Bob Saget was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and television personality who died in 2022 with a net worth of $50 million. He originally gained notoriety as a stand-up comedian in the 1980s, when he was recognized for his raunchy comedy. When he joined the cast of the successful family program “Full House,” he became more family-friendly. Bob appears in all 192 episodes of the program. From 1989 until 1997, he was also the host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” Bob hosted 191 episodes of the show from seasons 1 to 8. In 208 episodes of the sitcom “How I Met Your Mother,” he provided the narrator’s voice. Bob passed away on January 9, 2022, at the age of 65.
Robert Lane Saget, popularly known as Bob, was born on May 17, 1956, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He comes from a Jewish household. Benjamin, his father, was a grocery executive, and Rosalyn “Dolly,” his mother, was a hospital administrator. He spent some time as a youngster in California before returning to Philadelphia to attend Abington Senior High School. He continued his schooling at Temple University, where he studied cinema, after graduating from high school in 1975. In the Student Academy Awards, his student project “Through Adam’s Eyes,” a film about a youngster who underwent reconstructive face surgery, earned a merit prize. In 1978, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from college.
Despite the fact that he began his career as a stand-up comedian, travelling extensively throughout the country, Saget’s first taste of fame came when he debuted on television. In 1981, he made his debut appearance on “The Merv Griffin Show.” He next appeared on CBS’s “The Morning Program” for a short time in early 1987, but it was his role as Danny Tanner on “Full House” that made him a household celebrity. From the third season onwards, the show was extremely successful, routinely ranking in the Nielsen Top 30. Its popularity has grown thanks to syndicated replays.Saget plays Danny Tanner, a widower father who raises his three kids with the support of his brother-in-law Jesse and closest buddy Joey in the film. The show aired for eight seasons and 192 episodes from 1987 and 1995.
Saget also began working as the presenter of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (AFV) in 1989, a position he held until 1997. He worked on “Full House” and AFV at the same time in the early 1990s, while both series were on the air. Saget directed the ABC television film “For Hope” in 1996.It was based on the life of his sister, Gay Saget, who had died three years before from scleroderma. In 1998, Saget directed his debut feature picture, “Dirty Work,” which starred Norm Macdonald and Artie Lange. It received a lot of unfavorable feedback when it was released, and it didn’t do well at the box office. However, it has now become a cult classic, probably as a result of Lange’s subsequent notoriety on “The Howard Stern Show.” Saget featured opposite Kat Dennings, Brie Larson, and Jerry Adler in the short-lived WB comedy “Raising Dad” from October 2001 to May 2002.
From May 1982 to November 1997, Saget was married to Sherri Kramer. Together, they have three daughters. He married Kelly Rizzo in 2018. They were married until January 2022, when he died. Bob was a member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation’s board of directors and was highly involved in raising funding and awareness for the condition that his sister had.
Bob has a multi-million dollar net worth. Bob and his then-wife Sherri spent $2.5 million for a property in the Pacific Palisades district of Los Angeles in September 1990. In today’s money, that equates to a little more than $5 million. He spent $2.9 million for a new house in Los Angeles in June 2003.