Ted Danson

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Ted Danson

Ted Danson

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Ted Danson

Date of Birth

Birthday: December 29
Birthplace: San Diego, CA

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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Awards & Nominations

18 Nominations | 2 Emmys
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 2020
  • Nominee
  • Ted Danson, as Michael
  • The Good Place
  • NBC
  • Universal Television in association with Fremulon and 3 Arts Entertainment
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 2019
  • Nominee
  • Ted Danson, as Michael
  • The Good Place
  • NBC
  • Universal Television in association with Fremulon and 3 Arts Entertainment
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
  • "The Next One's Gonna Go In Your Throat"
  • 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
  • "They Had to Tweeze That Out of My Kidney"
  • 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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