Bob Newhart is a stand-up comedian, actor and television performer. Newhart came into fame through the comedic albums The Button-Down Mind of Bob-Newhart and The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back! which became his best-selling recording albums worldwide. The albums became so famous that they reached number one and number two spots on the Billboard. Newhart starred in various TV sitcoms like The Bob Newhart Show, Newhart and Bob. He has appeared in films like Catch-22, Elf and First Family. Before joining films, Newhart was in the Military for short time.
George Robert Newhart better known as Bob Newhart was born in Oak Park, Illinois, U.S. on September 5, 1929. Newhart was born to parents George David Newhart, a businessman and Julia Pauline, a housewife. He has three sisters. Newhart attended St. Ignatius College Prep High School and was known as Bob by his friends. In 1947, after graduating from high school he attended Loyola University of Chicago and earned a bachelor’s degree in business management.
Newhart was recruited into US Military and served as a personnel manager during Korean War. After the war, Newhart worked as an accountant and advertising copywriter in Chicago.
On January 12, 1963, Bob Newhart married to Ginny Newhart. They have four children. In 1985, after years of heavy smoking. Newhart suffered from secondary polycythemia and made a recovery after several weeks. He quits smoking after this incident. In May 2016, Newhart sold his Bel Air mansion for about $14.5 million.
The comedy career of Newhart started while working at the ad agency. Newhart and his co-worker would make prolong calls to each other for enjoyment. Later, they decided to record the phone calls and send them to radio station as audition tapes. The co-worker stopped doing this work, but Newhart continued to record tapes. A DJ named Dan Sorkin heard his stuff and introduced Newhart to the head of talent at Warner Bros.
Records, who signed him in 1959. A year later, Newhart released his first album The Button-Down Mind of Bob-Newhart which became the foremost comedy album to top on the Billboard chart. In the same year, Newhart released his second album The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back! which also became one of the major hits of him. After it, Newhart released lots of albums like Behind the Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart (1961), The Button-Down Mind on TV (1962), Best of Bob Newhart (1971) and many more.
Newhart appeared on many sitcoms and TV shows like The Bob Newhart Show, The Dean Martin Show and The Ed Sullivan Show. He was also seen on shows like Committed & The Big Bang Theory. Newhart also has worked in many successful films which include Catch-22, Elf, Hell Is for Heroes, Hot Millions, Cold Turkey, The Rescuers.
Bob Newhart has won several awards and achievements throughout his career. He has received three Grammy Awards as Best New Artist, Album of the Year and Best Comedy Performance (Spoken Word) for his blockbuster albums The Button-Down Mind of Bob-Newhart and The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back! in 1961. He also got Golden Globe for Best TV Star – Male in the same year. Newhart won Peabody Award for The Bob Newhart Show.
How much is Bob Newhart Net Worth in 2017
Bob Newhart has acted and appeared in several movies in his 35-year career. Newhart is one of the famous stand-up comedian and a versatile actor. He has always shocked with his great performances in films, comedy and TV shows. Bob Newhart’s net worth is an estimated $67 million US dollars as of 2017. Newhart owes this wealth to all the success he has had through his comedy albums, sitcoms and films. In addition to this, he has made guest appearances on different TV shows like Hot in Cleveland and The Big Bang Theory.
Bob Newhart wrote a book I Shouldn’t Even Be Doing This on September 20, 2006, which was published by Hyperion Books. This book generally contains the life story of Newhart, but it also features some satire and comic parts of Newhart’s as well.