Bob Saget, the beloved actor and comedian, will be remembered for his stand-up comedy and many of his hit roles in television and film.
Bob Saget began his career in the city that he was raised in: Philadelphia. It’s where he graduated from college and the place that shaped him into the jokester he was. For years, Saget performed many comedy gigs, from doing stand-up at comedy clubs to entertaining the crowds before tapings of various television shows. Saget finally received his big break from producers after working on the set of the show Bosom Buddies, starring Tom Hanks. These producers would introduce him to the beginning of his stardom.
A Trip To Stardom
In 1987, Bob Saget was cast for the role of Danny Tanner on the hit sitcom “Full House,” which ran for eight seasons. The series follows Saget’s character who is a widowed father of three daughters. He often gets help taking care of the girls from his brother-in-law Jesse (played by John Stamos) and his friend Joey (played by Dave Coulier). Saget quickly became a fan favorite and the iconic father figure on TV. He taught the audience everything from his classic motto “Clean is good, dirt is bad,” to when it’s okay to apologize and just hug it out.
Bob Saget wasn’t only known for his “Full House” role. Around the same time that the actor was starring on “Full House,” he was also the comedic host of the ABC’s comedy show, “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” where he remained for eight seasons. The show originated as a hour-long special that Saget hosted in 1989, but was eventually picked up as a full series. In the show, viewers were invited to send in videos of their “funniest moments,” in which Bob Saget would introduce with some funny commentary.
A Recent Passing
Sadly, all good things must come to an end, and recently, on January 9, 2022, Saget was found dead in a hotel room on Sunday at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, according to a statement from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Although the cause of death has not been officially announced, police did say that they did not see any evidence of drug use or foul play. Many co-stars and fans are mourning the death of one of the best TV stars. The “Full House” cast said in a statement: “Thirty-five years ago, we came together as a TV family, but we became a real family, And now we grieve as a family.” Even though he is gone, his legacy will continue to shine on. Let’s not remember him as the known actor who died at age 65, but as the idol that gave so much joy to many!