We all have those days in our lives when we need something interesting and funny to keep us going through the day. Sometimes it is when we are at the office or just sitting down waiting. The internet comes to the rescue with videos of cats and dogs and little kids doing fun stuff. And suddenly, our day gets a little better.
But what did people used to do before the internet? Well, they had to be in front of the television at a specific time to watch those videos because Bob Saget brought those videos to them. He would host America’s Funniest Home Videos and we would laugh with our families watching people do all kinds of weird and funny stuff.
Bob Saget is an American stand-up comedian and entertainer who is a household name all thanks to the before-mentioned show. He has also been a part of the show Full House and its sequel which was released on Netflix. His stand up routines were also received cheerfully by the audience. This star from the 90s era was the voice of future Ted Mosby on the sitcom, How I met your mother.
Bob Saget is one of the few stars from the 90s who are still active and loved the audience. He is active on television making small appearances on game shows etc and has a podcast of his own which is widely appreciated by the public. Let us have a look at personal aspects of Bob Saget’s life, his professional journey and see how much has made for himself in a career spanning four decades.
Bob Saget was born on 17 May 1956 to a father who was a supermarket executive and a mother who worked at a hospital. He was born in Philadelphia. He spent his childhood in California and went back to Philadelphia to attend high school. He wanted to become a doctor but his English teacher convinced him to work in films because of the potential she saw in him.
Bob started attending Temple University’s art school and created Through Adam’s Eyes when he was a student. The movie earned him an award at the Student Academy Award. He graduated in 1978 and wanted to study further, but could not because of health issues involving his appendix.
Bob went on to marry Sherri Kramer in 1982 by getting divorced in 1997. He has recently married Kelly Rizzo, in 2018 and is a father of three children. Later in his career, he stated that he was a cocky overweight guy when he was 22 but his appendix operation had quite an impact on him.
His career began with a stint at CBS’s The Morning program but he came into the limelight after landing the role of Danny Tanner in Full House. The show was put out in 1987 and was a hit with family viewers. In 1989, he started hosting America’s Funniest Home Videos.
This was a big breakthrough and he was associated with the show until 1997. He was working on both the shows simultaneously. Bob returned for a one hour special of America’s Funniest Home Videos in 2009 and was joined by Tome Bergeron on hosting.
In 1996, he released a television film called For Hope, which was based on the life story of his sister Gay Hope, who suffers from Scleroderma and had does three years earlier. IN 1998, He got together with Norm Macdonald and did Dirty Work. The movie was not appreciated by the critics or the audience and failed at the box office. The movie now has a spot on everyone’s memory because it was mentioned several times in The Howard Stern Show, where it was a repeated joke.
In 2001, he did a sitcom titled Raising Dad, which also starred Kate Jennings and Brie Larson. The show only went on for one season. After that, he was a part of some game shows, made small appearances on TV, and even played a fictionalized version of himself on Entourage. He even had a role in the movie that was released in 2015. He now has a game show planned called Nashville Squares and has a podcast of his own with Studio71 called Bob Saget’s Here for you.
Bob Saget has done a lot of work in raising awareness about Scleroderma. He is a board member of the Scleroderma research foundation. His story, Gay Hope, was diagnosed with Scleroderma WW when she was 43 years and succumbed to the disease at the age of 47.
This could have been avoided because she had been misdiagnosed multiple times before. In an interview, Bob said that when they visited dermatologists with her sister, they were not sure about the right treatment since they had not encountered many patients. Many celebrities also supported the cause such as Robin Williams and Regina Hall. Bob even claimed that disorganization had raised $25 million through charity.
Bob Saget Net Worth
From the financial viewpoint, AFV has been a big factor in Bob Saget’s net worth. He worked on the show for eight years and retired in 1997. Also, his role in Full House and Fuller house were a big addition to his financial collection.
The sequel was produced by Netflix. Apart from the TV appearances, Bob has also written a book called Dirty Daddy. It was put out in 2014 and was received positively by the critics and audience alike. He also did a tour to support his book called BobSaget Live: The Dirty Daddy Your.
It was done in Australia which was his first time there. He lives in Los Angeles, California in a house worth $2.89 million at the time of purchase in 2003. He has a website of his now and also a podcast, named after himself. He is worth a whopping $100 million, thanks to the long and exceptional career he has spanning over four decades.