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Ted Danson stars in both CBS's procedural drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," as DB Russell. He also recently starred in HBO's comedy "Bored to Death," as George. On the big screen, he can be seen in the romantic drama "Big Miracle," opposite Drew Barrymore and Ted Krasinski, as J.W. McGraw.

Ted Danson also recently starred as Arthur Frobisher on FX Network's "Damages," earning an Emmy and a Golden Globe nomination for his performance. After losing his fortune in a legal battle with Patty
Ted Danson in "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"
Ted Danson CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Hewes and suffering a near-fatal gunshot wound, all Arthur Frobisher wanted to do was to begin a new chapter in his life. The onetime billionaire was on a quest to rehabilitate his image. But letting go of his past may not be as easy as he thought.

Danson's versatility in both television and film makes him one of the most accomplished and credible actors today. From his feature film debuts in Joseph Wambaugh's "The Onion Field" in 1979 and Lawrence Kasdan's "Body Heat" in 1981 to his starring role in the television series "Cheers," Danson has captivated worldwide audiences with his equally sensational dramatic and comedic performances.

In 2008 Danson starred opposite Diane Keaton, Katie Holmes and Queen Latifah in "Mad Money" directed by Callie Khouri. Danson has also appeared in several episodes of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" in a recurring role.

In 2006 he starred opposite Jeff Bridges in the offbeat comedy "The Amateurs." The independent film is directed by Michael Traeger and produced by Aaron Ryder ("Memento").

In 2005 Danson starred in the A&E television film "Knights of the South Bronx," for which he received a SAG nomination for his critically acclaimed role as Richard, a business man who decides to become a teacher at a school in the South Bronx and impact the lives of the students.

In the same year, Danson also starred in Showtime's "Our Fathers," which centers on the sexual abuse scandal in the U.S. Roman Catholic church. He portrays Mitchell Garabedian, the Boston lawyer who challenged the local archdiocese as the attorney for some of the first victims of molestation who came forward.

Danson made his return to network television in 1998 in the critically-acclaimed CBS/Paramount series "Becker," for which he received a Golden Globe nomination in 2001. After six years, the series finale of "Becker" aired in January 2004.

He also starred in the CBS television movie "It Must Be Love," opposite his wife, Mary Steenburgen. They starred as an estranged couple who are brought back together again after surviving an ordeal. He also starred in the critically acclaimed CBS miniseries "Living with the Dead," also with Mary Steenburgen where he portrayed world-renowned medium James Van Praagh. The miniseries was the highest rated CBS miniseries since the airing of Jesus in 2002.

In 1999 Danson was seen in Buena Vista's "Mumford," which reunited him with Lawrence Kasdan. The film was screened at the Toronto Film Festival

Danson starred with Brian Dennehy in the critically acclaimed Showtime project "Thanks of a Grateful Nation," which aired over Memorial Day weekend 1998. The telefilm is based on American soldiers who returned to the U.S. with Gulf War syndrome and the reluctance of the Pentagon and U.S. Government to acknowledge the illness.

Danson was also seen in the acclaimed World War II drama "Saving Private Ryan," a co-production of DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures. The film, directed by Steven Spielberg, stars Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Edward Burns and Tom Sizemore.

Danson portrayed Lemuel Gulliver in the critically acclaimed Hallmark Entertainment presentation of the Robert Halmi produced, four-hour miniseries "Gulliver's Travels" for NBC. The miniseries, which was based on the 18th Century novel by Jonathan Swift, told the story of an Englishman who was lost at sea and traveled to strange lands on his eight-year journey home. The series earned the network its highest ratings for a miniseries in nine years.

Danson charmed television audiences worldwide with his portrayal of the tall, dark and handsome Sam Malone, a role he played for 12 years on NBC's hit comedy series "Cheers." The role earned him the Golden Globe in 1990 and 1991, the Emmy Award in 1990 and 1993, as well as several additional Emmy nominations. The last episode of the series was the second highest television finale in history.

Danson's popularity skyrocketed in 1987 when he starred opposite Tom Selleck and Steve Guttenberg in Touchstone Pictures' box office smash "Three Men and a Baby." In 1989, filmgoers saw a different side to Danson when he played a serious and romantic leading man opposite Isabella Rosselini in Paramount Pictures' "Cousins." Later that year, he gave a heartfelt performance as a father and son opposite Jack Lemmon and Olympia Dukakis in Universal's "Dad." In 1990, Danson re-teamed with Selleck and Guttenberg in the successful Touchstone sequel, "Three Men and a Little Lady." In 1993 he teamed with Whoopi Goldberg in the Warner Bros. hit comedy "Made in America," which was an international success. Danson also starred in "Getting Even with Dad" and the sentimental road picture "Pontiac Moon."

 Danson made his debut as a producer with the critically acclaimed NBC movie-of-the-week, "When the Bough Breaks" in 1986. He also starred in the project as a child psychologist who helps the police solve a children's murder case. He also performed the dual role of actor-executive producer throughout his run on the CBS comedy series, "Ink," which was co-produced by Diane English and DreamWorks.

In 1984, Danson won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance in "Something About Amelia," an ABC motion picture for television which was produced by Leonard Goldberg. The stunning drama about incest also starred Glenn Close and remains one of television's most highly acclaimed and highly rated projects.

Raised in Ponderosa Country outside Flagstaff, Arizona, Danson entered Stanford University and became interested in drama during his second year. When he transferred to Carnegie Tech, he continued to focus on acting. After graduation, he was hired as an understudy in Tom Stoppard's off-Broadway production, "The Real Inspector Hound."

Danson re-located to Los Angeles in 1978 to manage the Actor's Institute for a year and a half while he taught there. Six months after his arrival he earned the role of Officer Ian Campbell in "The Onion Field." He also co-starred as Lee Remick's insensitive husband in the TV movie "The Women's Room."

In addition to acting and producing, Danson is an environmental activist, founding the American Oceans Campaign (AOC) in 1987 to alert Americans to the life-threatening hazards created by oil spills, off-shore development, toxic wastes, sewage pollution and other ocean abuses. The AOC merged with Oceana in 2001. Oceana works to show citizens how they can participate in protecting and restoring marine resources, and to show Congress that Americans are concerned with these issues. He published his first book titled "Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them."

Danson resides in Los Angeles.

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How tall is Ted Danson? How old is Ted Danson? Where does Ted Danson live? Find out here.

Age: 68 years old
Birthday: December 29, 1947
Height: 6' 2"
Full Name / Real Name: Edward Bridge Danson III
Birthplace: San Diego, CA
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Wife: Mary Steenburgen (10/7/1995)
Cassandra Coates (7/30/1977 - 6/3/1993, divorced, 2 children)
Randy Danson (August 1970 - 1977, divorced)

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