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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 / Singer 'Look a Little Closer' / Additional Vocals 'Wheels on My Feet' / Bob as the Itsy Bitsy Spider / Boy (Green) - singing / Brother / Brother ('Five People in My Family') / Trumpet Player / Wanda's Father
(1969-2017)
Follow That Bird
(1985)

Filmography

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 1969-2017 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Bob / Singer 'Look a Little Closer' / Wanda's Father / ...
- Having a Ball (2017) ... Bob
- Where's the Dog (2014) ... Bob
- Incarceration (2013) ... Bob
- Trashgiving Day (2013) ... Bob (as Bob McGrath)
- Afraid of the Bark (2012) ... Bob
 2013 Little Children, Big Challenges (TV Series)
Bob
- Incarceration (2013) ... Bob
 2007 Ready for School (Video)
Bob
 2006 Guess That Shape and Color (Video short)
Bob
 2001 Learn Along with Sesame (TV Series)
Bob
- Music Works Wonders (2001) ... Bob
 1996 Elmo Saves Christmas (Video)
Bob
 1989 The Jim Henson Hour (TV Series)
Bob
 1987 Sing Along (Video short)
Bob
 1985 Follow That Bird
Bob
 1978 A Special Sesame Street Christmas (TV Movie)
Bob
 1978 Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (TV Movie)
Bob
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Other Works:

For many years was a host of the Telemiracle telethons hosted in Saskatchewan, Canada beginning in the mid-1970s. See more »

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Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

His two favorite Sesame Street moments are the sequence from "Christmas Eve on Sesame Street" that spoofs "The Gift of the Magi" and the scene from the 1983 episode in which the adults explained Mr. Hooper's death to Big Bird. See more »

Nickname:

Bobby

Star Sign:

Gemini

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