Bob Saget



Robert Lane Saget (born May 17, 1956) is an American actor, stand-up comedian and game show host best known for his role as Danny Tanner in the ABC sitcom Full House from 1987 to 1995 and as host of America's Funniest Home Videos from 1989 to 1997.

Saget's clean-cut, family-friendly persona from the two hit shows (which have been widely rerun on cable and satellite television for over a decade) has been cemented in popular culture. In contrast, he is known for using vulgar language and risque subject matter in his stand-up comedy act. He has, as a result, become a frequent subject of satire and parody in which he sometimes willingly participates.

Saget was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and then moved to Lexington, Virginia when he was two years old. He attended Rockbridge County High School before moving back to Philadelphia and graduating from Abington Senior High School; he has since been enshrined in its Hall of Fame. He later enrolled at Temple University, where he made a student film, "Through Adam's Eyes," which in 1977 was honored with an award of merit in the Student Academy Awards.

After college, Saget nourished his career with relatively small-scale work before achieving national fame with his role on Full House as the widowed father of three daughters, and as the first host of the prototypical reality show America's Funniest Home Videos. He was the first person to star in two simultaneous prime-time television shows, and both shows were often in the top-ten TV ratings.

In contrast to his mild, family-friendly manner on the aforementioned television programs, Saget is also known for raunchy, unabashedly vulgar stand-up comedy routines. His brief appearance in Half Baked (1998) was a shock to many viewers who were not familiar with Saget's standup material. His one piece of dialogue is one of the more infamous lines from the movie. His performance of the traditional joke "The Aristocrats" (in the 2005 movie of the same name) is arguably the foulest telling in the film.

His stand-up routine typically finds him making fun of his incredibly clean-cut television image, and deriding the quality of Full House. Regardless, like others on the show, he remains close to his cast mates, and even at times tours on the stand-up circuit with Dave Coulier. He is one of the few comedians that unashamedly (and most likely purposely) uses digression as a large part of the act.

After an unsuccessful comeback sitcom, Raising Dad, in 2001, Saget turned to directing. He is currently acting on stage in New York City and serves as the narrator of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, which debuted September 19, 2005.

Saget's sister died of scleroderma. Her life story was the inspiration for Saget's semi-autobiographical ABC television movie, For Hope, which he directed. Saget is currently a board member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation, the only organization in the United States dedicated solely to finding a cure for the disease. Among other causes, Saget has also donated extensively to the NAACP.[citation needed]

Saget reprised his bad boy image once again in a Season 2 episode of Entourage playing himself and the next door neighbor of Vincent Chase.

In 2006 Jamie Kennedy released a rap song and music video entitled "Rollin' With Saget" which featured Saget.

Bob Saget has been the commissioner of the CHIKARA wrestling promotion since its inception.

Saget wrote, directed, and stars in "Farce of the Penguins", a parody of 2005's March of the Penguins set to be released in 2006.

On August 7, 2006, NBC announced that Bob Saget would host NBC's new game show 1 vs. 100, which debuted Friday, October 13, 2006.

Bob Saget has also recently developed a relationship with radio hosts Opie and Anthony. He performed at most of the shows on the Opie and Anthony's Traveling Virus Comedy Tour in the summer of 2006. He occasionally calls in, and he has sat in on an AFRO Show.

Saget is currently the host of the NBC game show 1 vs. 100 and he continues to perform his stand-up routine. Saget also frequently makes appearances on the morning show Elliot in the Morning for DC101.

Filmography and TV appearances

* The Art of Making Cheese as host
* 1 vs. 100 as host
* Blowin' Up as himself in Episode 1 (2006)
* Farce of the Penguins director (2006)
* Army Armine (2006?)
* Casper's Scare School (2006)
* How I Met Your Mother as narrator (2005-Present)
* Madagascar (voice) (2005)
* Entourage HBO series; as himself in Episode 13 "Neighbors" (2005)
* The Aristocrats (2005)
* Huff as Butch in Episode 5 "Flashpants" (2004)
* New York Minute (2004)(cameo)
* Joey as himself in Episode 11 "Joey and the Roadtrip" (2004)
* Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)
* Raising Dad (2001)
* Becoming a Dick (2000)
* Half Baked (1998)
* Dirty Work (1998)
* Jitters (1997)
* For Hope (1996)
* Father and Scout (1994)
* America's Funniest Home Videos as host (1989–1997)
* Full House (1987–1995) as Danny Tanner
* Critical Condition (1987)
* The Morning Program (1987)
* New Love,American Style (1985)
* The Greatest American Hero (1983)
* Apartment Hunting (1981)
* Full Moon High (1981)
* Devices (1980)
* Outer Touch (1979)
* Through Adams Eyes (1977)

Discography

* "Rollin' With Saget" (Jamie Kennedy featuring Bob Saget)Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts.
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