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Ted Danson

Ted Danson is well known for his role as Sam Malone in the television series Cheers (1982). During the show's 11-year run, he was nominated nine times for an Emmy Award as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and won twice, in 1990 and 1993. The role also earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series in 1989 and 1990. He and his wife, actress Mary Steenburgen, starred in and were executive producers of the CBS comedy series Ink (1996).Edward Bridge "Ted" Danson III was born in San Diego, California, to Jessica (MacMaster) and Edward Bridge Danson, Jr., who was an archaeologist and museum director. He has English, Scottish, and some German, ancestry. He was raised just outside Flagstaff, Ariz. Danson attended Stanford University, where he became interested in drama during his second year. In 1972, he transferred to Carnegie-Mellon University (formerly Carnegie Tech) in Pittsburgh. After graduation, he was hired as an understudy in Tom Stoppard's Off Broadway production of "The Real Inspector Hound." Danson moved to Los Angeles in 1978 and studied with Dan Fauci at the Actor's Institute, where he also taught classes. Danson lives with his family in Los Angeles. He is a founding member of the American Oceans Campaign (AOC), an organization established to alert Americans to the life-threatening hazards created by oil spills, offshore development, toxic wastes, sewage pollution and other ocean abuses.In 1984, Danson received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance in the television movie Something About Amelia (1984), in which he starred opposite Glenn Close. He also starred opposite Lee Remick in The Women's Room (1980). In 1986, he made his debut as a television producer with When the Bough Breaks (1986), in which he also starred. He later starred in the mini-series Gulliver's Travels (1996) and Thanks of a Grateful Nation (1998). Danson's numerous feature film credits include The Onion Field (1979), in which he made his debut as Officer Ian Campbell, Body Heat (1981), 3 Men and a Baby (1987), 3 Men and a Little Lady (1990), Cousins (1989), Dad (1989), Made in America (1993), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Mumford (1999), and Jerry and Tom (1998).

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Dec 29, 1947 In San Diego, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series CSI: Cyber 2015-03-04

Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 43 nominations.

Known For
Poster of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Poster of Becker
Poster of Cheers
CSI: Cyber D.B. Russell 18 episodes, 2015-2016 2015-03-04
Fargo Hank Larsson 10 episodes, 2015 2014-04-15
The Arsenio Hall Show Unknown 2013-09-09
Inside Comedy Unknown 2012-01-01
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Bored to Death George Christopher 24 episodes, 2009-2011 2009-09-20
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Unknown 2007-02-11
Damages Unknown 2007-07-24
Heist Tom 2 episodes, 2006 2006-03-22
American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Dancing with the Stars Unknown 2005-06-01
CSI: NY Unknown 2004-09-22
American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Dinner for Five Unknown 2001-07-06
Curb Your Enthusiasm Unknown 2000-10-15
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Becker Dr. John Becker 129 episodes, 1998-2004 1998-11-02
King of the Hill Unknown 1997-01-12
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Ellen Unknown 1994-03-29
Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Diagnosis Murder Unknown 1993-10-29
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Cheers Sam Malone / ... 271 episodes, 1982-1993 1982-09-30
Magnum, P.I. Unknown 1980-12-11
Mrs. Columbo Unknown 1979-02-26
Trapper John, M.D. Unknown 1979-09-23
Benson Unknown 1979-09-13
Taxi Unknown 1978-09-12
B.J. and the Bear Unknown 1978-10-04
The Amazing Spider-Man Unknown 1977-09-14
Family Unknown 1976-03-09
Laverne & Shirley Unknown 1976-01-27
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11