Robert Lane Saget
Gender: Male
Age: (age 57)
Born: May 17, 1956
Character: Danny Tanner
'Robert Lan'e "Bob" Saget (born May 17, 1956) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and television host. Although he is best known for his family-friendly roles as Danny Tanner in Full House and the original host of America's Funniest Home Videos, Saget is also known for his very vulgar stand-up routine, and for the voice of future Ted on How I Met Your Mother.

Early lifeEdit

Saget was born in Philadelphia to Jewish parents. His father, Benjamin, was a supermarket executive, and his mother, Rosalyn, was a hospital administrator. Bobby said at that age, he always wanted to be a scientist. Saget lived in Norfolk, Virginia, and Encino, California, before moving back to Philadelphia and graduating from Abington Senior High School. He had his left testicle removed due to a motorcycle accident in 1989.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. 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

Television and filmography Edit

Year Film Role Notes
1979 Outer Touch Voice of Wurlitzer Voice

Also 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 unknown episodes
1986 It's a Living Dr. Bartlett Episode: "The Doctor Danny Show"
1987 Critical Condition Dr. Joffe
1987–1995 Full House Daniel 'Danny' Tanner 192 episodes
1989–1997; 2009 America's Funniest Home Videos Himself (host)
1989 MMC Episode: Guest Day"
1992 Quantum Leap Macklyn "Mack" MacKay Episode: "Stand Up - April 30, 1959"
To Grandmother's House We Go Win-O-Lotto Lottery Host TV film


1993 For Goodness Sake Surgeon
1994 Father and Scout Spencer Paley TV film

Also executive producer

1997 Meet Wally Sparks Reporter #4
1998 Half Baked Cocaine Addict uncredited
1999 Sorority Dean Tinker TV film


2000 Becoming Dick Bob TV film

uncredited Also director

The Norm Show Mr. Atkitson Episode: "Norm vs. Schoolin'"

Also director

2001–2002 Raising Dad Matt Stewart 17 episodes
2003 Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd Walter
2004 New York Minute Himself Extra
2004 Huff Butch Episode: "Flashpants"
2005 Listen Up Mitch Coach Potato
Madagascar Zoo Animal Voice
The Aristocrats Himself Documentary
2005–present How I Met Your Mother Ted Mosby (2030) Voice only TV series

2005 Entourage Himself (5 episodes)

1 vs. 100 Himself (host) Hosted from 2006–2008 on NBC
Casper's Scare School Dash Voice

TV film

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Glenn Cheales Episode: "Choreographed"
Farce of the Penguins Carl Voice

Direct-to-video Also writer, director and producer

Howard Stern on Demand Episode: "Brad Garrett"
The Tuttles: Madcap Misadventures Barry Tuttle Video game
2008 The Life & Times of Tim Voice

Episode: "Mugger/Cin City"

The Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget Himself
2009 Surviving Suburbia Steve Patterson 13 episodes
2010 Conan Episode: "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Dead Fish"
Strange Days with Bob Saget Himself (host) six episodes
2011 Law & Order: LA Episode: "Van Nuys"
Louie Bob Saget Cameo