeared in the A&E series called Strange Days in which he accompanied other characters in various activities and lives and documented their experiences in unique ways.

His novel Dirty Daddy was released. In it, he discusses his work as a comedian, his influences on comedy, and memories of death and life. He embarked on a short tour to promote his book, which included his appearance at the Pemberton Music Festival, where he performed with Snoop Dogg prior to performing his own show. In the same year Bob Saget performed in Australia to the first time with an act that was stand-up called Bob Saget Live the Dirty Daddy Tour. The show was staged in major cities like Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

Between 2015 and 2016 He guest-starred on 2 episodes on Grandfathered which was produced and starred alongside John Stamos, his Full House co-star John Stamos.

From 2016 until in 2020 Saget took on the role in the role of Danny Tanner for ten episodes of Full House’s sequel series, Fuller House which included its series premiere and its final.

In 2019, he confirmed as the anchor on ABC’s Videos After Dark. Saget also was host of games series Nashville Squares in the network CMT.

in 2020 Saget released a show named Bob Saget’s For You with Studio71. He also appeared on Season 4 of The Masked Singer as “Squiggly Monster”.

Charitable work

Saget was a board member for the Scleroderma Research Foundation. His scleroderma work helped stars as the scary Movie actor Regina Hall. in an interview for Ability Magazine, Saget discussed the way his mother was diagnosed as having scleroderma when she was 43 and passed away at the age of 47. Her diagnosis was incorrect several times.


On the 9th January 2022 Saget and his family were staying in the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes in Unincorporated Orange County, Florida, close to Orlando and Orlando, was found dead inside his hotel room hotel’s staff around 4 p.m. (EST). Emergency personnel were called and declared his body dead on the spot. He was 65. There was no cause of death immediately known, however police have confirmed that there was there was no evidence of foul play or drug use was discovered. Saget had been in the middle of a stand-up show and had already performed at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida the night before.

Following the news of his passing was announced, several of Saget’s Full House co-stars made statements about his passing. 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 described Saget for being the “forever brother”. Andrea Barber said “He had the biggest heart of anyone in Hollywood”.



1977Through Adam’s EyesDocumentary short, written by writer/director
Student Academy Award – Documentary Merit
1979Spaced OutWurlitzerUncredited voice actor in the US version
1980DevicesTherapy Patient
1981Full Moon HighSportscaster
1985New Love, American StyleVarious4 episodes
1987Critical ConditionDr. Joffe
1993For Goodness SakeSurgeon
1997Meet Wally SparksReporter #4
1998Half BakedCocaine addictUncredited
1998Dirty WorkDirector
2003Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met LloydWalter Matthews
2004New York MinuteHimselfCameo (no lines)
2005The AristocratsHimselfDocumentary
2005MadagascarZoo Animal (voice)
2006Casper’s Scare SchoolDash (voice)
2007Farce of the PenguinsCarl (voice)Direct-to-video. Also director, writer and producer
2015I Am Chris FarleyHimselfDocumentary
2016A Stand Up GuyMel
2019BenjaminEdRedbox Original as well as executive producer and director
TBAKilling DanielPost-production, posthumous release


1981Bosom BuddiesBob the ComicEpisode: “The Show Must Go On”
1983The Greatest American HeroRookEpisode: “Wizards and Warlocks”
1986It’s a LivingDr. BartlettEpisode: “The Doctor Danny Show”
1987-1995Full HouseDanny Tanner192 episodes
1989-1997America’s Funniest Home VideosHimself/Host191 episodes, and also guest-hosted 1 episode in 2009.
1989The All-New Mickey Mouse ClubDanny TannerEpisode: “Guest Day”
1992Quantum LeapMacklyn “Mack” MacKayEpisode: “Stand Up – April 30, 1959”
1992To Grandmother’s House We GoWin-O-Lotto Lottery HostFilm; no credit
1994Father and ScoutSpencer PaleyMovie, executive producer
1996For HopeFilm, director and executive producer
1999SororityDean TinkerFilm; not credited
2000Becoming DickBobFilm (uncredited) as well as director
2000The Norm ShowMr. AtkitsonEpisode “Norm vs. Schoolin'” Also, director
2001-2002Raising DadMatt Stewart22 episodes
2002The Jamie Kennedy ExperimentHimself1 episode
2004JoeyHimselfEpisode: “Joey and the Road Trip”
2004HuffButchEpisode: “Flashpants”
2005Listen UpMitchEpisode: “Coach Potato”
2005-2010EntourageHimself4 Episodes
2005-2014How I Met Your MotherTed Mosby (in 2030)208 episodes; Voice-over narration
2006-20081 vs. 100Himself/HostGame Show (28 episodes)
2006Casper’s Scare SchoolDashMovie; voice role
2006Law & Order: Special Victims UnitGlenn ChealesEpisode: “Choreographed”
2007That Ain’t RightHimselfSpecial
2008The Life & Times of TimParty MartyEpisode: “Mugger/Cin City”; voice role
2008The Comedy Central Roast of Bob SagetHimselfSpecial
2009Surviving SuburbiaSteve Patterson13 episodes
2010Strange Days with Bob SagetHimself/Host6 episodes
2011Law & Order: LAAdam BrennanEpisode: “Van Nuys”
2013That’s What I’m Talking AboutHimselfSpecial Also writer and producer Nominated – Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album
2014Super Fun NightMr. Porter WarnerEpisode: “Cookie Prom”
2014LegitHimselfEpisode: “Licked”
2015-2016GrandfatheredRonnie2 episodes
2016Robot ChickenMike O’Malley, Galactus, Cable Guy (voices)Episode: “The Unnamed One”
2016-2020Fuller HouseDanny TannerA recurring role for 10 episodes
2017Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day SpecialHimselfSpeciality of Variety
2017NightcapHimselfEpisode: “Bringing Up Baby”
2018The Good CopRichie KnightEpisode: “Did the TV Star Do It?”
2018ShamelessFather D’AmicoEpisode: “Face It, You’re Gorgeous”
2019Videos After DarkHimself/Host
2019Historical RoastsAbraham LincolnEpisode: “Abraham Lincoln”
2019Nashville SquaresHimself/Host
2020The Masked SingerSquiggly MonsterRemoved after the 2nd appearance