Bob McGrath, who for 5 a long time portrayed Bob Johnson on Sesame Avenue, has handed away on the age of 90.
McGrath died peacefully at his house on Sunday, December 4th, in line with a press release from the actor’s household.
Together with Loretta Lengthy, who performed Susan Robinson, McGrath was one of many two longest-serving human actors on Sesame Avenue. Starting with the present’s premiere in 1969 via 2016, McGrath portrayed Bob Johnson, a music trainer who lived above Hooper’s Retailer. His character famously sang songs like “The Individuals in Your Neighborhood,” “Consider in Your self,” and “I’ve Bought Two.”
McGrath appeared on over 150 episodes of Sesame Avenue, in addition to in quite a few specials, direct to video films, and two characteristic movies. After the present was retooled in 2017, McGrath transitioned to the position of Sesame Avenue model ambassador, showing at occasions on behalf of the workshop. He then reprised his position as Bob for one last in 2019 for a fiftieth anniversary particular.
After serving within the US Military through the Korean Conflict, McGrath initially pursued a profession as a folks singer, and briefly discovered fame as a preferred act in Japan. Even after being forged on Sesame Avenue, he continued to launch music — principally of the youngsters’s selection. He additionally wrote numerous youngsters’s books.
McGrath is survived by his 5 youngsters, 5 granddaughters, and three grandsons.