Bob Newhart Bio, Age, Wife, Children, Comedy, Net Worth, Movies

Bob Newhart Biography

Bob Newhart is an American comedian known for his appearances in The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. He is also an actor known for portraying the role of Sid Post in Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde. Likewise, he starred as Lou Sherman in Horrible Bosses.

How old is Bob Newhart? – Age

The Little Miss Marker actor is 94 years old as of 2023. He was born on September 5, 1929, in Oak Park, Illinois, United States, where he also grew up.

How tall is Bob Newhart? – Height

Newhart is 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) tall.

Bob Newhart Mother, Father, Sisters – Family

Bob was born to George David Newhart, Sr. and Julia Pauline Newhart in Oak Park, Illinois, United States. His father worked as a part-owner of a plumbing and heating-supply business while his mother was a maid. He was brought up along with his three siblings; Mary Joan, Pauline, and Virginia Newhart.

Bob Newhart Education

The comedian enrolled at St. Catherine of Siena Grammar School before transferring to St. Ignatius College Prep. Afterward, he joined Loyola University Chicago where he received a bachelor’s degree in business management in 1952. It is also known that he briefly pursued a law degree at Loyola University Chicago School of Law but did not complete it.

Is Bob Newhart Married? – Wife

Newhart was married to his late wife, Ginny Newhart in 1963. The couple had celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary before Ginny passed away at the age of 82. It is known that she died in April 2023 after a long battle with an illness. 

Comedian Bob Newhart and his Late Wife Ginnie Newhart Photo
Comedian Bob Newhart and his Late Wife Ginnie Newhart Photo

Bob Newhart Children

The Cold Turkey actor and his late wife Ginnu have been blessed with four children. They are Robert William, Jennifer, Courtney, and Timothy Newhart. His sons Robert and Timothy were born in 1965 and 1967 respectively. On the other hand, the couple welcomed their daughters Jennifer and Courtney in 1973 and 1979 inspectively. Generally, he has 10 grandchildren.

Bob Newhart Comedy Career

Bob is a professional comedian known for his performances in The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart comedy album. Afterward, he appeared in The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back for which he won Best Comedy Performance – Spoken Word.

Most noteworthy, he was featured in The Ed Sullivan Show in the role of a comedian. It is also known that he was a guest performer in the 3 episodes of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. In addition, he has served as the host of Saturday Night Live as well asThe Bob Newhart Show.

Acting Career

Bob is a vastly recognized actor known for his role as Dr. Mason Hume in On A Clear Day You Can See Forever. He also portrayed the role of Willard C. Gnatpole in Hot Millions. It is also known that he appeared in Hell Is for Heroes as Pfc. James E. Driscoll.

Most noteworthy, he voiced the role of Leonard the Polar Bear in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie. He played the character of Judson in The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines. Afterward, he reprised the role in The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice.

Afterward, he landed on the role of Arthur Jeffries / Professor Proton in both The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon. He has been featured in documentaries such as Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic and Excavating the 2000-Year-Old Man.

Movies and TV Shows

  • Newhart
  • Elf
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • The Rescuers
  • The Librarian: Quest for the Spear
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
  • The Rescuers Down Under
  • Bob
  • The Librarians
  • The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines
  • 2006
  • The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice
  • Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde
  • NCIS
  • Young Sheldon
  • In & Out
  • Desperate Housewives
  • Hell Is for Heroes
  • Catch-22
  • Horrible Bosses
  • George and Leo
  • Murphy Brown
  • First Family
  • Cold Turkey


  • Two Primetime Emmy Awards
  • Peabody Award
  • Three Grammy Awards
  • Golden Globe Award

Bob Newhart Net Worth

Citing his career in art and entertainment, Bob sits at an estimated net worth of $65 Million.

Bob Newhart Instagram

You can find and follow Newhart on Instagram using the account name: @BobNewhart

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