Ted Danson

Highest Rated: 97% Body Heat (1981)
Birthday: Dec 29, 1947
Birthplace: Not Available
The son of a prominent archaeologist/museum director, American actor Ted Danson grew up near the Navajo reservation in Arizona. He played basketball while at Kent School Connecticut, and then moved on to Stanford University. It was in the process of getting acquainted with an aspiring actress at Stanford that Danson found himself attending his first audition-- and by years' end had transferred to the drama department at Carnegie Tech. Marking time in non-speaking roles, Danson left the stage for the more lucrative world of TV commercials, some of which have been well-circulated on videotape since Danson has become famous. Danson's first steady TV work was as a slimy villain on the NBC soap opera Somerset. Shortly afterward, the actor attained his first film role, as a murdered cop, in The Onion Field (1978). After seeing Danson in the movie Body Heat (1981) and in an episode of the TV series Taxi, producer Glen Charles cast the actor as Sam Malone, ex-sports star and full-time barkeeper and womanizer, on the long-running, well-loved sitcom Cheers He won Emmys for the 1989-90 and 1992-93 seasons. Frequently making attempts at film stardom during the 11-season run of Cheers, Danson finally struck gold in Three Men and a Baby (1987) and its sequel Three Men and a Little Lady (1990). Danson's most recent work includes the 1996 starring role in the TV miniseries Gulliver's Travels and a co-starring role, opposite his new wife Mary Steenburgen, in the television sit-com Ink (also 1996). In 1998 Danson began a six-year run on another successful sitcom portraying the lead character on Becker, playing a caustic grump who couldn't have been further from Sam Malone's effortless charm. He continued to work steadily on the big screen as well scoring appearances in Saving Private Ryan and Mumford. He made sporadic appearances on Larry David's award-winning Curb Your Enthusiasm, and earned strong reviews for his dramatic work on the first season of the TV show Damages. He followed that up with a co-starring role on the HBO series Bored to Death, which lasted three seasons. In 2012 he could be seen in the inspirational animal movie Big Miracle.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
91% Hearts Beat Loud Dave 2018
No Score Yet An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch Actor 2017
No Score Yet CSI: Immortality D.B. Russell, a CSI Level 3 Supervisor and the Lab Director 2015
81% The One I Love The Therapist $0.6M 2014
75% Big Miracle J.W. McGraw $20.2M 2012
No Score Yet Jock The Hero Dog Actor 2011
No Score Yet Fight For Your Right Revisited Maitre d' 2011
29% The Open Road Actor 2009
78% The End of the Line Narrator 2009
25% Nobel Son Harvey Parrish $0.4M 2008
No Score Yet The Human Contract E.J Winters 2008
21% Mad Money Don Cardigan $20.6M 2008
No Score Yet The Magic 7 Actor 2007
No Score Yet Bye Bye Benjamin Actor 2006
No Score Yet Knights of the South Bronx Richard 2005
No Score Yet Our Fathers Mitchell Garabedian 2005
19% The Amateurs (The Moguls) (Dirty Movie) Moose 2005
No Score Yet Fronterz Barry Wasserstein 2004
No Score Yet Talking to Heaven (Living with the Dead) James Van Praagh 2002
56% Mumford Jeremy 1999
93% Saving Private Ryan Capt. Hamill 1998
75% Jerry and Tom The Guy Who Loved Vicki 1998
44% Homegrown Gianni 1998
No Score Yet Gulliver's Travels Gulliver 1996
No Score Yet Loch Ness Dr. Jonathan Dempsey 1995
3% Getting Even With Dad Ray 1994
No Score Yet Pontiac Moon Executive Producer Washington Bellamy Producer 1994
31% Made in America Hal Jackson 1993
No Score Yet Cheers: Last Call! Actor 1993
No Score Yet How Can I Tell If I'm Really in Love? - Classroom Version Actor 1992
29% Three Men and a Little Lady Jack Holden 1990
60% Dad John Tremont 1989
50% Cousins Larry 1989
38% She's Having a Baby Actor 1988
74% Three Men and a Baby (3 Men and a Baby) Jack Holden 1987
No Score Yet We Are the Children Actor 1987
33% A Fine Mess Spence Holden 1986
33% Just Between Friends Chip Davis 1986
No Score Yet When the Bough Breaks Alex Producer 1986
No Score Yet Little Treasure Eugene 1985
71% Creepshow Harry Wentworth 1982
97% Body Heat Peter Lowenstein 1981
No Score Yet Our Family Business Actor 1981
83% The Onion Field Ian Campbell 1979

TV

CREDIT
50% This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy
2019
Appearing
  • 2019
97% The Good Place
2016
Michael
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2012
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2004
No Score Yet Explorer
2015
Host
  • 2017
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012
Appearing
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
92% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2017
Ted Danson Himself
  • 2017
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 2000
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000-2017
Ted Danson Himself
  • 2017
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 2000
34% CSI: Cyber
2015-2016
D. B. Russell
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
Guest
  • 2015
97% Fargo
2014-2017
Hank Larsson
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
D.B. Russell
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2006
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
D.B. Russell
  • 2013
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
93% Damages
2007-2012
Arthur Frobisher
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2007
79% Bored to Death
2009-2011
George Christopher
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Crime Scene Investigation [DELETED]
2003-2010
D.B. Russell
  • 2011
  • 2009
95% Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!
2007-2010
Performer
  • 2010
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 2008
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2006
No Score Yet Heist
2006
Tom Tuchowuzcki
  • 2006
No Score Yet Help Me Help You
2006
Dr. Bill Hoffman
  • 2006
No Score Yet Becker
1998-2004
John Becker
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Sam Guest
  • 1995
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 1994
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
Sam Malone
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Guest Host
  • 1989
No Score Yet Taxi
1978-1983
Vincenzo
  • 1982
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Stewart Crane
  • 1981
No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley
1976-1983
Fireman
  • 1980

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