Ted Danson young
December 29, 1947
6 ft 2 in | 188 cm
84 kg | 185 lb
Ted Danson was born in San Diego, California, United States, on December 29, 1947, is an American actor.
Young Ted Danson first started performing during his years at the Stanford University.
He got his television debut in NBC soap opera Somerset (1975-1976) in role as Tom Conway.
He made his big screen debut in crime drama movie The Onion Field (1979) in role as Ian Campbell.
Ted's breakthrough performance came as bartender Sam Malone in NBC sitcom Cheers (1982–1993).
Hearts Beat Loud (2018) comedy drama in role as Dave, opposite Nick Offerman and Toni Collette
Body Heat (1981) drama thriller opposite Kathleen Turner, William Hurt and Mickey Rourke
Creepshow (1982) dark comedy horror with Stephen King, Leslie Nielsen and Adrienne Barbeau
The One I Love (2014) science fiction thriller opposite Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss
Three Men and a Baby (1987) and sequel Three Men and a Little Lady (1990) comedy in role as Jack Holden
Cousins (1989) romantic comedy opposite Isabella Rossellini and Sean Young
Dad (1989) comedy drama with Kevin Spacey, Ethan Hawke and Jack Lemmon
The Amateurs (2005) comedy with Jeff Bridges and Lauren Graham
Made in America (1993) romance comedy opposite Whoopi Goldberg, Will Smith and Nia Long
Big Miracle (2012) drama with Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski and Kristen Bell
Mad Money (2008) comedy crime opposite Katie Holmes, Queen Latifah and Diane Keaton
Jerry and Tom (1998) black comedy Sam Rockwell and Joe Mantegna
He won the Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as bartender Sam Malone in NBC sitcom Cheers (1982–1993).
He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance as Steven Bennett in television film Something About Amelia (1984).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Dr. John Becker in CBS sitcom Becker (1998–2004).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Arthur Frobisher in legal thriller television series Damages (2007–2010).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and he won a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor for his role as Michael in NBC fantasy comedy television series The Good Place (2016- ).
He was nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Actor for his performances in television movies:
Living with the Dead (2002) supernatural crime drama in role as James Van Praagh
Our Fathers (2005) drama in role as Mitchell GarabedianHelp
He was nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Actor for his role as Dr. Bill Hoffman in ABC sitcom Me Help You (2006-2007).
He was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor for his role as Richard in television film Knights of the South Bronx (2005).
He hosted Saturday Night Live in 1989.
The Doctors (1977-1982) NBC soap opera in role as Mitch Pierson / Dr. Chuck Weldon
The Amazing Spider-Man (1979) CBS series in role as Major Collings
Gulliver's Travels (1996) miniseries in role as Lemuel Gulliver
Ink (1996-1997) CBS sitcom in role as Mike Logan
Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000- ) HBO sitcom in recurring role as Ted Danson
Bored to Death (2009-2011) HBO comedy series in role as George Christopher
He played Director D.B. Russell in CBS procedural forensics crime drama series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2011-2015).
He portrayed Sheriff Hank Larsson in FX second season of black comedy crime drama television series Fargo (2015).
CSI: Cyber (2015-2016) CBS police procedural drama series in role as Director D.B. Russell
The Orville (2019) science fiction comedy drama television series in role as Admiral Perry
Graduated from Kent School in Connecticut (1966).
Attended Stanford University.
Graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh (1972), with Bachelor of Fine Arts in drama.
Has English and Scottish ancestry.
Has an older sister, Jan Ann Haury.
He voiced Pezulu in animated adventure comedy film Jock the Hero Dog (2011).
Featured in music video for Beastie Boys "Make Some Noise" (2011).
He is a founding member of the American Oceans Campaign (AOC).
Published his first book "Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans And What We Can Do To Save Them" in 2011.
He is a vegan.
Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1999.
Lives in Los Angeles, California, U.S. and Chilmark, Massachusetts, U.S.
He was married to:
"Randy" Gosch (1970-1975)
Cassandra "Casey" Coates (1977-1993)
He married actress Mary Steenburgen in 1995.
He was in relationship with Whoopi Goldberg (1992-1994).
Everything I am, everything I've been allowed to do, career-wise, has come out of the opportunity I had with 'Cheers'. I think it's one of the funniest shows ever. They are some of my best friends.
To do something funny, you have to have experienced it in real life and digested it in a way that amuses you.
'Cheers' was great. They paired me up with Shelley Long on this tiny bar set for the final audition. That was my first really big one, and we just clicked instantly - I still think I got the part because of Shelley.
I think the struggle, whenever you make a film or television movie based on a real person's life, is finding a dramatic arc that will hold an audience's attention.
Acting is pretending that you're not pretending when you're actually pretending.
I think it's the actor's job - when you think of being typecast or getting out of the shadow of whatever you've had success in - it's up to you as an actor. The industry will always want to hire you for what you were successful in last and what made money. But you can say no to that and look for other parts.
I was going through so many changes in my life - separation with my wife, having an affair - that was all very messy and public. It felt like if I really wanted to rock my boat and make changes in my life and who I am and how I am, that would also mean moving on from Cheers.