Ted Danson

  • Birth Name: Edward Bridge Danson III
  • Birth Place: San Diego, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Producer
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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.

Awards

  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: 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
  • 2017, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 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
  • 1986, 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
  • 1984, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1993, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2001, 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
  • 1989, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1988, 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 Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1984, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special: Nominee
  • 1985, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1991, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1986, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1989, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2017, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2018, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee

Relationships

  • Edward Bridge Danson Jr. — Father
  • Randy Danson — Ex-wife
  • Casey Coates — Ex-wife
  • Mary Steenburgen — Wife
  • Alexis Danson — Daughter
  • Jessica Danson — Mother
  • Kate Danson — Daughter
  • Whoopi Goldberg — Ex-significant Other

College

  • Attended Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States; Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States (BFA in Drama, 1972)

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