- Originally planned to pursue a career in medicine.
- While studying at Temple University, won a student Academy Award for his documentary Through Adam's Eyes.
- Was a fixture on the Los Angeles comedy-club circuit in the early 1980s, along with future cast mate Dave Coulier.
- Best known for playing clean-cut dad Danny Tanner on the long-running sitcom Full House, as well as hosting America's Funniest Home Videos for eight years.
- Directed the acclaimed TV movie For Hope (1996), inspired by his sister Gay, who died of the autoimmune disease scleroderma in 1994.
- Wrote, directed and produced Farce of the Penguins (2007), an all-star spoof of the nature documentary March of the Penguins (2005).
- Made his Broadway debut in 2007, starring in the Tony Award-winning musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone.
- Sherri Kramer — Ex-wife
- Lara — Daughter
- Jennifer — Daughter
- Ben Saget — Father
- Gay — Sister
- Andrea — Sister
- Dolly Saget — Mother
- Aubrey — Daughter
- Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (1978); attended University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
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