Bob Saget

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Robert Lane Saget (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 17, 1956-Orlando, Florida, January 9, 2022), better known as Bob Saget, was an American actor, comedian and host. He is known for his role as Danny Tanner in the series Full House and Fuller House. He is also known for hosting the home video show America's Funniest Home Videos and for being the voice of Ted Mosby, from the year 2030, in the series How I Met Your Mother.

He was born on May 17, 1956 in Philadelphia, the son of Benjamin (1917 - 2007), a supermarket manager and Rosalyn (1925 - 2014) , a hospital clerk. He had a sister, Gay Saget, who died in 1994 of scleroderma.

His childhood and adolescence is marked by the number of moves he had to make with his family. He lived in Norfolk, Virginia, Encino, California and back to Philadelphia, where he graduated from Abington Senior High School. Because he was constantly moving, it was difficult for him to make friends every time he arrived in a new place, so he relied on his comedic side to make it easier to make friends.

He was married for 15 years to Sherry Kramer, from whom he separated in 1997 and with whom he has 3 children: Aubrey, Lar and Jennifer.

In 2018 Bob got married for the second time with journalist and presenter Kelly Rizzo. The relationship began in 2015 after meeting via Instagram and from there they formed a sentimental relationship that in 2017 would take its next step with the proposal of marriage. The wedding took place in 2018 in an event held in Santa Monica, California.

Its beginnings

Although initially, his language teachers, especially Elaine Zimmerman, advised him to pursue acting, realizing his creative personality and ease of reaching people. After graduating from high school, he enrolled in film school at Temple University. There he shot Through Adam's Eyes, his first black and white film, which received the Student Academy Awards. He then went to the University of Southern California, which he left a few days later.

He wanted to direct above all things, but he thought that before directing, he had to know what it felt like to be an actor so he could direct better. It was then that he began performing in a Los Angeles comedy club. These weekly appearances later became national tours. He liked it so much that it became increasingly clear to him that maybe it wasn't such a bad thing to be in front of the camera.

In 1987 he received the call from CBS to participate in the afternoon show The Morning Program, the channel's latest attempt to give a new airing to American mornings. The program combined news, debates and a comedy section led by a young Saget. The program was cancelled within a few weeks, leaving Bob unemployed and sunk.

Full House y America's Funniest Home Videos

Shortly after the cancellation of the CBS morning show, Bob Saget got the call again from the network to join the cast of Full House, playing the role of Danny Tanner, a widowed father who relies on his brother-in-law, Jesse (John Stamos), and his best friend, Joey (Dave Coulier), to raise his three young daughters, DJ (Candace Cameron Bure), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and Michelle (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen).

The series did not have a good start, relegated to Friday nights, a difficult time slot as it rivaled Dolly Parton's show, which was breaking ratings records week after week. However, the series gradually made a place for itself until its second season and with the recent cancellation of the competing show, it began to score good ratings, until it became the undisputed leader on Fridays, gathering millions of viewers in front of the TV set.

In 1990, at the height of the series' popularity, he began hosting the home video show America's Funniest Home Videos, which was a hit for years. For a long time, he combined both programs, in marathon 70-hour days per week.

In 1995, all the protagonists of Full House decided that the series had to end, as they wanted to take on new professional challenges. The series, which aired for 8 seasons, marked the careers of all the protagonists and will always be in everyone's memory. For Bob Saget it was a liberation, as he wanted to embark on new roles and break away from the image of the perfect father and son-in-law. Two years later he also left America's Funniest Home Videos, when his contract with the network ended. His last episode had a wonderful moment when he appeared surrounded by the entire cast of Full House, his family of the last few years.

After the success

After making a place for himself in every American home and abroad for his role as an endearing father-in-law, the perfect neighbor or the ideal son-in-law, he tried to distance himself from that image, playing roles to which no one was accustomed. In 1998 he made a small appearance in the movie Half Baked, where he played a cocaine addict. This role made his idyllic image change in the eyes of many people, but created another loyal legion of followers of the new Bob.

He made it big as an actor when he starred for 4 months in the Broadway musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. In the play he played the "Man in Chair", while the lead actor, Jonathan Crombie, went on a national tour. The critical and public success was overwhelming. In 2005 Bob appeared in New York Minute, starring the Olsen twins.

He was the host of the quiz show 1 vs.100 aired by NBC. Between 2005 and 2014 Saget's voice was on the CBS series, How I Met Your Mother, playing the role of Ted Mosby from the year 2030 who relates to his children how he met his mother. He also made a cameo in the HBO series, Entourage. In addition, he has a comedy DVD, That Ain't Right, released in 2007 by HBO. This DVD is dedicated to her father, who passed away due to a heart problem. In 2007 she starred in the sitcom Surviving Suburbia, which aired on ABC, but only lasted one season due to low ratings.

Between 2016 and 2020 he revived his role as Danny Tanner in the spin-off Fuller House, a Netflix series centered on the character of D.J. Tanner-Fuller.

In 1996 he directed the television movie For Hope, inspired by the true story of his sister Gay Saget, who died three years earlier of scleroderma. He also created and chaired a foundation in her honor that raises funds to research possible cures for the disease.

In 2007 he wrote and directed the documentary film Farce of the Penguins, a parody of the 2005 documentary March of the Penguins, voicing the penguins.

On January 9, 2022, Saget was staying at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes south of Orlando, Florida and east of Walt Disney World. He was in the middle of a stand-up tour and had performed in Ponte Vedra Beach the night before. Hotel staff found Saget unconscious in his room around 4 p. m.. He had not checked out at the scheduled time he was due to leave the hotel and family members had become concerned after not hearing from him. Emergency services confirmed his death instantly. He was 65 years old. No cause of death was announced at the time, but police and the medical examiner ruled out possible murder or drug use. News of Saget's death broke during a broadcast of America's Funniest Home Videos, and ABC interrupted the program to announce it.

An autopsy was performed, the results of which were published on February 9, 2022, and revealed that he had suffered an encephalocranial trauma from a blow to the back of the head, possibly as a result of a fall, but that he did not give it much importance and went to sleep, hence he died in his sleep. Saget was found to have an enlarged heart, with 95% blockage on one side, "intravascular congestion with no acute or chronic inflammation present", and while no alcohol or drugs were found in his system, Clonazepam, which is taken for seizures, panic and anxiety disorders, was found.

Several of Saget's co-stars on Full House issued statements in tribute to him. John Stamos said "I'm devastated. I'm destroyed. I'm in complete and total shock. I will never have another friend like him. I love you so much, Bobby. "Candace Cameron Bure called him "one of the best human beings. "Dave Coulier said his heart was broken and referred to Saget as his "brother forever. "Andrea Barber also showed her grief.Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen said, "Bob was the most loving, compassionate and generous man," and that they were deeply saddened by his death.Jodie Sweetin said, "There aren't enough words to express what I'm feeling today. Nor are they big enough to capture even a part of who he was." Lori Loughlin, meanwhile, said, "Words cannot begin to express how devastated I am. Bob was more than my friend, he was my family. I will miss his kind heart and quick wit. Thank you for a lifetime of wonderful memories and laughter. I love you Bobby."


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