Ted Danson is one of the most popular TV stars in Hollywood history. In a career spanning over four decades, he has appeared on many television series and played several memorable roles. One of them plays Sam Malone, a sexy but feminine bartender on the NBC sitcom Cheers. His excellent portrayal of the character earned him 11 Emmy and 9 Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor in a TV Series, winning two each. Find out more about Danson here including his age, facts about his spouse and children, height and net worth and what you have.
Ted Danson Bio (Age)
Edward Bridge Dawson III was born on December 29, 1947 in San Diego, California. His father’s name was Edward Bridge Jr. while his mother’s name was Jessica Danson, née Macmaster. The actor also has an older sister named Jan Haury.
Ted Danson spent his formative years in Arizona and attended the Kent School. During his childhood, he didn’t aspire to be an actor but wanted to get a college degree and a regular job. While attending Stanford University, he met a friend who was an aspiring actress. She persuaded him to try acting and he fell in love with the craft. He therefore changed his major to acting and then transferred to Carnegie Mellon University, where he received a BFA in acting in 1972.
Ted Danson began his career in the ’70s with his first role on the soap opera. Somerset between 1975 and 1976. He then racked up guest appearances on a handful of television series and also appeared in television and print advertisements for the popular men’s fragrance Aramis. Danson got his big break in 1982 when he landed the unforgettable role of Sam Malone on the NBC sitcom Cheers . Cheers ran from 1982 to 1993 and was featured in all 275 episodes of the show in California native. The series was one of the most watched television shows of its time. It is also widely regarded as one of the greatest TV shows of all time. Ever since Cheers Ted Danson has acted in other television series such asInk, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Gulliver’s Travels, Heist, Help Me Help You, Damage, Bored To Death, Fargo, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Orville and Becker .
wife/spouse and children
Ted Danson had an interesting love life and was married three times. His first marriage was in 1970 to actress Randall Danson, née Gosch. The marriage lasted five years and they divorced in 1975. The Cheers star remarried in 1977, this time to producer Casey Coates. During the marriage, Coates suffered a stroke in childbirth. The stroke paralyzed her left side and Danson cared for her for years. The whole ordeal weighed on her, and the actor ended up having an affair with legendary comic/actress Whoopi Goldberg. The affair ended his second marriage and the divorce was finalized in 1993.
Ted Danson is now married to fellow Hollywood star Mary Nell Steenburgen. Steenburgen is an award-winning actress and has appeared in films such as The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank, Cross Creek, Parenthood, Elf, The Brave One, Step Brothers, The Proposal and Melvin and Howard. She won the 1980 Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Melvin and Howard.
Danson and his wife first met on the set of the 1994 film Pontiac Moon , where they happened to play husband and wife. At that time they were both coming from divorces and the last thing on their mind was a new relationship. However, they fell in love and started dating. The couple tied the knot in 1995 and have stayed together ever since. Danson and Steenburgen have no children together, however the actor has two children from his second marriage. Steenburgen also has two children from her previous marriage.
Ted Danson Net Worth (Income and Earnings)
Ted Danson has a net worth of $60 million. His wealth comes from endorsement deals and earnings from his acting career. Danson’s career wasn’t limited to the small screen. He has also appeared in films such as The Onion Field, Just Between Friends, Saving Private Ryan, Made in America, and Three Men and a Baby . Three Men and a Baby is a 1987 comedy about three bachelors who must raise a baby fathered by one of them. Danson played the role of a bachelor and was instrumental in the film’s success. The film was the highest-grossing film of 1987, grossing $297 million on a budget of $11 million.
size and body characteristics
Ted Danson is 6ft 2in (1.88m) tall and his reported weight is 84kg. His eye color is gray while his hair color is white. Danson is quite agile and brave for a man his age. This is likely the result of routine fitness exercise and a good diet. The actor previously had a vegan diet but now practices a pescatarian diet. This is a vegetarian diet that uses seafood as a substitute for meat.