When you spend your kindergarten days getting splashed with kisses from girls for your jokes, it is best to stay on that line and make something out of it, that’s exactly what Bob Saget did. The comedian is responsible for some of the funniest projects in the past 39 years of his active work. He’s known for classic projects such as Full House and How I Met Your Mother.
Bob has a Grammy nomination to his name and the funnyman is a known philanthropist. For more about the comedian such as details of his career attainments, net worth, and other facts of his life; read through this piece.
Bob Saget’s Age, Early Life, and Rise to Fame
Bob Saget, whose career can be defined along the lines of his stand-up comedy and on-screen comedy is a Jewish descent born on May 17, 1956, to Benjamin and Rosalyn Saget. Born as Robert Lane Saget, Bob attended high school in Philadelphia where he was birthed despite a brief period of living in California. He was originally going to become a doctor but was redirected to the cornerstone of his natural talent and was advised to seek a career in films by his English teacher, Elaine Zimmerman.
It was an advise Saget took to heart. The Jewish comedian went to film school at Temple University. There, Saget created his first film, Through Adam’s Eyes which was about a boy who received reconstructive facial surgery. For Saget, it was the very first confirmation of his talents as the film earned him an award of merit in the Student Academy Awards.
Bob Saget’s long and extensive career started in Los Angeles which he moved to after his attempt at a graduate course at the University of California failed. At Los Angeles, Bob showed his comic talent at any comedy club that would let him. While selling his talent around comic clubs, he met Brad Grey who became his manager, helping him to secure roles in television and film. His partnership with Brad Grey soon helped him to secure a breakthrough role on Full House as Danny Tanner, a widowed father and with him, the show rose to the Top 30 shows in the country in ratings. His performances on the show soon started to open other opportunities for him, and in 1989, he became the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos. He ran the show as host from 1989 to 1997.
Bob’s comedy is a mixture of several genres of comedy – from character comedy which he deploys in films and TV to observational comedy, more evident in his stand-up routines. His comedy persona is a split between family-friendly comedy often seen on shows like Full House, How I Met Your Mother, the more recent Fuller House; and his adult-oriented comedy common in his stand-up routines.
This comedian has appeared in no fewer than 16 movies since he debuted with Through Adam’s Eyes. The American comedian has, however, found a lot more success in television roles, appearing in over 20 television shows with several hundred episodes in his resume. His first comedy special, That’s What I’m Talking About was released in 2013 and was nominated for a Grammy award.
Outside of his life as a comedian, Bob Saget is a big contributor to the research on Scleroderma. The entertainer lost his sister to the ailment and is now a board member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation. With his contributions, the organization has raised $25 million for research and their results have benefited high profile patients like Regina Hall.
His Net Worth
Bob Saget has over 30 years of work in Hollywood. The well-loved comedian with an extensive filmography that contains hit shows like How I Met Your Mother and Full House is currently considered to be worth $100 million.
Wife, Girlfriend or Fiance, Is He Gay?
Before his life came to resemble his character on Full House, Bob was married to his high school sweetheart, Sherri Kramer. They became life partners in 1983 but the marriage lasted for 15 years until 1997 when they got divorced. Their marriage produced three daughters.
After the divorce, Bob Saget dated Hope Smith briefly for a year. He is currently engaged to Kelly Rizzo, a food and travel blogger. In view of the relationships he’s had, there are no reasons to believe he’s gay, Bob Saget is a straight man.
Bob Saget shares three daughters with his ex-wife Sherri Kramer. The comedian once described his daughters as his greatest accomplishments and has been a great father to them.
Aubrey, Lara Melanie, and Jennifer Belle have refused to let their dad’s popularity encroach on their private life. They have led a low profile life with Aubrey being the most famous worthy. She is fairly popular for her online gallery paintings of everyday objects.