Bob Newhart Show: Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Net Worth and Movies

Bob Newhart Biography

Bob Newhart, George Robert Newhart, is an American stand-up comedian and actor well known for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery style. Also, Bob is well known for his 1960 album of comedic monologues, The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart. Apart from that, Bob has starred as a Chicago psychologist, Robert Hartley in The Bob Newhart Show.

Bob Newhart Age

Newhart is 91 years old as of 2020, he was born on September 5, 1929, in Oak Park, Illinois, United States. He celebrates his birthday every September 5th of every year and his birth sign is Virgo. Bob will be turning 92 years old on September 5, 2021.

Bob Newhart Height

Newhart stands at an average height. He appears to be quite tall if his photos, relative to his surroundings are anything to go by. However, details regarding his actual height and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We will update this section when the information is available.

Bob Newhart Education

Newhart is a graduate of Roman Catholic schools in the Chicago area and also St Catherine of Siena Grammar School in Oak Park. Bob attended St. Ignatius College Prep. (high school) where he graduated in 1947. Also, Bob is an alma mater at the Loyola University of Chicago. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in business management. He briefly attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law but did not complete a degree.

Bob Newhart Parents

Newhart is the son of the late George David Newhart(1900-1985) and Julia Pauline nee Burns(1900-1994). Bob’s father worked as a part-owner of a plumbing and heating supply business.

His mother was of Irish descent and his father was of Irish and German ancestry. One of his grandmothers was from St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

Bob Newhart Siblings

Newhart has grown up alongside three sisters: Virginia, Mary Joan, and Pauline. Mary Joan is a nun who taught at the all-girls Carmel High School and Immaculata High School.

Bob Newhart Wife

Newhart is married to Virginia Quinn and together they are blessed with four children. Bob and his wife, Virginia Quinn tied the knot on January 12th,  1963. Apart from having children, Bob is also blessed with ten grandchildren and they reside in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Bob Newhart Net Worth

Newhart has an estimated net worth of $45 million as of 2020. This includes his assets, money, and income. His primary source of income is his career as a stand-up comedian and actor. Through his various sources of income, Bob has been able to accumulate a good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.

Bob Newhart Measurements and Facts

Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about Bob:

Bob Newhart Wiki

  • Full Names: George Robert Newhart
  • Popular As: Bob Newhart
  • Gender: Male
  • Occupation / Profession: Stand-up Comedian and Actor
  • Nationality: American
  • Race / Ethnicity: White
  • Religion: Updating
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight

Bob Newhart Birthday

  • Age / How Old?: 91years(2020)
  • Zodiac Sign:  Virgo
  • Date of Birth: September 5, 1929
  • Place of Birth: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
  • Birthday: September 5

Newhart’s Body Measurements

  • Body Measurements: Updating
  • Height / How Tall?: Updating
  • Weight: Updating
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown
  • Shoe Size: Updating

Bob Newhart Family and Relationship

  • Father (Dad): George David Newhart(1900-1985)
  • Mother: Julia Pauline nee Burns(1900-1994)
  • Siblings (Sisters): Three
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Wife/Spouse: Married to Virginia Quinn
  • Dating / Girlfriend: Not Applicable
  • Children:  Four

Bob Newhart Net Worth and Salary

  • Net Worth: $45 Million
  • Salary: Under Review
  • Source of Income: Stand-up Comedian and Actor

Newhart’s House and Cars

  • Place of living: To be Updated
  • Cars: Car Brand to be Updated

Bob Newhart Comedy

His first release was “straight man” in which he did play the comedic man. Also, he did imply what the other teller would say. In 1960, he released “The Button Mind of Bob Newhart” comedy album. The album was first on the Billboard comedy album charts.

Additionally, the album was classified as the Album of the Year in the United Kingdom and won a Grammy Award in 1961. According to an interview with PBS’s American Masters, his favorite comedy is “Abe Lincoln vs. Madison Avenue”. After the album, Newhart was known as an intentional stammer, as it is seen in his ability to combine both politeness and disbelief.

Later on, he released “The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back”. The album achieved the Best Comedy Performance- Spoken Word in the year. However, he had controversies with one of his tracks, “Lost”. Jeff Abraham, a publicist and comedy album collector, said that the track was part of his album. This was back in on 10 December 2015. The track, “Lost”, was featured on the 163rd episode of the comedy, Vinyl podcast.

Bob Newhart Show

After starring in the show, “The Smother Brother Comedy Hour”, Bob got approached to feature in “The Bob Newhart Show”. His approaches were producer Grant Tinker, actress Mary Tyler Moore, and his managers. Initially, the Bob Newhart Show was to be authored by David Davis and Lorenzo Music. The show was released at the same time as several shows like M*A*S*H, which led to high competition. All of the episodes in the show featured Bob in his office while he is on the phone.

However, the low ratings of the show in 1977 risked the closing of the show. According to his directors, they wanted to add pregnancy but Newhart refused to oblige. He had to miss several episodes when Virginia gave birth to Jenny. During this time, Emily and Carol became pregnant at the end of the 5th season. Later on, Bob explained it to be a rumor in the 1st episode of season 6. The show was shut down in 1978 with 6 seasons and 142 episodes.

In 1982, they brought in a new show with Barry Kemp and CBS. Different from the first show, Newhart had the role of a Vermont innkeeper and a TV talk host, Dick Loudon. The show was shut down in 1990 with 8 seasons and 182 episodes. This was due to a drop in the ratings of the show. He twisted the ending of the show which led to it being chosen as the best finale in television history by TV Guide.

Bob Newhart Show Cast

Newhart was starring as a psychologist, Bob Hartley with Suzzane Pleshette ‘Emily’. Billy Daily was their neighbor and a friend to Howard Borden. Peter Bornez features as Jerry Robinson an orthodontist while Jack Riley ‘Elliot Carlin’ is one of Hartley’s patients. As one of Bob’s siblings is a role played by John Fiedler ‘Emil Petersen’ and Pat Finley.

Mary Frann was cast as Newhart’s wife, Joanna while Jennifer Holmes was Leslie Vanderkellen. However, Jennifer left the show after Julia joined in. Julia Duffy was cast as Bob’s maid and a spoilt rich girl. She played the role of Stephanie Vanderkellen. Peter Scolari was a Tv producer who played manipulative with Newhart. As featured in the show, George Utley, a handyman, was a role played by Tom Poston.

The Button-Down Mind Of Bob Newhart

The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart is a 1960 live album by comedian Bob. It was Recorded at the Tidelands Club in Houston, Texas.  The debut album by Newhart was number one on the Billboard pop album chart and won Album of the Year at the 1961 Grammy Awards, where Newhart was named Best New Artist.

It was the first comedy album to win Album of the Year and the only time a comedian had won Best New Artist. He wanted the title to be The Most Celebrated New Comedian Since Attila the Hun, but Warner Bros. executives created the album’s title and Bob had to settle for his idea as a subtitle.

Bob Newhart Tobacco

A young Bob in a hilarious skit on the discovery of tobacco in the American colonies by Sir Walter Raleigh)

Bob Newhart Elf

Elf is a 2003 comedy film. It is directed by Jon Favreau and written by David Berenbaum. The film stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen, Daniel Tay, Ed Asner, and Bob Newhart. Ferrell plays one of Santa’s elves, who learns he is adopted and goes to New York City to meet his biological father (Caan).

The film was released on November 7, 2003, in the United States by New Line Cinema. The film received generally favorable reviews from critics and earned $220 million worldwide on a $33 million budget. It inspired the 2010 Broadway musical Elf: The Musical and NBC’s 2014 stop-motion animated television special Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas. The film has been described as one of the greatest Christmas films.

Bob Newhart Movies and TV Shows



  • Hell Is for Heroes as Pfc. James E. Driscoll


  • Hot Millions as William J. Hanson


  • On A Clear Day, You Can See Forever as Dr. Mason Hume
  • Catch-22 as Maj. Major Major


  • Cold Turkey as Merwin Wren


  • The Rescuers as Bernard


  • Little Miss Marker as Regret
  • First Family as President Manfred Link


  • The Rescuers Down Under as Bernard


  • The Entertainers as Todd Wilson
  • The Bob Newhart Show: 19th Anniversary Special as Dr. Robert


  • Heart and Souls as Guest Comedian at the Purple Onion


  • In & Out as Tom Halliwell


  • Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde as Sid Post
  • Elf as Papa Elf


  • Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project as Himself


  • Horrible Bosses as Lou Sherman


  • Excavating the 2000 Year Old Man as Himself


  • Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic as Himself

TV Shows


  • The Ed Sullivan Show as a Comedian


  • The Bob Newhart Show as Himself – Host


  • The Alfred Hitchcock Hour as Gerald Swinney


  • Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre as Charles Fenton


  • Captain Nice as Lloyd Larchmont
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Hollywood


  • Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In as Guest Performer


  • Decisions! Decisions! as John Hobson


  • The Don Rickles Show as Brother-in-Law


  • Thursday’s Game as Marvin Ellison


  • The Bob Newhart Show as Dr. Robert “Bob” Hartley

1973, 79

  • Insight as God/Marvin Halprin


  • Marathon Walter Burton

1980, 95

  • Saturday Night Live as Host


  • Newhart as Dick Loudon


  • Bob as Bob McKay


  • Murphy Brown as Bob Hartley


  • The Simpsons as Himself (voice)


  • George and Leo as George Stoody


  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie as Leonard the Polar Bear


  • Mad TV as Psychotherapist


  • ER as Ben Hollander


  • The Librarian: Quest for the Spear as Judson


  • Desperate Housewives as Morty Flickman
  • Committed as Blinky


  • The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines as Judson


  • The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice as Judson


  • NCIS as Doctor Walter Magnus
  • Five as Dr. Roth


  • Don Rickles: One Night Only as Himself
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson as  a Secretariat/Himself


  • Hot in Cleveland as Bob Sr.


  • The Librarians as Judson


  • The Big Bang Theory as Arthur Jeffries


  • Young Sheldon as Arthur Jeffries


  • Filthy Rich Unknown

Frequently Asked Questions About Bob Newhart

Who is Bob Newhart?

Bob is an acclaimed actor and stand-up comedian who gained extensive recognition after releasing his album of comedic monologues, The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart.

How old is Bob Newhart?

Newhart is an American national born on September 5, 1929, in Oak Park, Illinois, United States.

How tall is Bob Newhart?

Newhart stands at an average height, he has not shared his height with the public. His height will be listed once we have it from a credible source.

Is Bob Newhart married?

Yes, Bob is married to Virginia Quinn and together they are blessed with four children. Bob and his wife, Virginia Quinn tied the knot on January 12th,  1963.

How much is Bob Newhart worth?

Bob has an approximate net worth of $45 million. This amount has been accrued from his leading roles in the entertainment industry.

Where does Bob live?

Newhart is a resident of Los Angeles, California, USA, we shall upload pictures of her house as soon as we have them.

Is Bob dead or alive?

Newhart is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of him being sick or having any health-related issues.

Where is Newhart now?

Bob Newhart, George Robert Newhart, is an American stand-up comedian and actor well known for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery style. Also, Bob is well known for his 1960 album of comedic monologues, The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart. Apart from that, Bob has starred as a Chicago psychologist, Robert Hartley in The Bob Newhart Show.

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