Yes, Bob Saget starred on two of the most family-friendly shows network TV has ever produced, "Full House" (1987 - 1995) and "America's Funniest Home Videos" (1989 - 1997). But, he's also a whip-smart standup comedian who has been honing his act for over twenty years. And he's an actor. And he's a TV and film director. And he's a producer.
As anyone can attest who remembers his recent appearances in the movie "The Aristocrats," HBO's hit series, "Entourage," the Showtime series "Huff," and his scene-stealing cameos in "Half Baked" and "Dumb & Dumber," there's something utterly hilarious about seeing the clean cut, boyishly charming Saget embracing his "dark side." From directing MGM's feature film "Dirty Work" and producing the highly acclaimed ABC television movie "For Hope," loosely based on the life of his sister who died of scleroderma, to starring in the critically acclaimed off-Broadway play "Privilege," Saget shows no sign of stopping. Get a taste of his decidedly adult brand of comedy, which deals with divorce, dating and life as a single dad, and any lingering thoughts you had about "Full House," will leave you looking at Saget in a whole new light.
Currently Saget can be seen on "1 vs. 100," on NBC, where he works without a script, ad libbing as host of the hour long, hit quiz show. Saget's music video, "Rollin' With Saget," was run in heavy video rotation on MTV this summer and is a favorite on YouTube. Released this fall, Saget wrote, directed and produced "Farce of the Penguins," an R-rated parody of that hugely successful "other" penguin movie, made entirely of stock documentary footage.
Saget was born in Philadelphia, raised in Lexington, VA and moved back to Philadelphia, graduating from Abington Senior High School. He is now enshrined in the Abington High Hall of Fame. Go Bob!
Saget continues to work on behalf of scleroderma research and awareness, serving as an active member of the Board of Directors of the Scleroderma Research Foundation, for which he hosts and co-produces three major fundraising events every 18 months in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, the organization's base city. Saget is also on the board of the Starlight/Starbright Children's Foundation. He currently resides in Los Angeles and is the extremely proud father of three beautiful daughters.
NOTE: Bio is as it appeared in the Forum program from April 27, 2007.
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