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Robert Emmet "Bob" McGrath (born June 13, 1932 in Ottawa, Illinois) is an American singer and actor best known for playing the human character "Bob" on Sesame Street.
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 a spoof of The Gift of the Magi on a Christmas special, and the 1983 sequence that candidly addressed the death of longtime character Mr. Hooper, played by actor Will Lee who had died the previous year.
Bob's character has a long-lost brother named Minneapolis, an Indiana Jones-like action hero (played by Jeff Goldblum) who took Bob on a search for the golden cabbage of "Snuffertiti" with Big Bird and Snuffleupagus.
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