Bob Newhart

American stand-up comedian and actor

Bob Newhart (born September 5, 1929) is an American actor and stand up comedian. He has performed on many television sitcoms. One of them was his self-titled sitcom The Bob Newhart Show and other one Newhart. He also appeared in the Christmas comedy movie Elf.

Bob Newhart in 2002

In 2011, Newhart made a cameo in the movie Horrible Bosses, and in 2013 he guest starred in an episode of The Big Bang Theory, for which he won his very first acting Emmy Award on September 15, 2013.[1]

Newhart was born in Oak Park, Illinois on September 5, 1929. He was raised in Chicago, Illinois. Newhart studied at Loyola University at Chicago. He served in the United States Army before his acting career began. Newhart has been married to Virginia Quinn since 1963. They have four children.


Year Title Role Notes
1962 Hell Is for Heroes Pfc. James E. Driscoll A World War II drama with a comedic monologue by Newhart
1968 Hot Millions Willard C. Gnatpole
1970 On A Clear Day You Can See Forever Dr. Mason Hume
Catch-22 Maj. Major Major
1971 Cold Turkey Merwin Wren
1977 The Rescuers Bernard voice
1980 Little Miss Marker Regret
First Family President Manfred Link
1990 The Rescuers Down Under Bernard voice
1991 The Entertainers Todd Wilson
1997 In & Out Tom Halliwell
1998 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie Leonard the Polar Bear voice
2003 Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Sid Post
Elf Papa Elf
2004 The Librarian: Quest for the Spear Judson
2006 The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines
2008 The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice
2011 Horrible Bosses Lou Sherman cameo


  1. "Bob Newhart finally gets his Emmy Award". Washington Times. Retrieved 16 September 2013.

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