Bob Newhart Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Children, Net Worth, and TV Shows

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Bob Newhart Wiki

Bob Newhart is a professional stand-up comedian and actor from the United States of America. He is an actor noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery style. He became famous in 1960 when his album of comedic monologues, The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart, became a bestseller and reached number one on the Billboard pop album chart; it remains the 20th-best selling comedy album in history.

Bob Newhart

Bob Newhart Biography

He began his career in different fields when he became he came into fame  in 1960 when his album of comedic monologues, The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart, became a bestseller and reached number one on the Billboard pop album chart; it remains the 20th-best selling comedy album in history. In 1958, he became an advertising copywriter for Fred A. Niles, a major independent film and television producer in Chicago.

While he was there, he and a co-worker entertained each other with long telephone calls about absurd scenarios, which they later recorded and sent to radio stations as audition tapes. When the co-worker ended his participation by taking a job in New York, Newhart continued the recordings alone, developing this type of routine. His success in stand-up led him to his own short-lived NBC variety show in 1961, The Bob Newhart Show.

The show lasted only a single season, but it earned Newhart a Primetime Emmy Award nomination and a Peabody Award. He played the role of President of the United States in the comedy First Family (1980). He then appeared as a beleaguered school principal in In & Out (1997). He made a cameo appearance as a sadistic but appreciative CEO at the end of the comedy Horrible Bosses (2011).

In 1995, Newhart was approached by Showtime to make the first comedy special of his 35-year career, Off The Record, which consisted of him performing material from his first and second albums in front of an audience in Pasadena, California. In 2003, Newhart guest-starred on three episodes of ER in a rare dramatic role that earned him an Primetime Emmy Award nomination, his first in nearly 20 years.

In 2005, he began a recurring role in Desperate Housewives as Morty, the on-again/off-again boyfriend of Sophie (Lesley Ann Warren), Susan Mayer’s (Teri Hatcher) mother. In 2009, he received another Primetime Emmy nomination for reprising his role as Judson in The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice.

On December 19, 2014, he made a surprise appearance on the final episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, where he was revealed to be the person inside Secretariat, Ferguson’s on-set pantomime horse. The show then ended with a scene parodying the Newhart series finale, with Ferguson and Drew Carey reprising their roles from The Drew Carey Show.

In June 2015, Newhart appeared on another series finale, that of Hot in Cleveland, playing the father-in-law of Joy Scroggs (Jane Leeves). It marked a reunion with Betty White, who was a cast member during the second season of Bob 23 years earlier. The finale ends with their characters getting married.

Bob Newhart Age

He was born on September 5, 1929 in Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.

Bob Newhart Family

He was born in Oak Park, Illinois to George David Newhart who was a part-owner of a plumbing and heating-supply business, and Julia Pauline a housewife. His mother was of Irish descent and his father was of Irish and German ancestry. He has three sisters: Virginia, Mary Joan (a nun who taught at the all-girls Carmel High School in Mundelein, Illinois and at Immaculata High School in Chicago), and Pauline.

Bob Newhart Wife

He is married to his lovely wife Ginny Newhart and together they were blessed with four children.

Bob Newhart Children

He has four children namely actor Robert William Newhart, Jennifer Newhart, actress Courtney Newhart and Timothy Newhart.

Bob Newhart Height

He stands at a height 1.72 meters.

Bob Newhart Net Worth

He is an American actor and comedian who has a net worth of $65 million dollars.

The Bob Newhart Show

The Bob Newhart Show is an American sitcom television series produced by MTM Enterprises which aired on CBS from September 16, 1972, to April 1, 1978, with a total number of 142 half-hour episodes over six seasons. He portrays a psychologist whose interactions with his wife, friends, patients, and colleagues lead to humorous situations and dialogue. The show was filmed before a live audience.

Bob Newhart Hospitalized

He was hospitalized in 1985, when he was suffering from secondary polycythemia, after years of heavy smoking. He recovered after several weeks and has since quit smoking.

Bob Newhart Books

  • I Shouldn’t Even Be Doing This!: And Other Things that Strike Me as Funny 2006
  • Rescuers Read Along Book and Cassette 1989

Bob Newhart Awards

  • Grammy Award for Album of the Year 1961 · The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
  • Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2002
  • Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album 1961 · The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back!
  • Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series 2013 · The Big Bang Theory
  • Grammy Award for Best New Artist 1961
  • Grammy Hall of Fame 2007 · The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
  • TCA Lifetime Achievement Award 2005
  • Golden Globe Award for Best TV Star – Male 1962
  • TV Land Icon Award 2005 · The Bob Newhart Show

Bob Newhart Grammy Awards

  • Hall of Fame 2007 · The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart Winner
  • Album 1961 · The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart Winner
  • Comedy Album 1961 · The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back! Winner
  • New Artist 1961 Winner

Bob Newhart TV Shows

  • The Bob Newhart Show
  • Newhart
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
  • The Librarian: Quest for the Spear
  • George and Leo
  • NCIS
  • Bob
  • Desperate Housewives
  • ER
  • The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice
  • The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines
  • Young Sheldon
  • The Bob Newhart Show: The 19th Anniversary Special
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Bob Newhart Movies

  • Elf
  • The Rescuers
  • The Librarian Quest for
  • The Librarian: Quest for the Spear
  • The Rescuers Down Under
  • Hell Is for Heroes
  • Catch-22 (film)
  • In and Out 1997
  • The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice
  • First Family
  • Hot Millions
  • On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
  • Cold Turkey
  • Little Miss Marker
  • Horrible Bosses
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie
  • Bob Newhart: Button Down Concert 2006

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