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Bob Saget
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Bob Saget guest stars as stand-up comic Mack MacKay in the episode "Stand Up" in Season 4.

Personal Information
Gender: Male
Born: (1956-05-17) May 17, 1956 (age 65)
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Actor, TV Host, Comedian
Years active: 1977-present
Character information
Episodes appeared in: "Stand Up" in Season 4
Character played: Mack MacKay

Bob Saget (born May 17, 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) appears in Season 4 of Quantum Leap as comic Mack MacKay in the episode titled "Stand Up". A veteran TV series actor, comedian, and television hostd, He is well known for his role as Danny Tanner on the ABC series, Full House, and hosting ABC-TV's America's Funniest Home Videos from 1989 to 1997. Currently, he is the voice of the future Ted Mosby on the CBS comedy series, How I Met Your Mother.


Bob started performing stand-up comedy and has done a number of national tours. In 1987, Bob became the co-host of the CBS short-lived morning television show, "The Morning Program." The show received negative reviews and was canceled after a month. After that, Bob left to star on "Full House."

During his time on "Full House," Bob was the host of ABC's "America's Most Funniest Home Videos" He hosted the show from 1989 to 1997. He made a guest appearance on the show in 2009. After "Full House" ended, Bob continued to do various projects, including directing the 1996 ABC television movie, "For Hope" which was inspired by the real-life story about Bob's sister, Gay Saget, who passed away from scleroderma. He has 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, Bob starred on the short-lived WB series, "Raising Dad" where he portrayed the role of a widowed dad raising two daughters on his own. The show only lasted one season before being canceled. Bob has guest-starred on TV shows such as "Huff," "Listen Up," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," and "Law & Order: LA."

In April 2009, Bob 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, "Farce of the Penguins."

Personal life[]

Bob was married to Sherri Kramer from May 1982 to November 1997. Together, they have three daughters: twins Aubrey and Lara (born October 16, 1989) & Jennifer (born November 18, 1992).

Bob is the son of Dolly 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.


Year Film Role Notes
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 unknown episodes
1986 It's a Living Dr. Bartlett Episode: "The Doctor Danny Show"
1987 Critical Condition Dr. Joffe
1987-1995 Full House Danny Tanner 192 episodes
1989-1997; 2009 America's Funniest Home Videos Himself (host)
1989 MMC Himself 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 (uncredited role)
1993 For Goodness Sake Surgeon
1994 Father and Scout Spencer Paley TV film\Executive Producer
1997 Meet Wally Sparks Reporter #4
1998 Half Baked Cocaine Addict uncredited role
1999 Sorority Dean Tinker TV film\uncredited role
2000 Becoming Dick Bob TV film\director\uncredited role
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 Jessica's Dad
2004 Huff Butch Episode: "Flashpants"
2005 Listen Up Mitch Coach Potato
Madagascar Zoo Animal Voice
The Aristocrats Himself Documentary
2005-current How I Met Your Mother Ted Mosby (2030) (voice-over only) TV series
1 vs. 100 Himself (host) Hosted from 2006-2008 on NBC
Casper's Scare School Dash Voice
TV film
2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Glenn Cheales Episode: "Choreographed"
2007 Farce of the Penguins Carl

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"



  • In 2006, comedian Jamie Kennedy released a rap song called "Rollin' with Saget." Bob appeared in the music video as himself.
  • 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.
  • Bob won a "Student Academy Award" in 1977 for his documentary, "Through Adam's Eyes."
  • Is a graduate of Abington Senior High School in Abington, Pennsylvania
  • Bob is one of the few comedians to be named the "worst comedian ever" and the "best comedian ever."
  • Frequently parodies his "Danny Tanner" character in movies and his stand-up routine
  • Bob 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.
  • Bob was overweight when he was 22 until a gangrenous appendix was taken out.
  • At times, Bob tours with his "Full House" co-star, Dave Coulier.
  • Bob has always been known for his very vulgar sense of humor. While filming "Full House", he would often say inappropriate things on set in front of Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin, and the Olsen twins, who played his young daughters on the show. 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. Still, his TV daughters have often stated in interviews that they vividly remember his wild sense of humor.
  • Is an "R"-rated comedian
  • His passion is stand-up comedy, not acting.

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