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Bob Newhart

Bob Newhart was born on September 5, 1929 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as George Robert Newhart. He is an actor and writer, known for Newhart (1982), The Bob Newhart Show (1972) and Elf (2003). He has been married to Ginny Newhart since January 12, 1963. They have four children. See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 15 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Big Finish (announced)
Jerry (rumored)
 2015 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)
Bob Sr.
- Vegas Baby/I Hate Goodbyes (2015) ... Bob Sr.
 2011 Five (TV Movie)
Dr. Roth
 2011 Horrible Bosses
Lou Sherman
 2011 NCIS (TV Series)
Doctor Walter Magnus
 2005 Committed (TV Series)
 2003 ER (TV Series)
Ben Hollander
 2003 Elf
Papa Elf
 2001 The Sports Pages (TV Movie)
Doc Waddems (segment "How Doc Waddems Finally Broke 100")
 2001 Untitled Sisqo Project (TV Movie)
 1998 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie
Leonard the Polar Bear (voice)
 1996 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Bob Newhart
- Bart the Fink (1996) ... Bob Newhart (voice)
 1995 Bob Newhart: Button Down Concert (TV Movie)
 1995 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
- Bob Newhart/Des'ree (1995) ... Host
 1991 The Entertainers
Todd Wilson
 1980 First Family
President Manfred Link
 1980 Marathon (TV Movie)
Walter Burton
 1973-1979 Insight (TV Series)
God / Marvin Halprin
- Rebirth of Packy Rowe (1979) ... God
- Happy Birthday Marvin (1973) ... Marvin Halprin
 1976-1978 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Guest Host
- Episode dated 3 April 1978 (1978) ... Guest Host
- Episode dated 13 December 1976 (1976) ... Guest Host
- Episode dated 3 June 1976 (1976) ... Guest Host
 1977 The Rescuers
Bernard (voice)
 1974 Thursday's Game (TV Movie)
Marvin Ellison
 1972 The Don Rickles Show (TV Series)
- Where There's a Will (1972) ... Brother-in-law
 1971 Decisions! Decisions! (TV Movie)
John Hobson
 1971 Cold Turkey
Merwin Wren
 1968 Hot Millions
Willard C. Gnatpole
 1967 Captain Nice (TV Series)
Lloyd Larchmont
- One Rotten Apple (1967) ... Lloyd Larchmont
 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Charles Fenton
- Simon Says Get Married (1965) ... Charles Fenton
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Gerald Swinney
- How to Get Rid of Your Wife (1963) ... Gerald Swinney
 1962 Hell Is for Heroes
Pvt. Driscoll
 1961 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.0 (1961)
- Episode #1.4 (1961)
- Episode #1.3 (1961)
- Episode #1.2 (1961)
- Episode #1.1 (1961)
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Other Works:

Grand Marshal, Tournament of Roses parade See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 3 Interviews | 5 Articles | See more »

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5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on his popularity while playing the forty-something Dr. Robert Hartley on The Bob Newhart Show]: I really don't know what makes a comedian. I think it's a family background and environment. Yet if you put the same ingredients in another person, he may never utter a funny line. See more »


He attended the Sixth Army in San Francisco, California, after spending 22 winters in Chicago. See more »


Calm, reasonable voice. See more »

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