Saget is survived by his wife of three years, Kelly Rizzo, and his daughters, Lara, Aubrey and Jennifer. Their mother is his ex-wife Sherri Kramer.
Saget, a native of Philadelphia, graduated Temple University’s film school in 1978. made his TV comedy debut on the game show Make Me Laugh a year later. His breakout acting role came in 1987, with the debut of Full House. His role as a single father of three daughters earned him the nickname of “America’s Dad”—or at least one of them. In addition to his role of Danny Tanner, Saget is also best known for hosting America’s Funniest Home Videos from 1989 to1997.
After Full House ended in 1985, he continued his acting career, with small parts on TV shows and in the 1998 movie Half Baked, as well as a main role on the short-lived early ’00 series Raising Dad.
In the late ’00s, he had a recurring role as a fictional version of himself on HBO’s Entourage and also portrayed the narrator on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother. In 2016, he and most of the cast of Full House reprised their roles in Netflix’s sequel series Fuller House, which ended its run in 2020. His last onscreen acting role was in the 2021 independent movie Killing Daniel.
Since 2020, Saget also hosted his own podcast, Bob Saget’s Here For You, in addition to maintaining his acting and standup comedy careers.
“I really love doing standup now more than I ever have,” he told Jacksonville, Fla. TV station News4Jax last week. “I don’t talk politics. I don’t talk religion. I just want to make people laugh. I’m like the Blues Brothers, where they would knock on the door and go, ‘We’re on a mission from God.’ I just want to make people have a good time and have a good night out.”