Ted Danson

Actor · Executive Producer · Producer
IVA Star Rating : 85
Edward Bridge Danson III is an American actor and producer who 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. He also starred in the CBS dramas CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and CSI: Cyber as D.B. Russell. read more

Edward Bridge Danson III is an American actor and producer who 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. He also starred in the CBS dramas CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and CSI: Cyber as D.B. Russell. Additionally, he plays a recurring role on Larry David's HBO sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm, starred alongside Glenn Close in legal drama Damages, and was a regular on the HBO comedy series Bored to Death. In 2015 he starred as Hank Larsson in the second season of FX's black comedy-crime drama anthology Fargo. From 2016 to 2020, he played the afterlife architect Michael in the NBC sitcom The Good Place.

Birth Name

Edward Bridge Danson III

Born

Monday, 29 December 1947

Actor Filmography

Actor Filmography

History of the Sitcom Self 2021
Mr. Mayor Neil Bremer 2021
The Drew Barrymore Show Self 2020
30 Rock: A One-Time Special Ted Danson / Himself 2020
Soundtrack of Our Lives: A Celebration for the Film & TV Music Community Self 2020
Kirby Jenner Self 2020
The Good Place: Live Panel Discussion Self 2020
The Kelly Clarkson Show Self, Self - Guest 2019
This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy Self - Guest Star 2019
Hearts Beat Loud Dave 2018
An Emmy for Megan Self 2018
The Orville Admiral Perry 2017
The Paley Center Salutes NBC's 90th Anniversary Self 2017
The IMDb Show Self - Guest 2017
The Good Place Michael 2016
For the Love of Spock Jack 2016
The Eighties (archive footage) 2016
Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows Self 2016
CSI: Immortality D.B. Russell / D. B. Russell 2015
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter Self 2015
The Late Late Show with James Corden Himself 2015
CSI: Cyber D.B. Russell 2015
The One I Love The Therapist / Therapist 2014
Fargo Hank Larsson / Sheriff Hank Larsson 2014
Late Night with Seth Meyers Self - Guest, Self 2014
Off Camera with Sam Jones Self 2014
Celebrity Page Self 2013
The Arsenio Hall Show Self - Guest 2013
A Farewell to Marg Self 2012
Teens Wanna Know Self - Guest 2012
Ted Ted Danson 2012
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Self 2012
Big Miracle J.W. McGraw / J. W. McGraw 2012
Inside Comedy Self 2012
CBS This Morning Self - Guest 2012
Brain Games Himself - Guest, Self - Guest 2011
Jock the Hero Dog Pezulu (voice) / Pezulu 2011
Beastie Boys: Fight for Your Right Revisited Maitre D' 2011
Conan Himself - Guest 2010
The Talk Self - Guest 2010
Lopez Tonight Himself - Guest 2009
Bored to Death George Christopher 2009
The Open Road Coach 2009
The End of the Line Narrator 2009
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Self - Guest 2009
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Himself - Guest 2009
The Human Contract E.J Winters 2008
Mad Money Don Cardigan 2008
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness Harry Wentworth 2007
Damages Arthur Frobisher 2007
Nobel Son Harvey Parrish 2007
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Little Danson Man 2007
Happy Hour Self 2007
Ecoist Self 2007
Access Hollywood Himself 2006
Help Me Help You Dr. Bill Hoffman 2006
Rachael Ray Self - Guest 2006
The One Show Self - Guest 2006
My First Time Self 2006
Heist Tom 2006
Bye Bye Benjamin Bill 2006
Knights of the South Bronx Richard / Richard Mason 2005
The Colbert Report Himself 2005
Made in Hollywood Self 2005
20 to 1 Self / Sam Malone 2005
Dancing with the Stars Self 2005
Our Fathers Mitchell Garabedian 2005
The Amateurs Moose 2005
American Dad! Dr. Ray Petit 2005
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Himself - Guest 2005
CSI: NY D.B. Russell 2004
The Insider Himself, Himself (archive footage) 2004
It Must Be Love George Gazelle 2004
The Ellen DeGeneres Show Himself, Self - Guest 2003
Gary the Rat Terry McMillian 2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Himself 2003
Living with the Dead James Van Praagh 2002
Dinner for Five Self - Special Guest 2001
Curb Your Enthusiasm Ted Danson 2000
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation D.B. Russell 2000
Grosse Pointe Jack the Dog 2000
Mumford Jeremy Brockett 1999
The Martin Short Show Self - Guest 1999
Get Bruce Self 1999
Jerry and Tom The Guy Who Loved Vicki 1998
Becker Dr. John Becker 1998
Saving Private Ryan Captain Hamill / Captain Fred Hamill 1998
Homegrown Gianni Saletzzo 1998
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Live at Aspen Self - Audience 1998
Veronica's Closet Nick Vanover 1997
Electric Playground 1997
King of the Hill Tom Hammond 1997
Ink Mike Logan 1996
Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond Himself / Self 1996
Pearl Sal 1996
The Daily Show Self - Guest 1996
E! True Hollywood Story Himself 1996
Loch Ness Dempsey / Dr. Dempsey 1996
Gulliver's Travels Lemuel Gulliver 1996
MADtv Self 1995
Pontiac Moon Washington Bellamy 1994
Extra with Billy Bush Self, Self (archive footage) 1994
Getting Even with Dad Ray / Raymond 'Ray' Gleason 1994
Inside the Actors Studio Self 1994
Ellen Self 1994
Diagnosis Murder Ted Danson 1993
Frasier Sam Malone 1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself, Himself - Guest 1993
Late Show with David Letterman Himself 1993
Made in America Hal Jackson 1993
Three Men and a Little Lady Jack / Jack Holden 1990
The Earth Day Special Sam Malone 1990
Help Save Planet Earth Self 1990
The Simpsons Sam Malone 1989
Dad John Tremont 1989
The Jim Henson Hour Self 1989
Cousins Larry Kozinski / Larry - Tish's Husband 1989
The Arsenio Hall Show Himself - Guest, Himself 1989
The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards Self - Accepting Award for Favourite Comedy Motion Picture 1988
She's Having a Baby Ted Danson 1988
Three Men and a Baby Jack Holden / Jack 1987
When the Bough Breaks Alex 1986
The Late Show Self - Guest 1986
A Fine Mess Spence Holden 1986
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration Self 1986
Just Between Friends Chip Davis 1986
The NBC All Star Hour Self 1985
Little Treasure Eugene Wilson 1985
Something About Amelia Steven Bennett 1984
Creepshow Harry Wentworth (segment "Something To Tide You Over") 1982
Tucker's Witch Danny Kirkwood 1982
Cheers Sam Malone 1982
Entertainment Tonight Self, Himself (archive footage), Himself 1981
Body Heat Peter Lowenstein 1981
Magnum, P.I. Stewart Crane 1980
Once Upon a Spy Jack Chenault 1980
The Women's Room Norman 1980
The French Atlantic Affair Abe Santley, Assistant To Dr. Clemens 1979
Trapper John, M.D. Injured Man on Stretcher 1979
Benson Dan Slater 1979
Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge Major Collings 1979
The Onion Field Ian Campbell 1979
Mrs. Columbo Richard Dellinger 1979
B.J. and the Bear Tom Spencer 1978
Taxi Vincenzo Senaca 1978
The Amazing Spider-Man Maj. Collings 1977
Family David Bartels 1976
Laverne & Shirley Randy Carpenter 1976
Saturday Night Live Himself - Host / Various 1975
Somerset Tom Conway 1970
The Doctors Mitch Pierson (credit only), Dr. Chuck Weldon (credit only) 1963
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest, Himself 1962

Producer Filmography

2020 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
2019 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
2018 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
2010 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
2009 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
2008 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
2008 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
2001 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1993 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1993 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Won
1992 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1992 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
1991 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Won
1991 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
1990 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Won
1990 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Won
1989 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1989 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
1988 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
1987 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
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