NICE GUY BOB SAGET, A SON OF PHILLY AND TEMPLE GRAD, PASSES

By Mark Donovan

Bob Saget was born on May 17, 1956, in West Mt. Airy, graduated from Temple University in 1978 before finding his way into comedy clubs.

At Temple, he studied film, and the year of his graduation he received a student Academy Award for documentary merit for his film “Through Adam’s Eyes,” about a nephew of his who had undergone facial reconstructive surgery.

But even then, he was already pursuing comedy. He told he Inky in 2016 that, at 17, he won a local radio contest by singing a song about bondage, and that while he spent most of his time at Temple shooting film, he would also go to the University of Pennsylvania’s campus to do improv.

Saget was known as one of television’s most iconic dads, starring as Danny Tanner on “Full House.” In the years after, Saget performed standup comedy. He was also the voice of older Ted Mosby on the show “How I Met Your Mother.”

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