Bob Saget was an American stand-up comedian, actor and television host who had a net worth of $50 million at the time of his death in 2022. He first rose to prominence as a stand-up comedian in the 1980s, and was known for his very risqué humor. He became more family-friendly when he joined the cast of the hit family show “Full House.” Bob appeared all 192 of the show’s episodes. He was also well-known as the host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” from 1989 to 1997. Bob hosted seasons 1 through 8 of the show, 191 episodes. He also provided the narrator’s voice in 208 episodes of the sitcom “How I Met Your Mother.” Tragically, Bob died on January 9, 2022 at the age of 65.
Robert Lane Saget, better known as Bob, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 17, 1956. His family is Jewish. His father, Benjamin, was a supermarket executive, and his mother, Rosalyn “Dolly”, was a hospital administrator. He spent some time in California as a child before moving back to Philadelphia, where he attended Abington Senior High School. After graduating high school in 1975, he continued his education at Temple University, where he studied film. His student project “Through Adam’s Eyes”, a film about a boy who received reconstructive facial surgery, was honored with an award of merit in the Student Academy Awards. He graduated from college with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1978.
Even though he started his career in stand-up comedy, touring aggressively throughout the country, Saget first tasted success once he appeared on TV. His first talk show appearance was on “The Merv Griffin Show” in 1981. He then had a brief stint as a member of “The Morning Program” on CBS in early 1987, but it was his casting as Danny Tanner on the show “Full House” that really made him a household name. The series was very popular, and was consistently ranked in the Nielsen Top 30 from its third season onward. It has continued to gain popular through syndicated reruns. On it, Saget portrays the role of widowed father Danny Tanner, who raises his three daughters with the help of his brother-in-law Jesse and best friend Joey. The show ran from 1987 to 1995, and had a total of eight seasons and 192 episodes.
In 1989, Saget also began worked as the host of the show “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (AFV), a role he continued to hold until 1997. During the early 1990s, while both shows were airing, he worked simultaneously on “Full House” and AFV. In 1996, Saget directed the ABC television movie “For Hope”. It was inspired by the life story of his sister, Gay Saget, who had passed away three years earlier from scleroderma. Saget went on to direct his first feature film in 1998, “Dirty Work”, starring Norm Macdonald and Artie Lange. It was released to widely negatively reviews, and did not perform well at the box office. However, since then, it has become a cult favorite, possibly due to Lange’s later popularity on “The Howard Stern Show”. From October 2001 to May 2002, Saget starred in the short-lived sitcom on The WB, “Raising Dad”, alongside Kat Dennings, Brie Larson, and Jerry Adler.
Starting in 2005, Saget contributed his voice to the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother”. He was the voice of the future Ted Mosby, and narrated the series until its end in 2014. From 2006 to 2008, he hosted the NBC game show “1 vs. 100”. His 2007 HBO comedy special, “That Ain’t Right”, was dedicated to his father, who had passed away earlier that year due to complications from congestive heart failure. Also in 2007, Saget wrote, directed, and starred in the direct-to-DVD film “Farce of the Penguins”, which was a parody of the 2005 nature documentary “March of the Penguins”. During this same general period in his career, from 2005 to 2010, Saget appeared in four episodes of the HBO series “Entourage”, where he played a parody of himself.
Other projects Saget has been involved in include the short-lived ABC sitcom “Surviving Suburbia”, which debuted in April 2009 and aired for only one season; the A&E series “Strange Days” in 2010; and a guest-starring role in the series “Grandfathered”, which starred and was produced by his old “Full House” co-star John Stamos.
In addition to his various pursuits in television and film, Saget is also a published author. His book “Dirty Daddy” was released in 2014. In it, he writes about his life, career, comedy, and various experiences. He supported the book’s release with a stand-up tour in Australia (his first there), called “Bob Saget Live: The Dirty Daddy Tour”. The tour featured shows in the cities of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth. In April 2020, he launched his podcast “Bob Saget’s Here For You” with Studio71.
Saget was married to Sherri Kramer from May 1982 to November 1997. They had three daughters together.
In 2018 he married Kelly Rizzo. They remained married until his death in January 2022.
Bob was a board member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation, and was very active in his efforts to raise funds and awareness for the disease, which his sister suffered from.
In September 1990 Bob and his then-wife Sherri paid $2.5 million for a home in LA’s Pacific Palisades neighborhood. That’s the same as spending a little over $5 million in today’s dollars.
In June 2003 he paid $2.9 million for a new home in Los Angeles.
|Net Worth:||$50 Million|
|Date of Birth:||May 17, 1956 – Jan 9, 2022 (65 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.93 m)|
|Profession:||Comedian, Film director, Actor, Presenter, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Writer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|