Bob Newhart Biography: Wiki, Real Age, Career, Wife, Children, Net Worth

Bob Newhart

Bob Newhart Biography

George Robert Newhart is an actor and comedian from the United States. His speech style is recognized for being deadpan and slightly stammering.

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Newhart rose to notoriety in 1960, when his album of humorous monologues, The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart, became a bestseller and debuted at number one on the Billboard pop album chart;

it is still the 20th best-selling comedy album of all time. The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back!, the follow-up album, was also a hit, and both albums charted at number one and two on Billboard at the same time.

In the 1970s, Newhart starred as Chicago psychologist Robert Hartley in The Bob Newhart Show, and then as Vermont innkeeper Dick Loudon in the 1980s series Newhart.

In the 1990s, he had two short-lived sitcoms, Bob and George and Leo. Newhart starred in films such as Catch-22 as Major Major and Elf as Papa Elf.

In Disney’s animated flicks The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under, he gave the voice of Bernard.

In 2004, he starred as Judson, the chief of the library, in The Librarian, a role he reprised in 2014 on the TV show The Librarians.

Newhart got his first Primetime Emmy Award on September 15, 2013, for his first of six guest appearances as Professor Proton on The Big Bang Theory.

Newhart attended St. Catherine of Siena Grammar School in Oak Park and St. Ignatius College Prep (high school), graduating in 1947.

He went on to the Loyola University of Chicago, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1952.

Newhart was enlisted into the US Army and worked as a personnel manager until 1954 when he was discharged.

He briefly attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law but dropped out after being urged to engage in unethical behavior during an internship, according to him.

Bob Newhart Real Age

Bob Newhart was born on September 5, 1929. He is 92 years old.

Bob Newhart Career

Following WWII, Newhart worked as an accountant for United States Gypsum.

Later, he said that his slogan, “That’s near enough,” and his practice of rectifying small cash imbalances with his own money demonstrated that he was not cut out to be an accountant.

Newhart joined Fred A. Niles, a renowned independent film and television producer in Chicago, as an advertising copywriter in 1958.

He and a coworker kept each other occupied with extended phone talks discussing ridiculous scenarios, which they eventually recorded and sent to radio stations as audition recordings.

When his coworker left to take a job in New York, Newhart continued the recordings on his own, creating this type of routine.

Newhart was introduced to the chief of talent at Warner Bros. Records by Dan Sorkin, a disc jockey at a radio station who eventually became the announcer-sidekick on Newhart’s NBC sitcom.

The label signed him based purely on those recordings in 1959, only a year after it was founded. Newhart developed his stuff into a stand-up routine, which he started performing in nightclubs.

Bob Newhart  Wife

Bob Newhart is married to Ginny Newhart since 1963

Bob Newhart Children

Bob Newhart’s Children are: Robert William Newhart, Courtney Newhart, Timothy Newhart, and  Jennifer Newhart

Bob Newhart’s Net Worth

Bob Newhart has a net worth estimation of $65 million


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