Bob Uecker

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Bob Uecker
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ProfessionGuest voice actor
Born26 January, 1935
IMDB profilenm0879902
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This article is about the real person. For the Futurama character, see Bob Uecker's head.

Robert George "Bob" Uecker is a former American baseball player, sportscaster, and actor who provided the voice of his own head in a jar in "A Leela of Her Own". He played six years in Major League Baseball, debuting in 1962 as a catcher for the Milwaukee Braves. He played for the Braves until 1963, the St. Louis Cardinals from 1964 to 1965 (including being on the winning roster in the 1964 World Series), the Philadelphia Phillies from 1966 to 1967, and rejoined the re-christened Atlanta Braves for his final season in 1967. After his baseball career ended he became a play-by-play announcer and field reporter for MLB games, and in 1985 he also became the host of Bob Uecker's Wacky World of Sports. In addition, he has an acting career which includes a long-running role as George Owens in the 1980s sitcom Mr. Belvedere.

Uecker was a former Braves teammate of Hank Aaron. Aaron had originally declined his guest spot on Futurama but, after hearing that Uecker had agreed to appear, eventually agreed to do the show.