Robert Lane Saget, known around the world as comedian and TV star Bob Saget, died Sunday after the first weekend of his 2022 stand-up comedy tour. He was 65.
Authorities summoned to his hotel room in Orlando, Fla., where he was declared dead, found “no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.”
Saget, born May 17, 1956, in Philadelphia, split time growing up between Los Angeles and Philly, before attending Temple University, where his student short film, Through Adam’s Eyes, won an “honor of merit” from the Student Academy Awards in 1978, the year he graduated. But his bigger credits came through sitcoms: playing TV dad Danny Tanner on ABC’s Full House from 1987-1995, hosting America’s Funniest Home Videos from 1989-1997, Raising Dad on The WB for one season (2000-01, where his TV daughters were Kat Dennings and Brie Larson), voicing the narration of older Ted Mosby on CBS’s How I Met Your Mother from 2005-2014, then reprising Danny Tanner for Netflix’s Fuller House from 2016-2020. Saget also directed a TV movie, For Hope (1996), inspired by his sister, who had died from scleroderma, and the films Dirty Work, Farce of the Penguins, and Benjamin.
He hosted the game show 1 vs. 100 on NBC from 2006-2008, hosted a reality show Strange Days for A&E in 2010, competed more recently on The Masked Singer in 2020 as The Squiggly Monster.
He wrote a memoir, “Dirty Daddy,” in 2014.
And as a stand-up, he released three hour specials: That Ain’t Right for HBO in 2007; That’s What I’m Talking About for Showtime in 2013, which earned a Grammy nomination; and Zero to Sixty, released in 2017 via Comedy Dynamics.