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Bob McGrath

Born: Jun 13, 1932

Birthplace: Ottawa

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Bob McGrath

Date of Birth : Jun 13, 1932
Birth Place : Ottawa

Robert Emmet "Bob" McGrath is an American singer and actor best known for playing original human character Bob Johnson on Sesame Street. He was born in Ottawa, Illinois. McGrath was named for Irish patriot Robert Emmet. Along with Susan, played by Loretta Long, Bob has been one of the two longest-lasting human characters on the series. A Noggin segment proclaimed the four decades of Bob when promoting Sesame Street on that network. McGrath has said that his two favorite moments on Sesame Street were Christmas Eve on Sesame Street, and the 1983 sequence that candidly addressed the death of longtime character Mr. Hooper, played by his good friend Will Lee who had died the previous year.


  • Actor
  • Musician
  • Writer
  • Singer

Also known as

  • Bobby
  • McGrath, Bob
  • Robert Emmet McGrath
  • Robert Emmet "Bob" McGrath


  • Ann Logan Sperry
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