Bob Newhart is an American actor, comedian, writer, and voiceover artist who is known for his amazing delivery skills and for having been a part of a number of shows and movies like Little Miss Marker, Legally Blonde 2: Red White & Blonde, The Bob Newhart Show, The Big Bang Theory, In & Out, First Family, Elf, and Newhart. He has also gained much critical acclaim as a comedian and his 1960 live album, The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart, peaked the Billboard pop album chart.

Born Name

George Robert Newhart

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Born Place

Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois, United States


Los Angeles, California, United States




Bob Newhart studied at St. Catherine of Siena Grammar School in Oak Park as well as at St. Ignatius College Prep (high school). Then, he got enrolled at the Loyola University Chicago from where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management in 1952.

He also attended the Loyola University Chicago School of Law for a short while.


Actor, Stand-Up Comedian, Voiceover Artist, Writer


  • Father – George David Newhart (Part-owner of a plumbing and heating supply business)
  • Mother – Julia Pauline (née Burns) (Housewife)
  • Siblings – Virginia (Younger Sister), Mary Joan (Younger Sister) (A nun who taught at the all-girls Carmel High School in Mundelein, Illinois and at Immaculata High School in Chicago), Pauline (Younger Sister)
  • Others – George Michael Newhart (Paternal Grandfather), Emma F. O’Connor (Paternal Grandmother), John Joseph Burns (Maternal Grandfather), Laura Aloysius Shea (Maternal Grandmother), Paul Brittain (Nephew) (Actor, Comedian)


Bob Newhart is represented by Monarch Entertainment Group, Inc., Talent Management Company, Burbank, Los Angeles County, California, United States.


Deadpan, Satire


Stand-up, Film, Television


American Culture, American Politics




5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm


68 kg or 150 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Bob Newhart has dated –

  1. Michèle Girardon (1961)
  2. Virginia “Ginnie” Quinn (1963-Present) – On January 12, 1963, he got married to Virginia “Ginnie” Quinn and the duo parents 4 children – 2 sons named Robert and Timothy and 2 daughters named Jennifer and Courtney.

Race / Ethnicity


Bob Newhart is of Irish descent on his mother’s side and has German and Irish roots on his father’s side.

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Distinctive Features

  • Trademark one-sided telephone conversation
  • Stammering dialog delivery
  • Calm persona

Brand Endorsements

Bob Newhart has done endorsement work for –

  • (1999) (TV Commercial)
  • Norwest Banks (Early to mid-1990s) (TV Commercial)


Roman Catholicism

Bob Newhart Favorite Things

  • Stand-Up Routine – Abe Lincoln vs. Madison Avenue

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Bob Newhart Facts

  1. His album of comedic monologues, The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart, has been ranked as the 20th-best selling comedy album in history. It also won the 1961 Grammy Award for “Best Album of the Year”.
  2. Bob Newhart became very popular with his portrayal of Arthur Jeffries a.k.a. Professor Proton in the sci-fi television sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, and this role won him the 2013 Emmy Award in the “Guest Actor in a Comedy Series” category.
  3. He was best friends with the late actress and voice actress, Suzanne Pleshette.

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Facts of Bob Newhart

  • full nameBob Newhart
  • Date of Birth September 05, 1929
  • Age 92 years 2 months
  • Horoscope Virgo
  • Lucky Number 8
  • Lucky Stone Sapphire
  • Lucky Color Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Taurus, Capricorn
  • weight68 kg
  • height5 ft 6 in

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