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Bob Newhart

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia George Robert Newhart (born September 5, 1929), known professionally as Bob Newhart, is an American stand-up comedian and actor. Noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery, Newhart came to prominence in the 1960s when his album of comedic monologues The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart was a worldwide bestseller and reached #1 on the Billboard pop music charts—it remains the 20th best-selling album in history. The follow-up album, The Button-Down Mind Strikes Again! was also a massive success, and both albums held the Billboard #1 and #2 spots simultaneously, a feat unequaled until the 1991 release of Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II by hard rock band Guns N' Roses. Newhart later went into acting, starring in two long-running and prize-winning situation comedies, first as psychologist Dr. Robert "Bob" Hartley on the 1970s sitcom The Bob Newhart Show and then as innkeeper Dick Loudon on the 1980s sitcom Newhart. He also had a third sitcom that was short-lived and initially successful but was soon canceled, named Bob. Newhart also appeared in film roles such as Major Major in Catch-22, and Papa Elf in Elf. He provided the voice of Bernard in the Walt Disney animated films The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under. One of his most recent roles is the library head Judson in The Librarian. Description above from the Wikipedia article Bob Newhart, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Sep 5, 1929 In Oak Park, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
29
First Appeared:
In the series Insight 1960-10-02
Latest Project:
Movie Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows 2016-02-21
Known For
Filmography
Movie Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows 2016-02-21
Movie Don Rickles: One Night Only Himself 2014-05-18
Movie Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic Himself 2013-04-23
Movie Horrible Bosses Lou Sherman 2011-07-08
Movie Five Dr. Roth 2011-10-10
Movie The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice Judson 2008-10-25
Movie Cutting Edge Comedians of the '60s & '70s 2007-04-10
Movie Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Himself 2007-10-13
Movie The Librarian: Quest for the Spear Judson 2004-12-05
Movie Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Sid Post 2003-07-02
Movie Elf Papa Elf 2003-10-09
Movie The Sports Pages Doc Waddems 2001-01-07
Movie Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie Leonard (voice) 1998-10-16
Movie In & Out Tom Halliwell 1997-09-10
Series George & Leo George Stoody 1997-09-15
Movie The Rescuers Down Under Bernard (voice) 1990-11-16
Movie All-Star Party for Frank Sinatra 1983-12-11
Series Newhart Dick Loudon 1982-10-02
Movie First Family President Manfred Link 1980-12-25
Movie Little Miss Marker Regret 1980-03-21
Movie The Rescuers Bernard (voice) 1977-06-22
Movie Thursday's Game Marvin Ellison 1974-04-14
Series The Bob Newhart Show Robert Hartley 1972-09-16
Movie Decisions! Decisions! John Hobson 1971-09-11
Movie Catch-22 Maj. Major Major 1970-06-24
Movie Hot Millions Willard C. Gnatpole 1968-09-19
Movie Hell Is for Heroes James E. Driscoll 1962-06-26
Series The Bob Newhart Show 1961-10-11
Series Insight God 1960-10-02
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