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Born: September 5, 1929 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Oak Park, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1952:
Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
:
While working as an accountant, began writing and performing radio comedy sketches
1960:
First comedy album <i>The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart</i> reached No. 1 on the LP charts
1961:
Starred in "The Bob Newhart Show" variety program for NBC; earned Emmy Award nomination
1962:
Made feature debut in Don Siegel's "Hell Is for Heroes"
1968:
First substantial acting role, as Willard Gnatpole in "Hot Millions"
1970:
Cast as Major Major in "Catch-22," the film version of Joseph Heller's novel directed by Mike Nichols
1972:
Starred as Dr. Bob Hartley on "The Bob Newhart Show" (CBS)
1974:
Made TV-movie debut in "Thursday's Game" (ABC), written by James L. Brooks
1977:
Voiced Bernard in the animated feature "The Rescuers"
1982:
Starred in third series "Newhart" (CBS) as Vermont inn owner Dick Loudon
1990:
Reprised role as the voice of Bernard for the sequel "The Rescuers Down Under"
1992:
Developed and starred in fourth series "Bob" (CBS) as comic book artist Bob McKay
1997:
Returned to features in "In and Out" as a high school principal
1997:
Co-starred with Judd Hirsch on short-lived CBS sitcom "George & Leo"
1999:
Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (January 6)
2003:
Appeared in the comedy "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde," starring Reese Witherspoon
2003:
Played Papa Elf opposite Will Ferrell in the comedy "Elf"
2003:
Guest-starred on NBC's "ER" as an elderly architect who befriends Dr. Susan Lewis (Sherry Stringfield) after he tried to commit suicide because he's going blind; received an Emmy nomination for Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series
2004:
Played Judson, the head of the Metropolitan Public Library in TNT movie "The Librarian: Quest for the Spear"
2005:
Played recurring role on ABC's "Desperate Housewives" as Morty, the on-again/off-again boyfriend of Susan Mayer's (Teri Hatcher) mother
2006:
Returned to play Judson for "The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines" (TNT)
2006:
Published first book <i>I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This</i>
2008:
Reprised role of Judson for third film in trilogy "The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice" (TNT); earned an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Movie
2009:
Nominated for the 2009 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
2011:
Appeared in comedy feature "Horrible Bosses"

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