Ted Danson

Biography: He was born Edward Bridge Danson III in San Diego, California, the son of an archaeologist. He was raised outside of Flagstaff, Arizona. In 1961 he was sent to Kent School where he was a basketball star. He became interested in drama while attending Stanford University. He transferred to the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now known as Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), where he received his Bachelor's degree. Danson was married to Casey Coates from 1977 to 1993. He is currently married to actress Mary Steenburgen whom he wed on October 7, 1995. He is stepfather to her daughter and son. Danson, while still married to his first wife, was involved with Whoopi Goldberg. Whoopi broke off the romance soon after he appeared at a Friar's Club roast in blackface and proposed to her. However, credible reports state that Whoopi acknowledges that she wrote some of Ted's blackface skit, so this was most likely not the cause of their separation. Before Danson was a famous actor, he was known to dabble in the monkeywrenching sport of billboard toppling with childhood friend Marc Gaede along the highway between Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon.

Ted Danson is well known for his role as Sam Malone in the television series Cheers. During the show's 12-year run, he was nominated nine times for an Emmy Award as Best Actor in a Comedy Series and won twice, in 1990 and 1993. The role also earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series in 1989 and 1990. He and his wife, actress Mary Steenburgen, starred in and were executive producers of the CBS comedy series Ink.
In 1984, Danson received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance in the television movie Something About Amelia , in which he starred opposite Glenn Close. He also starred opposite Lee Remick in The Women's Room . In 1986, he made his debut as a television producer with When the Bough Breaks , in which he also starred. He later starred in the mini-series Gulliver's Travels and Thanks of a Grateful Nation . Danson's numerous feature film credits include The Onion Field , in which he made his debut as Officer Ian Campbell, Body Heat , Three Men and a Baby , 3 Men and a Little Lady , Cousins , Dad , Made in America , Saving Private Ryan , Mumford , and Jerry and Tom .
Danson was raised just outside Flagstaff, Ariz. He attended Stanford University, where he became interested in drama during his second year. In 1972, he transferred to Carnegie-Mellon University (formerly Carnegie Tech) in Pittsburgh. After graduation, he was hired as an understudy in Tom Stoppard's Off Broadway production of "The Real Inspector Hound." Danson moved to Los Angeles in 1978 and studied with Dan Fauci at the Actor's Institute, where he also taught classes. Danson lives with his family in Los Angeles. He is a founding member of the American Oceans Campaign (AOC), an organization established to alert Americans to the life-threatening hazards created by oil spills, offshore development, toxic wastes, sewage pollution and other ocean abuses.
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Ted Danson's Scores

Average career score: 69
Highest Metascore: 91 Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 5
Lowest Metascore: 48 CSI: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
24 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
65 Bored to Death: Season 1 Sep 20, 2009 Himself 7.9
75 Damages: Season 1 Jul 24, 2007 Arthur Frobisher 8.5
51 Help Me Help You: Season 1 Sep 26, 2006 Dr. Bill Hoffman 8.1
91 Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 5 Sep 25, 2005 Himself 8.9
tbd Becker: Season 6 Oct 8, 2003 Dr. John Becker tbd
tbd Becker: Season 5 Oct 6, 2002 Dr. John Becker tbd
tbd Becker: Season 4 Oct 1, 2001 Dr. John Becker tbd
tbd Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 2 Sep 23, 2001 Himself 9.0
80 Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 1 Oct 15, 2000 Himself 8.7
tbd Becker: Season 3 Oct 9, 2000 Dr. John Becker tbd
58 CSI: Season 1 Oct 6, 2000 DB Russell / DB Russell 6.9
tbd CSI: Season 1 Oct 3, 2000 DB Russell / DB Russell / DB Russell 7.9
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 8 Aug 21, 2000 Guest tbd
77 CSI: Season 1 Oct 6, 1999 DB Russell / DB Russell / DB Russell 8.2
79 CSI: Season 1 Sep 22, 1999 DB Russell / DB Russell / DB Russell 8.8
tbd Becker: Season 2 Sep 20, 1999 Dr. John Becker tbd
68 CSI: Season 1 Sep 20, 1999 DB Russell / DB Russell / DB Russell 8.7
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 7 Sep 7, 1999 Guest tbd
72 CSI: Season 1 Mar 28, 1999 DB Russell / DB Russell 9.1
53 CSI: Season 1 Jan 31, 1999 DB Russell / DB Russell 7.5
tbd CSI: Season 1 Jan 10, 1999 DB Russell / DB Russell 8.3
tbd Becker: Season 1 Nov 2, 1998 Dr. John Becker 10
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 6 Aug 31, 1998 Guest tbd
64 CSI: Season 1 Aug 23, 1998 DB Russell / DB Russell / DB Russell 8.3
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 5 Sep 1, 1997 Guest tbd
62 CSI: Season 1 Aug 12, 1997 DB Russell / DB Russell 8.4
48 CSI: Season 1 Jul 27, 1997 DB Russell / DB Russell / DB Russell / DB Russell 8.7
tbd Ink: Season 1 Oct 21, 1996 Mike Logan tbd
tbd CSI: Season 1 Sep 19, 1996 DB Russell / DB Russell / DB Russell 9.3
tbd CSI: Season 1 Aug 25, 1996 DB Russell / DB Russell / DB Russell 10