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Bob Saget (May 17, 1956 - January 9, 2022) was an actor, comedian, and television host. He was the actor who played the role of Danny Tanner on the ABC series, Full House and hosted America's Funniest Home Videos from 1989 to 1997. From 2005 to 2014, he provided the voice of the future Ted Mosby on the CBS comedy series, How I Met Your Mother.


Saget started performing stand-up comedy and has done a number of national tours. In 1987, he became the co-host of the CBS television show, Template:WL. The show received negative reviews and was canceled after a month. After that, Saget went to star on Full House.

During his time on Full House, Saget was the host of ABC's America's Funniest Home Videos from 1989 to 1997. Preceding his final episode, six of his fellow Full House alumni co-stars made guest appearances (John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Lori Loughlin, and Andrea Barber). He made a special guest appearance on the show in 2009 to celebrate its 20th anniversary and even did his voice interjections (as heard in the clips).

After Full House ended, Bob continued to do various projects, including directing the 1996 ABC TV movie For Hope, which was inspired by the real-life story of his sister, Gay Saget, who passed away from scleroderma. He also directed his first feature film, Dirty Work, in 1998. During that same year, Bob portrayed the role of a cocaine addict in the movie, Half Baked.

In 2001, Saget starred on the WB series, Raising Dad, where he portrayed the role of a widowed dad raising two daughters on his own. The show was canceled after one season. Bob has guest-starred on TV shows such as Huff, Listen Up, Template:WL, and Template:WL.

From 2006 to 2008, he was the host of the NBC game show Template:WL.

In April 2009, Saget starred on another short-lived television series, Surviving Suburbia, on ABC. The show was canceled by August of that same year due to low ratings. Bob was also the director, writer, producer, and voice on the 2007 direct-to-video movie, Template:WL.

Stand-up comedy[]

In his book Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian (2014), he mentions that he started doing stand-up comedy at the age of 17. His first talk show appearance was in 1981 on Template:WL. He is known for his very vulgar sense of humor. While on the set of Full House, he would often say inappropriate things on set in front of Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin, and the Olsen twins. Some of the parents got angry with him about this, and there came a point where Bob had to be more careful about what he said, especially in front of the kids. His TV daughters have stated in interviews that they vividly remember his wild sense of humor. After the series ended, sometimes he has toured on the stand-up circuit with co-star Dave Coulier (who he knew years before the show began). He frequently parodies his "Danny Tanner" character in his stand-up routine.

Personal life[]

Saget was married to Sherri Kramer from May 1982 to November 1997. Together, they have three daughters: twins Aubrey & Lara (born in 1989) and Jennifer (born in 1992).

Saget was the son of Dolly (who died in 2014) and Benjamin M. Saget (who died in 2007). He had two other siblings who died in childbirth. His sister, Andrea died of an aneurysm at the age of 34. His sister, Gay died of scleroderma at the age of 47. Bob is a board member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation.


Saget performed a stand-up show in Jacksonville, Florida on the evening of January 8, 2022. The following afternoon, on January 9, he was found unresponsive at a Ritz-Carlton hotel in Orange County, Florida at around 4 P.M. EST. Upon the arrival of emergency responders shortly thereafter, he was pronounced dead. The cause of death was not immediately present, but no prior drug and alcohol use or foul play could be detected. The investigation into his death, which concluded on February 9, 2022, found that Saget suffered an accidental head injury that was not treated prior to him falling asleep on the night of January 8. Saget died during his sleep as a result of the head trauma.

Following the announcement of his death to the public, numerous tributes poured in from celebrity friends of Saget. John Stamos, a co-star of Saget's from Full House, released a statement on Twitter, writing that he was "broken," "gutted," and "in complete and utter shock." Tom Bergeron, who hosted America's Funniest Home Videos following the departure of Saget, as well as that of John Fuglesang and Daisy Fuentes, wrote that he was "devastated," and that he would dearly miss him. Additionally, Bergeron shared a clip from his own final episode (Season 25, Episode 23), in which Saget made a guest appearance.


Year Film Role Notes
1978 Make Me Laugh Himself
1979 Outer Touch Voice of Wurlitzer Voice/Writer
1980 Devices Therapy Patient
1981 Full High Moon Sportscaster
Bosom Buddies Bob the Comic Episode: "The Show Must Go On"
1983 The Greatest American Hero Cook Episode: "Wizards and Warlocks"
1985 New Love, American Style Comedy Vignettes 4 episodes
1986 It's a Living Dr. Bartlett Episode: "The Doctor Danny Show"
1987 Critical Condition Dr. Joffe
1987–95 Full House Danny Tanner 192 episodes
1989–97 America's Funniest Home Videos Himself/host 191 episodes, plus guest-hosted 1 episode in 2009
1989 MMC Himself Episode: "Guest Day"
1992 Quantum Leap Macklyn 'Mack' MacKay Episode: "Stand Up - April 30, 1959"
1993 For Goodness Sake Surgeon
1994 Father and Scout Spencer Paley TV film; also executive producer
1997 Meet Wally Sparks Reporter #4
2000 The Norm Show Mr. Atkitson Episode: "Norm vs. Schoolin'"; also director
2001–02 Raising Dad Matt Stewart 17 episodes
2003 Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd Jessica's Dad
2004 Huff Butch Episode: "Flashpants"
2005 Listen Up Mitch Coach Potato
Madagascar Zoo Animal Voice role
The Aristocrats Himself Documentary
2005–14 How I Met Your Mother Ted Mosby (2030) Voice-over; 206 episodes
2006 Casper's Scare School Dash Voice; TV film
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Glenn Cheales Episode: "Choreographed"
2006–08 1 vs. 100 Himself/host 28 episodes
2007 Farce of the Penguins Carl (voice) Direct-to-video; also writer, director and producer
Howard Stern on Demand Himself Episode: "Brad Garrett"
The Tuttles: Madcap Misadventures Barry Tuttle Video game
2008 The Life & Times of Tim Tim's Cincinnati Partner Voice; episode: "Mugger/Cin City"
2009 Surviving Suburbia Steve Patterson 13 episodes
2010 Conan Himself Episode: "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Dead Fish"
Strange Days with Bob Saget Himself/host 6 episodes
2011 Law & Order: LA Adam Brennan Episode: "Van Nuys"
2016–20 Fuller House Danny Tanner Recurring role
2019 Videos After Dark Himself/host 2 episodes
2019 Nashville Squares Himself/host
2020 The Masked Singer The Squiggly Montser/Himself 2 episodes


  • Height: 6' 4"
  • In 2006, comedian Jamie Kennedy released a rap song called "Rollin' with Saget" (Bob appeared in the music video as himself)
  • Bob Saget...
    • a graduate of Abington Senior High School in Abington, Pennsylvania
    • ...studied at USC's film school for three days
    • ...was overweight when he was 22 until a gangrenous appendix was taken out
    • ...attended Temple University and performed in a sketch comedy group there
    • ...was the winning bachelor when he made his appearance on The Dating Game in 1979
    • ...won a "Student Academy Award" in 1977 for his documentary, Through Adam's Eyes
    • ...originally wanted to be a doctor, but his honors English high school teacher saw his creative potential and urged Bob to seek a career in performing
    • ...has appeared (along with Dave Coulier and John Stamos) in a series of commercials for Dannon Oikos (a line of Greek yogurt)