Performed in a sketch comedy team at Temple.
Made a pre-recorded appearance on 1999 InterCollegiate Comedy Festival, sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania’s Mask and Wig Comedy troupe. He did a monologue, peppered with jokes from his sitcoms (“D.J., Stephanie and Michelle stole my plane ticket to the show tonight. Those bitches.”), and closed his performance by autographing a photo for the thoughts of the Penn Mask and Wig Group.
Won a Student Academy Award in 1977 for his documentary Through Adam’s Eyes (1977).
Was the winning bachelor when he appeared on “The Dating Game” (1965) in 1979.
Has three daughters: Aubrey and Lara (twins) and Jenny.
Graduated from Abington Senior Substantial School in Abington, Pennsylvania.
Is one of the few comedians who has been named both “The worst comedian ever” and “The ideal comedian ever”!
His sister, Gay, died of scleroderma at age four7. Saget made a TV movie, For Hope (1996) (TV), based on his sister and her struggle with the ailment.
According to the Encore True Stories Channel host Jay Schadler, stated during the intro for For Hope (1996) (TV), the following is true: “Ironically, two years prior to Gay’s diagnosis, Saget was a volunteer speaker for the Scleroderma Research Foundation.”
Frequently parodies his family friendly, healthful image of Danny Tanner in films and his stand up routine.
Frequent guest comedian on the TV game show “Make Me Laugh” (1979) in 1979-1980.
Is substantially revered for his version of the infamous joke The Aristocrats (2005).
Parents are Dolly and Benjamin M. Saget (1917-2007).
Friend of Dana Delany.
Born in Philadelphia but family moved to Lexington, Virginia when he was two. He attended Rockbridge County High School before moving back to Philadelphia and graduating from Abington Senior High School.
Originally intended on becoming a doctor, but his honors English high school teacher saw his creative potential and urged him to seek a career in performance.
Enrolled at Temple University’s film school, where he made a student movie entitled Through Adam’s Eyes (1977), a black and white film about a boy who received reconstructive facial surgery. The film was honored with an award of merit at the Student Academy Awards.
At moments, he tours on the stand-up circuit with his “Full House” (1987) co-star Dave Coulier.
Was actually overweight at age 22 until a gangrenous appendix was taken out.
Joined Australian comedy duo Hamish and Andy’s gang, ‘the Gangaroos,’ when they visited him in LA.
His sister, Andrea, died of an aneurysm at age 34. Two other siblings died in childbirth before he was born.
|Date of Birth||17-May-1956|
|Place of Birth||America|