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Birthday: September 5, 1929
Place: Oak Park, Illinois, USA
Height: 5' 8"
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| A Chicagoan from head to toe, American comedian Bob Newhart started his workaday life as a certified public accountant after flunking out of law school. As a means of breaking his job's monotony, Newhart would call his friend Ed Gallagher, and improvise low-key comedy sketches. A mutual friend of Newhart and Gallagher's, Chicago deejay Dan Sorkin, tape-recorded some of these off-the-cuff routines and played them for Warner Bros. records. Newhart suddenly found himself booked into a Houston nightclub — his first-ever public appearance. Armed with telephone-conversation routines which delineated how Abe Lincoln would be handled by a publicity agent, or how Abner Doubleday would have fared trying to sell baseball to a modern-day novelty firm, Newhart recorded his first comedy album in 1960 — which evidently struck a nerve with fellow white-collar workers, since it sold 1,500,000 copies. The hottest young comic on the club-and-TV circuit, Newhart was offered starring roles in situation comedies, but felt he wasn't a good enough actor to make a single character interesting week after week. Instead, he signed in 1961 for NBC's The Bob Newhart Show, a comedy-variety series which nosedived in the ratings but won an Emmy. Fearing that TV would eat up all his material within a year or so, Newhart went back to nightclubs after his one-season series was cancelled. Sharpening his acting skills in TV guest spots and in several films (his first, 1962's Hell is For Heroes, was so unnerving an experience that Bob repeatedly begged the producers to kill his character off before the fadeout), Newhart felt emboldened enough to attempt a regular TV series again in 1972. This Bob Newhart Show cast the comedian as psychologist Bob Hartley - an ideal outlet for his "button-down" style of dry humor. Six seasons and several awards later, Newhart was firmly established as a television superstar; this time around he wasn't cancelled, but ended the series on his own volition, feeling the series had exhausted its bag of tricks. Most popular sitcom personalities had come acropper trying to repeat their first success with a second series, but Newhart broke the jinx with Newhart in 1982, wherein Bob played author Dick Loudon, who on a whim decided to open a New England colonial inn. Newhart was every bit as popular as his earlier sitcom, and, like the previous show, the series ended (in 1990) principally because Newhart chose to end it. This he did with panache: Newhart's final scene suggested the entire series had been a bad dream experienced by Bob Newhart Show's Bob Hartley! A third starring sitcom, 1992's Bob, found Newhart playing a cult-figure comic book artist; alas, despite excellent scriptwork and the usual polished Newhart performance, this new series fell victim to format tinkering and poor timeslots. Even so, Bob Newhart has gone from humble CPA to comedy legend - and he did it all without raising his voice.
- Newhart insisted that there be no children for his character to be the father of in each of his television series. "I told the creators I didn't want any children, because I didn't want it to be a show about "How stupid Daddy is, but we love him so much, let's get him out of the trouble he's gotten himself into"" In the sixth year of Newhart's successful 1972 CBS series, "The Bob Newhart Show" (1972), the writers wrote a script in which Emily Hartley was pregnant. When Newhart was asked his opinion of the script, he said, "It's very funny. Who are you going to get to play 'Bob'?"
- Prior to hitting his success on the comedy circuits in the 1960s, Bob worked as a book-keeper for a Chicago firm and hated every minute of it.
- His 1960 comedy album "The Button Down Mind of Bob Newhart" went to #1 on the charts, beating out Elvis Presley and The Sound of Music (1965) cast album. The album won three Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for 1960.
- Father of Robert William Newhart.
- He has a sister (Sister M. Joan Newhart) who is a nun.
- His wife came up with the idea for "The Last Newhart" (the last episode of "Newhart" (1982)), in which the entire series "Newhart" (1982) was all a dream of Dr. Bob Hartley of "The Bob Newhart Show" (1972).
- Guest hosted "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) 87 times.
- Appeared on "The Dean Martin Show" (1965) 24 times.
- Appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" (a.k.a. "Toast of the Town" (1948)) 8 times.
- Son-in-law of actor Bill Quinn.
- Like Bill Cosby, Newhart has the ability to be funny without resorting to profanity. The closest Newhart comes is in his bit "The Driving Instructor", in which he comments "...I don't suppose it is so damn funny".
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