Actor Bob Saget, who was widely regarded as America’s Dad, passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022.
The 65-year-old actor passed away Sunday at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Orlando, Florida. Police responded to reports of an unresponsive man at the hotel around 4 PM and found Saget deceased in his room. At this time, they do not suspect foul play or drug use to be a factor in his death.
Many fans are taking the time today to remember Bob Saget in their favorite TV and film roles.
Bob Saget Had An Impressive Television Career
Saget is probably best known for this role as Danny Tanner in “Full House” from 1987 to 1995. He so appeared in the show’s sequel, “Fuller House” from 2016 to 2020.
He was also the narrator for the popular sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” for almost a decade: from 2005 to 2014. From 1989 to 1997, he also delighted audiences as the host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”
However, fans might be surprised to learn that “Full House” wasn’t his first TV role! Saget actually made his first appearance as Bob the Comic in a 1981 episode of “Bosom Buddies.” He also went on to appear in 1983’s “The Great American Hero” and 1986’s “It’s A Living.”
I think we all grew up on Full House. Rest In Peace to the legendary Bob Saget 🕊 pic.twitter.com/QYHfVkqiCB
— ً (@TYRISPRINT) January 10, 2022
He also made cameo appearances in several other shows such as 1989’s “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club” and “Quantum Leap” in 1992. He also appeared in “The Norm Show” in 2000 before appearing for 22 episodes as Matt Stewart in “Raising Dad,” which ran from 2001 to 2002.
He appeared as himself for four episodes of “Entourage” and hosted the game show “1 vs. 100” from 2006 to 2008. He appeared as himself in 2008’s “The Comedy Central Roast Of Bob Saget” and “Strange Days With Bob Saget” in 2010.
R.I.P. to TV legend Bob Saget. You made millions laugh and your work will continue to make more laugh. You were also the first American contestant of The Masked Singer to pass away as you were our Squiggly Monster. pic.twitter.com/EjBfYaAUhl
— Jess0426 |🔊🏠, 🐥📖, ⭐️⚔️+ (@cartoonist0426) January 10, 2022
In 2011, he continued to give cameo appearances in shows like “Law & Order: LA” and “Louie.” In 2018, he appeared in episodes of “The Good Cop” and “Shameless” before hosting “Videos After Dark” in 2019.
In 2020, Saget appeared on the Fox musical guessing game competition “The Masked Singer” as the Squiggly Monster. However, he was eliminated after only his second appearance. His last TV role was in 2021’s “Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered,” in which he also played himself.
Bob Saget Remembered For His Film Work And Directorial Debut
In 1977, Bob Saget wrote and directed the documentary short “Through Adam’s Eyes,” which was awarded a Student Academy Award – Documentary Merit at Temple University. From there, he had an uncredited voice role in the United States version of 1979’s “Spaced Out.”
His first film appearance came in 1980’s “Devices,” where he played a therapy patient. A lot of Saget’s roles started to lean into the medical field, as he played Dr. Joffe in 1987’s “Critical Condition” and played a surgeon in “For Goodness Sake” in 1993.
He served as director for 1998’s “Dirty Work,” which comedian Amy Schumer praised in her tribute to him posted late last night. After that, he had an uncredited role as a drug addict in 1998’s “Half Baked” and appeared as Walter Matthews in 2003’s “Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd.”
Wrote a sketch for Bob Saget & John Stamos 11 (!) years ago, a very fun day on set. Both of them were far kinder than necessary to a then-25 y/o internet comedian, & Bob made about 7,000 filthy jokes to everyone’s delight. A good guy. Dirty Work will make me laugh forever. pic.twitter.com/fDRsPrSfw1
— Dan Gurewitch (@DanGurewitch) January 10, 2022
He appeared as himself in 2004’s “New York Minute and in the 2005 documentary “The Aristocrats.” That same year, he also appeared as the voice of a zoo animal in the animated film “Madagascar.” Over the next few years, he had several voice roles, including the voice of Dash in “Casper’s Scare School” and Carl in 2007’s “Farce of the Penguins.”
One of his last roles was in 2019’s “Benjamin.” Saget also served as director and executive producer on the Redbox original. His very last appearance is in “Killing Daniel.” The upcoming comedy features a cast of Joel David Moore, Jason Jones, Carly Chaikin, and Mary Lynn Rajskub. The film concluded principal photography on the island of Grand Cayman on April 2, 2021.
A release date for the film has yet to be announced.