Bob Newhart

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George Robert Newhart (born September 5, 1929), known professionally as Bob Newhart, is an American stand-up comedian and actor. Noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery, Newhart came to prominence in the 1960s when his album of comedic monologues The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart was a worldwide bestseller and reached #1 on the Billboard pop music charts—it remains the 20th best-selling album in history. The follow-up album, The Button-Down Mind Strikes Again! was also a massive success, and both albums held the Billboard #1 and #2 spots simultaneously, a feat unequaled until the 1991 release of Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II by hard rock band Guns N' Roses.

Newhart later went into acting, starring in two long-running and prize-winning situation comedies, first as psychologist Dr. Robert "Bob" Hartley on the 1970s sitcom The Bob Newhart Show and then as innkeeper Dick Loudon on the 1980s sitcom Newhart. He also had a third sitcom that was short-lived and initially successful but was soon canceled, named Bob. Newhart also appeared in film roles such as Major Major in Catch-22, and Papa Elf in Elf. He provided the voice of Bernard in the Walt Disney animated films The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under. One of his most recent roles is the library head Judson in The Librarian.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

George Robert Newhart (born September 5, 1929), known professionally as Bob Newhart, is an American stand-up comedian and actor. Noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery, Newhart came to prominence in the 1960s when his album of comedic monologues The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart was a worldwide bestseller and reached #1 on the Billboard pop music charts—it remains the 20th best-selling album in history. The follow-up album, The Button-Down Mind Strikes Again! was also a massive success, and both albums held the Billboard #1 and #2 spots simultaneously, a feat unequaled until the 1991 release of Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II by hard rock band Guns N' Roses.

Newhart later went into acting, starring in two long-running and prize-winning situation comedies, first as psychologist Dr. Robert "Bob" Hartley on the 1970s sitcom The Bob Newhart Show and then as innkeeper Dick Loudon on the 1980s sitcom Newhart. He also had a third sitcom that was short-lived and initially successful but was soon canceled, named Bob. Newhart also appeared in film roles such as Major Major in Catch-22, and Papa Elf in Elf. He provided the voice of Bernard in the Walt Disney animated films The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under. One of his most recent roles is the library head Judson in The Librarian.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Bob Newhart, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Known Credits 57

Birthday 1929-09-05

Place of Birth Oak Park, Illinois, USA

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2016 Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows
2014 Don Rickles: One Night Only as Himself
2008 The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice as Judson
2007 Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project as Himself
2007 The Big Bang Theory(1 episode) as Arthur Jeffries/Professor Proton
2007 The Big Bang Theory(2 episodes) as Arthur Jeffries
2007 Cutting Edge Comedians of the '60s & '70s
2006 The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines as Judson
2005 Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg(1 episode)
2005 Committed(1 episode)
2004 The Librarian: Quest for the Spear as Judson
2004 Desperate Housewives(12 episodes)
2003 Elf as Papa Elf
2003 NCIS(1 episode)
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(1 episode)
2003 Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde as Sid Post
2001 The Sports Pages as Doc Waddems
1998 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie as Leonard (voice)
1997 George & Leo(22 episodes) as George Stoody
1997 In & Out as Tom Halliwell
1997 The View(1 episode)
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(2 episodes)
1995 MADtv(1 episode)
1994 ER(2 episodes)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(1 episode)
1992 Bob(33 episodes) as Bob McKay
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(1 episode)
1990 The Rescuers Down Under as Bernard (voice)
1989 The Simpsons(1 episode)
1983 All-Star Party for Frank Sinatra
1982 Newhart(188 episodes) as Dick Loudon
1982 Newhart(5 episodes) as Robert Hartley
1982 Late Night with David Letterman(1 episode)
1981 This Week(1 episode)
1980 First Family as President Manfred Link
1980 Little Miss Marker as Regret
1977 The Rescuers as Bernard (voice)
1975 Saturday Night Live(2 episodes)
1974 Thursday's Game as Marvin Ellison
1972 The Bob Newhart Show(146 episodes) as Robert Hartley
1972 The Don Rickles Show(8 episodes) as Brother-in-law
1971 Decisions! Decisions! as John Hobson
1970 The Don Knotts Show(1 episode)
1970 Catch-22 as Major Major
1970 On a Clear Day You Can See Forever as Dr. Mason Hume
1969 The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour(3 episodes)
1969 Playboy After Dark(1 episode)
1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In(3 episodes)
1968 Hot Millions as Willard C. Gnatpole
1967 Captain Nice(1 episode)
1964 The Hollywood Palace(3 episodes)
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre(1 episode)
1962 Hell Is for Heroes as Driscoll
1960 Insight(130 episodes) as Marvin
1960 Insight(130 episodes) as God
1956 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show(1 episode)
1949 The Emmy Awards(1 episode)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(5 episodes)
1900 Marathon
1900 The Bob Newhart Show(34 episodes)

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1900 The Bob Newhart Show(34 episodes) … Writer

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