Ted Danson

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Ted Danson
Birth name Edward Bridge Danson III
Born December 29, 1947 in San Diego, California, USA
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes
Awards star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Contents

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Cheers Sam Malone 1982–1993 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Ink Mike Logan 1996–1997 1
Becker John Becker 1998–2004 1 2 3 4 5 6
Help Me Help You Bill Hoffman 2006 1
Bored to Death George Christopher 2009–2011 1 2 3
CSI D.B. Russell 2011–2015 12 13 14 15
CSI: Cyber D.B. Russell 2015–2016 2
Fargo Hank Larsson 2015 2
The Good Place Michael 2016–2020 1 2 3 4
Mr. Mayor Neil Bremer 2021–  1 2

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Laverne & Shirley Randy Carpenter 5x18 - Why Did the Fireman... February 4, 1980
Family David Bartels 5x08 - Daylight Serenade March 10, 1980
Benson Dan Slater 2x12 - Fireside Chat February 13, 1981
Benson Dan Slater 2x13 - Marcy's Wedding February 20, 1981
Magnum, P.I. Stewart Crane 1x15 - Don't Say Goodbye March 26, 1981
Taxi Vincenzo 4x18 - The Unkindest Cut February 25, 1982
The Simpsons Sam Malone 6x11 - Fear of Flying December 18, 1994
Frasier Sam Malone 2x16 - The Show Where Sam Shows Up February 21, 1995
Diagnosis Murder Ted Danson 7x01 - The Roast September 23, 1999
Curb Your Enthusiasm Ted Danson 1x02 - Ted and Mary October 22, 2000
Grosse Pointe Jack the Dog 1x07 - Sleeping with the Enemy November 3, 2000
Curb Your Enthusiasm Ted Danson 3x01 - Chet's Shirt September 15, 2002
Curb Your Enthusiasm Ted Danson 3x03 - Club Soda and Salt September 29, 2002
Curb Your Enthusiasm Ted Danson 3x04 - The Nanny from Hell October 6, 2002
Curb Your Enthusiasm Ted Danson 3x07 - The Corpse-Sniffing Dog October 27, 2002
Curb Your Enthusiasm Ted Danson 4x04 - The Weatherman January 25, 2004
Curb Your Enthusiasm Ted Danson 5x01 - The Larry David Sandwich September 25, 2005
Curb Your Enthusiasm Ted Danson 6x01 - Meet the Blacks September 9, 2007
Curb Your Enthusiasm Ted Danson 6x02 - The Anonymous Donor September 16, 2007
Curb Your Enthusiasm Ted Danson 6x05 - The Freak Book October 7, 2007
Curb Your Enthusiasm Ted Danson 6x07 - The TiVo Guy October 21, 2007
CSI: NY D.B. Russell 9x15 - Seth and Apep February 8, 2013

Notable Film Roles

Film Role Released
Three Men and a Baby Jack Holden November 25, 1987

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
Maury September 9, 1991
Hollywood Squares January 6-10, 2003
Hollywood Squares May 19-23, 2003
Hollywood Squares March 1-5, 2004

Producer

Series Produced

Series Year(s) Credit Season(s)
Down Home 1990 –1991 Executive Producer 1 2
Ink 1996 –1997 Executive Producer 1

Awards and Accolades

Golden Globe Awards

(3 Wins in 11 Nominations)

  • Won: Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made-for-TV (1985)
Something About Amelia
  • Won: Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical (1990, 1991)
Cheers

Primetime Emmy Awards

(3 Wins in 15 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (1990, 1993)
Cheers

Trivia

  • Married to Mary Steenburgen since 1995; has two stepchildren, Lilly and Charlie
  • Has two daughters with second wife Casey Coates: Katherine (born in 1979) and Alexis (born in 1985 and adopted in 1987)
  • Had an affair with Whoopi Goldberg
  • His mother, Jessica died in 2006
  • His father, Ned was an archelogist and a museum director; he died in 2000
  • Has an older sister, Jan
  • Is of English and Scottish ancestry
  • Attended the Kent School in Connecticut; graduated in 1966
  • Graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1972 where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drama
  • Published a book, Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans And What We Can Do To Save Them in 2011
  • Appeared on the cover of GQ magazine three times: September 1984, August 1988 and July 1993