Bob McGrath was an American actor, singer, musician, and children’s author best known for playing original human character Bob Johnson on the long-running educational television series Sesame Street.
McGrath worked with Mitch Miller and was the featured tenor on Miller’s NBC-TV television singalong series Sing Along with Mitch for four seasons from 1960 to 1964.
He was a singer on the Walt Kelly album Songs of the Pogo. In the mid-1960s, McGrath became a well-known recording artist in Japan, releasing a series of successful albums of Irish and other folk songs and ballads sung in Japanese.
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Bob McGrath was born on June 13, 1932, in Ottawa, Illinois the son of Dean Martin and Jeanne Biegge.
He was named for Irish patriot Robert Emmet. As a child, he would sing for his family while his mother would play the piano.
Bob’s mother enrolled him in the Roxy Theater’s Amateur Program, where he came in second place. He graduated from Marquette High School.