Bob McGrath


Bob's Biography

Bob has been a core part of the Sesame Street family since the show's inception, and he was one of the first four original human cast members.

A great favorite with everyone he meets, Bob is always ready to sing, tell stories, give music lessons, explain something to Big Bird, and even dress up as a bumblebee.

Music has always been a big part of Bob McGrath's life, and he often performs in concerts and makes public appearances. McGrath has recorded numerous CDs and sing-alongs, and has performed in thousands of children's concerts, encouraging his young fans to explore the world of music.

McGrath is a committed advocate for children, and has participated in telethons and other fundraising events for more than 30 years. In 2002, he was inducted into the Silver Circle of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He is the recipient of the National Music Council's American Eagle Award, the National Association of Music Educators' Fame Award for furthering the cause of music education, and the 2006 Saskatchewan Centennial Award. McGrath has chaired National UNICEF Day and has hosted World Children's Day at the United Nations. He has also served as host and artistic director for the International Children's Festival at Wolf Trap for more than 15 years.