Saget is a well-known edgy and ‘in your face’ stand-up comedian, television host, and film and television actor. He was born and raised in Pennsylvania and attended Temple University for his acting studies. He created his first work, ‘Through Adam’s Eyes’, there. He continued to fight for a comic career by performing stand-up in various comic clubs, where he made friends with a number of well-known comics. Finally, it was his lead role in the American sitcom ‘Full House,’ in which he portrayed a widowed father with three young daughters, that brought him the success he deserved. Following that, he appeared on numerous television shows, the majority of which were family-oriented or comedic in nature. He is the creator of numerous creative projects, including ‘Farce of the Penguins,’ a parody of a nature documentary, ‘Bob Saget: That Ain’t Right,’ a stand-up show for HBO, and the sensitive film ‘For Hope.’
Childhood & Adolescence
Bob Saget was born Benjamin Saget and Rosalyn Saget in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father was a supermarket executive, and his mother was a hospital administrator.
Saget attended Abington Senior High School and desired a career in medicine, but one of his teachers encouraged him to pursue a career in film after observing his creative ability.
He enrolled at Temple University to study film. This is when he wrote ‘Through Adam’s Eyes’. It was a black-and-white film that earned him a Student Academy Award nomination.
After graduating from Temple University, he attended the University of California to study film but did not attend much of it and eventually dropped out.
Saget relocated to Los Angeles and attempted to showcase his comic ability through stand-up routines he obtained in comic clubs. He honed his craft there and made friends with comics such as Dave Coulier.
While he was still battling for something substantial, Saget met Brad Grey, who took on the job of managing his affairs, and he began landing small roles in television and feature films.
Saget was invited to join ‘The Morning Program’ in 1987 to add humor to the show. Mariette Hartley and Rolland Smith co-hosted the show, but their tenure was brief.
After being fired from ‘The Morning Show,’ Saget landed his most successful role to date. On ‘Full House,’ he portrayed a widowed father. The show debuted in the top 20 on ABC shortly after its premiere.
Saget joined another comic show in 1990, becoming the host of ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’. He was tasked with the responsibility of providing transitions between the videos and providing his comedic commentary.
Following the cancellation of ‘Full House,’ Saget returned to stand-up comedy, this time delivering material that was considered edgy and at times obnoxious. In 1996, he directed a television film titled ‘For Hope.’
In 2001, he was cast as the lead in the American sitcom ‘Raising Dad.’ He portrayed a widowed father of two adolescent daughters. The show did not perform well and was quickly canceled.
Saget directed a documentary titled ‘The Aristocrats’ in 2005. Simultaneously, he was cast as the narrator on one of the decade’s most popular sitcoms, ‘How I Met Your Mother’.
He began writing, producing, and voicing the nature documentary parody ‘Farce of the Penguins’ in 2006, and he also became the host of the primetime game show ‘1 vs 100’ at the same time.
Saget launched his own stand-up show, ‘Bob Saget: That Ain’t Right,’ on the HBO cable network in 2007. During this time period, he made his Broadway debut in ‘The Dowry Chaperone’.
In 2010, he starred in A&E’s ‘Strange Days.’ The show’s purpose was to showcase other people’s lives, the various activities they engage in, and the lifestyles they’ve adopted. Their exploits were chronicled in the show.
Personal History and Legacies
Saget married Sherri Kramer, his high school sweetheart, in 1983. Aubrey, Lara Melanie, and Jennifer Belle were their three daughters. The marriage lasted 15 years.
Estimated Net Worth
Bob Saget was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and television host who died in 2022 with a net worth of $50 million. He first gained prominence in the 1980s as a stand-up comedian, where he was known for his extremely risqué humor. When he joined the cast of the hit family show “Full House,” he developed a more family-friendly demeanor. Bob appeared in all 192 episodes of the show.
He made a cameo appearance in the film ‘The Dating Game’. At the age of 47, his sister died of scleroderma. He had been dubbed both ‘the worst comedian of all time’ and ‘the greatest comedian of all time’.
He has appeared on numerous episodes of ‘Make me laugh’. He had an appendix attack when he was young and endured excruciating pain for seven straight hours.