How many famous Bobs can you name?

Can you fill in the last names of these actors, singers and comedians?


Image: The Everett Collection / Atlantic Records

Choosing which name to be credited by is a bigger deal than it might seem. It’s the only name most of the public will know, whether it’s an actor’s real name or not. Some people choose an easily pronounceable moniker, some go with the most formal version of their given name and others use the nickname they go by with family and friends.

Everyone in this quiz falls in the latter category. They’ve all rejected the formal name Robert and have chosen to forever be known as Bob. You may recognize these famous Bobs but can you remember their last names?  

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  1. This Bob shares a last name with which city?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  2. This reggae icon is Bob...
    Image: Atlantic Records
  3. This Bob had three different sitcoms named after him. It's Bob...
  4. Speaking of sitcoms, this Bob was the ultimate '90s TV dad. It's Bob...
  5. This famous comedian is Bob...
    Image: The Everett Collection
  6. This lovable TV artist is Bob...
  7. Do you recognize this musician? It's Bob...
    Image: The Everett Collection
  8. This sportscaster is Bob...
    Image: The Everett Collection
  9. He had a breakout role in the WWII satire 'Catch-22.' It's Bob...
    Image: Paramount
  10. Do you recognize the game show host on the far right in this episode of Bonanza? It's Bob...
  11. Do you recognize this actor from his younger days on an episode of Seinfeld? It's Bob...
  12. This '70s rocker is Bob...
    Image: Capitol Records
  13. This musician is Bob...
    Image: The Everett Collection

How many famous Bobs can you name?

Your Result...

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GEMof72 5 months ago
Gaudio & Balaban tripped me up.
Glornt 11 months ago
Missed the last one, guessed at #9.
trogg888 36 months ago
i remember the catch 22 movie.really great.even read th book but cmon bob balaban,i barely remember that character
DIGGER1 36 months ago
How many famous Bobs can you name?
You got 11 out of 13
You called this quiz perfectly! Great job!
AnnieM 37 months ago
Who the heck is Bob Gaudio?
AnnieM AnnieM 37 months ago
Okay, I Googled. He was with The Four Seasons; is no longer with the band, but still owns a stake, apparently.
JDnHuntsvilleAL 37 months ago
Did great until #9, then only got Bob Seger.
Catman 38 months ago
Missed #13 because ... who?
OldSkool56 38 months ago
9/13 and I'm dating myself.
Catman OldSkool56 38 months ago
I'm so unpopular I can't even date myself.
Lillyrose 39 months ago
10 out of 13. "Newhart" is the best 80's show! I hope that MeTV will air it!
39 months ago
13 out of 13..2 lucky guesses!
leannie429 40 months ago
I believe Bob Gaudio was with the band The Four Seasons & wrote a lot of their hit singles.
Irish 40 months ago
Wow! I got'em all and surprised myself!
Runeshaper 40 months ago
You got 10 out of 13 = a few solid guesses here lol

You called this quiz perfectly! Great job!
ricovksu04 40 months ago
12/13 Bobs. Missed the PBS painter. However, MeTV said I performed “perfectly”. Thought that would have been 13/13.
marmetv20 40 months ago
11/13 never heard of Balaban or Guadio
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