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Ted Danson      

Emmy Award-Winning Actor, Environmental Activist & Philanthropist; Known for "Cheers," "Curb Your Enthusiasm" & "The Good Place"

Ted Danson is an American actor and producer who 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 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". Until 2020, Danson played the afterlife architect Michael in the NBC sitcom "The Good Place".

In 2024, Danson and Woody Harrelson launched a new podcast on the Team Coco network. On "Where Everybody Knows Your Name," the pair reconnects and interviews new and old friends they've met since their time together on "Cheers".

During his career, Danson has been nominated for 18 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning two; ten 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.


Ted Danson on 'Fargo' Season 2 & Pre-'Cheers' Days | Variety
Though he rose to fame slinging drinks as Sam Malone in “Cheers,” Ted Danson' s first mention in Variety was for playing another bartender in the stage ...
CBS cancels 'CSI,' moves star Ted Danson to spinoff show - NY ...
CBS cancels 'CSI,' moves star Ted Danson to spinoff 'CSI: Cyber'. BY David Hinckley. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 11:21 AM. A; A; A.

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