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Bob McGrath was born on June 13, 1932 in Ottawa, Illinois, USA as Robert Emmett McGrath. He is an actor, known for Sesame Street (1969), The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999) and Follow That Bird (1985). He has been married to Ann Logan Sperry since June 14, 1958. They have five children. See full bio »

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Known For

Sesame Street
Sesame Street Bob / Additional Vocals 'Wheels on My Feet' / Bob as the Itsy Bitsy Spider / Boy (Green) - singing / Brother / Brother ('Five People in My Family') / Singer 'Look a Little Closer' / Trumpet Player / Wanda's Father
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 1969-2014 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Bob / Singer 'Look a Little Closer' / Wanda's Father / ...
- Where's the Dog (2014) ... Bob
- Incarceration (2013) ... Bob
- Trashgiving Day (2013) ... Bob (as Bob McGrath)
- Afraid of the Bark (2012) ... Bob
- A Song for Letter "G" (2012) ... Bob
 2013 Little Children, Big Challenges (TV Series)
- Incarceration (2013) ... Bob
 2007 Ready for School (Video)
 2006 Guess That Shape and Color (Video short)
 2001 Learn Along with Sesame (TV Series)
- Music Works Wonders (2001) ... Bob
 1996 Elmo Saves Christmas (Video)
 1989 The Jim Henson Hour (TV Series)
 1987 Sing Along (Video short)
 1985 Follow That Bird
 1978 A Special Sesame Street Christmas (TV Movie)
 1978 Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (TV Movie)
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Has recorded a number of record albums over the years, most as Bob from Sesame Street. See more »

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[on 'Sesame Street] It's nothing short of an extraordinary show. When I got hired, I started thinking, 'Hmmm, I'm not really an actor. I wonder what I'm going to be doing?' It was interesting. I kept saying, 'Who am I supposed to be?' I told my wife, 'They're not going to pay me just for going in and being myself for 130 shows'. They did make me the music teacher. I come out of that background, ... See more »


He and his wife currently reside in Teaneck, New Jersey See more »



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