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Ted Danson Biography

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

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

  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2008Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 2001Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1993Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 1993Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1992Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1992Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1991Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1991Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 1990Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 1990Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 1989Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1989Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1988Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1987Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1987Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1986Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1986Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1985Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: winner
  • 1985Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1985Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1984Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1984Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1984Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special: nominated
  • 1983Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated

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