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Also Known As: Died:
Born: May 17, 1956 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: actor, comic, director, TV writer

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Despite being forever known as the buttoned-down, squeaky-clean patriarch of the Tanner clan on the hit family sitcom "Full House" (ABC, 1987-1995), actor-comedian Bob Saget earned a reputation for being one of the filthiest, most foul-mouthed comics in the business. Even before his run on "Full House," Saget was infamous among friends for telling dirty jokes. Which was why it was no surprise to anyone who knew him, that his version of an old vaudevillian joke in the documentary "The Aristocrats" (2005) was the most shocking - and funniest - by any comic in the film - a project which counted among its participants, George Carlin, Chris Rock and Sarah Silverman. But to those unfamiliar with the "real" Saget were downright slack-jawed hearing him describe unmentionable sexual acts committed by a family auditioning for an agent. Because of his small, but unforgettable appearance in the cult movie, Saget earned a new generation of fans - many of whom probably never saw "Full House" anyway. With the help of a primetime gig hosting the popular game show "1 vs. 100" (NBC, 2006- ) the comedian suddenly found his career reinvigorated at a late stage in life when most comics have already come and gone. ...

Despite being forever known as the buttoned-down, squeaky-clean patriarch of the Tanner clan on the hit family sitcom "Full House" (ABC, 1987-1995), actor-comedian Bob Saget earned a reputation for being one of the filthiest, most foul-mouthed comics in the business. Even before his run on "Full House," Saget was infamous among friends for telling dirty jokes. Which was why it was no surprise to anyone who knew him, that his version of an old vaudevillian joke in the documentary "The Aristocrats" (2005) was the most shocking - and funniest - by any comic in the film - a project which counted among its participants, George Carlin, Chris Rock and Sarah Silverman. But to those unfamiliar with the "real" Saget were downright slack-jawed hearing him describe unmentionable sexual acts committed by a family auditioning for an agent. Because of his small, but unforgettable appearance in the cult movie, Saget earned a new generation of fans - many of whom probably never saw "Full House" anyway. With the help of a primetime gig hosting the popular game show "1 vs. 100" (NBC, 2006- ) the comedian suddenly found his career reinvigorated at a late stage in life when most comics have already come and gone.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Becoming Dick (2000) Director
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  Dirty Work (1998) Director
4.
  Jitters (1997) Director
5.
  For Hope (1996) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Entourage (2015)
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 Aristocrats, The (2005)
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 New York Minute (2004) Himself
8.
 Becoming Dick (2000)
9.
 Meet Wally Sparks (1997) (Cameo Appearance)
10.
 Father and Scout (1994) Spenser Paley
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Raised in Norfolk, Virginia and Encino, California
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Began making short films as a teenager
1977:
Made a documentary short subject, "Through Adam's Eyes", about a six-year-old with a genetic defect who underwent facial reconstructive surgery
1981:
Made film acting debut with Larry Cohen's "Full Moon High"
1981:
Made TV debut on "Bosom Buddies"
1987:
Co-host of CBS's "The Morning Program" for six months
1987:
Starred in the hit ABC sitcom, "Full House"
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Host and co-writer of the series "America's Funniest Home Videos" on ABC
1990:
Wrote, directed and starred in the HBO special, "Bob Saget--In the Dream State"
1991:
Published "Bob Saget's Tales from the Crib", a comedy-captioned baby-picture book
1994:
TV-movie debut in starring role, "Father & Scout", which he also executive produced
1996:
Made TV-movie directorial debut, "For Hope" (ABC), chronicling a woman's struggle with scleroderma; inspired by his older sister Gay
1998:
Feature directorial debut, "Dirty Work" (filmed in 1997)
2000:
Directed the TV-movie "Becoming Dick" (E! Entertainment Television)
2001:
Returned to series work as star of the fall sitcom "Raising Dad" (The WB)
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Set to write, direct and narrate a mockumentary satirizing "March of the Penguins" titled "Farce of the Penguins" which will be geared toward adults and utilize real and fake wildlife footage
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Education

Temple University: Philadelphia , Pennsylvania - 1978

Notes

Saget won a student Academy Award for "Through Adam's Eyes", which he wrote, directed and edited while attending Temple University.

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wife:
Sherri Kramer Saget. Separated; filed for divorce in September 1997; divorced.

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father:
Ben Saget.
mother:
Dolly Saget.
sister:
Gay Saget. Schoolteacher. Died from complications due to scleroderma c. 1994.
sister:
Andrea Saget. Died from complications from a brain aneurism.
daughter:
Lara Melanie Saget. Born on October 16, 1989.
daughter:
Jennifer Belle Saget. Born on November 18, 1992.
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"Bob Saget's Tales from the Crib"

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