- Date of Birth:
- May 17, 1956
- 6' 4"
Bob Saget (born Robert Lane Saget on May 17, 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and television host. Bob showed an early talent for entertainment by making movies with a Super 8 camera at age 9. Initially, Bob wanted to study medicine but was encouraged to pursue the arts. Bob developed his comedy skills at Temple University before enrolling in the University of Southern California’s film school in 1978. He quit soon after starting. He spent the following years on the comedy club circuit in Los Angeles, before his big break in 1987, when he joined CBS’s The Morning Program to add humor to the show. After six months, he was fired, but would find his greatest success later that year when he was cast as Danny Tanner on Full House. In 1989, Bob was cast as the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos. He would stay with the show until 1997, often working on both AFV and Full House at the same time. After Full House was cancelled and he left AFV, Bob returned to the stand-up circuit, shedding his family friendly image. He would return to television with a handful of roles in the early 2000’s before getting cast as the narrator on the CBS hit sitcom, How I Met Your Mother. In addition to acting and comedy, Bob has directed films, including the television movie For Hope and the feature film Dirty Work, starring Norm Macdonald. His current projects include a role in the upcoming movie Killer Set and the Full House revival announced in 2015.
Best Known For:
Bob is best known for his role as Danny Tanner in the sitcom Full House and his raunchy stand-up comedy.
Bob married Sherry Kramer in 1983. The couple divorced in 1997. They have three daughters together: Aubrey, Lara, and Jennifer. Bob’s charity work includes sitting as a board member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation after his sister tragically died from scleroderma at the age of 47.