Bob Keeshan Biography
(Actor, TV Producer)
Birthday: June 27, 1927 (Cancer)
Born In: Lynbrook, New York
Robert Keeshan, better known as Bob Keeshan, was an American actor, writer and producer. He gained fame for the creation and portrayal of Captain Kangaroo on the long-running children's TV series of the same name. He went on to reprise his role on different television shows throughout his career. The multiple Emmy Award-winning actor was known for his incredible work in the field of children’s educational entertainment. Some of his most notable roles included Clarabell the Clown on the ‘Howdy Doody’ show and Mr. Peavey on ‘The Jeff Foxworthy Show’. The veteran actor also produced several shows, including ‘Tinker’s Workshop’ and ‘CBS Afternoon Playhouse’. In his later life, he became an advocate for children’s rights. He was one of the first actors to speak against the production of television shows based on popular toys like ‘Transformers’. He is also remembered for fiercely advocating against violence in children’s video games. Keeshan’s steadfast dedication to use TV shows to educate children about the real world made him stand apart from his contemporaries. In recognition of his endeavors and achievements, he was inducted into NAB’s ‘Broadcasting Hall of Fame’.