Bob Saget is an American comedian, actor, and television host, known for his distinctive voice, irreverent humor, and family- friendly on- screen persona. Over the years, Saget has built a formidable career in show business, making appearances on both TV shows and movies.
Born on May 17, 1956, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Saget grew up in a Jewish family, the youngest of three siblings. He attended Temple University and later transferred to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied film and television production.
Saget’s early acting career began in the mid-1980s, where he landed several small roles on TV shows such as “The Greatest American Hero,” “Full House,” and “Bosom Buddies.” In 1989, he landed his breakout role as the patriarch Danny Tanner on the hit ABC sitcom “Full House.” The show, which aired for eight seasons from 1987 to 1995, catapulted Saget to fame and made him a household name.
Despite his wholesome on- screen persona on “Full House,” Saget’s stand-up comedy style is known for being edgy and vulgar. In 1990, he released his first comedy album, “That’s What I’m Talkin’ About,” which showcased his raunchy humor and earned him a devoted fanbase. In 2007, he released his second comedy album, “Bob Saget: That Ain’t Right,” which was equally well-received.
After “Full House” ended, Saget continued to appear on TV shows and movies. He had a recurring role on the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” as the older version of Ted Mosby ( played by Josh Radnor) and hosted the reality show “America’s Funniest Home Videos” from 1989 to 1997. In 2014, Saget starred in the Broadway play “Hand to God,” which earned him critical acclaim for his performance.
Saget has also made numerous appearances in movies over the years. In 1997, he played a small role in the comedy film “Half Baked,” and in 2001, he starred in the raunchy comedy “Dirty Work” alongside Norm Macdonald. In 2005, he appeared in the romantic comedy “Raising Genius” and in 2006, he played himself in the mockumentary “Farce of the Penguins.” In 2019, he appeared in the comedy film “Benjamin,” which was directed by comedian Bob Saget.
Saget has also lent his voice to several animated TV shows and movies over the years. He voiced the character of Ted in the animated series “How I Met Your Mother” and played the role of Grandpa Lou Pickles in the animated movie “Rugrats in Paris: The Movie.” In 2015, he voiced the character of Whitey in the animated movie “The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave.”
In addition to his work in show business, Saget has also been involved in several philanthropic efforts. He is a board member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation, a non- profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for the disease. He has also hosted several charity events and benefit concerts over the years.
In conclusion, Bob Saget has had a long and varied career in show business, spanning several decades. He is best known for his role as Danny Tanner on “Full House,” but he has also made a name for himself as a stand-up comedian, TV host, and movie actor. His irreverent humor and distinctive voice have made him a beloved figure in the entertainment industry, and he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.