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Ted Danson Net Worth, Biography & Background, Family, Career, Awards & Personal Life

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Ted Danson is an American actor and producer popular for acting in various sitcoms and films. In a career that spans over 45 years he has received tremendous love and affection from people all around the world.

His notable works include portraying the character Sam Malone on NBC sitcom “Cheers”, Dr. John Becker on CBS sitcom “Becker”, Jack Holden in the films “Three Men and a Baby” and “Three Men and a Little Lady” and many more.

In the following we will learn the Ted Danson Net Worth, Biography & Background, Family, Career, Awards & Personal Life and work of this celebrated actor.

Biography and Background

Full Name

Edward Bridge Danson III.


Sam “Mayday” Malone. He got this nickname from playing the role of Sam Malone on “Cheers”.


Ted is an American actor. He was born in San Diego, California, United States.


He was born on December 29, 1947.


Ted Danson is an actor. But he has also established himself as a producer too.

Zodiac Sign

His Zodiac sign is Capricorn at 08 degrees.


Danson began his career with soap opera. He began his career in this industry by doing few soap operas and commercials. He also made multiple guest appearances in episodic television shows.

But his big breakthrough came in 1982 when he got the chance to work in NBC sitcom “Cheers”. He kickstarted his career from there and established himself as a great actor in the years to come.

Family and History


Ted Danson’s fathers name is Edward “Ned” Bridge Danson, Jr.He was born in1916 and died in 2000. He worked as an archeologist and director of Museum of Northern Arizona.


His mother’s name is Jessica MacMaster. She was born in 1916 and died in 2006.


Danson has an elder sister called Jan Ann Haury. She is 3 years older than him and was born in 1944.


Ted Danson has been married 3 times. His first wife was Randal “Randy” Gosch whom he married in 1970. The couple divorced in 1975. He then married Cassandra “Casey” Coates.

They got married in 1977 and filed a divorced in 1979. His final marriage was with her present wife Mary Steenburgen. The couple got married in 1995.


With Coates he had one daughter named Kate and later adopted another one named Alexis. After marrying Mary, he become the step father of Mary’s two children from her previous marriage, Lilly and Charlie.


Ted Danson was born in San Diego to his parents Edward and Jessica. In his childhood he went to Kent School in Connecticut and later to Stanford University. There he developed a passion for drama which later paved his way to move into the acting business.

Acting Style and Preference

Ted Danson is a versatile actor. He has worked in various genre of sitcom and movies ranging between comedy, drama, science fiction, action etc. He has told that he tends to find creative people to work with.

Because only creative and talented people can keep a show ongoing for multiple seasons. And so far his success show he has done a pretty good job doing it.

Career Development

He started his career by doing soap operas and commercials. He first appeared As Tom Conway in daytime soup Opera “Somerset” between 1975-1976. And as Dr. Chuck Weldon and Dr. Mitchell in “The Doctors” in 1977.

He also made multiple guest appearance in multiple episodic television shows in late 70’s and early 80’s which include “Taxi”, “Magnum P1”, “Family”, “Benson”, “The Amazing Spider Man” etc.

His big break came when he was a part of NBC’s hit sitcom “Cheers” which aired 11 seasons between 1982 and 1993. The show was a huge success and its finale was seen by 80 million people, making Ted an instant star.

He received 11 consecutive Emmy nominations and nine Golden Globe nominations, winning two Emmy and two Golden Globe awards.

Although he was best known for comedy, he appeared in a drama film called “Something About Amelia” which was critically acclaimed and another hit sitcom “Becker”. He got a star at the Hollywood’s walk of fame in 1999.

He returned to sitcom in 2006 and started in FX Network drama “Damages” in 2007. From 2011 to 2015 he started in CBS police drama “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”. And as Michael in NBC drama “Good Place” from 2016 to 2020, for which he won numerous awards.

Ted Danson Net Worth

Ted Danson has a net worth of $80 million. He made this fortune thanks to some of his brilliant performance in movies and hit sitcoms such as “Cheers”, “Becker”, “Damaged” etc. He is also a producer which helped him to increase his net worth too.

Awards and Nominations

Ted Danson was nominated for numerous awards and won few of them too. Some of them are given below.

Filmography and Television

Ted Danson has appeared in numerous TV shows and movies. Following are some of his notable works.


Social Media Presence

Ted Danson has Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. They are given below.




Some Lesser Known Facts About Ted Danson

  • He’s an activist for ocean conservation. His first book is called “Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them” with bestselling author Michael D’Orso.
  • He’s follows a strict diet. He told Conan O’Brien in 2007 that he follows a vegan diet, except for occasionally eating fish.
  • He came under fire in 1993 for appearing in blackface at the Friar Club’s roast of then-girlfriendWhoopi Goldberg and delivering a controversial, expletive-filled monologue. Goldberg later said they co-wrote the skit. He married actress Mary Steenburgen on October 7, 1995.
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