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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 ... See full bio »

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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 45 nominations. See more awards »

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Cheers Sam Malone / Himself
Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan Captain Hamill
Becker Dr. John Becker
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation


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 2015 CSI: Immortality (TV Movie)
D.B. Russell
 2015 American Dad! (TV Series)
Dr. Ray Petit
- The Shrink (2015) ... Dr. Ray Petit (voice)
 2013 CSI: NY (TV Series)
D.B. Russell
 2010 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (TV Series)
Little Danson Man
- Greene Machine (2010) ... Little Danson Man
 2009 The Magic 7 (TV Movie)
Sean's Dad (voice)
 2008 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Tom Hammond
- The Accidental Terrorist (2008) ... Tom Hammond (voice)
 2006 Guy Walks Into a Bar (TV Movie)
 2006 Heist (TV Series)
- Hot Diggity (2006) ... Tom
 2005 Knights of the South Bronx (TV Movie)
 2005 Our Fathers (TV Movie)
Mitchell Garabedian
 2004 It Must Be Love (TV Movie)
George Gazelle
 2003 Gary the Rat (TV Series)
Terry McMillian
 2002 Living with the Dead (TV Movie)
James Van Praagh
 2000 Grosse Pointe (TV Series)
Jack the Dog
- Sleeping with the Enemy (2000) ... Jack the Dog (voice)
 1999 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Ted Danson
- The Roast (1999) ... Ted Danson
 1998 Thanks of a Grateful Nation (TV Movie)
Jim Tuite
 1998 Veronica's Closet (TV Series)
Nick Vanover
- Veronica's $600,000 Pop (1998) ... Nick Vanover
 1997 Pearl (TV Series)
- The Write Stuff: Part 2 (1997) ... Sal
 1995 Frasier (TV Series)
Sam Malone
 1994 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Sam Malone
- Fear of Flying (1994) ... Sam Malone (voice)
 1988 Mickey's 60th Birthday (TV Movie)
Sam Malone
 1987 We Are the Children (TV Movie)
 1986 When the Bough Breaks (TV Movie)
 1983 Cowboy (TV Movie)
Dale Weeks
 1983 Super Bowl XVII Pre-Game Show (TV Movie)
Sam Malone (uncredited)
 1982 Tucker's Witch (TV Series)
Danny Kirkwood
- The Good Witch of Laurel Canyon (1982) ... Danny Kirkwood
 1982 Taxi (TV Series)
Vincenzo Senaca
- The Unkindest Cut (1982) ... Vincenzo Senaca
 1981 Our Family Business (TV Movie)
 1981 Dear Teacher (TV Movie)
Steve Goodwin
 1981 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Stewart Crane
 1981 Benson (TV Series)
Dan Slater
- Fireside Chat (1981) ... Dan Slater
 1980 Once Upon a Spy (TV Movie)
Jack Chenault
 1980 The Women's Room (TV Movie)
 1980 Family (TV Series)
David Bartels
- Daylight Serenade (1980) ... David Bartels
 1980 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
Randy Carpenter
- Why Did the Fireman... (1980) ... Randy Carpenter
 1979 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series)
Tom Spencer
- Silent Night, Unholy Night (1979) ... Tom Spencer
 1979 The French Atlantic Affair (TV Mini-Series)
Abe Santley, Assistant To Dr. Clemens
- Episode #1.3 ... Abe Santley, Assistant To Dr. Clemens
 1979 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Injured Man on Stretcher
- Love Is a Three-Way Street (1979) ... Injured Man on Stretcher (uncredited)
 1979 Mrs. Columbo (TV Series)
Richard Dellinger
- Ladies of the Afternoon (1979) ... Richard Dellinger
 1970 Somerset (TV Series)
Tom Conway #2 (1975-1976)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Did TV commercials for the Proctor & Gamble anti-dandruff shampoo, "Head & Shoulders" in the late 1970s and early 1980s. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 7 Articles | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mary and Ted


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Personal Quote:

(On Nancy Travis) If she can pretend she finds me attractive after a tuna fish sandwich, then she's my kind of girl. See more »


He has English, Scottish, and smaller amounts of Scots-Irish (Northern Irish) and German, ancestry. His paternal grandfather was born in England. See more »

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