Stewart Robert "Bob" Einstein (born November 20, 1942) is an American actor and comedy writer who portrayed the fictional stuntman Super Dave Osborne.
Life and career [ edit ]
Einstein was born in
Los Angeles, California in 1942. [1 ] His parents were [2 ] Harry Einstein and Thelma Leeds. His younger brother is comedian and writer Albert Brooks, and his older brother, Cliff Einstein, is a retired advertising executive in Los Angeles, CA.
Einstein got his start writing for
for which he won an The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Emmy Award. The writing team also included Steve Martin and Rob Reiner. He also appeared on the show as Officer Judy.
Super Dave Osborne character first made an appearance on , a 1972 The John Byner Comedy Hour TV series, was a regular on the 1980 TV series , and was a frequent guest on Bizarre . In 1987, Einstein got his own variety show named Late Night with David Letterman , which ran from 1987 to 1991 on the Super Dave Global Television Network in Canada (where the show was produced at the network's Toronto studio) and Showtime in the U.S.. In 1992, an animated series aired on Super Dave: Daredevil for Hire Fox. Einstein later extended the "Super Dave" franchise by starring in the 2000 movie, The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave.
Following his Super Dave success, he had recurring roles as
Marty Funkhouser in and Curb Your Enthusiasm Larry Middleman in the third season of . He was also featured on the Comedy Central show Arrested Development as obnoxious district selectman Tony Deloge. Einstein was also on Crank Yankers where he did The Man Show Century Club with Adam and Jimmy. In he played Linus Caldwell ( Ocean's Thirteen Matt Damon)'s father Robert 'Bobby' Caldwell, a master robber and con artist whose day job is as an FBI agent.
On the November 12, 2009, edition of
TNA Impact!, he was the booker of the night. He has made a four-episode sketch series Super Dave's Spike Tacular on Spike TV, reprising his Super Dave character, once again engaging in outrageous stunts.
Einstein appeared on the second season of
Anger Management as Charlie Goodson's very angry neighbor, and his character in the show instantly got an unflattering nickname based on a feminine hygiene product.
Einstein has voiced two characters from
The Life & Times of Tim, playing the Elephant Trainer in Tim & the Elephant in the second season, and the bookie in Pray for the Jets in the third. [3 ] [4 ]
References [ edit ]
^ Bob Einstein's website biography page
^ IMDb entry for Bob Einstein
^ IMDb entry for Nagging Blonde/Tim and the Elephant
^ IMDb entry for The Well Dressed Snitch/Pray for the Jets
External links [ edit ]
Nat Hiken, Coleman Jacoby, Arnold Rosen, Leonard Stern and Tony Webster (1957) No award (1958–1963)
Sam Denoff, Bill Persky and Carl Reiner (1964) No award (1965)
Hal Goldman, Al Gordon and Sheldon Keller (1966)
Mel Brooks, Sam Denoff, Bill Persky, Carl Reiner and Mel Tolkin (1967)
Chris Bearde, Phil Hahn, Jack Hanrahan, Coslough Johnson, Paul Keyes, Marc London, Allan Manings, David Panich, Hugh Wedlock and Digby Wolfe (1968) Allan Blye,
Bob Einstein, Carl Gottlieb, Cy Howard, Steve Martin, Jerry Music, Murray Roman, Cecil Tuck, Paul Wayne and Mason Williams (1969)