Bob Saget Biography (1956-)

Full name, Robert Lane Saget; born May 17, 1956, in Philadelphia, PA (some sources cite Norfolk, VA); son of Benjamin M. (a supermarket executive) and Rosalyn C. (a hospital administrator) Saget; married Sherri K. Kramer (an attorney), May 16, c. 1983 (divorced, c. 1997); children: Aubrey Michelle, Lara Melanie, Jennifer Belle. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 1 William Morris Pl., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Comedian, actor, producer, director, writer
Birth Details
May 17, 1956
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Cohost, The Morning Program, CBS, 1987
  • Daniel Ernest "Danny" Tanner, Full House, ABC, 1987-95
  • Danny, ABC TGIF, ABC, 1990
  • Host, America's Funniest Home Videos (also known as AFHV, America's Funniest, and America's Funniest Videos), ABC, 1990-97
  • Matt Stewart, Raising Dad, The WB, 2001
  • Specials
  • The Fact, CBS, 1982
  • Rodney Dangerfield Hosts the 9th Annual Young Comedians Special (also known as Ninth Annual Young Comedians Special), HBO, 1984
  • HBO Young Comedians Special, HBO, 1986
  • A Comedy Celebration: The Comedy & Magic Club's 10th Anniversary Special, Showtime, 1989
  • Comic Relief III, HBO, 1989
  • Host, America's Funniest Home Videos: An Inside Look, ABC, 1990
  • "Bob Saget-In the Dream State," HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1990
  • Comic Relief IV, HBO, 1990
  • The MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon (also known as The 25th Anniversary MDA Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon), syndicated, 1990
  • A User's Guide to Planet Earth: The American Environmental Test, ABC, 1991
  • George Burns's 95th Birthday Party, CBS, 1991
  • HBO's 20th Anniversary--We Hardly Believe It Ourselves (also knownas HBO's 20th Anniversary Special--We Don't Believe It Ourselves), CBS and HBO, 1992
  • Inside America's Totally Unsolved Lifestyles, ABC, 1992
  • The Comedy Store's 20th Birthday, NBC, 1992
  • What about Me? I'm Only 3!, CBS, 1992
  • (Uncredited) Game show host, To Grandmother's House We Go, 1992
  • Segment host, ABC's 40th Anniversary Special, ABC, 1994
  • Comic Relief VI, HBO, 1994
  • Host, A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman, NBC, 1995
  • Host, America's Funniest Home Videos Guide to Parenting, ABC, 1995
  • Comic Relief VII, HBO, 1995
  • Host, America's Funniest Home Videos Salute to Boneheads, ABC, 1996
  • Host, America's Funniest Home Videos: Kids and Animals, ABC, 1996
  • Catch a Rising Star 50th Anniversary--Give or Take 26 Years, CBS,1996
  • "Rodney Dangerfield's 75th Birthday Toast," HBO Comedy Hour, HBO,1997
  • Canned Ham: Dirty Work, Comedy Central, 1998
  • Behind the Walls of "Full House," 2000
  • Interviewee, "Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen," Celebrity Profile, E!Entertainment Television, 2001
  • Interviewee, VH1 Goes inside South Park, VH1, 2003
  • Interviewee, Intimate Portrait: Dana Delany, Lifetime, 2003
  • Interviewee, "John Stamos," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2004
  • Interviewee, "Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2004
  • Interviewee, Full House: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2005
  • Also appeared in Comedy Break, syndicated; Comedy Tonight,PBS; and Comic of the Month, Showtime.
  • Episodic
  • Contestant, The Dating Game, ABC, 1979
  • Himself, Make Me Laugh, syndicated, 1980
  • The comic, "The Show Must Go On," Bosom Buddies, ABC, 1981
  • Student, "Wizards and Warlocks," The Greatest American Hero, ABC,1983
  • It's a Living, ABC, 1985
  • Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1988
  • Guest, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, multiple appearances, between 1989 and 1992
  • Macklyn "Mack" MacKay, "Stand Up--April 30, 1959," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1992
  • Himself, "Hey Now," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1992
  • Guest, Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, multiple appearances,beginning 1993
  • Himself, "Office Romance," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1994
  • Himself, "Ellen's Improvement," Ellen, ABC, 1995
  • Himself, "A Sore Winner," The Jeff Foxworthy Show (also known as Somewhere in America), ABC, 1995
  • Himself, "Girl Buys Soup while Woman Weds Ape," The Naked Truth (also known as Pix and Wilde Again), ABC, 1995
  • Guest host, Saturday Night Live, NBC, 1995
  • (Uncredited) Himself, "One Man and a Baby," The Parent 'Hood, 1996
  • Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 1996
  • Himself, "Alone Again ... Naturally," Ellen, ABC, 1997
  • Guest, Howard Stern, E! Entertainment Television, 1997, 2000, 2002
  • Guest, The Howard Stern Radio Show, syndicated, 1999
  • Guest, The Martin Short Show, syndicated, 1999
  • "What Is Funny?," Turn Ben Stein On, Comedy Central, 1999
  • Mr. Atkitson, "Norm vs. Schoolin'," The Norm Show (also known as Norm), ABC, 2000
  • Guest, The View, ABC, 2001, 2002
  • Guest, America's Funniest Home Videos (also known as AFHV,America's Funniest, and America's Funniest Videos), ABC, 2003
  • Himself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2003, 2004
  • Jonathan Young, "Lipstick on Your Panties," Huff, Showtime, 2004
  • Himself, "Joey and the Roadtrip," Joey, NBC, 2004
  • Butch, "Flashpants," Huff, Showtime, 2004
  • Entourage, HBO, 2004
  • Guest, The Daily Buzz, 2005
  • Mitch, "Coach Potato," Listen Up, CBS, 2005
  • Appeared in episodes of At Ease, ABC; Evening at the Improv, syndicated; Grace Under Fire, ABC; and The Merv Griffin Show,syndicated.
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1990
  • The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1990
  • The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation, Fox, 1991
  • Master of ceremonies, Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards, ABC, 1992
  • Host, The World Magic Awards, Fox Family Channel, 1999
  • Pilots
  • Love, American Style '85, ABC, 1985
  • Host, America's Funniest Home Videos, ABC, 1989
  • Funny You Should Ask, CBS, 1990
  • Cohost of the pilots Knock-Knock, syndicated, and Surprise,CBS; also appeared in Good News/Bad News.
  • Movies
  • Spencer Paley, "Father and Scout," The ABC Family Movie, ABC, 1994
  • (Uncredited) Dean Tinker, Sorority, MTV, 1999
  • (Uncredited) Bob, Becoming Dick, E! Entertainment Television, 2000
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • Executive producer, "Father and Scout," The ABC Family Movie, ABC,1994
  • Executive producer and director, For Hope, ABC, 1996
  • Director, Jitters, Lifetime, 1997
  • Director, Becoming Dick, E! Entertainment Television, 2000
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • "Norm vs. Youth," The Norm Show (also known as Norm), ABC,2000
  • "Just Thinking of You," The Mind of the Married Man, HBO, 2001
  • Television Work
  • Other
  • Producer and director of video segments, The Morning Program (series), CBS, 1987
  • Director, "Bob Saget-In the Dream State" (special), HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1990
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Student and sportscaster, Full Moon High (also knownas Moon High), Orion, 1979
  • Therapy patient, Devices, 1980
  • Voice of jukebox, Spaced Out (also known as Outer Reach andOuter Touch), Miramax, 1981
  • Himself, Moving (also known as Apartment Hunting), 1981
  • Dr. Joffe, Critical Condition, Paramount, 1987
  • For Goodness Sake, 1993
  • Fourth reporter, Meet Wally Sparks, Trimark Pictures, 1997
  • (Uncredited) Cocaine addict, Half Baked, 1998
  • Walter Matthews (Charlie), Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, New Line Cinema, 2003
  • Himself, New York Minute, Warner Bros., 2004
  • Himself, The Aristocrats, ThinkFilm, 2005
  • Film Work
  • Producer, director, and editor, Through Adam's Eyes (documentary),1978
  • Director (with Alan Bloom), Moving (also known as Apartment Hunting), 1981
  • Director, Dirty Work (also known as Sale boulot), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1998
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Douglas, Audience, Fig Tree Theatre, Hollywood, CA,1986
  • Ted, Privilege, Second Stage Theatre, New York City, 2005
  • Stage Work
  • Producer, Audience, Fig Tree Theatre, Hollywood, CA, 1986
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Paramount Comedy Theatre, Vol. 1: Well Developed, 1986
  • Host, The Best of America's Funniest Home Videos, 1991
  • Host, America's Funniest Pets, CBS/Fox Home Video, 1992
  • WRITINGS
  • Film Scripts
  • Through Adam's Eyes (documentary), 1978
  • Additional dialogue, Spaced Out (also known as Outer Reachand Outer Touch), Miramax, 1981
  • Stepbrothers, 1985
  • Two Orphans (short film), 1985
  • Coffee Shop (short film), 1986
  • Temporary Asylum, 1988
  • The Shop Teacher, 1995
  • The Merchants in Venice, 1998
  • Television Specials
  • America's Funniest Home Videos: An Inside Look, ABC, 1990
  • "Bob Saget-In the Dream State," HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1990
  • Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards, ABC, 1992
  • America's Funniest Home Videos: Kids and Animals, ABC, 1996
  • Television Series
  • The Morning Program, CBS, 1987
  • Television Episodes
  • America's Funniest Home Videos (also known as AFHV, America's Funniest, and America's Funniest Videos), ABC, 1990, 1993
  • Television Pilots
  • America's Funniest Home Videos, ABC, 1989
  • (With Marshall Herzkovitz) Freeman, ABC, 1999
  • Television Music
  • Movies
  • Songwriter, "He's Dick," Becoming Dick, E! Entertainment Television, 2000
  • Other
  • (With Tony Hendra) Bob Saget's Tales from the Crib (baby-picture book), Perigee, 1991
  • SIDELIGHTS
  • Bob Saget's television movie For Hope is a semi-biographical account of his sister Gay Saget's fight with scleroderma, an autoimmune disease. Gay died from the disease at the age of forty-seven.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, May 19, 1995, pp. 38-39
    • Los Angeles Magazine, November, 1990, p. 174
    • People Weekly, March 26, 1990, p. 38; June 26, 2000, p. 74
    • Redbook, September, 1990, p. 80
    • TV Guide, March 31, 1990, p. 2

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