Kelsey Grammer

Highest Rated: 100% Toy Story 2 (1999)
Lowest Rated: 4% Reach Me (2014)
Birthday: Feb 21, 1955
Birthplace: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
For better or worse, leading actor Kelsey Grammer's name will probably forever be associated with the pompous, garrulous, and self-absorbed but lovable psychiatrist Frasier Crane, a character Grammer has played on television since he first appeared on the NBC sitcom Cheers, in 1984, as a love interest for Shelley Long. Though Frasier was not intended to become a series regular, Grammer's performance of the blowhard neurotic charmed audiences and he remained with Cheers through its 1993 demise. At the beginning of the 1993-1994 television season, Grammer's character was resurrected in his own show and moved from Boston to Seattle, where he became a radio psychologist and faced a whole slew of folks just waiting to poke metaphorical pins in his hot air balloon. Thanks to excellent performances and top-notch writing, Frasier became as big a hit as its predecessor. Grammer won three Emmy awards and was nominated for seven more (twice for Cheers, once for his guest appearance on a 1992 episode of Wings, four times for Frasier) for playing the character. Born on St. Thomas, one of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Grammer knew extreme tragedy in youth. Following the shooting death of his father when he was a boy, he was raised in New Jersey and then Florida, by his mother and grandfather. His grandfather died before Grammer became a teen. When he was 20, his sister was abducted and violently murdered. Five years later, he lost two half brothers in a diving accident. As a young man, Grammer found comfort in Shakespeare; with his acting debut in a high school production of The Little Foxes came an interest in pursuing drama as a career. He enrolled in Juilliard, but dropped out after two years to work at San Diego's Old Globe Theater, where he gained three years' invaluable experience performing in Shakespearean and classical dramas; afterward, Grammer performed in productions across the country. He eventually made it to Broadway, where he appeared in various productions, including Othello. Prior to playing Frasier, Grammer appeared occasionally on television and had regular roles in three soap operas, including One Life to Live. He continues to occasionally guest star on other series. Fans of the animated satire The Simpsons will recognize his periodic voice characterization as the venomous Sideshow Bob. Miniseries and telemovies in which he has appeared include London Suite and Beyond Suspicion. Grammer made his feature film debut with a small role in Top of the Hill (1989) and had his first starring role in the much-panned comedy Down Periscope (1996). In addition to his Emmy kudos, Grammer has received an American Comedy Award, two Golden Globes, and a People's Choice Award. In 1995, he published his autobiography So Far.Grammer would spend the following years taking on TV roles on shows like Back to You and Boss, but would find even more success as a producer, helping bring shows like The Game, Girlfriends, Hank, Medium, and World Cup Comedy to fruition. In 2014, he returned to acting in a big way, making a cameo appearance in X-Men: Days of Future Past, reprising his role as Beast, playing the bad guy in Transformers: Age of Extinction, and returning to television in the FX series Partners.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
7% 7 Guardians of the Tomb Mason 2018
48% Like Father Actor 2018
No Score Yet Bunyan and Babe The Amazing Blackstone / Norm Blandsford 2017
No Score Yet From the Ground Up Actor 2017
66% Storks Hunter $72.7M 2016
63% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Shelby's Dad 2016
93% Best Of Enemies Actor $0.9M 2015
33% Entourage Himself 2015
43% Killing Jesus King Herod 2015
No Score Yet Baby, Baby, Baby Sebastian 2015
4% Reach Me Angelo Aldo Bandini 2014
32% The Expendables 3 Bonaparte $34.8M 2014
18% Transformers: Age of Extinction Harold Attinger $206.8M 2014
16% Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Tin Man $6.5M 2014
No Score Yet Breaking the Bank Actor 2014
17% Until They Are Home Narrator 2012
16% I Don't Know How She Does It Clark Cooper $9.6M 2011
38% Middle Men Frank Griffin $0.8M 2010
8% Crazy on the Outside Frank $64.9K 2010
24% Fame Martin Cranston $22.5M 2009
11% An American Carol Patton $7M 2008
38% Swing Vote Pres. Boone $16.3M 2008
57% X-Men: The Last Stand Dr. Hank McCoy/Beast $234.4M 2006
24% Even Money Detective Brunner 2006
No Score Yet BikerMania - Revolution on Wheels Actor 2006
No Score Yet A Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge 2005
No Score Yet The Good Humor Man Mr. Skibness Executive Producer 2005
76% Teacher's Pet Dr. Krank $6.3M 2004
No Score Yet Barbie of Swan Lake Rothbart 2003
No Score Yet Real Howard Spitz Howard Spitz 2003
No Score Yet Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor George Washington 2003
71% The Big Empty Agent Banks 2003
No Score Yet Standing on Fishes Actor 2003
No Score Yet Mr. St. Nick Nick St. Nick 2002
No Score Yet America: A Tribute to Heroes Actor 2001
32% 15 Minutes Robert Hawkins $24.2M 2001
No Score Yet The Sports Pages Actor 2001
100% Toy Story 2 Stinky Pete the Prospector 1999
No Score Yet Bartok the Magnificent Zozi 1999
40% Animal Farm Snowball 1999
No Score Yet Standing on Fishes Verk 1999
40% Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas the Narrator 1999
No Score Yet The Hand Behind Mickey Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story Narrator 1999
No Score Yet The Pentagon Wars General Partridge 1998
85% Anastasia Vladimir 1997
No Score Yet Neil Simon's 'London Suite' Sydney Nichols 1996
12% Down Periscope Thomas Dodge 1996
No Score Yet Beyond Suspicion Ron McNally 1993
No Score Yet Appointment for a Killing Ron McNally 1993
No Score Yet Galaxies Are Colliding Peter 1992
No Score Yet The Simpsons: Family Therapy Actor 1989
No Score Yet Dance 'til Dawn Ed Strull 1988

TV

CREDIT
85% Arrow
2012
Narrator
  • 2019
24% Proven Innocent
2018
Gore Bellows
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2019
44% Light as a Feather
2018
Executive Producer
  • 2018
No Score Yet Trollhunters
2016-2018
Blinky
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2012
87% Modern Family
2009
Keifth
  • 2017
46% The Last Tycoon
2016-2017
Pat Brady
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Voice
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2016
26% Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris
2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Game
2006-2015
Executive Producer
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 1997
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1990
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan: Family Edition
2014-2017
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2014
25% Partners
2014
Producer Allen Braddock Director Executive Producer
  • 2014
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2012
80% Boss
2011-2012
Producer Tom Kane Executive Producer
  • 2012
  • 2011
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
Himself
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2001
No Score Yet Pioneers of Television
2008-2014
Voice
  • 2011
  • 2008
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
Producer Executive Producer
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
2010
Appearing
  • 2010
8% Hank
2009
Producer Hank Pryor Director Executive Producer
  • 2009
No Score Yet Out of Practice
2005-2006
Director
  • 2009
  • 2005
40% Back to You
2007-2008
Chuck Darling
  • 2008
  • 2007
95% Everybody Hates Chris
2005-2009
Director
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2004
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Frasier Frasier Crane Director Executive Producer
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
Appearing
  • 2003
No Score Yet Becker
1998-2004
Rick Cooper
  • 2003
0% Stark Raving Mad
1999-2000
Prof. Tuttle
  • 2000
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
1997-2003
Narrator
  • 1998
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Guest Host
  • 1998
  • 1994
No Score Yet Roc
1991-1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
Dr. Frasier Crane
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
Capt. Bateman
  • 1992
No Score Yet Wings
1990-1997
Dr. Frasier Crane
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
1994-2018
Host
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest

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