Bob Newhart is not only an Emmy winner and a film and television legend, but he is also the joyful father of four wonderful children! Here’s where you can learn more about them.
Bob Newhart, 92, is an American actor and comedian who has accomplished more in his illustrious career than the majority of his peers. In addition to his wildly popular 1970s comedy The Bob Newhart Show, the Oak Park, Illinois native has starred in various series and films as a beloved figure, eventually winning an Emmy in 2013 for his role as Professor Proton on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory.
In addition to his lengthy and successful career, Bob has been married to Virginia Quinn, or «Ginny,» for decades, whom he met on a blind date set up by Buddy Hackett. «‘I’ve got a gal for you,’ Buddy remarked.
In 2019, the Elf star told People, «She’s going with another person, but I don’t believe he’s good for her, so I’m going to set you up on a blind date.» «‘You’ll meet her, date her, and eventually marry her.’ Then you’ll have children, and one of them will be named Buddy.’
Well, they did end up marrying (in 1963) and having children – four to be exact. Together, they have four children: Robert, Timothy, Jennifer, and Courtney, as well as ten grandchildren! “ «It doesn’t matter how successful you’ve been in this profession; if you haven’t had a wonderful family life, what have you truly accomplished?» I’ve always stated. Bob told Guideposts, «Not a whole lot.»
Learn more about the couple’s four grown children in the video below.
On November 4, 1963, Robert was born. Robert, the oldest of his four brothers, has mostly avoided the limelight, though he did follow in his father’s footsteps for one film, Heart and Souls, in 1993.
In 1969, Bob and Ginny had their second son, Timothy. Although Timothy did not pursue a career in the entertainment industry, he did work as a production assistant on his father’s show Newhart and on the hit film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in the early 1990s. In addition, from 1991 to 1992, he worked as an associate on the TV show Get a Life.
Jennifer was born in 1970, and unlike her elder brothers, she avoided the entertainment industry and did not strive to follow in her father’s footsteps. Jennifer prefers to keep out of the spotlight, therefore there isn’t much information available about her. She has, however, attended a few red carpet events with her father (together with her brothers and mother Ginny).
Courtney, the Newhart family’s youngest child, was born in 1977. Courtney made an appearance on her father’s show Newhart in 1986 and worked as a production assistant on George & Leo in 1997, but her acting/entertainment business credits don’t really go beyond that. Courtney, like her brothers, has left the showbiz to her father and is more focused on raising her family!