Ted Danson


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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 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 13 wins & 73 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Cheers Sam Malone / Self
(1982-1993)
The Good Place Michael
(2016-2020)
Becker Dr. John Becker
(1998-2004)
Body Heat Peter Lowenstein
(1981)

Filmography

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 2019-2022 The Orville (TV Series)
Admiral Perry
- Domino (2022) ... Admiral Perry
- Twice in a Lifetime (2022) ... Admiral Perry
- Gently Falling Rain (2022) ... Admiral Perry
- Sanctuary (2019) ... Admiral Perry
- Blood of Patriots (2019) ... Admiral Perry
 2021-2022 Mr. Mayor (TV Series)
Neil Bremer
- The Debate (2022) ... Neil Bremer
- The Recall (2022) ... Neil Bremer
- Titi B. (2022) ... Neil Bremer
- Murder in the Old West (2022) ... Neil Bremer
- Venus on the Moon (2022) ... Neil Bremer
 2000-2021 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Ted Danson
- The Mormon Advantage (2021) ... Ted Danson
- What Have I Done? (2021) ... Ted Danson
- Irma Kostroski (2021) ... Ted Danson
- The Mini Bar (2021) ... Ted Danson
- Beep Panic (2020) ... Ted Danson
 2015-2020 American Dad! (TV Series)
Dr. Ray Petit
- American Data? (2020) ... Dr. Ray Petit (voice)
- The Hall Monitor and the Lunch Lady (2019) ... Dr. Ray Petit (voice)
- Klaustastrophe.tv (2018) ... Dr. Ray Petit (voice)
- The Shrink (2015) ... Dr. Ray Petit (voice)
 2016-2020 The Good Place (TV Series)
Michael
- Whenever You're Ready (2020) ... Michael
- Patty (2020) ... Michael
- Mondays, Am I Right? (2020) ... Michael
- You've Changed, Man (2020) ... Michael
- The Answer (2019) ... Michael
 2018 Hearts Beat Loud
Dave
 2017 The Wrights (Short)
Phil
 2015-2016 CSI: Cyber (TV Series)
D.B. Russell
- Legacy (2016) ... D.B. Russell
- Flash Squad (2016) ... D.B. Russell
- 5 Deadly Sins (2016) ... D.B. Russell
- Python's Revenge (2016) ... D.B. Russell
- Fit-and-Run (2016) ... D.B. Russell
 2015 Fargo (TV Series)
Hank Larsson
- Palindrome (2015) ... Hank Larsson
- The Castle (2015) ... Hank Larsson
- Loplop (2015) ... Hank Larsson
- Did You Do This? No, You Did It! (2015) ... Hank Larsson
- Rhinoceros (2015) ... Hank Larsson
 2015 CSI: Immortality (TV Movie)
D. B. Russell
 2011-2015 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
D.B. Russell
- Under My Skin (2015) ... D.B. Russell
- The End Game (2015) ... D.B. Russell
- The Last Ride (2015) ... D.B. Russell
- Merchants of Menace (2015) ... D.B. Russell
- Hero to Zero (2015) ... D.B. Russell
 2014/I Couples Therapy (Short)
The Therapist
 2014 The One I Love
Therapist
 2013 CSI: NY (TV Series)
D.B. Russell
- Seth and Apep (2013) ... D.B. Russell
 2012 Ted
Ted Danson (uncredited)
 2012 Big Miracle
J.W. McGraw
 2009-2011 Bored to Death (TV Series)
George Christopher
- Nothing I Can't Handle by Running Away (2011) ... George Christopher
- Forget the Herring (2011) ... George Christopher
- Two Large Pearls and a Bar of Gold (2011) ... George Christopher
- I Keep Taking Baths Like Lady Macbeth (2011) ... George Christopher
- We Could Sing a Duet (2011) ... George Christopher
 2011 Jock the Hero Dog
Pezulu (voice)
 2011 Beastie Boys: Make Some Noise (Music Video short)
Maitre D'
 2010 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (TV Series)
Little Danson Man
- Greene Machine (2010) ... Little Danson Man
 2007-2010 Damages (TV Series)
Arthur Frobisher
- The Next One's Gonna Go in Your Throat (2010) ... Arthur Frobisher
- All That Crap About Your Family (2010) ... Arthur Frobisher
- Drive It Through Hardcore (2010) ... Arthur Frobisher
- I Look Like Frankenstein (2010) ... Arthur Frobisher
- Trust Me (2009) ... Arthur Frobisher
 2009 The Open Road
Coach
 2009 The Magic 7 (TV Movie)
Sean's Dad (voice)
 2008 The Human Contract
E.J Winters
 2008 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Tom Hammond
- The Accidental Terrorist (2008) ... Tom Hammond (voice)
 2008 Mad Money
Don Cardigan
 2007 Nobel Son
Harvey Parrish
 2006-2007 Help Me Help You (TV Series)
Dr. Bill Hoffman
- Boxer (2007) ... Dr. Bill Hoffman
- Moving On (2007) ... Dr. Bill Hoffman
- Couples Therapy (2006) ... Dr. Bill Hoffman
- Working Women (2006) ... Dr. Bill Hoffman
- The Sheriff (2006) ... Dr. Bill Hoffman
 2006 Guy Walks Into a Bar (TV Movie)
 2006 Heist (TV Series)
Tom
- Hot Diggity (2006) ... Tom
 2006 Bye Bye Benjamin (Short)
Bill
 2005 Knights of the South Bronx (TV Movie)
Richard Mason
 2005 Our Fathers (TV Movie)
Mitchell Garabedian
 2005 The Amateurs
Moose
 2004 Fronterz
 2004 It Must Be Love (TV Movie)
George Gazelle
 1998-2004 Becker (TV Series)
Dr. John Becker
- DNR (2004) ... Dr. John Becker
- Subway Story (2004) ... Dr. John Becker
- Snow Means Snow (2004) ... Dr. John Becker
- Margaret Sings the Blues (2004) ... Dr. John Becker
- A First Class Flight (2003) ... Dr. John Becker
 2003 Gary the Rat (TV Series)
Terry McMillian
- Mergers and Acquisions (2003) ... Terry McMillian (voice)
 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
 1999 Mumford
Jeremy Brockett
 1998 Saving Private Ryan
Captain Hamill
 1998 Thanks of a Grateful Nation (TV Movie)
Jim Tuite
 1998 Homegrown
Gianni Saletzzo
 1998 Veronica's Closet (TV Series)
Nick Vanover
- Veronica's $600,000 Pop (1998) ... Nick Vanover
 1998 Jerry and Tom
The Guy Who Loved Vicki
 1996-1997 Ink (TV Series)
Mike Logan
- Going to the Dogs (1997) ... Mike Logan
- Murphy's Law (1997) ... Mike Logan
- The Bodyguard Strikes Back (1997) ... Mike Logan
- The Debutante (1997) ... Mike Logan
- Logan's Run (1997) ... Mike Logan
 1997 Pearl (TV Series)
Sal
- The Write Stuff: Part 2 (1997) ... Sal
 1996 Zig and Zag's Dirty Deeds (TV Series)
Ted Danson
- This Party Sucks (1996) ... Ted Danson
 1996 Loch Ness
Dempsey
 1996 Gulliver's Travels (TV Mini Series)
Lemuel Gulliver
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Lemuel Gulliver
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Lemuel Gulliver
 1995 Frasier (TV Series)
Sam Malone
- The Show Where Sam Shows Up (1995) ... Sam Malone
 1994 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Sam Malone
- Fear of Flying (1994) ... Sam Malone (voice)
 1994 Pontiac Moon
Washington Bellamy
 1993 Made in America
Hal Jackson
 1982-1993 Cheers (TV Series)
Sam Malone
- One for the Road (1993) ... Sam Malone
- The Guy Can't Help It (1993) ... Sam Malone
- Rebecca Gaines, Rebecca Loses (1993) ... Sam Malone
- It's Lonely on the Top (1993) ... Sam Malone
- Woody Gets an Election (1993) ... Sam Malone
 1990 The Earth Day Special (TV Special)
Sam Malone
 1989 Dad
John Tremont
 1989 Cousins
Larry - Tish's Husband
 1988 Mickey's 60th Birthday (TV Movie)
Sam Malone
 1988 She's Having a Baby
Ted Danson (uncredited)
 1987 Three Men and a Baby
Jack
 1987 We Are the Children (TV Movie)
Duffy Lynch
 1986 When the Bough Breaks (TV Movie)
Alex
 1986 A Fine Mess
Spence Holden
 1986 Just Between Friends
Chip Davis
 1985 Little Treasure
Eugene Wilson
 1984 Something About Amelia (TV Movie)
Steven Bennett
 1983 Allison Sydney Harrison (TV Movie)
David Harrison
 1983 Cowboy (TV Movie)
Dale Weeks
 1982 Tucker's Witch (TV Series)
Danny Kirkwood
- The Good Witch of Laurel Canyon (1982) ... Danny Kirkwood
- Unaired Pilot ... Danny Kirkwood
 1982 Creepshow
Harry Wentworth (segment "Something To Tide You Over")
 1982 Taxi (TV Series)
Vincenzo Senaca
- The Unkindest Cut (1982) ... Vincenzo Senaca
 1981 Our Family Business (TV Movie)
Gep
 1981 Body Heat
Peter Lowenstein
 1981 Dear Teacher (TV Movie)
Steve Goodwin
 1981 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Stewart Crane
- Don't Say Goodbye (1981) ... Stewart Crane
 1981 Benson (TV Series)
Dan Slater
- Marcy's Wedding (1981) ... Dan Slater
- Fireside Chat (1981) ... Dan Slater
 1980 Once Upon a Spy (TV Movie)
Jack Chenault
 1980 The Women's Room (TV Movie)
Norman
 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
 1980 B.A.D. Cats (TV Series)
 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 (1979) ... 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
 1979 The Onion Field
Ian Campbell
 1979 The Amazing Spider-Man (TV Series)
Maj. Collings
- The Chinese Web: Part 2 (1979) ... Maj. Collings
- The Chinese Web: Part 1 (1979) ... Maj. Collings
 1975-1977 The Doctors (TV Series)
Mitch Pierson / Dr. Chuck Weldon
- Episode #1.3782 (1977) ... Mitch Pierson (credit only)
- Episode #1.3781 (1977) ... Mitch Pierson (credit only)
- Episode #1.3780 (1977) ... Mitch Pierson (credit only)
- Episode #1.3779 (1977) ... Mitch Pierson (credit only)
- Episode #1.3778 (1977) ... Mitch Pierson (credit only)
 1970 Somerset (TV Series)
Tom Conway #2 (1975-1976)
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Show Show Self (231 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Colt 45 Malt Liquor. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 8 Articles | 22 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ted

Height:

6' 2½" (1.89 m)

Spouse:

Mary Steenburgen  (2 children) | See more »

Children:

Danson, Alexis | See more »

Parents:

Danson, Edward Bridge | Danson, Jess

Relatives:

Haury (Danson), Jan (sibling)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I am the king of the faux pas. I call everybody by their wrong name, and I congratulate women who are not pregnant. I've done so many awful things by mistake, and usually it's things that make me look totally foolish. See more »

Trivia:

Graduated from Kent School in 1966, the same high school Peter Farrelly, Sebastian Siegel, Treat Williams and Seth MacFarlane attended. See more »

Trademark:

Grey hair and glasses (in latter career) See more »

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