Bob Newhart

Actor, Comedian, Voice actor
As a stand-up comedian in the 1960s, Bob Newhart explored the absurdities of everyday life with an underplayed delivery and gentle stammer that earned him three Grammys and the first comedy album to reach No. 1 on the ... Read more »
Born: 09/04/1929 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (102)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Pioneers of Television 2014 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Big Bang Theory 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Librarians 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inside Comedy 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Horrible Bosses 2011 (Movie)

Lou Sherman (Actor)

NCIS 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Aloha to Lost 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 8th Annual TV Land Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Mad TV 1995 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Myths & Legends: Elvis Presley 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2007 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

American Masters - 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Committed 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Desperate Housewives 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Elf 2003 (Movie)

Papa Elf (Actor)

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde 2003 (Movie)

Sidney Post (Actor)

Behind the Fame: Mary Tyler Moore/Bob Newhart 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Everybody Loves Raymond: The First Six Years 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Laugh Out Loud: TV's 15 Greatest Comedians 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Nightclub Years 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Newhart: The Last Sane Man 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sports Pages 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS: The First 50 Years 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

George & Leo 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie 1998 (Movie)

of Leonard the Polar Bear (Voice)

The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

In & Out 1997 (Movie)

Tom Halliwell (Actor)

Dean Martin: Everybody Loves Somebody 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 1996 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Second Annual Comedy Hall of Fame 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob 1992 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Legend to Legend Night 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Montreal International Comedy Festival '94 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

People's 20th Birthday 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Colgate Comedy Hour 1966 - 1967, 1992 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Holiday Greetings From the Ed Sullivan Show 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Newhart: Off the Record 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The Bob Newhart 20th 19th Anniversary Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS Tournament of Roses Parade 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS Comedy Bloopers 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Newhart 1982 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rescuers Down Under 1990 (Movie)

of Bernard (Voice)

The Parenthood Game 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Narrator

The 39th Annual Emmy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Rickles on the Loose 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Night of 100 Stars II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Dean Martin's Comedy Classics 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Ladies and Gentleman... Bob Newhart, Part II 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

First Family 1980 (Movie)

President Manfred Link (Actor)

Ladies and Gentleman... Bob Newhart 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Little Miss Marker 1980 (Movie)

Regret (Actor)

Marathon 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Newhart Show 1972 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rescuers 1977 (Movie)

of Bernard (Voice)

Perry Como's Springtime Special 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Don Rickles Show 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rowan and Martin Special 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Don Rickles -- Alive and Kicking 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Cold Turkey 1971 (Movie)

Merwin Wren (Actor)

A Last Laugh at the 60's 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Catch-22 1970 (Movie)

Major Major (Actor)

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever 1970 (Movie)

Dr Mason Hume (Actor)

Hot Millions 1968 (Movie)

Willard C Gnatpole (Actor)

The Jack Paar Special 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

The Perry Como Thanksgiving Special 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

The Entertainers 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

The Perry Como Christmas Show 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Newhart Show 1961 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

Hell Is For Heroes 1961 (Movie)

Driscoll (Actor)

Packy (TV Show)

Actor

The Entertainers (TV Show)

Actor

Thursday's Game (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

As a stand-up comedian in the 1960s, Bob Newhart explored the absurdities of everyday life with an underplayed delivery and gentle stammer that earned him three Grammys and the first comedy album to reach No. 1 on the Billboard charts. His unique brand of humor translated well to television, where he starred in two of the best-loved sitcoms of all time - the Emmy-nominated "The Bob Newhart Show" (CBS, 1972-78) and the even more popular "Newhart" (CBS, 1982-1990), which cast the genteel comedian as the put-upon owner-operator of a Vermont bed and breakfast populated by an odd assortment of characters. After the latter show went off the air, Newhart settled into a series of supporting roles in features like "In and Out" (1997), "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde" (2003) and "Elf" (2003) opposite Will Ferrell. He went on to greater acclaim with an Emmy-nominated dramatic turn on "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009) in 2004, which earned him a new generation of fans unfamiliar with his previous sitcom success. From there, Newhart reached new heights with his acclaimed turn in "The Librarian: Quest for the Spear" (TNT, 2004) and its two sequels, while continuing to appear as a guest star on high-profile series, proving that Newhart remained a potent force in entertainment.

Relationships

Virginia Newhart

Wife
Daughter of actor Bill Quinn Married January 12, 1963

Joan Newhart Actor

Sister

George Newhart

Father
Co-owned plumbing and heating supply business

Julia Newhart

Mother

Courtney Newhart

Daughter
Born c. 1978; mother, Virginia Newhart

Jennifer Newhart

Daughter
Born c. 1972; mother, Virginia Newhart

Robert Newhart

Son
Mother, Virginia Newhart Portrayed father in 1993's "Heart & Souls"

Timothy Newhart

Son
Mother, Virginia Newhart

Pauline Newhart

Sister

Virginia Newhart

Sister

EDUCATION

St. Ignatius College Preparatory School

Chicago , Illinois 1947

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago , Illinois 1952

Milestones

2011

Appeared in comedy feature "Horrible Bosses"

2009

Nominated for the 2009 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

2008

Reprised role of Judson for third film in trilogy "The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice" (TNT); earned an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Movie

2006

Published first book I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This

2006

Returned to play Judson for "The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines" (TNT)

2005

Played recurring role on ABC's "Desperate Housewives" as Morty, the on-again/off-again boyfriend of Susan Mayer's (Teri Hatcher) mother

2004

Played Judson, the head of the Metropolitan Public Library in TNT movie "The Librarian: Quest for the Spear"

2003

Played Papa Elf opposite Will Ferrell in the comedy "Elf"

2003

Guest-starred on NBC's "ER" as an elderly architect who befriends Dr. Susan Lewis (Sherry Stringfield) after he tried to commit suicide because he's going blind; received an Emmy nomination for Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series

2003

Appeared in the comedy "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde," starring Reese Witherspoon

1999

Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (January 6)

1997

Returned to features in "In and Out" as a high school principal

1997

Co-starred with Judd Hirsch on short-lived CBS sitcom "George & Leo"

1992

Developed and starred in fourth series "Bob" (CBS) as comic book artist Bob McKay

1990

Reprised role as the voice of Bernard for the sequel "The Rescuers Down Under"

1982

Starred in third series "Newhart" (CBS) as Vermont inn owner Dick Loudon

1977

Voiced Bernard in the animated feature "The Rescuers"

1974

Made TV-movie debut in "Thursday's Game" (ABC), written by James L. Brooks

1972

Starred as Dr. Bob Hartley on "The Bob Newhart Show" (CBS)

1969

Cast as Major Major in "Catch-22," the film version of Joseph Heller's novel directed by Mike Nichols

1968

First substantial acting role, as Willard Gnatpole in "Hot Millions"

1962

Made feature debut in Don Siegel's "Hell Is for Heroes"

1961

Starred in "The Bob Newhart Show" variety program for NBC; earned Emmy Award nomination

1960

First comedy album The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart reached No. 1 on the LP charts

1952

Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War

While working as an accountant, began writing and performing radio comedy sketches

Bonus Trivia

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In 1985, Newhart was rushed to the emergency room, suffering with polycythemia, after years of heavily smoking. He made a recovery, several weeks after.

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He was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame in 1993.

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Newhart received an honorary doctorate from Loyola Marymount College in 1994.

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In 2002, Newhart won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

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"Sometimes you forget you're famous. You wonder, Why is that person staring at me?" – Newhart quoted in Esquire magazine, January 2009

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