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Robert Keeshan (1927–2004)


Television producer and host Robert James Keeshan was born in Lynbrook, Long Island, New York. As a young man he served in the US Marine Corps Reserve. Starting as a page at the National Broadcasting Company, Keeshan later began his on-air career as the original "Clarabell, the Clown" for the NBC The Howdy Doody Show (1947) (aka "The Howdy Doody ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 7 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1998 Hercules (TV Series)
Aesop
- Hercules and the Kids (1998) ... Aesop (voice)
 1998 Muppets Tonight (TV Series)
Captain Kangaroo
- Andie MacDowell (1998) ... Captain Kangaroo (as Bob Keeshan)
 1996 The Stupids
Charles Sender (as Bob Keeshan)
 1994 Breakfast Time (TV Series)
Bob Keeshan
 1988 Day by Day (TV Series)
Captain Kangeroo
- Trading Places (1988) ... Captain Kangeroo (as Bob Keeshan)
 1986 Kideo TV (TV Series)
Host - 'Know Your Body' (1986-1988)
 1985 CBS Storybreak (TV Series)
Host
 1970-1971 Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (TV Series)
Captain Kangaroo
- 1162 (1971) ... Captain Kangaroo
- 1126 (1970) ... Captain Kangaroo
 1964 Mister Mayor (TV Series)
Mister Mayor / The Town Clown (as Bob Keeshan)
 1954 Tinker's Workshop (TV Series)
Tinker the Toymaker
 1953 Time for Fun (TV Series)
Corny The Clown
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Other Works:

Book: "Growing Up Happy", 1969. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Captain Kangaroo | Bob Keeshan | Bob Keeshen
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, movement and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the parent. See more »

Trivia:

Turned down an offer to become the Captain again on a revised version of the show in 1995. See more »

Trademark:

Known as Captain Kanganoo See more »

Nickname:

Bob

Star Sign:

Cancer

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