Ted Danson

Ted Danson

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1947-12-29 (74 years old)
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Edward Bridge Danson III (born December 29, 1947) is an American actor. He played the lead character Sam Malone on the NBC sitcom Cheers, Jack Holden in the films Three Men and a Baby and Three Men and a Little Lady, and Dr. John Becker on the CBS sitcom Becker. He also starred in the CBS dramas CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and CSI: Cyber as D.B. Russell. Additionally, he plays a recurring role as a fictionalized version of himself on Larry David's HBO sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm, starred alongside Glenn Close in legal drama Damages and was a regular on the HBO comedy series Bored to Death. In 2015, he starred as Hank Larsson in the second season of FX's black comedy-crime drama anthology Fargo. From 2016 to 2020, he played the afterlife architect Michael in the NBC sitcom The Good Place. He played Neil Bremer in NBC's Mr. Mayor from the start of the show in 2021 until it was cancelled in 2022. During his career, Danson has been nominated for 18 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning two; 11 Golden Globe Awards nominations, winning three; one Screen Actors Guild Award; and one American Comedy Award and has been awarded a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. He was ranked second in TV Guide's list of the top 25 television stars. Danson has also been a longtime activist in ocean conservation. In March 2011, he published his first book, Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them, written with journalist Michael D'Orso.

Personal Life

Danson and his first wife, actress Randall "Randy" Gosch (now professionally known as Randy Danson), were married in 1970 and divorced in 1975.Danson's second wife was producer Cassandra "Casey" Coates; they were married in 1977. On December 24, 1979, while giving birth to their first daughter Kate, Coates suffered a stroke. Danson spent several years caring for her and helping her recuperate. They later adopted a second daughter, Alexis. Danson's affair with actress Whoopi Goldberg contributed to their divorce in 1993. At the time, it was known as one of Hollywood's costliest divorces, reportedly costing Danson $30 million.On October 7, 1995, Danson married actress Mary Steenburgen, whom he met on the set of the movie Pontiac Moon in 1993, and became the stepfather to Steenburgen's children, Lilly and Charlie, from her previous marriage to actor Malcolm McDowell.Danson has been on a plant-based diet multiple times, but he currently adheres to a pescetarian diet.

Early Life

Danson was born in San Diego to Edward "Ned" Bridge Danson Jr. (1916–2000), an archaeologist and director of the Museum of Northern Arizona from 1959 to 1975, and Jessica MacMaster (1916–2006), and has an older sister, Jan Ann Haury (born January 11, 1944). Danson was raised in Flagstaff, Arizona. His ancestry is mostly English and also partially Scottish. Danson traces his ancestry back to colonial New England, being descended from Roger Williams, Anne Hutchinson, John Webster and Roger Ludlow.In 1961, Danson enrolled in the Kent School, a prep school in Connecticut, where he was a star player on the basketball team. Forgoing a career in the NBA, he became interested in drama while attending Stanford University and, seeking a better acting program, transferred to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in drama in 1972.

Filmography

All 115

Movies 59

TV shows 56

Self 31

Voice 3

Producer 2

Narrator 1

Neil Bremer
Mr. Mayor (2021)

Mr. Mayor (2021)

TV show
5
Executive Producer
Best Summer Ever (2020)

Best Summer Ever (2020)

Movie
Himself
30 Rock: A One-Time Special (2020)

30 Rock: A One-Time Special (2020)

Movie
Self
Kirby Jenner (2020)

Kirby Jenner (2020)

TV show
Himself
Troubled Waters: A Turtle's Tale (2019)

Troubled Waters: A Turtle's Tale (2019)

Movie
Self
The Paley Center Salutes The Good Place (2019)

The Paley Center Salutes The Good Place (2019)

Movie
Self - Guest Star
This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy (2019)

This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy (2019)

TV show
Dave
Hearts Beat Loud (2018)

Hearts Beat Loud (2018)

Movie
Admiral Perry / Perry
The Orville (2017)

The Orville (2017)

TV show
6.21
Michael
The Good Place (2016)

The Good Place (2016)

TV show
6.74
Self
Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows (2016)

Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows (2016)

Movie
D. B. Russell
CSI: Immortality (2015)

CSI: Immortality (2015)

Movie
6.2
Self
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (2015)

Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (2015)

TV show
D.B. Russell
CSI: Cyber (2015)

CSI: Cyber (2015)

TV show
7.5
Therapist
The One I Love (2014)

The One I Love (2014)

Movie
6
Sheriff Hank Larsson
Fargo (2014)

Fargo (2014)

TV show
5.85
Self
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)

Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)

TV show
3.5
Self
Off Camera with Sam Jones (2014)

Off Camera with Sam Jones (2014)

TV show
Ted Danson (uncredited)
Ted (2012)

Ted (2012)

Movie
7.33
Self
Finding Your Roots (2012)

Finding Your Roots (2012)

TV show
J. W. McGraw
Big Miracle (2012)

Big Miracle (2012)

Movie
Self
Inside Comedy (2012)

Inside Comedy (2012)

TV show
Self
Brain Games (2011)

Brain Games (2011)

TV show
Pezulu
Jock the Hero Dog (2011)

Jock the Hero Dog (2011)

Movie
Maitre D'
Fight for Your Right Revisited (2011)

Fight for Your Right Revisited (2011)

Movie
Self
Conan (2010)

Conan (2010)

TV show
8.14
George Christopher
Bored to Death (2009)

Bored to Death (2009)

TV show
6
Jack Holden (archive footage)
Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)

Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)

Movie
Narrator
The End of the Line (2009)

The End of the Line (2009)

Movie
Self
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)

TV show
3.5
Coach
The Open Road (2009)

The Open Road (2009)

Movie
E.J Winters
The Human Contract (2008)

The Human Contract (2008)

Movie
Don Cardigan
Mad Money (2008)

Mad Money (2008)

Movie
Arthur Frobisher
Damages (2007)

Damages (2007)

TV show
6
Harvey Parrish
Nobel Son (2007)

Nobel Son (2007)

Movie
6
Little Danson Man
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007)

Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007)

TV show
5
Dr. Bill Hoffman
Help Me Help You (2006)

Help Me Help You (2006)

TV show
Rachael Ray (2006)

Rachael Ray (2006)

TV show
Moose
The Amateurs (2006)

The Amateurs (2006)

Movie
Bill / Executive Producer
Bye Bye Benjamin (2006)

Bye Bye Benjamin (2006)

Movie
Richard Mason
Knights of the South Bronx (2005)

Knights of the South Bronx (2005)

Movie
The Colbert Report (2005)

The Colbert Report (2005)

TV show
6.27
Mitchell Garabedian
Our Fathers (2005)

Our Fathers (2005)

Movie
Dr. Ray Petit (voice)
American Dad! (2005)

American Dad! (2005)

TV show
6.34
Self
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)

TV show
6.08
Fronterz (2004)

Fronterz (2004)

Movie
George Gazelle
It Must Be Love (2004)

It Must Be Love (2004)

Movie
Self
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

TV show
5.15
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

TV show
6.3
James Van Praagh
Talking to Heaven (2002)

Talking to Heaven (2002)

Movie
6
Dinner for Five (2001)

Dinner for Five (2001)

TV show
6
Ted Danson
Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000)

Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000)

TV show
6.07
D.B. Russell
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)

TV show
6.83
Grosse Pointe (2000)

Grosse Pointe (2000)

TV show
Self - Presenter
The Search for Atlantis (2000)

The Search for Atlantis (2000)

Movie
Jeremy Brockett
Mumford (1999)

Mumford (1999)

Movie
Self - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)

TV show
The Guy Who Loved Vicki
Jerry and Tom (1998)

Jerry and Tom (1998)

Movie
Dr. John Becker
Becker (1998)

Becker (1998)

TV show
Captain Fred Hamill
Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Movie
6.63
Jim Tuite
Thanks of a Grateful Nation (1998)

Thanks of a Grateful Nation (1998)

Movie
Gianni Saletzzo
Homegrown (1998)

Homegrown (1998)

Movie
Audience Member (uncredited)
Monty Python: Live at Aspen (1998)

Monty Python: Live at Aspen (1998)

Movie
Self
The View (1997)

The View (1997)

TV show
6
Tom Hammond (voice)
King of the Hill (1997)

King of the Hill (1997)

TV show
6.33
Mike Logan
Ink (1996)

Ink (1996)

TV show
Self
Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond (1996)

Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond (1996)

Movie
Dempsey
Loch Ness (1996)

Loch Ness (1996)

Movie
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)

E! True Hollywood Story (1996)

TV show
Self
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)

TV show
5.67
Lemuel Gulliver
Gulliver's Travels (1996)

Gulliver's Travels (1996)

TV show
6
Self
MADtv (1995)

MADtv (1995)

TV show
1
Washington Bellamy
Pontiac Moon (1994)

Pontiac Moon (1994)

Movie
Ray
Getting Even with Dad (1994)

Getting Even with Dad (1994)

Movie
6
Self (uncredited)
Ellen (1994)

Ellen (1994)

TV show
6
Ted Danson
Diagnosis: Murder (1993)

Diagnosis: Murder (1993)

TV show
6.46
Sam Malone
Frasier (1993)

Frasier (1993)

TV show
5.35
Self - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

TV show
6
Hal Jackson
Made in America (1993)

Made in America (1993)

Movie
7
Jack
3 Men and a Little Lady (1990)

3 Men and a Little Lady (1990)

Movie
6
Sam Malone
The Earth Day Special (1990)

The Earth Day Special (1990)

Movie
Self - Choir Member
Voices That Care (1990)

Voices That Care (1990)

Movie
Sam Malone (voice)
The Simpsons (1989)

The Simpsons (1989)

TV show
6.22
John Tremont
Dad (1989)

Dad (1989)

Movie
Larry - Tish's Husband
Cousins (1989)

Cousins (1989)

Movie
Sam Malone
Mickey's 60th Birthday (1988)

Mickey's 60th Birthday (1988)

Movie
5.88
LIVE with Kelly and Ryan (1988)

LIVE with Kelly and Ryan (1988)

TV show
Ted Danson (uncredited)
She's Having a Baby (1988)

She's Having a Baby (1988)

Movie
Jack
3 Men and a Baby (1987)

3 Men and a Baby (1987)

Movie
5.4
Self
How Can I Tell If I'm Really in Love (1987)

How Can I Tell If I'm Really in Love (1987)

Movie
Duffy Lynch
We Are the Children (1987)

We Are the Children (1987)

Movie
Alex
When The Bough Breaks (1986)

When The Bough Breaks (1986)

Movie
Spence Holden
A Fine Mess (1986)

A Fine Mess (1986)

Movie
5.67
Chip Davis
Just Between Friends (1986)

Just Between Friends (1986)

Movie
Eugene Wilson
Little Treasure (1985)

Little Treasure (1985)

Movie
Steven Bennett
Something About Amelia (1984)

Something About Amelia (1984)

Movie
Dale Weeks
Cowboy (1983)

Cowboy (1983)

Movie
Harry Wentworth (segment 'Something To Tide You Over')
Creepshow (1982)

Creepshow (1982)

Movie
5.55
Tucker's Witch (1982)

Tucker's Witch (1982)

TV show
Sam Malone / Self
Cheers (1982)

Cheers (1982)

TV show
6.12
Peter Lowenstein
Body Heat (1981)

Body Heat (1981)

Movie
2.33
Major Collings
Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge (1981)

Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge (1981)

Movie
6
Magnum, P.I. (1980)

Magnum, P.I. (1980)

TV show
5.61
Jack Chenault
Once Upon a Spy (1980)

Once Upon a Spy (1980)

Movie
Norman
The Women's Room (1980)

The Women's Room (1980)

Movie
Abe Santley
The French Atlantic Affair (1979)

The French Atlantic Affair (1979)

TV show
Ian Campbell
The Onion Field (1979)

The Onion Field (1979)

Movie
Mrs. Columbo (1979)

Mrs. Columbo (1979)

TV show
B. J. and the Bear (1979)

B. J. and the Bear (1979)

TV show
4.25
The Amazing Spider-Man (1978)

The Amazing Spider-Man (1978)

TV show
Family (1976)

Family (1976)

TV show
Laverne & Shirley (1976)

Laverne & Shirley (1976)

TV show
5
Self - Host / Various
Saturday Night Live (1975)

Saturday Night Live (1975)

TV show
6.36
Tom Conway
Somerset (1970)

Somerset (1970)

TV show
Steven Bennett
Something About Amelia

Something About Amelia

TV show

Ratings

Average 6.27
Based on 4.32 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1970
1989
1999
1993
2021
Ted Danson
Ted Danson
Ted Danson

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1947-12-29 (74 years old)

Birth name
Edward Bridge Danson III

Place of birth
San Diego, United States of America

Height
74-inch

Spouse
Mary Steenburgen

Father
Edward Bridge Danson, Jr.

Mother
Jessica MacMaster

Citizenships
United States of America

Residences
Los Angeles, United States of America

Also known as
Edward Bridge “Ted” Danson III, Τεντ Ντάνσον, Тед Дэнсон, 테드 댄슨

Awards
honorary doctor of Carnegie-Mellon University, star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

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George Wendt
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1 Movie
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3 Movies
5 TV shows
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7 TV shows
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2 Movies
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2 Movies
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Ben Stiller
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1 Movie
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Zach Galifianakis
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7 TV shows
Paul F. Tompkins
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7 TV shows
Timothy Olyphant
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7 TV shows
Patrick Stewart
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Patrick Stewart worked together with Ted Danson in:
2 Movies
5 TV shows
Christopher Lloyd
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3 Movies
4 TV shows
Bette Midler
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Bette Midler worked together with Ted Danson in:
3 Movies
3 TV shows
Alex Trebek
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Alex Trebek worked together with Ted Danson in:
2 Movies
4 TV shows
Rachel Dratch
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Rachel Dratch worked together with Ted Danson in:
6 TV shows
Eric McCormack
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Eric McCormack worked together with Ted Danson in:
1 Movie
5 TV show
John Rubinstein
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John Rubinstein worked together with Ted Danson in:
6 TV shows
Betty White
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Betty White worked together with Ted Danson in:
2 Movies
4 TV shows
Jason Bateman
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Jason Bateman worked together with Ted Danson in:
2 Movies
4 TV shows
Susan Sarandon
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Susan Sarandon worked together with Ted Danson in:
1 Movie
5 TV show
J.B. Smoove
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J.B. Smoove worked together with Ted Danson in:
1 Movie
5 TV show
Steven Weber
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Steven Weber worked together with Ted Danson in:
3 Movies
3 TV shows
Marg Helgenberger
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Marg Helgenberger worked together with Ted Danson in:
2 Movies
4 TV shows
Kathleen Turner
Ted Danson
Kathleen Turner worked together with Ted Danson in:
2 Movies
4 TV shows
Patton Oswalt
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Patton Oswalt worked together with Ted Danson in:
6 TV shows
Harriet Sansom Harris
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Harriet Sansom Harris worked together with Ted Danson in:
6 TV shows
Megan Mullally
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Megan Mullally worked together with Ted Danson in:
1 Movie
5 TV show
Danny DeVito
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Danny DeVito worked together with Ted Danson in:
4 Movies
2 TV shows
Queen Latifah
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Queen Latifah worked together with Ted Danson in:
3 Movies
3 TV shows
Jack McBrayer
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Jack McBrayer worked together with Ted Danson in:
1 Movie
5 TV show
Carl Reiner
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Carl Reiner worked together with Ted Danson in:
1 Movie
5 TV show
Kirstie Alley
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Kirstie Alley worked together with Ted Danson in:
4 Movies
2 TV shows
Jane Lynch
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Jane Lynch worked together with Ted Danson in:
1 Movie
5 TV show
Fred Armisen
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Fred Armisen worked together with Ted Danson in:
6 TV shows
Nick Offerman
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Nick Offerman worked together with Ted Danson in:
1 Movie
5 TV show
Jason Alexander
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Jason Alexander worked together with Ted Danson in:
6 TV shows
Kevin Bacon
Ted Danson
Kevin Bacon worked together with Ted Danson in:
1 Movie
5 TV show
Michael Keaton
Ted Danson
Michael Keaton worked together with Ted Danson in:
2 Movies
4 TV shows
Glenn Close
Ted Danson
Glenn Close worked together with Ted Danson in:
1 Movie
5 TV show
Michael McKean
Ted Danson
Michael McKean worked together with Ted Danson in:
6 TV shows
Elijah Wood
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Elijah Wood worked together with Ted Danson in:
1 Movie
5 TV show
Andy Dick
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Andy Dick worked together with Ted Danson in:
5 TV shows
Greg Grunberg
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Greg Grunberg worked together with Ted Danson in:
5 TV shows
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