Robert Lane Saget was an American stand-up comic, actor, TV host, and filmmaker. He was born on May 17, 1956, and died on January 9, 2022. Saget played Danny Tanner on the ABC sitcom Full House from 1987 to 1995, and he played him again in the Netflix sequel Fuller House (2016–2020).
He was also the first host of America’s Funniest Home Videos from 1989 to 1997, and the voice of How I Met Your Mother’s narrator Ted Mosby (2005–2014). Saget was also known for his stand-up comedy for adults, and his 2014 album That’s What I’m Talkin’ About was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.
Early Years of Bob Saget
Saget was born on May 17, 1956, to a Jewish family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Benjamin, his father, was in charge of a supermarket, and Rosmalyn “Dolly,” his mother, was in charge of a hospital. Saget’s family moved to Norfolk, Virginia, when he was young.
For a short time, he went to Lake Taylor High School there. Saget would later say that his sense of humour began to grow when he was a rebellious student at the Conservative synagogue Temple Israel in Norfolk.
Saget’s bar mitzvah was in Philadelphia because he didn’t have any family in Virginia. Saget’s family moved from Virginia to the Los Angeles neighbourhood of Encino. There, he met Larry Fine of The Three Stooges and listened to him tell stories.
The family moved back to Philadelphia before Saget’s senior year at Abington Senior High School, where he graduated. Saget wanted to be a doctor at first, but his Honors English teacher, Elaine Zimmerman, saw his creative potential and encouraged him to go into movies.
Saget went to film school at Temple University, where he made Through Adam’s Eyes, a black-and-white movie about a boy who had surgery to fix his face. The film won an award of merit at the Student Academy Awards. Saget took the train to The Improv and Catch a Rising Star in New York City while he was at Temple.
There, he played “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” with a water bottle to make the guitar look like it was crying. In 1978, he earned his Bachelor of Arts. Saget wanted to go to graduate school at the University of Southern California, but he quit after only a few days.
In a 1990 Saturday Evening Post article by Glenn Esterly, Saget talked about himself at the time: “I was 22 years old and had gained a lot of weight. Then I almost died from a rotting appendix, and I got over being arrogant or overweight.”
Saget talked about his burst appendix on Anytime with Bob Kushell. He said it happened on July 4 at the UCLA Medical Center, where they iced the area for seven hours before taking it out and finding that it had turned into gangrene.
What Was Bob Saget’s Net Worth and Salary?
Bob Saget was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and television personality who died in 2022 with a net worth of $50 million according celebritynetworth.com . He rose to fame as a stand-up comedian in the 1980s, and was noted for his raunchy comedy. When he joined the cast of the successful family programme “Full House,” he became more family-friendly. Bob appears in all 192 episodes of the show.
Career of Bob Saget
Saget started out doing stand-up comedy and touring all over the country. However, he was not successful until he started appearing on TV. In 1981, he was on “The Merv Griffin Show” for the first time. Then, in early 1987, he was on “The Morning Program” on CBS for a short time.
However, it was his role as Danny Tanner on “Full House” that made him a household name. The show was very well-liked, and from its third season on, it was always in the Nielsen Top 30. It has kept getting more and more popular thanks to syndicated reruns.
Saget plays Danny Tanner, a widowed dad who raises his three daughters with help from his brother-in-law Jesse and best friend Joey. From 1987 to 1995, there were a total of eight seasons and 192 episodes of the show.
Saget also started hosting the show “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (AFV) in 1989, a job he kept until 1997. In the early 1990s, when both shows were on the air, he worked on both “Full House” and AFV at the same time. Saget was in charge of the 1996 ABC TV movie “For Hope.”
It was based on the life of his sister, Gay Saget, who had died from scleroderma three years before. Saget then went on to direct “Dirty Work,” which starred Norm Macdonald and Artie Lange, in 1998. It got mostly bad reviews when it came out, and it didn’t do well at the box office.
Since then, though, it has become a cult favourite, perhaps because Lange became well-known after appearing on “The Howard Stern Show.” Saget starred in the short-lived WB sitcom “Raising Dad” with Kat Dennings, Brie Larson, and Jerry Adler from October 2001 to May 2002.
Saget’s voice was used on the CBS show “How I Met Your Mother” beginning in 2005. He was the voice of the future Ted Mosby and narrated the show until it ended in 2014. He was the host of the NBC game show “1 vs. 100” from 2006 to 2008.
“That Ain’t Right,” his HBO comedy special from 2007, was a tribute to his father. His father had died earlier that year from complications caused by congestive heart failure.
Saget also wrote, directed, and starred in “Farce of the Penguins,” a direct-to-DVD movie that was a parody of the 2005 nature documentary “March of the Penguins.” Saget played a parody of himself in four episodes of the HBO show “Entourage” between 2005 and 2010. This was around the same time in his career.
Death of Bob Saget
Saget was discovered unresponsive in his room at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, south of Orlando, Florida. Which is close to Williamsburg, on January 9, 2022, at approximately 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). He missed his check-out time, and his family became anxious when they were unable to contact him.
Saget, who was 65 years old, was pronounced dead at the site by emergency personnel. Although foul play and drug usage were ruled out by the sheriff and the medical examiner, there was no official announcement of the cause of death. Saget was on tour at the time of his death and had performed in Ponte Vedra Beach the night before.
Personal Life of Bob Saget
Saget and Sherri Kramer were married from May 1982 to November 1997. Together, they had three daughters. He married Kelly Rizzo in 2018. They remained married until January 2022, when he passed away. Bob was a board member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation. He was extremely active in his attempts to raise cash and awareness for his sister’s disease.