Bob Saget talks at John Stamos star unveiling
Best known as the star of ABC's Full House for eight seasons, Saget executive produced and starred in Father and Scout in 1995, a presentation of The ABC Family Movie. In 1990, he wrote, directed and starred in the one-hour special, In the Dream State, which earned him a CableACE nomination for directing. He has also made numerous TV appearances, including The Tonight Show, Late Show With David Letterman, hosting Saturday Night Live, The Larry Sanders Show, stood in for Greg Kanear on Later, and Comic Relief, a cause close to his heart.
Raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Norfolk, Virginia and Encino, California, Saget built his foundation in entertainment by performing and writing stand-up comedy, which he has pursued for almost 20 years. He supported himself during the early days of his career with stand-up gigs at The Comedy Store and The Improv, studying with acting coach Darryl Hickman for five years and spending a year with the Groundlings Workshops. He also toured with many top musical acts, playing at such venues as Carnegie Hall and the main showrooms of Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe and Atlantic City.
After moving to New York in 1987, he began a six-month stint as co-host of The Morning Program, with Mariette Hartley and Rolland Smith, where he produced and directed his own videos daily. In 1986, Saget co-starred in the Richard Pryor film, Critical Condition, directed by Michael Apted.
Saget began making eight-millimeter movies from age nine through graduation from Temple University's film school in 1978. Before coming to Los Angeles, he earned a Student Academy Award for writing, directing and editing the documentary short, Through Adam's Eyes. Later that year, the short was exhibited at FILMEX, the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Bob and his wife, Sherri, live in Los Angeles with their three daughters. His parents still live only ten minutes away.
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