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Ted Danson

  • Birthplace: San Diego, CA
  • Birthday: December 29

Ted Danson is an American actor and producer.

Danson played the lead character Sam Malone on the NBC sitcom Cheers, 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 (a fictionalized version of himself) on Larry David's HBO sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm, starred alongside Glenn Close in the FX legal drama Damages, and was a regular on the HBO comedy series Bored to Death.

Ted Danson is an American actor and producer.

Danson played the lead character Sam Malone on the NBC sitcom Cheers, 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 (a fictionalized version of himself) on Larry David's HBO sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm, starred alongside Glenn Close in the FX legal drama Damages, and was a regular on the HBO comedy series Bored to Death.

In 2015 Danson starred as Hank Larsson in the second season of FX's black comedy-crime drama anthology Fargo.

Since 2016, Danson has played the afterlife "architect" Michael in the NBC sitcom The Good Place.

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Ted Danson

Ted Danson

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

16 Nominations 2 Emmys

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 2018

  • Nominee
  • Ted Danson, as Michael
  • The Good Place
  • NBC
  • Universal Television, Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series - 2010

  • Nominee
  • Ted Danson, as Arthur Frobisher
  • Damages
  • FX Networks
  • Sony Pictures Television, FX Productions and KZK Productions

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series - 2009

  • Nominee
  • Ted Danson, as Arthur Frobisher
  • Damages
  • FX Networks
  • Sony Pictures Television, FX Productions and KZK Productions

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series - 2008

  • Nominee
  • Ted Danson, as Arthur Frobisher
  • Damages
  • FX Networks
  • Sony Pictures Television, FX Productions and KZK Productions

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 1993

  • Winner
  • Ted Danson, as Sam Malone
  • CHEERS
  • NBC

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 1992

  • Nominee
  • Ted Danson, as Sam Malone
  • CHEERS
  • NBC

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 1991

  • Nominee
  • Ted Danson, as Sam Malone
  • CHEERS
  • NBC

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 1990

  • Winner
  • Ted Danson, as Sam Malone
  • CHEERS
  • NBC

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 1989

  • Nominee
  • Ted Danson, as Sam Malone
  • CHEERS
  • NBC

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