Bob Newhart

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Biography

  • Birth Name: George Robert Newhart
  • Birth Place: Oak Park, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/05/1929, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor; comedian
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Bob Newhart Fast Facts:
  • Worked as an accountant and advertising copy editor in Chicago before hitting it big in stand-up.
  • The Button-Downed Mind of Bob Newhart was the first comedy album to top the Billboard LP charts.
  • Filled in for Johnny Carson as guest host of the Tonight Show 87 times.
  • Inducted into the TV Academy Hall of Fame in 1993.
  • Received the 2002 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
  • In 2004, TV Land commissioned a life-size bronze statue of Newhart's character, psychiatrist Bob Hartley, from The Bob Newhart Show. It was erected in Chicago.
  • Despite the enormous popularity of his sitcoms, never won an Emmy for those programs. He did, however, garner an Emmy win for his variety show in the 1960s.
  • Bob Newhart Relationships:
  • Robert William Newhart - Son
  • Jennifer Newhart Bongiovi - Daughter
  • Courtney Newhart - Daughter
  • Timothy Newhart - Son
  • Virginia Quinn - Wife
  • George David Newhart - Father
  • Julia Pauline Burns - Mother
  • Bob Newhart Awards:
  • 1985 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1986 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1975 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1986 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1976 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1983 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1985 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1984 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1962 Emmy: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy - Nominee
  • 1960 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
  • 1960 Grammy: Best New Artist - Winner
  • 1960 Grammy: Best Comedy Album - Winner
  • 1962 Golden Globe: Actor in a Television Series - Winner
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • College:
  • Loyola University, Chicago, IL (BS in Commerce, 1952)

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