"Bob" redirects here. For other uses, see Bob (disambiguation).
Bob Hartley
Bob Hartley
Full name Robert Hartley
No. of episodes 142
Profession Psychologist
Portrayed by Bob Newhart
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Dr. Robert Hartley, commonly known as "Bob", is the main character of the hit TV series The Bob Newhart Show from the 1970s.


Bob grew up in the Chicago area and earned a degree in psychology. He married Emily and moved into the city to start their life together. When Bob started his practice, his first and only patient was Elliot Carlin.


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Bob Hartley appeared in all 142 episodes of the series.

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