Bob McGrath, a popular actor, singer, and musician, died on December 4, 2022, at the age of 90. Bob was most remembered for his role as Bob Johnson on the children’s television program Sesame Street. His family members announced his death on Facebook, along with a photo of the actor. He died “peacefully at home” in New Jersey, they claimed, surrounded by his family. McGrath was also honored by Sesame Workshop for his contributions to the program. They added that since his debut, the youngsters who watched the broadcast have enjoyed his performance and that his “rich tenor has filled radios and concert halls” all over the globe.
Bob McGrath made a lot of money throughout his time in the entertainment business.
Bob McGrath has become well-known throughout the years due to his many appearances on Sesame Street. McGrath was an actor, singer, and novelist who had been working in the profession since 1954. McGrath’s net worth was estimated to be $2 million by CelebrityNetWorth. His prosperous profession was the only item that contributed significantly to his entire riches. McGrath studied music at the University of Michigan before moving on to the Manhattan School of Music. Bob entered the US Army after graduation and played with the Seventh Army Symphony Orchestra for two years.
Bob McGrath made his television debut in 1962 on the show Sing Along with Mitch. Following that, he appeared in additional series such as, To Tell the Truth, and I’ve Got a Secret. He also pursued a musical career, releasing many hit albums. However, it was on Sesame Street in 1969 that McGrath got his big break, playing Bob Johnson for 46 seasons. McGrath revealed in 2016 that he will be leaving the program after the 47th season.
He was next featured in Telemiracle, an annual telethon. McGrath has also authored many children’s novels, including Uh! Oh! I’ve got to go! and oh no! Please excuse me. Bob has earned several honors, including the Saskatchewan Distinguished Service Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club. Lynda Haverstock, the previous leader of the Saskatchewan Liberal Party, also presented him with the Saskatchewan Centennial Commemorative Medal.
Bob was born on June 13, 1932, in Ottawa, Illinois, and as a boy, he would often sing for his family, which aided in the development of his passion for music. He attended the University of Michigan, where he was a member of the University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club and the fraternity Phi Gamma Delta. He married Ann McGrath in 1958, and they have resided in Norwood, New Jersey, since 2017. Bob’s wife, five children, and eight grandkids survive him.