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Bob Saget



Bob Saget offers living proof that it is possible to dramatically (and aggressively) alter one's own show-business image in mid-act. This deceptively clean-cut writer/actor/comedian began his foray into televised entertainment typecast as a "family-oriented" comic actor, and then shocked nearly everyone by emerging as a popular "blue" comedian with raunchy standup gigs, delivered from such venues as Glitter Gulch. Throughout, Saget managed to achieve considerable success in each venue, albeit among radically different demographics.



A graduate of Pennsylvania's Temple University, Saget originally planned to pursue medical studies, but a brush with the performing arts convinced him to head in that direction instead. Following a brief appearance as a doctor in the Richard Pryor-Michael Apted medical farce Critical Condition (1986), Saget achieved broad recognition in 1987 when cast as genial family man Danny Tanner, a widower and father of three, on the saccharine sitcom Full House (1987-1995). Two and a half years into that program's run, Saget concurrently turned up on another program, America's Funniest Home Videos, which -- per its title -- featured the comic actor emceeing a seemingly limitless series of humorous amateur video clips sent in by folks around the country -- in a contest that issued cash prizes for the very best. Videos, like Full House, instantly scored with the public when it bowed in January 1990; Saget remained with the series until 1997.



Beginning immediately around the time that Full House wrapped, Saget started branching off into a variety of directions; he helmed several features, including telemovies (For Hope, Jitters) and at least one theatrically released comedy (the 1998 Dirty Work), but placed his strongest emphasis on standup. The performer hosted Saturday Night Live, contributed a routine to Comic Relief, and headlined a series of standup comedy specials on pay cable that were -- as indicated -- definitively for adults. He also contributed a memorably scatological and raunchy routine to longtime friends Paul Provenza and Penn Jillette's standup documentary revue, The Aristocrats (2005). (The routine was prefaced by Saget's ironic admission, "Some people think I have a reputation of being a dirty comedian...," and intercepted by his tongue-in-cheek request to have a copy of the video of the routine, to send it to the kids on Full House.) Saget's 2007 directorial effort Farce of the Penguins (2007) skewered the popular nature documentary March of the Penguins (2007) with raunchy voice-overs (by an all-star cast) placed atop nature footage of penguins in the wild. Meanwhile, beginning in 2005, Saget signed for a voice-only role on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother. He provides the older voice of the lead character, Ted Mosby, as he tells his two children the story of how he came to know their mother, effectively serving as narrator for the show.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet A Stand Up Guy
  • Mel
2016
72% I Am Chris Farley
  • Actor
2015
32% Entourage
  • Himself
2015
36% Misery Loves Comedy
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Bob Saget: That's What I'm Talkin' About
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget
  • Actor
2008
80% Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Comic Relief: The Greatest...and The Latest
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Bob Saget: That Ain't Right
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Farce of the Penguins
  • Carl
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
2007
No Score Yet Bob Saget - That Ain't Right
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Casper's Scare School
  • Actor
2006
79% The Aristocrats
  • Actor
2005
11% New York Minute
  • Himself
2004
10% Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
  • Jessica's Dad
2003
17% Dirty Work
  • Director
1998
29% Half Baked
  • Actor
1998
14% Meet Wally Sparks
  • Reporter #4
1997
No Score Yet For Hope
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
1996
No Score Yet Father and Scout
  • Executive Producer
  • Spencer Paley
1994
No Score Yet To Grandmother's House We Go
  • Game Show Host (uncredited)
1992
No Score Yet Critical Condition
  • Dr. Joffe
1987
No Score Yet Spaced Out
  • Computer
1983

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
57% Law & Order: LA
2010-2011
  • Adam Brennan
No Score Yet How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
  • Voice
  • Narrator
  • Future Ted Narrator
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Panelist
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
Comment je l'ai rencontrée
2005-2014
  • Narrator
  • Narrator
How I Met Your Mother
  • Narrator
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Green Room With Paul Provenza
2010-2011
  • Guest
No Score Yet Full House
1987-1995
  • "Evil Twin" Manny Tanner Danny Tanner
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet America's Funniest Home Videos
1990
  • Host
  • Guest
  • Host (1990-1997)
  • Appearing
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Guest
  • Himself
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
93% Louie
2010-2015
  • Himself
No Score Yet Deal With It
2013-2014
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Burn With Jeff Ross
2012-2013
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
33% Super Fun Night
2013-2014
  • Porter Warner
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
  • Guest
69% Grandfathered
2015
  • Ronnie
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Glenn Cheales
27% Chelsea
2016
  • Guest
  • Actor
No Score Yet Fuller House
2016
  • Danny Tanner
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest

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