19 Facts About Ted Danson

1. Ted Danson played the lead character Sam Malone on the NBC sitcom Cheers, Jack Holden in the films Three Men and a Baby and Three Men and a Little Lady, and Dr John Becker on the CBS sitcom Becker.

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2. Ted Danson played Neil Bremer in NBC's Mr Mayor from the start of the show in 2021 until it was cancelled in 2022.

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3. Ted Danson was ranked second in TV Guides list of the top 25 television stars.

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4. Ted Danson was born in San Diego to Edward "Ned" Bridge Ted Danson Jr.

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5. In 1961, Ted Danson enrolled in the Kent School, a prep school in Connecticut, where he was a star player on the basketball team.

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6. Ted Danson began his television career as a contract player on the daytime soap opera Somerset.

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7. Ted Danson was in a number of commercials, most recognizably as the "Aramis man".

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8. Ted Danson appeared as Sam Malone in guest-starring roles on other sitcoms, such as Cheers spin-off Frasier, The Jim Henson Hour, and The Simpsons.

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9. In 1996, three years after Cheers concluded, Ted Danson starred in the short-lived CBS sitcom Ink with his real-life wife Mary Steenburgen.

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10. Ted Danson went on to star in the successful CBS sitcom Becker, which ran from 1998 to 2004.

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11. Ted Danson reprised his role of Sam Malone in a second-season episode of Frasier and voiced him in The Simpsons episode "Fear of Flying".

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12. In 2006, Ted Danson received a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries for his role in Knights of the South Bronx.

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13. In 2011, Ted Danson appeared in the music video for "Make Some Noise" by the Beastie Boys.

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14. In 2015, Ted Danson appeared in the second season of the TV show Fargo.

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15. From September 2016 to January 2020, Ted Danson appeared opposite Kristen Bell as the character Michael in the NBC sitcom The Good Place.

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16. Ted Danson spent several years caring for her and helping her recuperate.

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17. Armed with an ax and saw, Breed, Gaede and Ted Danson ended up destroying over 500 outdoor advertising signs.

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18. In March 2011 Ted Danson published his first book, Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans And What We Can Do To Save Them, written with journalist Michael D'Orso.

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19. Ted Danson attended the wedding of their daughter Chelsea on July 31, 2010.

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