Bob Saget was born in 1956 in Philadelphia. He’d originally had aspirations to become a doctor, but a high school teacher encouraged him to seek out a career that would better utilize his creative talents. Saget chose Temple University to study film, graduating in 1978. Bob performed stand-up for a number of years before landing the role of Danny Tanner in the television series Full house, which fully launched his career and made him a household name.
Full House was an enormous success, and led to Saget’s hosting the television show America’s Funniest Home Videos, with which he is also often associated. For much of the 1990’s, Bob Saget balanced his commitment to both shows equally, and then in the new millennium, he moved on to hosting some game shows, and then eventually began the role of the narrator on How I Met Your Mother in 2005. Saget does not appear in the show; only his voice is present, and part of the curiosity among audience members is whether or not he will ever actually be seen.
In addition to How I Met Your Mother, Saget has participated in a number of projects in the new millennium. His comedy special, That Ain’t Right, debuted on HBO in 2007. He has also appeared on Broadway in The Drowsy Chaperone, on the HBO series Entourage, in the film Half Baked (1998), and in the A&E series Strange Days (2010.) In addition to his continued work in television and film, Bob Saget is an active board member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation, an organization to which he is passionately committed, having lost his sister to the disease.