Bob Ross: The Happy Painter (2011)

Release Date: 2011-12-03

Runtime: 1 hour and 4 minutes

Genre(s): Documentary

Language(s): English


A behind-the-scenes look at the beloved public television personality's journey from humble beginnings to an American pop-culture icon. "The Happy Painter" reveals the public and private sides of Bob Ross through loving accounts from close friends and family, childhood photographs and rare archival footage. Interviewees recount his gentle, mild-mannered demeanor and unwavering dedication to wildlife, and disclose little-known facts about his hair, his fascination with fast cars and more. Film clips feature Bob Ross with mentor William Alexander and the rough-cut of the first "Joy of Painting" episode from 1982. Famous Bob Ross enthusiasts, including talk-show pioneer Phil Donahue, film stars Jane Seymour and Terrence Howard, chef Duff Goldman and country music favorites Brad Paisley and Jerrod Niemann, provide fascinating insights into the man, the artist and his legacy.

Cast 21
Bob Ross - Himself (archive footage)
Steve Ross - Himself
William Alexander - Himself (archive footage)
Phil Donahue - Himself
Jane Seymour - Herself
Joan Rivers - Herself (archive footage)
Terrence Howard - Himself
Regis Philbin - Himself (archive footage)
Kathie Lee Gifford - Herself (archive footage)
Brad Paisley - Himself
Bill Bryant - Himself
Alice Cheney - Herself
Richard Collins - Himself
Nancy Cox - Herself
Larry Dyer - Himself
Audrey Golden - Herself
Duff Goldman - Himself
Mike Gorak - Himself
Doug Hallgren - Himself
Matthew Scott Harris - Himself
Joan Kowalski - Herself
Directing 1
Sherry Spradlin - Director
Production 3
Julie Newman - Executive Producer
Carol Jennings - Production Manager
William Anderson - Other
Editing 2
Spencer Thomason - Editor
Alan J. Scherry - Editor
Crew 1
David Spruell - Other
Writing 1
Various - Writer

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