Edward Bridge “Ted” Danson III (born December 29, 1947) is an American actor and producer known for his roles in multiple television series, most notably as Sam Malone on Cheers. He also starred in series such as Becker, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and The Good Place.
Attribute Details Full Name Edward Bridge Danson III Also Known As Ted Danson Profession(s) Actor, Producer Date of Birth December 29, 1947 Age 75 years old (As of 2023) Place of Birth San Diego, California, United States Nationality American Zodiac Sign Capricorn Ancestry & Heritage English, Scottish, German, Irish
Attribute Details Height 6 ft 2 in or 188 cm Weight 85 kg or 187 lbs Body Measurements Chest – 43 Inches<br>Waist – 35 Inches<br>Biceps – 14 Inches Eye Colour Blue Hair Colour Salt & Pepper
Family & Relationships
Attribute Details Parents Edward Bridge Danson Jr. (Archaeologist and Museum Director), Jessica Danson (Teacher) Siblings Jan Haury Affairs None Known Relationship Married Partner/Spouse Mary Steenburgen (m. 1995), Casey Coates (m. 1977–1993), Randy Danson (m. 1970–1975) Children Kate Danson (with Cassandra Coates), Alexis Danson (with Cassandra Coates)
Education & Early Life
Attribute Details Schooling Kent School, Stanford University (Dropped Out) Higher Education Carnegie Mellon University (BFA in Drama) Early Life Born in San Diego, California in 1947. Developed interest in drama during high school. Dropped out of Stanford to pursue acting. Early Influences Parents encouraged artistic pursuits from young age. Inspired by seeing Broadway and Shakespeare productions.
Attribute Details Debut Ted Danson’s first major role was in the soap opera Somerset in 1975. His breakout role came in 1982 starring as Sam Malone in the sitcom Cheers. Significant Works Cheers, Becker, Damages, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Good Place Awards & Nominations 2 Primetime Emmy Awards, 3 Golden Globe Awards, 9 Screen Actors Guild Awards Filmography Cheers, Three Men and a Baby, Made in America, Saving Private Ryan, CSI, The Good Place Voice Work Animated film The Land Before Time XIV Music Videos Danson has not appeared in music videos. Tours & Live Shows Danson has not done concert touring. He appeared briefly on Broadway in The Queen of the Stardust Ballroom in 1975. Collaborations Founded the American Oceans Campaign in 1987 which eventually merged with Oceana. Documentaries Ted Danson has been featured in numerous documentaries about environmentalism and activism.
Net Worth & Assets
Attribute Details Net Worth $100 million Properties Danson owns homes in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Utah. Business Ventures Co-owner of the restaurant chain Tom’s Urban. Investor in companies like Territory Foods. Investments In addition to business ventures, Danson has invested in environmental and sustainability companies.
Trivia & Miscellaneous
Attribute Details Hobbies & Interests Environmental activism, playing the guitar Controversies Danson wore blackface at a Friars Club comedy roast in 1993, sparking backlash. He apologized. Philanthropy & Activism Longtime environmentalist and ocean conservation advocate. Established the American Oceans Campaign. Public Image Well-liked celebrity with reputation for being easygoing and charitable. Praised for environmental efforts. Personal Challenges Danson has discussed battling dyslexia as a child and struggling academically before discovering acting. Notable Interviews The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Publications & Books Danson published a book about ocean conservation called Oceana in 2011. Personal Anecdotes Danson credits his first date with wife Mary Steenburgen in 1994 as “the night my life began.” Quotes “The ocean stirs my heart, soothes my soul, and brings me peace.”
Social Media & Online Presence
Attribute Details Instagram Handle @teddanson Twitter Handle @TedDanson Facebook Handle TedDanson Youtube Channel Ted Danson
Legacy & Influence
Attribute Details Cultural References Danson is referenced frequently as one of the most iconic sitcom stars ever for his role on Cheers. Achievements Outside Primary Profession Danson has left a legacy in environmentalist activism, especially ocean conservation. Mentorship Danson has used his platform to mentor young environmental activists. Legacy Danson has a lasting legacy as a versatile television and sitcom star, as well as an influential environmental activist.