Ted Danson Biography

Birthday: 1947-12-29
Place of Birth: San Diego, California USA
Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Wiki Biography: 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 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), 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). Danson was raised just outside Flagstaff, Ariz. He 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.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Doctors (1963) Mitch Pierson 1963 - 1982
Cheers Sam Malone 1992 - 1993 Comedy
Ink Mike Logan 1996 - 1997
Becker Dr. John Becker 1998 - 2004 Comedy
Living With The Dead 2002 Drama
Mad Money Don Cardigan 2005 Comedy
Help Me Help You Dr. Bill Hoffman 2006 Comedy
Lorraine Spence Holden 2011 Reality Tv
The Amateurs Moose 2011 Action
Bored to Death George Christopher 2011 Comedy
Mumford & Sons Jeremy Brockett 2013 Family
Damages Arthur Frobisher 2013 Crime
The Doctors 3727 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Onion Field 1979 Comedy
Body Heat 1981 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Creepshow Harry Wentworth (segment "Something To Tide You Over) 1982 Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Something About Amelia 1984 Drama
Little Treasure Eugene Wilson 1985 Biography, 0, 0
A Fine Mess 1986
Just Between Friends 1986 Drama
3 Men and a Baby Jack Holden 1987 0, 0
Cousins 1989 0
3 Men and a Little Lady Jack Holden 1990 Comedy, Drama, Family
Three Men and a Little Lady Jack Holden 1990
Made in America Hal Jackson 1993
Getting Even with Dad 1994 Comedy, Crime, Family
Pontiac Moon Washington Bellamy 1994 Drama
Loch Ness 1996 0, 0, 0
Saving Private Ryan Capt. Fred Hamill 1998 0, 0, Romance
Jerry and Tom The Guy Who Loved Vicki 1998 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Mumford Jeremy Brockett 1999 Comedy, Drama
Knights of the South Bronx 2005 Drama
The Amateurs Moose 2006 Comedy
Nobel Son Harvey Parrish 2007 0, Comedy, 0
The Human Contract E.J Winters 2008
Mad Money Don Cardigan 2008 Comedy, Crime, Thriller
The Magic 7 2008
The End of the Line 2009 Documentary
The Open Road 2009 Comedy, Drama
Jock the Hero Dog Pezulu 2011 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A Decade of Difference: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years of the William J. Clinton Foundation Himself 2011 Music
Big Miracle J. W. McGraw 2012 0, Biography
Mrs. Pilgrim Goes to Hollywood Ted 2012 Comedy
Dad John Tremont 2018