Bob McGrath

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Robert Emmet "Bob" McGrath is an American singer, musician, actor, voice artist, and children's author best known for playing original human character Bob Johnson on the long-running educational television series, Sesame Street.

Along with Susan, played by Loretta Long, Bob had been one of the two longest-lasting human characters on the series since the show's debut up until 2016. 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 Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (a 1978 Christmas special that included a pastiche of "The Gift of the Magi"), and the 1983 sequence that candidly addressed the death of longtime character Mr. Hooper, played by his good friend Will Lee who had died the previous year.