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Bob Ross (VII) (1942–1995)

Bob Ross was born on October 29, 1942 in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA as Robert Norman Ross. He was married to Lynda Lucille Freeman, Jane Ross and Vivian "Vicky" Patricia (Hill) Ridge. He died on July 4, 1995 in Orlando, Florida. See full bio »


(age 52) in Orlando, Florida, USA

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The Joy of Painting Himself / Himself - Host


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 1995 Bob Ross: A Special Tribute (Short) (as Bob Ross)
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 2017 A Hot Lead (Video) (special thanks)
 2016 Firebringer (special thanks)
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 1995 The Adventures of Elmer & Friends (TV Series)
 1983-1994 The Joy of Painting (TV Series documentary)
Himself / Himself - Host
- Wilderness Day (1994) ... Himself
- In the Midst of Winter (1994) ... Himself
- Lake at the Ridge (1994) ... Himself - Host
- Balmy Beach (1994) ... Himself
- Evergreen Valley (1994) ... Himself - Host
 1994 Bill Nye, the Science Guy (TV Series documentary)
- Eyeballs (1994) ... Himself
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 2017 Deeply Artificial Trees (Short)
 2015 Physics Girl (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- How to Make a Cloud in Your Mouth (2015) ... Himself
 2012 Bellator Fighting Championships (TV Series)
- Bellator Fighting Championships 67 (2012) ... Himself
 2011 Bob Ross: The Happy Painter (TV Movie documentary)
 2007 De wereld draait door (TV Series)
- Episode #3.8 (2007) ... Himself

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Appeared as himself in an MTV network promo commercial in the late 1980s and early 1990s where he spoofed his role on The Joy of Painting (1983).

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1 Biographical Movie | See more »

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6' 2" (1.88 m)

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[on retiring from the Air Force] I was the guy who makes you scrub the latrine, the guy who makes you make your bed, the guy who screams at you for being late to work. The job requires you to be a mean, tough person. And I was fed up with it. See more »


After retiring from the military he made a promise vowing never to scream again. See more »


Gentle, kind demeanour See more »


Bust 'em up Bobby

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