Three times Gloden Globe Awards winner, Ted Danson is an American actor and producer. He rose to fame after playing the role of Sam Malone on the NBC sitcom ‘Cheers’ from 1982 to 1993. Some of his well-known movies include, ‘Three Men and a Baby’, ‘Three Men and a Little Lady’, ‘Body Heat’, and ‘Made in America.’ Ted has married thrice in his life and father of two children.
Ted Danson Biography
Edward Bridge Danson III was born on 29 December 1947 in San Diego, California to Jessica and Edward Bridge Danson. His father was an archaeologist and museum director. He was raised in Flagstaff, Arizona.
As of 2018, Ted is 71 years old.
He enrolled in The Kent School in 1961. Danson attended Stanford University in Stanford and later transferred to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated in drama in 1972
Ted Danson began his television career with NBC daytime soap opera ‘Somerset’ where he played the role of villain. Then he appeared as a doctor on the series ‘The Doctors.’ He has played in several TV series such as Laverne and Shirley, B.J. and the Bear, Family, Benson, Taxi, Magnum P.I., The Amazing Spider-Man, and.
In1982, he portrayed bartender Sam Malone on NBC’s Comedy series Cheers. He played the role for the Season 11. Ted has won Emmy Awards, a Gloden Globe Award and received several Emmy nominations. He also guests starred on other sitcoms like The Jim Henson Hour and The Simpsons.
After gaining massive success on the small screen, Ted Danson tried his hand at film. In 1979, he starred as Ian Cambell in the crime drama movie ‘The Onion Field.’ He appeared in few unsuccessful movies like The Women’s Room, Our Family Business, Body Heat. In 1987, Ted co-starred along with Tom Selleck and Steve Guttenberg in an America comedy film ‘Three Men and a Baby.’ After few years, the trio of actors reprised their roles in the sequel ‘Three Men and a Little Lady.’
In 1996, Danson returned to the small screen and starred in the short-lived CBS comedy series ‘Ink’ and appeared in a TV show, ‘Gulliver’s Travels.’ In the late 1990s, he appeared in the CBS sitcom Becker and movie Mumford. From 2007 to 2010, Ted Danson starred as a corrupt billionaire in the FX Network drama ‘Damages.’ In the same year, Danson landed a co-starring role along with Jason Schwartzman and Zach Galifianakis in the offbeat comedy ‘Bored to Death.’
The actor played as supervisor D.B. Rusell on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2011. Since 2016, Ted Danson has starred opposite Kristen Bell and Jameela Jamil in the NBC sitcom ‘The Goold Place. ’
Awards and Achievements
Actor Ted Danson has won a total of 7 awards in his entire career. He won two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor and, two Primetime Emy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. In 2018, he won Critic’s Choice Television Awards for Best Actor in Comedy series. Moreover, he received n American Comedy Awards for Funniest Male Performer in a TV series.
How Much Does Ted Danson Earn?
Actor Ted Danson has an estimated net worth of $60 million as of 2018.
Ted is one of the highest paid actors on the television screen. He made most of his money through the TV shows and Movies. He was paid $250 thousand per episode. Danson divorced his wife Mary after 15 years of marriage which result, he cost $30 million for divorce.
Danson is a friend of a former United President of Bill Clinton who attended his marriage in 1995. He has donated more than $85,000 to Democratic candidates, including Al Gore, John Edwards, Barbara Boxer, Bill Clinton, Al Franken, and John Kerry.
Ted Danson’s Married Life
Ted Danson was married thrice in his life. Ted first married to Randy Danson in 1970, but the couple did not last long and divorced after five years in 1975. Ted and Randy did not have any children together. The couple preferred to maintain a low profile.
After that, Ted Danson remarried for the second time with Casey Coates in 1977. Ted and Casey had two children, Kate Danson, and Alexis Danson.
While Casey gave birth to their first child, she suffered a stroke and Ted spent several years taking care of her. Alexis is not their biological daughter; they adopted her. During in 1980s-90s, Ted began dating an American actress Whoopi Goldberg, but they never tied the knot. The two also co-hosted a show Help Save Planet Earth in 1990.
Danson ended his 15 years of marriage to Casey Coates in 1993 due to the extramarital affair of Ted. It is one of the costliest divorces in Hollywood. Ted Danson paid $30 million for his divorce from Casey Coates.
After the married relation ended with Coates, Ted got married for the third time to Mary Steenburgen on 7 October 1995. Currently, the duo is living in Los Angels with his children.