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Bob Ross: The Happy Painter (2011)

G 12/03/2011 (US) Documentary 1h 4m

Host of television's favorite art show The Joy of Painting


A behind-the-scenes look at the beloved public television personality's journey from humble beginnings to an American pop-culture icon. "The Happy Painter" reveals the public and private sides of Bob Ross through loving accounts from close friends and family, childhood photographs and rare archival footage. Interviewees recount his gentle, mild-mannered demeanor and unwavering dedication to wildlife, and disclose little-known facts about his hair, his fascination with fast cars and more. Film clips feature Bob Ross with mentor William Alexander and the rough-cut of the first "Joy of Painting" episode from 1982. Famous Bob Ross enthusiasts, including talk-show pioneer Phil Donahue, film stars Jane Seymour and Terrence Howard, chef Duff Goldman and country music favorites Brad Paisley and Jerrod Niemann, provide fascinating insights into the man, the artist and his legacy.

  1. Sherry Spradlin


  2. Various


Top Billed Cast

  1. Bob Ross

    Bob Ross

    Self (archive footage)

  2. Steve Ross


  3. William Alexander

    Himself (archive footage)

  4. Phil Donahue

    Phil Donahue


  5. Jane Seymour

    Jane Seymour


  6. Joan Rivers

    Joan Rivers

    Herself (archive footage)

  7. Terrence Howard

    Terrence Howard


  8. Regis Philbin

    Regis Philbin

    Himself (archive footage)

  9. Kathie Lee Gifford

    Kathie Lee Gifford

    Herself (archive footage)

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Bob Ross: The Happy Painter
Bob Ross: The Happy Painter

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Original Language English

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