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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 17 May 1956Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameRobert Lane Saget
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Bob Saget was born on May 17, 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert Lane Saget. He is an actor and director, known for Full House (1987), Madagascar (2005) and America's Funniest Home Videos (1989). He was previously married to Sherri Kramer Saget.

Spouse (1)

Sherri Kramer Saget (16 May 1982 - 10 November 1997) (divorced) (3 children)

Trade Mark (1)

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Trivia (27)

Attended Temple University.
Performed in a sketch comedy group at Temple.
Made a pre-recorded appearance on 1999 InterCollegiate Comedy Festival, sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania's Mask and Wig Comedy troupe. He did a monologue, peppered with jokes from his sitcoms ("D.J., Stephanie and Michelle stole my plane ticket to the show tonight. Those bitches."), and closed his performance by autographing a photo for the head of the Penn Mask and Wig Group.
Won a Student Academy Award in 1977 for his documentary Through Adam's Eyes (1977).
Was the winning bachelor when he appeared on The Dating Game (1965) in 1979.
Has 3 daughters, Twins Aubrey Saget and Lara Melanie Saget (born October 16, 1989) and Jennifer Belle Saget (born November 18, 1992), with ex-wife Sherri Kramer Saget.
Graduated from Abington Senior High School in Abington, Pennsylvania.
Is one of the few comedians who has been called both "The worst comedian ever" and "The best comedian ever"!
His sister, Gay, died of scleroderma at age 47. Saget made a TV movie, For Hope (1996), based on his sister and her struggle with the disease.
According to the Encore True Stories Channel host Jay Schadler, stated during the intro for For Hope (1996), the following is true: "Ironically, two years prior to Gay's diagnosis, Saget was a volunteer speaker for the Scleroderma Research Foundation."
Frequently parodies his family friendly, wholesome image of Danny Tanner in films and his stand up routine.
Frequent guest comedian on the TV game show Make Me Laugh (1979) in 1979-1980.
Is highly revered for his version of the infamous joke The Aristocrats (2005).
Parents are Dolly and Benjamin M. Saget (1917-2007).
Friend of Dana Delany.
Born in Philadelphia but family moved to Lexington, Virginia when he was two. He attended Rockbridge County High School before moving back to Philadelphia and graduating from Abington Senior High School.
Originally intended on becoming a doctor, but his honors English high school teacher saw his creative potential and urged him to seek a career in performance.
Enrolled at Temple University's film school, where he made a student movie entitled Through Adam's Eyes (1977), a black and white film about a boy who received reconstructive facial surgery. The film was honored with an award of merit at the Student Academy Awards.
At times, he tours on the stand-up circuit with his Full House (1987) co-star Dave Coulier.
Was actually overweight at age 22 until a gangrenous appendix was taken out.
Joined Australian comedy duo Hamish and Andy's gang, 'the Gangaroos,' when they visited him in LA.
His sister, Andrea, died of an aneurysm at age 34. Two other siblings died in childbirth before he was born.
Friends with Daniel Morton.
Hosting the NBC game show 1 vs. 100 (2006). [September 2006]
Appearing as Man in Chair in 'The Drowsy Chaperone' on Broadway. [October 2007]
Delivered the first and last lines of the entire series of "Full House".
Shares the same birthday as Dennis Hopper.

Personal Quotes (32)

(While watching an excerpt from an episode of Full House (1987) in which he dresses as a woman) "Ahhh, where is my face?! I lost so much face on that show, I don't even exist anymore!"
A lot of people ask me what my favorite episode of Full House (1987) was, I always tell them: it was the last one!
[on performing for college audiences] They go nuts. They flash me their boobs. And that's just the guys.
My confidence wavers between being genuine and being insecure.
I become a chameleon for wherever I am.
I never expected to live this long.
I don't censor myself, but I don't want to force my sick-skewed version of the world, either.
I don't like the negative of reality TV - the 'you're no good, so you have to leave, I choose you, but I thought you really loved me.' It's all about how bad people are and I just hate that. I like Pimp my Ride where someone is helping somebody.
I don't roll like that but I've never been with a hooker either. Yeah, that's good to say in an interview cause I feel bad a little because people grew up watching me and that's a little disturbing.
I never went to camp as a kid. I couldn't get into an Ivy League school. I wouldn't join a biker club.
I'm doing 5000 seat theaters and audiences are going nuts, it's fantastic and it makes me very happy. I'm dirty, but not like this; I just do comedy that I find funny. I'm working on a new TV show for cable and it's not set up yet.
I think when you dissect a joke too much, you have ruined whatever there is in comedy.
I really love making people laugh.
There was this whole middle time that only Chris Rock came out of, you know, 10 years ago it was Chris and a few other people, but that's about it. Chris is in a class of his own; I don't see another comedian who I put in high regard as him.
Paul Riser tells it in an interesting way; he dissects it and tells the structure, you know, 'you don't mention that part here.' But that's what's interesting about it and the people who are absent are interesting too.
It's 103 comedians, or however many it is, and how would everyone tell it. It's enough people of substance that it makes you think of the people who aren't there that are alive.
The nature of comedy is 'just do it.' But I think what's interesting about it is this joke has been around and why. And it's just saying what's wrong and how wrong can you be if you say it.
Now people want what the movie was about, which is violent comedy. And that's really what The Aristocrats is based on - what will a family do out of desperation.
When you're famous, you're always famous. It doesn't go away.
I think Desperate Housewives is a pretty good show, I watch it, I like it and I don't love reality TV that much. I do watch some, I've got three daughters so we'll watch the good stuff, the fun stuff.
Soon, I'm going to meet somebody around my own age, and she's going to be smart and beautiful, and I'm going to date her daughter.
It was a JOB; the video show was a JOB; you don't tell the Aristocrats joke at 8 o'clock at night on network TV, it would be funny though. But those guys know I like dirty stuff, I like clean stuff too.
I've had a pilot every single year that didn't sell for the past four years, that'll smack you in the back of the head. I had a really good one last year; I wouldn't have done the play in New York if I had gotten that one.
I just did a play in New York which has been my best experience that I've had for maybe ever. It was Paul Weitz's play called Privilege and I was in New York for three months.
I have a feeling I'm going to wake up one day and say 'I can't do dirty stuff anymore, I want to go all clean.' I'll do clean stuff too, I like to entertain people. Then they egged me on; we shot it at The Laugh Factory.
25, 30 years ago, that meant something, they were making some money. And they were doing all sorts of comedy, screaming at the audience, basically crowd control. And then there was the whole urban comedy scene.
I have three kids, the oldest is 18 and her friends are going to see it The Aristocrats because they told her they're going to see it, especially her guy friends.
Yet there are some people - Steve Allen would dissect comedy forever; he's a really funny guy, but he would love talking about comedy. I'm doing it right now and you all seem bored.
What I have now are good problems of trying to decide and what I really want to do is good work next. My phone's ringing a lot more and I've got nine lines so when it doesn't ring, it's very frustrating.
I met Jeff (Franklin) on Bosom Buddies. I was the warm-up comedian and he was one of the head writers. He loved my routine and told me he hoped we'd work together in the future. Eventually, he called me when he needed a Danny Tanner.
Dave (Coulier) and I knew each other through the L.A. comedy scene. The early 80s was a hot time for comedians there, you had Eddie Murphy, Roseanne Barr, Ellen Degeneres, Tim Allen, Drew Carey, just to name a few. They were both your competition and your support group. You were all competing for TV shows and movies, but you all knew how tough of a road it was.
I hated it. I thought the writing was awful and the storylines unrealistic. After the first season ended, I told my agent, "find me another show to do. I can't go on with this one." However, I just bought a new house and my wife was pregnant, so I stuck around. I was never completely happy on the show, but it provided a paycheck and I met some great people on it.

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