Bob Einstein

Actor, Screenwriter, Producer
His notoriety resting with near exclusivity on the strength of one character, Bob Einstein was better known for playing the wholly fictional and thoroughly inept stuntman Super Dave Osborne than he was for being the ... Read more »
Born: 11/19/1942

Filmography

Actor (41)

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Strange Magic 2015 (Movie)

Stuff (Voice)

Inside Comedy 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Anger Management 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2004 - 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shit Year 2011 (Movie)

Rick (Actor)

Super Dave's Spike-tacular 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Welcome to the Captain 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crank Yankers 1987 - 1993, 2001 - 2003, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Voice

In Living Color 1987 - 1993, 1999 - 2003, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 1988 - 1990, 1992 - 1993, 2002 - 2004, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Norm 1987 - 1993, 1999 - 2003, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ocean's 13 2007 (Movie)

Agent Caldwell (Actor)

Super Dave 1987 - 1993, 1999 - 2003, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Teddy Bear's Picnic 2002 (Movie)

Dom Molinari (Actor)

Extreme Adventures of Super Dave 1999 (Movie)

'Super' Dave Osborne (Actor)

Roseanne 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Dave's Vegas Spectacular 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 7th Annual American Comedy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief V 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Dave Special 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Bowl Saturday Nite 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual ACE Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Life's Most Embarrassing Moments 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Bizarre 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Modern Romance 1981 (Movie)

Sporting Goods Salesman (Actor)

Van Dyke and Company 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Joey and Dad 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Smothers Brothers Show 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Get to Know Your Rabbit 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Just Friends 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Return of the Smothers Brothers 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Three For Tahiti 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1966 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (8)

Extreme Adventures of Super Dave 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Bizarre 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Producer

The Redd Foxx Comedy Hour 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Producer

Lola 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Producer

Lola 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Producer

Lola 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Producer

Lola 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Producer

Van Dyke and Company 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Producer
Writer (7)

Extreme Adventures of Super Dave 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Sonny Comedy Revue 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Writer

The Hudson Brothers Show 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Writer

The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour 1970 - 1974 (TV Show)

Writer

The Ken Berry Wow Show 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Writer

The Smothers Brothers Show 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Writer

The Summer Smothers Brothers Show 1967 - 1968 (TV Show)

Writer
Music (1)

Strange Magic 2015 (Movie)

("I Gotta Feeling") (Song Performer)

Biography

His notoriety resting with near exclusivity on the strength of one character, Bob Einstein was better known for playing the wholly fictional and thoroughly inept stuntman Super Dave Osborne than he was for being the brother of comedian-filmmaker Albert Brooks. The son of a radio comic, Einstein was working in advertising and dabbling in comedy when he was handpicked by Tommy Smothers to join the staff of "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" (CBS, 1967-69) alongside fledgling gag men Steve Martin and Rob Reiner. With the series' controversial cancellation in 1969, Einstein found himself a writer in-demand and created the character of Super Dave for the syndicated "The John Byner Comedy Hour" (1972). Perfecting the bit on the Canadian sketch comedy series "Bizarre" (CTV, 1980-85), Einstein later hosted his own variety show and voiced an animated series. A popular talk show guest and "Hollywood Squares" (1998-2004) panelist, Einstein starred in MGM's Super Dave feature film in 2000. Turning in later years to character work, he made memorable appearances on the critically lauded Fox sitcom "Arrested Development" (2003-06) and on HBO's award-winning "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (2000- ), on which he recurred as bullying retiree Marty Funkhauser. On the cusp of turning 70, Einstein donned Super Dave's star-spangled jump suit one more time for a four-part SpikeTV special in 2009, proving that neither advanced age nor the vagaries of the American comedy scene could keep a funnyman down.

Relationships

Albert Brooks Actor

Brother
Directed brother in his film "Modern Romance" (1981)

Thelma Leeds Actor

Mother

Harry Parke

Father
also known as 'Parkyakarkus'

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