Ted Danson

Ted Danson
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Ted Danson Biography

Ted Danson is well known for his role as Sam Malone in the television series "Cheers" (1982). During the show's 12-year run, he was nominated nine times for an Emmy Award as Best 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).

In 1984, Danson received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance in the television movie _Something About Amelia (1984) (TV)_ , in which he starred opposite Glenn Close. He also starred opposite Lee Remick in The Women's Room (1980) (TV). In 1986, he made his debut as a television producer with When the Bough Breaks (1986) (TV), in which he also starred. He later starred in the mini-series Gulliver's Travels (1996) (TV) and Thanks of a Grateful Nation (1998) (TV). Danson's numerous feature film credits include The Onion Field (1979), in which he made his debut as Officer Ian Campbell, Body Heat (1981), Three 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). Read Full Bio >>

Ted Danson Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
2010 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series "Damages" (2007). Nominated
2009 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series "Damages" (2007). Nominated
2008 Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made fo "Damages" (2007). Nominated
2008 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series "Damages" (2007). Nominated
2007 TV Land Awards Break Up That Was So Bad It Was Good "Cheers" (1982). Won

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Ted Danson Trivia

  • Likes to tap dance.
  • Graduated from Kent School in 1966, the same high school Peter Farrelly and Seth McFarlane attended.
  • Has heard one of his more famous characters, "Dr. John Becker," described by a fan as "the American Medical Association's answer to Basil Fawlty." Danson completely agrees with this sentiment.
  • Is one of the 3 actors who appeared in all 273 episodes of _"Cheers" (1982)_ .
  • Has appeared in episodes of three different series with John Mahoney: "Cheers" (1982), "Frasier" (1993) and "Becker" (1998).
  • Has appeared in episodes of three different series with Kelsey Grammer: "Cheers" (1982), "Frasier" (1993) and "Becker" (1998).
  • Played Jason Ritter's father in Mumford (1999). His wife Mary Steenburgen played Ritter's mother in "Joan of Arcadia" (2003).


Ted Danson Photos

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    24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards - Arrivals

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    2012 CBS Upfronts - Arrivals

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    Marg Helgenberger Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 23, 2012

  • Mark Ruffalo, Laura Dern, Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson

    Bruce Dern, Laura Dern and Diane Ladd Honored with Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 1, 2010

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    "Damages" Season 3 New York Premiere - Arrivals

  • Sam Waterston, Ted Danson

    Sam Waterston Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 7, 2010

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