Ted Danson

29 Dec 1947


Edward Bridge “Ted” Danson III (born December 29, 1947) is an American actor best known for his role as central character Sam Malone in the sitcom Cheers, and his role as Dr. John Becker on the series Becker. He also plays a recurring role on Larry David's HBO sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm, starred alongside Glenn Close in legal drama Damages and is now a regular on the HBO comedy series Bored to Death.

In his thirty-year career, Danson has been nominated for fourteen Primetime Emmy Awards, winning two; ten Golden Globe Awards nominations, winning three; one Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination; one American Comedy Award and a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. He was ranked second in TV Guide's list of the top 25 television stars.

Danson has also been a longtime activist in ocean conservation. In March 2011, he 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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Filmography (37 titles)

(movie, 2020)
···30 Rock: A One-Time Special
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Himself)
(movie, 2018)
···Hearts Beat Loud
Genre: Drama, Music, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Dave)
(movie, 2014)
···The One I Love
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as The Therapist)
(movie, 2012)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Ted Danson (uncredited))
(movie, 2012)
···Big Miracle
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as J. W. McGraw)
(movie, 2011)
···Jock of the Bushveld
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Pezulu (voice))
(movie, 2011)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Pezulu)
(movie, 2008)
···Mad Money
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Don Cardigan)
(movie, 2007)
···Nobel Son
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Harvey Parrish)
(movie, 2005)
···The Amateurs
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Moose)
(movie, 2005)
···Knights of the South Bronx
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Richard)
(movie, 2005)
···Our Fathers
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Mitchell Garabedian)
(movie, 2005)
···The Moguls
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Moose)
(movie, 2004)
···It Must Be Love
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as George Gazelle)
(movie, 2002)
···Living with the Dead
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as James Van Praagh)
(movie, 1998)
7.3Saving Private Ryan
Genre: Drama, History, War
Role: Actor (as Captain Fred Hamill)
(movie, 1998)
···Jerry and Tom
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as The Guy Who Loved Vicki)
(movie, 1998)
···Thanks of a Grateful Nation
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Jim Tuite)
(movie, 1996)
···Loch Ness
Genre: Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Dr. Dempsey)
(movie, 1996)
···Gulliver's Travels
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Lemuel Gulliver)
(movie, 1994)
···Getting Even with Dad
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Role: Actor (as Raymond 'Ray' Gleason)
(movie, 1994)
···Pontiac Moon
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Washington Bellamy)
(movie, 1993)
···Made in America
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Halbert 'Hal' Jackson)
(movie, 1990)
···Three Men and a Little Lady
Genre: Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Jack Holden)
(movie, 1990)
···3 Men and a Little Lady
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Role: Actor (as Jack Holden)
(movie, 1989)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Larry)
(movie, 1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as John Tremont)
(movie, 1987)
···3 Men and a Baby
Genre: Family, Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Jack Holden)
(movie, 1987)
···3 Men and a Baby
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Jack Holden)
(movie, 1986)
···A Fine Mess
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Role: Actor (as Spence Holden)
(movie, 1986)
···When the Bough Breaks
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as Alex)
(movie, 1985)
···Little Treasure
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Eugene Wilson)
(movie, 1984)
···Something About Amelia
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Steven Bennett)
(movie, 1982)
Genre: Horror, Comedy, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Harry Wentworth (segment "Something To Tide You Over"))
(movie, 1981)
···Body Heat
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Peter Lowenstein)
(movie, 1980)
···Once Upon a Spy
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jack Chenault)
(movie, 1979)
···The Onion Field
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Det. Ian James Campbell)