Ted Danson

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Edward Bridge Danson III
  • Birth Place: San Diego, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/29/1947, Capricorn
  • Profession: Actor; producer
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Ted Danson Fast Facts:
  • Made his big-screen debut in 1979's The Onion Field.
  • Became the Aramis Man in 1981, appearing in print and TV ads for the men's fragrance.
  • In 1987, cofounded the American Oceans Campaign, which champions the preservation of oceans and sea life, with then-wife Casey Coates.
  • Was earning $450,000 per episode for Cheers when he called it quits in 1993.
  • Met wife Mary Steenburgen on the set of Pontiac Moon (1994), in which they played a dysfunctional husband and wife.
  • Saw a career resurgence in the 2000s with his roles on Curb Your Enthusiasm and Damages.
  • Ted Danson Relationships:
  • Randy Danson - Ex-wife
  • Alexis Danson - Daughter
  • Jessica Danson - Mother
  • Edward Bridge Danson Jr. - Father
  • Casey Coates - Ex-wife
  • Mary Steenburgen - Wife
  • Kate Danson - Daughter
  • Whoopi Goldberg - Ex-significant Other
  • Ted Danson Awards:
  • 1988 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1986 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1989 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1985 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • 2008 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1993 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1985 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1992 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1993 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1986 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1989 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1987 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1990 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 1991 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 2001 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 1984 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1985 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1983 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1984 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special - Nominee
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1984 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Stanford University, Stanford, CA; Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (BFA in Drama, 1972)

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