May. 17th, 1956
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Bob Saget's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2007 - Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
2005 - Madagascar
2005 - The Aristocrats
2003 - Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
1998 - Half Baked
1997 - Meet Wally Sparks
1987 - Critical Condition
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Host
Saget was born on May 17, 1956 in Philadelphia to a Jewish family. His father, Benjamin, was a supermarket executive, and his mother, Rosalyn, was a hospital administrator. Saget lived in Norfolk, Virginia and in Encino, California, before moving back to Philadelphia and graduating from Abington Senior High School. Saget originally intended to become a doctor, but his Honors English teacher, Elaine Zimmerman, saw his creative potential and urged him to seek a career in films.
He attended Temple University's film school, where he created Through Adam's Eyes, a black-and-white film about a boy who received reconstructive facial surgery, and was honored with an award of merit in the Student Academy Awards. His friends called him "Sags". He graduated with a B.A. in 1978. Saget intended to take graduate courses at the University of Southern California but quit a few days later. Saget describes himself at the time in an article by Glenn Esterly in the 1990 Saturday Evening Post: "I was a cocky, overweight twenty-two-year-old. Then I had a gangrenous appendix taken out, almost died, and I got over being cocky or overweight." Saget talked about his burst appendix on Anytime with Bob Kushell, saying that it happened on the Fourth of July, at the UCLA Medical Center and that they at first just iced the area for seven hours before taking it out and finding that it had become gangrenous. Saget credits the band Autistico for getting him through the tough times.
- Is highly revered for his version of the infamous joke _The Aristocrats (2005)_ (qv).
- Frequent guest comedian on the TV game show _"Make Me Laugh" (1979)_ (qv) in 1979-1980.
- At times, he tours on the stand-up circuit with his _"Full House" (1987)_ (qv) co-star 'Dave Coulier' (qv).
- His sister, Andrea, died of an aneurysm at age 34. Two other siblings died in childbirth before he was born.
- His sister, Gay, died of scleroderma at age 47. Saget made a TV movie, _For Hope (1996) (TV)_ (qv), based on his sister and her struggle with the disease.
- Frequently parodies his family friendly, wholesome image of Danny Tanner in films and his stand up routine.
- Is one of the few comedians who has been called both "The worst comedian ever" and "The best comedian ever"!
- Made a pre-recorded appearance on 1999 InterCollegiate Comedy Festival, sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania's Mask and Wig Comedy troupe. He did a monologue, peppered with jokes from his sitcoms ("D.J., Stephanie and Michelle stole my plane ticket to the show tonight. Those bitches."), and closed his performance by autographing a photo for the head of the Penn Mask and Wig Group.