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Bob Saget Biography

Birth Name:
Robert Lane Saget
Birth Place:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Actor, comedian, director

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • Aubrey -- Daughter
  • Jennifer -- Daughter
  • Lara -- Daughter
  • Sherri Kramer -- Ex-wife
  • Ben Saget -- Father
  • Dolly Saget -- Mother
  • Andrea -- Sister
  • Gay -- Sister