John Saget is a renowned comedian and actor best known for his roles as Danny Tanner on the hit TV show Full House.
On January 9, 2019, he was discovered deceased in his hotel room. The Orange County Sheriff’s office confirmed the death and determined the cause to be blunt head trauma.
Early Life and Education
Sagat was a General Officer in the Indian Army. He engaged in many battles and earned himself several accolades.
He served as a staff officer in the Indian Air Force, leading a battalion of Indian soldiers during their liberation of Goa and being part of the team that took down Pakistani Air Force at Dacca.
Saget later became involved with the Scleroderma Research Foundation (SRF), hosting their Cool Comedy, Hot Cuisine fundraiser for many years.
He also made the short film Through Adam’s Eyes, about a boy undergoing surgery to correct a genetic defect. This earned him an Academy Award nomination in 1978.
Saget had a thriving career as both an actor and director. His 1996 film “For Hope,” about his sister Gay’s battle with scleroderma, received critical acclaim upon its debut and helped spur federal funding for research efforts.
He was also a well-known comedian, featuring in minor roles on television and movies while performing his stand-up act regularly. Additionally, he hosted documentaries about pro wrestlers, bikers and Bigfoot hunters.
He then appeared as widowed father Danny Tanner on the hit sitcom “Full House”, which helped him gain notoriety and draw in a family audience. Additionally, he hosted America’s Funniest Home Videos for the network.
Achievements and Honors
Bob Saget was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up in a suburban neighborhood. Initially, his goal was to become a doctor; however, his high school English teacher Elaine Zimmerman encouraged him to pursue a career in movies instead.
After graduating from Temple University, he quickly gained notoriety for his foul-mouthed stand-up comedy routines. Additionally, he earned a Student Academy Award for his short documentary film Through Adam’s Eyes, about a nephew who underwent facial reconstruction surgery.
Unfortunately, Saget passed away in January 2022 at the age of 65 from a head injury. His friends and family shared heartfelt tributes on social media in memory of his generous spirit and kind nature.
John Saget was born and raised in Philadelphia. Initially, his plans were to pursue medicine; however, his English teacher encouraged him to pursue filmmaking instead.
He then transferred to Temple University and pursued documentary filmmaking. His short film Through Adam’s Eyes earned him a Student Academy Award.
Saget eventually moved to Encino, California where he met and married writer Sherri Kramer in 1982. Together they welcomed three daughters: Aubrey, Lara and Jennifer into their lives.
He also worked to raise awareness for Scleroderma, the chronic illness which claimed his sister Gay’s life. As a board member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation, he hosted annual fundraisers to generate funds for research.
Bob Saget is one of America’s favorite TV dads. He starred in eight seasons of the popular sitcom Full House and reprised his role for its Netflix spinoff, Fuller House.
He began his career in the 1980s by performing standup comedy shows and making appearances on talk shows. This led to his breakthrough role as Danny Tanner on hit sitcom Full House.
After his casting in the series, it quickly became a worldwide success and enjoyed years of enduring popularity. Additionally, he guest-starred on several other popular TV shows like How I Met Your Mother and Raising Dad.
On January 9, 2022, at the age of 65, he passed away leaving behind an estimated $50 million net worth. This wealth will likely be divided among his surviving family members.